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The average person has eight large molars in the rear of their mouth. These important teeth are tasked with the duty of grinding and chewing the tough foods before swallowing. An untreated dental fracture or poor oral hygiene habits could increase your chances of suffering a large cavity on a molar.

Without timely treatment, it could cause the molar to severely fracture or become significantly compromised by tooth decay. In some of these cases, Dr. Adam Hodges can perform endodontic therapy to restore sufficient structure to anchor a dental crown.

However, in some severe cases where the root of the tooth has been compromised, or a dangerously large abscess forms in the gums, he might recommend extracting the molars.

Once your gums have fully healed Dr. Adam Hodges can start the process of restoring the missing molar with a dental implant. This is one of the most effective treatments for replicating the strength and full function of a missing tooth.

The dental restoration process starts with minimally invasive oral surgery at Dr. Adam Hodges’s clinic to insert a small titanium dental implant into the underlying bone tissues. Titanium has the ability to gradually bond with the living bone to effectively replicate the strength of the molar’s original root.

Once this happens Dr. Adam Hodges can start the process of fitting the tooth for a dental implant. Once it’s installed it will replicate the original tooth enamel layer of the previously missing molar.

If you live in the Greenwood, Mississippi, area and you are missing a molar, you should call 662-453-5536 to set up a consultation at Family Dental Associates.