Your molars work in tandem with one another to allow you to efficiently chew and grind food. When one is knocked out, extracted, or lost to untreated tooth decay, it can severely impair the function of your mouth. If a back molar is lost, a dental bridge restoration will not be possible as there will be no corresponding rear tooth to anchor it in place.
Here at Sarasota Implant, your dentist, Dr. Kenneth M. Schweizer, often recommends having a dental implant restoration to effectively replace a missing molar. This is essentially a titanium abutment that is inserted directly into the bone structure of your jaw.
To do this, your dentist will make a narrow channel in the bone and a titanium abutment will then be screwed into the channel. Titanium is known for being biologically safe and it will fuse into your natural bone to create a very firm anchor point for an eventual dental crown.
Once your gums have healed and the titanium implant has been fully integrated into the surrounding bone tissues, your dentist can start the process of installing a standard dental crown. Since molars are called upon to do so much chewing and grinding, he often recommends a gold or base metal alloy crown.
If you are missing a molar or any other tooth in your mouth and you’re interested in a dental implant in Sarasota, Florida, you should call 941-208-3951 to schedule a consultation at Sarasota Implant.