Natural teeth are meant to last a lifetime. Even if one of your teeth becomes injured or diseased, it can often be saved through a dental procedure known as endodontic therapy.
Years ago, when the interior pulp of a tooth became damaged or diseased, the only solution was to extract the tooth. Now, it is often possible to save such teeth through endodontic treatment, more commonly known as root canal therapy. With proper care, teeth that have been saved through root canal therapy can last as long as your remaining natural teeth, as long as the tooth is properly restored afterwards by your dentist.