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Author: Dr. Tontra Lowe

The molars in the back of your mouth are needed to do a significant amount of work grinding and chewing food. When a molar is lost, it can cause a serious impairment in the function of your mouth. One of the most effective methods for replacing a molar is to have your dentist, Dr. Tontra Lowe, DDS, install a dental implant.

This is essentially a titanium abutment that is inserted directly into the bone structure of your jaw.

If the initial loss of the molar also compromised the surrounding bone structure, our team might recommend getting a bone graft beforehand.

To place a dental implant in Haymarket, Virginia, your dentist will make a narrow channel in the bone and a titanium abutment will be screwed into the channel. Titanium is known for being biologically safe and it will fuse into your natural bone to create a very firm anchor point for a dental crown.

Once your gums have healed and the titanium implant has been fully integrated into the surrounding bone tissues, we can start the process of installing a standard crown.

If you have lost a molar, you should not delay in contacting Awesome Smiles Dental Center at 571-261-2600 to see if you’re a good candidate for a dental implant in Haymarket, Virginia.