The molars in the back of your mouth are large and durable and can be called upon to do a significant amount of chewing and grinding. When a molar is lost, the corresponding tooth in your bite also becomes ineffective. In the past, if you lost a back molar, it could not be restored by a dental bridge because there was no other tooth in the back of your mouth to anchor the other end of the appliance. Now, your dentist, Dr. Powell, can restore a back tooth with a dental implant in West Jordan, UT.
The implant can be inserted into your jaw during a single outpatient appointment where you will need to be deeply sedated. We will make a small incision in the gums to gain direct access the underlying bone. We will then make a narrow channel in the bone and will screw a titanium abutment into place. Titanium is known to be biologically safe and will eventually fuse with natural bone tissues to provide a strong anchor for an eventual dental crown.
Once the titanium abutment has fully fused with the surrounding bone tissues, Dr. Powell can go install a crown onto the abutment. CEREC one-visit restorations are created from high-quality porcelain that our doctor matches to your natural tooth color.
If you have recently lost a molar, you should call Jordan Landing Smiles at (801) 280-6911 to see if you’re a good candidate for a dental implant.