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Molars are the very large teeth in the back of your mouth. When one is lost to a severe dental trauma or an untreated cavity it can significantly impair your ability to chew and grind food before swallowing.

A missing first molar or pre-molar can sometimes be replaced with a dental bridge. It is a single piece of dental work that is anchored onto abutments formed from the two neighboring teeth. Unfortunately, a missing rear molar doesn’t have a corresponding second tooth.

Rather than learning to live with compromised oral function, you should consider scheduling a consultation appointment with the dental restoration specialists at Oquirrh Dental. In many of these cases, we can replace a missing rear molar with a dental implant followed by a dental crown restoration.

The first step in the process calls for Dr. Troy L. Sargent and his associates to install a titanium dental implant directly into the underlying bone. Once it has been inserted into place the titanium will gradually fuse with the surrounding bone tissues.

When the dental implant Dr. Troy L. Sargent can start the second stage of the dental restoration. This involves preparing an abutment and creating a dental crown.

If you live in the Magna, Utah, area and you need a molar restored, you should call 801-250-0668 to set up a consultation at Oquirrh Dental.