The teeth in the back of your mouth play a very important role in your overall oral function. The molars and premolars are tasked with breaking down and grinding your food into small pieces that make it easier to swallow and digest.
If one of your molars is lost to tooth decay or becomes damaged, it can have a profound negative impact on the normal function of your mouth. If this is the case for you, you should consider scheduling an appointment with our oral surgeon, Dr. Daniel Cannon and the dental restoration specialists at Cannon Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. In many of these cases our doctor can effectively replace the tooth by giving you a dental implant restoration. This process involves minimally invasive oral surgery to place a small titanium dental implant into the living bone tissue. This will require full sedation, so you should arrange for a ride home. As time goes on, the natural process of osseointegration will gradually bond the titanium implant to the surrounding bone tissue. This process will give the implant the strength and durability of the original tooth’s root. Once the implant and the jawbone have bonded, Dr. Daniel Cannon can start process of preparing an abutment which will hold a dental crown and will be placed on the implant.
If you live in the Tulsa, Oklahoma, area and you need to have a tooth that needs to be restored or replaced, you should call 918-743-1351 to schedule a dental implant consultation at Cannon Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.