If you’ve been self-conscious about smiling because of a missing or damaged tooth, your dentist may have a way to help you smile confidently again. Many people have lost or damaged teeth, and it isn’t always related to poor oral hygiene.
Dr. Engelberg and Dr. Oleari at AH Smiles in Arlington Heights, IL can help you restore your confidence in your smile with dental implants, the cutting edge treatment used to replace missing or damaged teeth with advanced prosthetics.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants actually replace your missing tooth with a prosthetic tooth — a lifelike artificial replacement tooth. A titanium implant screw is surgically inserted into the jawbone serves as the root for your replacement tooth. Then, the top of this lifelike artificial tooth — the crown — is attached atop the implant. The crown is designed and constructed by your AH Smiles dentist to resemble your existing natural teeth as closely as possible so that it blends in completely. Once the surgical site has healed from the implant installation, your new implant will function just like your natural teeth.
How Can Dental Implants Help Restore My Confidence?
Unlike bridges and dentures — the other popular tooth replacement options — dental implants look, feel, function and are cleaned exactly like your natural teeth. Since implants are permanently attached to your jaw, they never need to be removed for cleaning or maintenance like dentures. You will never need to deal with messy adhesives. Your implants are brushed and flossed alongside your natural teeth. Best of all, most likely no one will know you have an implant unless you tell them. You may even forget you have one yourself!
Implants are beneficial to your oral health as well as to your confidence. When a permanent tooth is lost, the jaw bone tissue in the socket where the tooth once lived can erode, causing the shape and the structure of your mouth to change and altering the stability of your bite. Your mouth may even begin to have a sunken-in appearance as you may have noticed in some older people that use dentures.
Dental Implants in Arlington Heights, IL
Implants are an important long-term investment in your oral health and you’ll want to choose the right dentist to place your implants. AH Smiles in Arlington Heights, IL, is focused on the long term care of your implants to help you smile with confidence and enjoy the best possible quality of life. Call (847) 230-9703 to schedule your comprehensive consultation or schedule online to start restoring your smile and confidence today.