The average person has eight molars in the back of their mouth. These large teeth work in tandem and in conjunction with premolars to perform the important tasks of chewing and grinding food before swallowing.
When a molar is lost to a severe dental trauma or untreated tooth decay, the impairment of your oral function can be severe. In a situation like this, you should consider scheduling a consultation with our dentist at Stanford Dental.
In many cases of missing molars, the most effective method for replacing the tooth is to perform a dental implant restoration. This type of dental restoration involves a minimally invasive oral surgery where Dr. James Stanford installs a small, titanium dental implant into the underlying bone structure left behind by the original molar.
In time, your living bone tissues in the area will integrate with the titanium dental implant. This process, which is known as osseointegration, will replicate the root strength of the original molar.
When the bone has properly integrated the implant, Dr. James Stanford can prepare an abutment capable of anchoring a dental crown, which will fully replicate the strength and natural feel of your original tooth.
If you live in the Ballwin, Missouri, area, and if you are missing a tooth, we invite you to call 636-256-3559 to set up a dental restoration consultation at Stanford Dental.