A Dental Implant Can Be Used to Replace a Missing Rear Molar

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The molars in the back of your mouth are large teeth that are called upon to do the lion’s share of chewing and grinding tough foods. When one is lost, it can severely impair the function of your mouth. If it was one of the rear molars, it cannot feasibly be restored by a dental bridge. In a case like this, your dentist, Dr. David Umansky, will often recommend a dental implant.

To install a dental implant in Humble, Texas, an oral surgeon will make a narrow channel in the bone and a titanium abutment will be screwed into the channel. Titanium is known for being biologically safe and 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. Most molar crowns are crafted from either durable gold or base metal alloys.

With proper care and cleaning, your newly restored tooth will last for many years to come.

If you have recently lost a molar in the back of your mouth, you should not delay in contacting Aesthetic Dentistry Associates at 281-446-4700 to discuss a dental implant restoration.