Each of the eight molars in the back of your mouth is large and work in tandem to perform the important job of chewing and grinding the foods you eat. When one is lost to severe tooth decay or dental trauma, it can limit the function of your mouth and even increase your chances of choking on a piece of food.
Since there is no corresponding rear tooth, a piece of bridgework cannot effectively replace a missing rear molar. To address a serious problem like this Dr. Michael Shnayder will often recommend a dental implant restoration at his Omaha, Nebraska clinic. This comes in the form of a titanium abutment that Dr. Michael Shnayder surgically inserts directly into the bone structure of the remaining socket. Later it will serve to anchor a crown to replace the missing rear molar.
You will need to be fully sedated during the outpatient appointment to install the implant. Dr. Michael Shnayder will then make a small incision in the gums before drilling a small channel the underlying bone. A titanium abutment is then screwed into the channel.
Titanium is known for being biologically safe and will fuse with the living bone tissues to create a very firm anchor point for a crown. This will give eventual crown the strength and feeling of the original molar.
Once your gums have healed and the titanium implant has fully integrated with the surrounding bone tissues, we can start the process of installing a standard crown.
If you live in the Omaha, Nebraska area and you have a tooth in need of restoration, you should call 402-317-5657 to explore your treatment options with Dr. Michael Shnayder.