If You Are Missing a Molar, It Can Be Restored with a Dental Implant

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The average adult has eight large molars in the back of their mouth. These teeth are designed to work together to grind and chew the foods you eat. If one is lost to a severe cavity or some form of dental trauma, it can severely limit your natural oral function.

In a situation like this Dr. David E. Pearson might recommend installing a dental implant with a dental crown at his clinic in Lawrenceville, Georgia. This is a minor oral surgery, that is typically performed in a single outpatient appointment.

To insert the dental implant, Dr. David E. Pearson will make a minor incision in your gum and drill a narrow channel into the bone. Then he will insert a small titanium dental implant into the channel. Titanium is known to be biologically inert and will gradually bone with natural bone tissues to replicate the strength of the original molar.

After the dental implant surgery, you will need a ride home while your senses gradually clear from the sedative. Dr. David E. Pearson will likely provide you with a prescription for pain medication to help you feel comfortable during the recovery process.

Once your gums have healed and the dental implant has fused with the surrounding bone tissues, Dr. David E. Pearson can start the process of installing dental crown onto the dental implant.

If you live in the Lawrenceville, Georgia, area and you need a molar restored, you should call 770.995.9051 to set up a dental restoration consultation at David E. Pearson DMD PC.