Implant dentistry has made it possible for almost any tooth to be replaced with a tooth that will last many years and be virtually indistinguishable from its neighbors. Implants are an excellent option for both front and back teeth, and can greatly improve your quality of life.
Replacing Molars with Dental Implants
Dental implants can be used to replace both front and back teeth, whether you’re missing one tooth or several teeth. They can even replace an entire arch of teeth, or be used to anchor a full, permanent denture.
To determine if a dental implant is a good option to replace your missing molar or molars, you should consult with the periodontist who will be doing your implant surgery. Several factors can determine if you are a good fit for implant surgery. These can include:
- Your overall health
- The condition of your jawbone
- Whether or not you smoke
- Whether or not you are on certain medications
- Whether you have a systemic or autoimmune disease
Once you have been evaluated for these factors, you and your dentist can decide if implants are the right approach for your tooth replacement.
Why Replace Molars?
Most people are more concerned about loss of the front teeth because these gaps have a more noticeable and immediate effect on their appearance. However, loss of the back teeth, or molars, can also have a long-term, negative impact on your appearance and, more importantly, your health. Missing teeth leads to poor alignment, which can lead to abnormal wear and tear to your other teeth, increasing clenching and grinding, and temporomandibular joint disorder. Replacing these missing teeth through implant dentistry can reduce the likelihood of these problems developing over time, thus keeping your teeth, mouth, and jaw healthier.
Contact our experienced periodontal team for more information about dental implants today. Call 214-443-0876 to make an appointment.