Single Implant - Posterior/Back tooth
Posterior implants (back teeth) offer a marvelous option to the traditional solutions for replacing a missing molar. The back teeth are crucial for good chewing strength and it is important to maintain an opposing tooth for the health of the patient. Without a strong, reliable replacement, there will be significant loss of bone structure and gums thereby placing the adjoining teeth in danger.
The traditional alternative treatments were either a partial denture or ‘bridge’. While both will address the appearance and need for an opposing tooth, they don’t adequately maintain the bone structure nor the gum health like you will find with an implant.
The truly important reason for considering a dental implant & crown is that the resulting restoration will also provide a strong, reliable chewing surface that is lacking in both bridges and dentures.