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Losing one of your front teeth can cause far more complications than simply limiting your ability to bite off pieces of food. It can also alter your speech, cause long term orthodontic problems, and leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile’s appearance.

One of the most effective methods for replacing a missing tooth in your smile is to have Dr. Alma Vallderuten perform a dental implant restoration with a porcelain dental crown.

This involves a simple oral surgery, where Dr. Alma Vallderuten will insert a titanium implant directly into the local bone structure. You will need to be fully sedated during the treatment and will still feel some sedative effects for a few hours afterward. It’s best to arrange for a ride home to allow your senses to fully clear.

Over time the titanium material of the dental implant will gradually fuse with the living bone tissues in the area. This will provide sufficient structure for Dr. Alma Vallderuten to create an abutment to anchor a porcelain dental crown.

The special porcelain material can be shaded to perfectly mimic the appearance of natural tooth enamel. Once Dr. Alma Vallderuten cements it in place on the abutment it will fully replace your missing front tooth.

If you live in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, area and you need to restore a tooth in your smile, you should call 954-491-5748 to set up a dental restoration consultation at Vallderuten Dental Associates.