The premolars in your mouth reside between your front teeth, which are responsible for biting into foods, and your molars, which are responsible for chewing and grinding. This gives premolars a dual purpose in your oral function. When one is lost to tooth decay, extraction, or some form of oral trauma, it can have a significant impact on your ability to break food down before swallowing. If the premolar is visible in your smile, it can also influence your sense of self-image.
While a dental bridge can restore the tooth’s presence and function in your mouth, a dental implant can do a better job of restoring the natural biting and chewing strength of the missing premolar.
Dental implant treatment is essentially a two-part restoration that starts with Dr. Kurt Seidler inserting a titanium dental abutment directly into the underlying bone structure. Dr. Kurt Seidler does this by making a narrow channel in the bone and screwing a titanium abutment into the channel.
Titanium is known for being biologically safe and it will fuse into your natural bone. In time, this will give the implant the same strength and feel of the original premolar.
When your gums have healed and the titanium implant has been fully integrated into the surrounding bone tissues, Dr. Kurt Seidler can take an impression and start fitting you for a dental crown.
If you live in the Carrollton, Texas area and you have lost a premolar, you should call 972-492-0411 to schedule a consultation at Kurt A. Seidler DDS.