Premolars reside in your mouth immediately in front of your molars. These teeth do a great deal of work chewing and grinding food. When one is lost to severe tooth decay or extraction, it can significantly impair the healthy function of your mouth. One of the most effective methods for restoring the tooth’s presence in your mouth is to have your dentist, Dr. Dido Kim, install a dental implant.
A dental implant in North Bergen, New Jersey, is essentially a titanium abutment that is inserted into the tooth’s empty socket. Eventually, it will be fitted with a dental crown to fully restore the premolar’s structure and function in your mouth.
Dr. Dido Kim will start by examining the jaw structure in the area. It’s important to assess if you have the sufficient jaw structure to anchor an implant. If the extraction process also called for removing some bone tissues in the socket, you might need to receive a bone graft to restore the missing structure.
Inserting the titanium abutment involves Dr. Dido Kim making a careful incision in your gums. A narrow channel will then be made into the bone. A titanium implant will be screwed into the channel in the bone and your gums will be sutured closed.
Titanium is known for being biologically safe and will fully integrate with your natural bone to create a very solid abutment that will later anchor a dental crown.
Once the titanium implant has fully integrated into the surrounding bone structure, Dr. Dido Kim can go about the process of installing a dental crown. This will fully restore the tooth’s presence and function in your mouth.
If you have lost a premolar or any other tooth in your mouth, you should call 201-854-5500 to schedule an appointment at Dido Kim.
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