Dr. Brent Engelberg is an experienced restorative dentist in Arlington Heights, IL. He treats patients with any and all dental concerns in our Arlington Heights, IL dentist office. Dental damages such as chipped teeth, broken teeth, and tooth loss require different kinds of care depending on their severity. If you have a dental concern, it’s important to contact your Arlington Heights dentist as soon as possible to prevent them from getting worse. Here are the treatment options for three common dental damages that we treat in our Arlington Heights dentist office:
Patients with chipped teeth should contact our office as soon as possible to explore their treatment options before the damage progresses any further. Often, we are able to offer conservative treatment options for chipped teeth like tooth bonding. Tooth bonding is when your dentist applies a tooth-colored resin, similar to what is used in dental fillings, to the chipped portion of your tooth. The resin is shaped to fill in the chip and restore your tooth. Using ultraviolet light, the resin material is hardened to your dental structure for a smooth and seamless restoration. Patients with chipped teeth may also consider porcelain veneers as a method of cosmetically restoring their smiles from minor dental damages.
Severely chipped or broken teeth may require more invasive restorative treatment to correct these concerns. Dental crowns are available for patients suffering from broken teeth. A dental crown is a porcelain cap that is designed to replace the top part of your broken tooth. The tooth itself is shaped down to a nub to support the dental crown, allowing you to maintain your tooth roots and helping you avoid the need for tooth extraction. Once cemented in place, the dental crown cosmetically and functionally replaces your broken tooth. This treatment option is often recommended for patients who have severely cracked or decayed molars.
Dr. Engelberg offers the tooth replacement options you need to restore your smile in our Arlington Heights dentist office. He offers all kinds of restorative dentistry solutions such as dentures, partials, dental bridges, and the premier tooth replacement option on the market right now: dental implants. Dr. Engelberg can advise you on which tooth replacement option will best meet your needs. By replacing your missing teeth sooner rather than later, you can prevent the long-term effects that missing teeth have on your smile such as an increased risk for gum disease and orthodontic relapse. If you need advanced treatment options for complex dental concerns, we invite you to visit our Arlington Heights dentist office. Schedule an appointment online, and we look forward to seeing you soon.