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The molars in the back of your mouth are large and they work in tandem with each other to grind and chew food. When one is lost to untreated decay or a treatment-based extraction, it can severely impair your oral function. One of the most effective ways to replace a missing molar and replicate its original strength is to have Dr. Skigen install a dental implant in your mouth.

This is essentially a two-part restoration. First, a titanium abutment will be inserted directly into the bone structure of your jaw. Dr. Skigen 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 will fuse into your natural bone. In time, this will give an eventual dental crown restoration the same strength and feel of the original molar.

When your gums have healed and the titanium implant has been fully integrated into the surrounding bone tissues, Dr. Skigen can start the process of installing a standard dental crown. Since molars are called upon to do so much chewing and grinding, your dentist often recommends a gold or base metal alloy crown.