The large molars at the back of your mouth serve an important function in chewing and grinding the foods you consume. When one is lost to untreated decay, avulsion or required extraction, it can impair your ability to chew and it can even increase your chances of choking on a piece of food. There are several different restoration methods Dr. John Wiltz can offer at his Davison, Michigan, clinic to restore the molar’s presence in your mouth.
If you’re missing multiple teeth in the area, Dr. John Wiltz could fit you for a removable partial denture. For a more permanent solution or to restore a single missing molar, he might recommend installing a dental bridge or a dental implant.
Many people in this situation will choose a dental implant. This is a two-phase restoration where a titanium abutment is installed directly into the underlying bone. Once it attains total fusion with the surrounding bone tissues, Dr. John Wiltz can cement a dental crown onto it. This will replicate the natural feel and strength of the original tooth.
Once the crown is cemented onto the titanium abutment, the fully restored molar can serve you for many years to come.
If you live in the Davison, Michigan, area and you need a molar restored, you should call 810.653.4100 to set up a consultation at Irish Road Dental.