Your premolars reside between your front teeth and are responsible for helping bite off food. The molars in the back of your mouth are tasked with chewing. This means the premolars are called upon to aid both sets of teeth. When one is lost to severe decay or dental trauma, the impact on your oral function can be immense.
While a dental bridge restoration can certainly replace the tooth’s presence and most of its function, it might not be the most effective option. To fully restore the tooth’s strength, structure, and function, you can have a dental implant installed.
This type of dental restoration occurs in two different phases. It starts with a simple outpatient oral surgery to install a titanium dental abutment into the local bone structure. The sedative will take a while to fully dissipate, so it’s best to arrange a ride from a friend or family member after the treatment.
Titanium is used for dental implant abutments because it is known to be biologically inert. In time, the implant will even fuse to the surrounding bone tissues to create an anchor point for a crown that will rival the integrity of the original tooth.
Once the titanium abutment has fully integrated with the surrounding bone structure, Dr. Mehrnaz Iranmehr will prepare a detailed impression. This will be sent to a dental lab where the technicians will create your final crown.
If you live in the Dallas, Texas, area and you have lost a premolar, give Preston Family Dentistry a call at 972-447-9707 to explore the dental restorations available for you and your smile.