Dr. Brent Engelberg and Dr. Jennifer Mullarkey have extensive post graduate training in restorative dental treatments. They emphasize the many benefits of replacing missing teeth and offer a range of options for patients, including dentures and partial dentures. Patients today enjoy a wide range of treatment possibilities when replacing a missing tooth, or teeth, and your Arlington Heights Smiles dentist will discuss all appropriate options after a thorough dental exam and discussion of your personal concerns, goals and budget.
Despite the advances in treatment options, dentures remain a popular choice and can provide an economical, natural looking and functional new smile when designed and fit for you by an experienced cosmetic dentist like Dr. Engelberg. With an eye for aesthetics and symmetry, Dr. Engelberg can create a custom cosmetic denture that will blend with your appearance and fit comfortably to enable normal speech and a healthy diet.
Why Replace Missing Teeth?
Missing teeth, even “just one”, can lead to a wide range of complex dental problems down the road which will ultimately affect your quality of life. The health of your smile depends upon each tooth and the supporting structure such as the gums and the jaw bone. When a tooth is lost, even just one, things begin to change- and not for the better.
Over time, the remaining teeth will begin to shift and change the bite. In addition, a missing tooth can increase the risk of developing periodontal disease and lead to bone loss and shrinkage in the jaw. These issues lead to poor oral health and will affect both speech and diet, making it difficult to enjoy the benefits and pleasure of a varied diet.
Schedule A Consultation
If you have missing teeth, come in for a consultation with Dr. Engelberg or Dr. Mullarkey. We serve patients in Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Deerfield and many local Chicago suburbs. Your consultation will include a thorough dental examination to evaluate your oral health as well as the opportunity to discuss your personal concerns and long term goals to ensure that your treatment provides the desired results.