Dental implants are usually the best solution for missing teeth. But is it always true for molars?
Many patients believe missing molars are no big deal. But at Northeast Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we see every day why dental implants are the best solution for missing molars.
How Many Teeth Do You Need?
A typical human has 32 teeth, but four of those are the wisdom teeth, or third molars, which are often removed due to crowding. This makes the remaining molars that much more critical to proper chewing and your body’s subsequent digestive process. That’s why it’s best to have at least 28 teeth, but it’s also important to ward off bone reabsorption.
If you lose a tooth, the jawbone that was intended to support it starts to get reabsorbed into the body because the body senses that that section of bone is no longer needed. This can have a negative effect on surrounding teeth, causing them to loosen and even fall out.
However, if you get a molar implant, the jawbone will remain stimulated and healthy, fully supporting the entire area.
But No One Will See It!
Another typical comment about investing in dental implants for molars is that no one will see them, so what’s the point?
While it’s easy to justify the aesthetic reasons behind getting implants for the teeth people can see when you talk, chew and smile, it’s harder to rationalize using the same argument for teeth no one will see.
If you recall how the jawbone recedes when there are no teeth to support it, you’ll see why this isn’t actually true. Yes, no one will see the molar implant, but they will see the effects if you don’t get one!
Keep your remaining teeth healthy and strong with dental implants for missing molars.
Find a Solution Here
At Northeast Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we take our patients’ health seriously. It’s our top priority. We will always make recommendations that have your best interests in mind, both for today and for the future. We stand by dental implants as your best dental restoration option because it preserves your natural jawbone, supports surrounding teeth and helps you live your best life, with a full-toothed smile and no menu restrictions.
Want to learn more about this solution? Get in touch with us today for a free consultation for dental implants.