In short, yes. Replacing missing teeth can not only improve the aesthetic of your smile, but it can also improve your overall oral health. Missing teeth can affect the way people view you. We understand that patients put off replacing their teeth because they assume it is going to be a long, strenuous process. However, due to advancements in dentistry, tooth replacement is more convenient and personalized than ever before.
At AH Smiles in Arlington Heights, IL, we offer a full range of tooth replacement solutions to transform your smile. Dr. Brent Engelberg is an experienced dentist who is committed to improving your oral health and restoring your smile.
What happens if I don’t replace a missing tooth?
Leaving missing teeth untreated can cause a domino effect of severe oral health concerns. Even with just one missing tooth can have serious ramifications on your oral health. When you are missing teeth, the existing teeth begin to shift to fill up the space of the missing teeth; this may lead to Malocclusion which may result in an increased risk of tooth decay,
Patients with missing teeth also have difficulty chewing or speaking. A full set of teeth are an essential part of proper chewing and speaking function. In advanced cases, missing teeth can cause bone deterioration around the jaw. When the bone begins to deteriorate, patients may also experience facial sagging.
Replacing Missing Teeth
During your consultation, Dr. Engelberg will perform a full comprehensive dental exam and recommend the appropriate tooth replacement options for your smile. Choosing the right tooth replacement option will depend on your oral health, budget, and your cosmetic goals.
Tooth Replacement in Arlington Heights, IL:
- Dental Implants: Dental implants are the most successful tooth replacement options. A dental implant mimics the natural tooth root and is commonly used to support a dental crown. For patients missing multiple teeth, dental implants can be used to secure dental bridges and dentures. Dr. Engelberg will work with you to determine if dental implants are right for your dental needs.
- Dentures: Dentures can be used to replace a full set or arch of teeth for a complete tooth replacement solution. For a more secure solution, dentures can be supported using dental implants.
- Dental Bridges: A dental bridges can be used to replace one or several consecutive missing teeth. Dental bridges can be secured using dental implants.
Request An Appointment
If you are missing on or more teeth, consider visiting AH Smiles for the dental care you need. To schedule an appointment, call 847.230.9703 or schedule an appointment online.