Each of your teeth is designed to play a specific role in your ability to chew and break down food before swallowing. The large molars in the back of your mouth are especially important for grinding food.
If one of these teeth is knocked out or lost to a severe cavity it can significantly hamper your basic oral function.
In the case of a missing rear molar, there will not be sufficient available dental structure to replace the tooth with a conventional dental bridge.
Fortunately, the dental restoration specialists at Jensen Orthodontic Arts can fully restore the missing rear molar with a dental implant.
Dr. Jensen can start the treatment process with a minimally invasive oral surgery where he inserts a small titanium dental implant into the existing bone structure of the void. This often requires full sedation, so you will need to arrange a ride home afterward from a friend or family member.
The strong connection between titanium abutment and the living bone tissues in the area will eventually replicate the root of the tooth. Once this has been achieved, Dr. Jensen can construct a dental abutment to be fitted for a standard dental crown.
If you live in the McKinney, Texas, area and you have lost a molar or another tooth in your mouth, you should call 214-842-8106 to schedule a dental restoration consult at Jensen Orthodontic Arts.