While they aren’t visible when you smile, your molars play a crucial role in chewing and grinding food. What’s more, molars absorb much of the grinding forces. Even if you miss one posterior tooth, the unequal distribution of forces may cause the teeth or jaw to hurt, not to mention the reduced chewing ability.
Every single tooth in your mouth is essential for your oral function. So, when you miss your molar, consider dental implants from Montclair Dental Care in Oakland, California, for tooth restoration. Dental implants are by far the most superior tooth replacement, replicating almost every aspect of your natural tooth.
The simple answer: Yes! Whether you are missing one or more molars, dental implants can replace your tooth using dental crowns. A dental implant is the only tooth replacement with an artificial tooth root surgically placed in the bone. Like your natural tooth, a dental implant is secured firmly in the bone, providing stability when eating.
Even though molars are heavily used in chewing and grinding, dental implants are resilient enough to withstand the everyday chewing forces. Moreover, dental implants stop the nearby teeth from shifting, keeping all your teeth aligned and intact.
Whether your dental implant replaces back or front teeth, the procedure doesn’t differ much. After a consultation with Dr. Kenneth Childers, we’ll surgically place a titanium post at a precise location in the bone. Then, we’ll leave the implant for 4-6 months to allow for integration with the bone through osseointegration.
After fusion, we’ll attach a small connector to the implant that protrudes above the gum line to connect with the final restoration. The last step is to place a life-looking dental crown to restore your smile’s function and beauty.
The dental implant treatment takes several months, but the outcome is worth the wait. Dental implants look natural, and they last many years. And like natural teeth, dental implants prevent bone loss by stimulating the jawbone. What’s not to love about dental implants?
If you are missing one or multiple front or back teeth in Oakland, California, please schedule an appointment with Montclair Dental Care for dental implants. Call (510) 328-7792 or schedule your appointment online.