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The molars in the back of your mouth are called upon to chew and grind the foods you eat. If you’ve lost one to untreated tooth decay or extraction, it can have an adverse effect on your oral function. One way to treat a problem of this magnitude is to have your dentist, Dr. Christine Lee, install a titanium dental implant into the empty socket. Then, he can cement a dental crown on top to fully restore the function of your mouth.

The titanium implant abutment can be installed into your mouth in a single outpatient appointment where you will be deeply sedated. This means you will need to arrange to have a friend or family member drive you home after your appointment.

Once you are fully sedated, Dr. Christine Lee will make a small incision in your gums to gain direct access to the underlying bone. A narrow channel will be made in the bone and a titanium abutment will be screwed into place. Titanium is known to be biologically safe and will eventually fuse to your bones to create a very strong anchor for a crown.

After your gums have healed and the titanium abutment has fully integrated with the surrounding bone tissues, Dr. Christine Lee can start the process of installing a standard crown.

If you are missing a molar in the back of your mouth and you’re interested in a dental implant in Woodstock, Georgia, you should call 770.592.7000 to schedule a consultation appointment at Simple Smiles Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry.