It’s time to get serious about replacing your missing teeth. This new year, we are encouraging all of our patients to evaluate their tooth replacement options closely. Dr. Engelberg is an experienced restorative dentist in Arlington Heights, IL. He has helped many patients throughout the years restore their smiles with our office’s extensive menu of tooth replacement options. Missing teeth not only cause cosmetic concerns but also impact the overall functionality of your smile. Learn more about why you should pursue your tooth replacement options in 2022 below:
“Just One” Missing Tooth
Often, patients will avoid pursuing their tooth replacement options because they are only missing one tooth. However, even a single missing tooth can cause a cascade of issues for your remaining dental structures. Your teeth were designed to work together when performing daily tasks like chewing or speaking. When you are missing a tooth, your remaining teeth must compensate for the lack of support. This means that additional strain will be applied to your remaining teeth, putting them more at risk of becoming worn down or damaged. Additionally, patients with missing teeth are more likely to develop gum disease or tooth decay due to the additional space in their smiles for food residue and debris to get caught behind. Dr. Engelberg offers tooth replacement options for single missing teeth in our Arlington Heights dentist office.
Explore Your Restorative Dentistry Options
Every smile is different, meaning your tooth replacement plan should be customized to your specific needs. Whether you need to replace one missing tooth or a full arch of missing teeth, our Arlington Heights dentist office offers the tooth replacement options you need to restore your smile. Dr. Engelberg offers the following restorative dentistry options for patients with missing teeth:
- Dental Implants – Dental implants are considered the premier option for tooth replacement. Involving a surgical procedure in which a titanium post is inserted beneath your soft tissues, a dental implant provides patients with a natural-looking and functioning restoration. The post provides tooth-root functionality for the completed dental implant, which is topped with a dental crown for aesthetics. Single dental implants and multiple dental implants are available. Additionally, dental implants can be used to secure a denture or partial in place to avoid slippage.
- Dental Bridges – If you are looking for a cost-effective approach for tooth replacement, Dr. Engelberg also offers dental bridges. Dental bridges can be used to replace one or more consecutive missing teeth. The restoration will rely on the external support of your surrounding teeth to hold the prosthetic teeth in place of the missing tooth. While this treatment option does not involve a surgical component like dental implants, dental bridges will require patients to make some dietary changes, avoiding excessively crunchy or chewy foods which could damage the bridge hardware.
- Dentures & Partials – Dentures and partials are available for patients missing a full arch of teeth. Dr. Engelberg can provide you with a custom cosmetic denture or partial denture.
Visit Our Arlington Heights Dentist Office
Ready to get started on replacing your missing teeth in 2022? Dr. Engelberg is currently welcoming new patients. Schedule a restorative dentistry consultation with Dr. Engelberg to learn more about your options. We look forward to helping you achieve a happier and healthier smile this new year.