Endodontic Implant

An endodontic implant (also known as an endodontic pin or endodontic stabilizer) is a pin placed into a root canal of a tooth. It extends beyond the apex of the tooth and into the bone. An endodontic implant is also known as a stabilizer because of its function in providing more stability to a weakened tooth. By increasing the root to crown ratio, the implant can provide the patient with tooth stability and allow them to avoid replacement procedures for years. An endodontic implant may be used in situations where a patient has experienced periodontal bone loss, has a chronic abscess where the root apex has been reabsorbed, has a tooth with a very short root, or has a poor crown to root ratio due to tooth fracture. An endodontic stabilizer may also be appropriate in patients where the loss of a tooth would be difficult to manage using other dental processes.