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Losing any one of the 32 teeth in your mouth can be a traumatic experience. This is even more troublesome if the tooth was visible in your smile. Beyond impairing your ability to bite into food, it can slur your speech and leave you feeling self-conscious about your appearance. One of the most effective methods for replacing the tooth’s presence in your mouth and restoring the appeal of your smile is to have Dr. John Moylan install a dental implant into the gap.

This is a two-part restoration treatment that involves a titanium dental abutment being inserted into the underlying bone structure. Once it’s secure, your dentist can start the second phase of the process by mounting a porcelain dental crown onto the implant. The special dental-grade porcelain can be perfectly shaded to match the surrounding teeth in your smile. If you’ve struggled with staining issues in your smile, you might want to have a dental bleaching treatment performed in advance of the final restoration.

The final porcelain dental crown will be cemented in place with a strong dental adhesive that will restore the tooth’s presence and appeal for many years to come.

If you live in the Richmond, VA, area and you need to restore a tooth in your smile, you should call 804-554-3767 to schedule your initial consultation at Personal Dental Care.