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The molars in the back of your mouth are primarily responsible for grinding the foods you eat. They are particularly important for the breakdown of fibrous and tough foods. Sometimes a molar can be restored by a dental bridge or partial denture. Unfortunately, dental replacement options for a back molar can sometimes be limited as they can’t viably be restored by a bridge.

Fortunately, Dr. Alexander Zubkov has a solution. This comes in the form of a dental implant, which can be directly installed into the missing molar’s original socket.

To install the titanium abutment, Dr. Alexander Zubkov will make an incision in your gums. Then, he will drill a small hole directly into the bone. The titanium abutment will be screwed into place and a temporary crown will be cemented over the top to protect it.

In time, the titanium will integrate with the surrounding bone tissues in a process known as osseointegration. Dr. Alexander Zubkov can then start the standard practice of fitting the abutment with a dental crown.

If you are missing a molar and are interested in a dental implant in Enfield, Connecticut, you should call 860-745-2712 to schedule a consultation at Associates in Dentistry.