Molars are the large teeth in the back of your mouth. They are called upon largely to grind the foods you eat. If one is lost to untreated tooth decay or treatment-based extraction, it can severely limit your oral function.
Dental restorations for molars can sometimes be limited. A missing back molar can’t viably be restored by a dental bridge as there is no corresponding tooth to anchor the dental work to. Even if a molar can be restored by a bridge or incorporated into a partial, the recipient often complains that it doesn’t have the same strength and feel of the original tooth.
To remedy a problem like this, Dr. Szilard Zombor might advocate a dental implant. This is a titanium abutment that can be inserted into your jaw during a single outpatient appointment.
This calls for making a small incision in the gums to gain direct access to the underlying bone. A narrow channel will then be drilled into the bone and the titanium abutment will be screwed into the original socket. Titanium is known to be biologically safe and will eventually fuse with natural bone tissues to provide a strong anchor for an eventual dental crown.
If you need a molar restored with a dental implant in Lynnwood, Washington, you should call 425-697-3907 to set up a dental restoration consultation at Concept Dental.