The eight molars in the back of the mouth play an important role in effectively chewing, grinding, and breaking down the foods you consume before swallowing safely. When a molar is lost to a severe dental trauma or untreated tooth decay, it can significantly compromise your basic oral function.
If you have recently lost a molar, you should schedule a dental restoration consultation at Cox and Manegold Dentistry’s clinic in West Chester, Ohio. In many of these cases, Dr. Thomas M. Cox & David J. Manegold will recommend replacing the missing molar with a dental implant restoration.
This mode of treatment typically begins with a minimally invasive oral surgery where a small titanium dental implant is inserted directly into the living bone tissues beneath the void. This will require full sedation, so you will need to arrange to have someone drive you home.
Once this is done a natural process, which is known as of osseointegration will gradually cause the titanium material to fuse with the local bone tissues. This will fully replicate the root of the original tooth.
At this point, Dr. Thomas M. Cox & David J. Manegold can start the process of preparing an abutment. This small post shaped structure will act as an effective anchor for a dental crown. Once it has been cemented in place it will complete the dental restoration process and allow you to enjoy the full function of the previously missing molar.
If you live in the West Chester, Ohio, area and you need to have a tooth restored or replaced you should call 513-777-5513 to schedule a dental implant consultation at Cox and Manegold Dentistry’s clinic.