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    Dublin, Dublin 6

Back Tooth (Molar) Implants

At six years old, the first permanent tooth erupts at the back of baby teeth. Molars refer to the tooth at the back portion of the mouth. An adult has 12 permanent molars with three molars on each quadrant of the mouth (upper right, upper left, lower right, lower left).

In addition, a more anterior to molars are the premolars. An adult has 8 permanent premolars with two premolars in each quadrant.

Since the back tooth erupts earlier than other permanent teeth, it is commonly the first ones that wear off. Back tooth is usually removed at the early stage of life. Although the back teeth are not seen as much as the front teeth, it directly affects your appearance and function.

Conventionally, loss of a back tooth is replaced by a removable denture. But one’s thing for sure – you would love considering having a back tooth implant!

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What is Back Tooth Implant?

Molar Implants

Back tooth implant is a way of replacing an extracted molar due to caries, trauma or infection. A titanium screw is bored in the back part of the jawbone with a back tooth crown attached.

Why would I need to replace a missing back tooth?


Back tooth may be at the hindmost part of the mouth, but it directly affects the appearance and function of a person.

The back tooth is used in chewing food. It breaks food into small particles for easy swallowing. The absence of back teeth makes it hard to eat.

Furthermore, the back teeth maintain the height of our jaw bite called the vertical dimension of the jaw. The absence of back teeth decreases the height of jaw making a person appear old.

Can everyone have a Back Tooth Implant?

Am I a candidate

What’s great with dental implants is that almost everyone can have an implant placed in their jawbone. For most people, it is the most convenient way to replace an extracted tooth.

However, patients with ages below 16 years old are not yet recommended to have dental implants. Their bones are not yet fully developed at this age. Placing a back tooth implant in a growing bone may end up having the implant in an undesirable position.

Diseases, such as uncontrolled diabetes, may also cause the body’s immune system to weaken. Persons with medical problems might be prohibited from having dental implants.

Benefits of Back Tooth Implant

Benefits of replacement

It is important to replace any missing tooth for many reasons, to restore a full smile for aesthetic reasons, but for a molar tooth especially it is vital to replace the tooth for many other reasons:

  • The back tooth implant will preserve the vertical dimension or height of the jaw.
  • It will also preserve the width of the jawbone which prevents you from looking old.
  • Since the back tooth implant is fixed, it will be easier to eat compared to removable dentures.
  • There is no fear of something getting dislodged out of the mouth.

After Effects, Aftercare and Maintenance

Possible Discomfort?

Painkillers prescribed could be taken to ease discomfort after surgical procedure. Swelling can be relieved by applying an ice bag on the surgical side for 10 minutes every hour for 24 hours.

Infection is very unlikely to happen and should be avoided by keeping your mouth clean. Brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once a day. You may also use Chlorhexidine mouthwash to prevent the development of an infection.

Visit the dentist for your routine dental check-up and cleanings. It requires a special dental instrument to clean the surfaces of the implant which toothbrush bristles cannot reach.

Alternative Treatments

A missing back tooth can be restored with a fixed bridge or a denture.

  • A fixed bridge is a treatment to replace a missing back tooth with one tooth left on each side. Back tooth on each side will be used as an abutment by removing little tooth structure where a fake tooth will be attached to fill the gap.
  • A removable partial denture is a common treatment for missing one or more back teeth. Although there are retention issues and bone loss stimulation, a removable denture is an affordable treatment alternative.

The Dental Implant is by far the best solution for missing teeth.

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  • review rating 5  I got an implant from a Milltown dental. This is a very professional top class operation. I was very happy with the process and outcome. The dentist and staff are good people and easy to get on with. It was also good value as I shopped around. Would recommend.

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Consequences of missing teeth include significant nutritional changes, obesity, diabetes, coronary artery disease, and some forms of cancer.

Dental Implants Cost

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Other Treatments

  • Consultation (X-Rays are €30 if required)
  • Dental Crowns
    from €500
  • Dental Veneers
    from €450
  • Full Denture
    from €500
  • Partial Denture
    from €400
  • EMax cosmetic crowns (front tooth)
    from €650
  • Maryland adhesive bridge
    from €1000
  • Temporary adhesive bridge
  • Full Denture
    from €500
  • Partial Denture
    from €400

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    For example we are located only 15 minutes from Stephens Green, and 9 minutes from University College Dublin.

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      Tuesday, Friday: 8:30am – 1pm

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    Whether you are new to Dublin, just moved to the Dublin 6 area, or have lived here all you life, you are welcome as a new patient at Milltown Dental Clinic.  We offer a wide range of General Dental treatments, and ensure our prices are affordable for everyone with our family and friend referral schemes.  We excel and focus on cosmetic Dental treatments, dental implants especially.  Replacing a missing tooth can change a patients life, giving them a new outlook on life, and their smile back!  Come see us today