The molars in the back of your mouth are called upon to do a great deal of chewing and grinding. They need to be strong enough to process even the toughest of foods. If you have a molar knocked out, damaged or lost to severe tooth decay it can limit the foods you enjoy eating, and affect your quality of life.
Dr. Richard Golden often recommends having a missing molar restored by installing a dental implant, with a crown.
This starts by he referring you to an oral surgeon or periodontist to install a titanium abutment into the bones of the void left by the missing tooth. Titanium is known to be biologically safe. In time it will completely fuse to your existing bone structure to create a very solid anchor point for a crown.
A temporary crown will be secured over the titanium abutment to protect it while it fuses into the surrounding bones. Once total fusion has been achieved, Dr. Richard Golden will make a detailed impression of the abutment and surrounding teeth. This will be sent to a dental lab to serve as a guide while they custom craft a new crown for you. Gold and base metals are popular materials for molars because they are so durable and strong.
Dr. Richard Golden will call you back in for a follow up appointment when your crown is ready. Then he will remove the temporary crown and cement the new crown in place.
If you have lost a molar, and you would like to explore your restoration options, you should call Dr. Richard Golden’s office in Detroit, Michigan at 313-371-9880 to set up an appointment.