Dental implants are an increasingly popular treatment for patients who are missing teeth due to infection, decay, injury, or who need teeth replaced for some other reason. Dental implants restore the appearance and functioning of your smile, preserving your oral health.
Dr. Brent Engelberg and Dr. Jennifer Mullarkey of AH Smiles, a respected dental practice in Arlington Heights, IL have years of experience performing dental implant surgery in their Chicago area practice.
What is a Dental Implant?
Dental implants are titanium posts designed to mimic the natural roots of your teeth. The implant is surgically embedded in the jaw bone and is used to anchor prosthetic teeth in place. A single dental implant can be used to replace one missing tooth, or several dental implants can be used to mount a set of dentures to restore a full arch of missing teeth.
Who is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
Dental implants provide patients with many advantages over traditional missing tooth replacement options making them the most natural method of replacing missing teeth. Implants help prevent facial regression which can change the shape of your face and reduce the risk of gum disease and additional tooth loss. Dental implants support a healthy, natural bite and allow patients to enjoy a diet without restriction.
People with missing teeth are good candidates for dental implants, since if you’ve lost a tooth after extensive decay due to periodontal disease, you will be left with an empty space in your mouth. However, missing teeth are more than a cosmetic concern, an empty space in your teeth can cause further tooth decay and bone loss. Implants help stabilize the jaw bone tissue more than other tooth replacement options.
Restore Your Smile in Arlington Heights, IL
You need an experienced, highly-trained dentist to perform the dental implant procedure, which is why Drs. Engelberg and Mullarkey want you to consider AH Smiles for dental implants. They believe in empowering their patients to take control of their oral health and have the smile of their dreams.
To see if AH Smiles would be a good fit to perform your dental implant procedure, schedule a consultation online or call (847) 230-9703 today.