Dental Implants An Overview
Arlington Heights dentists Dr. Brent Engelberg and Dr. Jennifer Mullarkey provide advanced treatment options for replacing missing teeth including dental implants for a permanent, secure and naturally functioning result. Dental implants can be used to replace a single missing tooth, a dental bridge or to secure a denture for the upper or lower arch of teeth.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a bio-compatible titanium post designed to fuse to the jaw bone – replacing the root of a missing tooth. The implant is used to support a dental crown (for a single missing tooth), bridge (for several missing teeth) or a denture (to replace all missing teeth).
Benefits of Dental Implants
- 98% success rate (highest rate compared to other dental procedures)
- Prevents bone loss and gum recession
- Promotes a healthier diet with fresh foods
- Unlike bridgework requires no preparation to neighboring teeth
- Improves speech
- Improves comfort in denture wearing patients
"I have been coming to this practice for over 20 years. Whenever you walk through the doors you are greeted by a smile behind the desk. I have a special bond with Pam one of the hygienist who is always so caring and goes over the top to get me sceduled in with her. She even goes out of her way if I've cancelled an appointment she will call me personally to rescedule. She only wants what is best for my teeth. The atmosphere is like a spa like feeling. You almost forget you are at the "dentist" when you are all done with your cleaning and you get handed a warm towel."Beth C.
"Hi! I'm Les' wife, Eydie, using his FaceBook page. Well, where do I begin? I've been with this dental group for almost 35 years and when Dr. Engelberg took over the practice, we remained. My words can only help you make a decision to have your dental care here, but you truly need to experience this for yourself. I promise you, you won't go anywhere else! Dr. Engelberg takes a personal interest in my dental health and has always fit me in for emergencies. He's friendly, professional and caring. Most of all, he's a darn good dentist! I've been fortunate enough to have Margaret as my hygeniest, a great technician who cares about the quality of her work. We go way back .. we've watched our own families grow. Occasionally, other technicians have taken care of me ... they all have set high standards. The office staff greets you and makes you feel that you're an important part of making the entire practice a success. High quality work, competent employees, friendliness. Why go somewhere else? Become part of the family!"Les M.
"I have never had a bad expeience, have been a very satisfied patient."Jim L.
"My dentist for 25 to 30 years was Dr. William Uhler. Bill eventually retired and sold his practice to Dr. Engelberg. Initially, I thought, " What the heck am I going to do if I have a tooth ache; if all my crowns, bridges and implants decide to retire with Dr. Uhler"?
Well folks, enter Brent A. Engelberg, D.D.S.. My teeth and gums have a new friend, a super-pro who knows exactly what he is doing. His procedural technique is always accompanied by calming explanation. Indeed, this fits with his personality: caring, tolerant, perceptive and really empathetic. DR. Brent's staff, well, their marvelous too!
Dr. larry j. Powitz"Larry P.
"I have always mistrusted Dentist's in the past from some bad experiences. This office is the best ever. Words cannot describe how good it is. You just have to try it. Dr. Engelberg and staff will never try to "upsell" if you don't need it. I have told my friends to go, and if they aren't satisfied, I would pay for their appointment. That's how confident I am about this practice."Glenn C.
"I have ONLY gone to this dentist my entire life (before Engelberg was Uhler). Dr. Engelberg is a great dentist and even better guy! I will be a patient for life because not only are the dentist great, but my dental hygenist Pam is THE best!
See ya in FEB!"Matt G.
"I have been going to Dr. Engelberg since Dr. Uhler retired. I have only had positive experiences with him and have found his work and care to be of highest quality. My questions are always answered and I feel very safe and comfortable during all my visits. I find him to be very up to date with the latest in dentistry and knowledgable regarding new techniques and devices that would help my teeth. He is easy to talk to and I enjoy speaking with him."Roberta Z.
"Everyone is super friendly and the chairs even have massages in them! Truly a one of a kind dentist office, always have a very nice experience."Erica S.
As a busy home inspector it is sometimes difficult to find the time to maintain my oral hygiene. The flexible hours and electronic follow-up your office provides makes it much easier for me to schedule and keep appointments without having to worry about losing an inspection.
After a recent visit, I received an e-mail notice the other day to complete a survey regarding my experience. Instead of filling out the survey, I thought it would be more beneficial to let you know that my visit on December 11 was quite pleasant. Laura did a great job of making me feel relaxed as she turned on the chair back massager. My blood pressure is usually 150/90 when I walk into your office, this time it was 124/70. She took extra time to update my x-rays and then started to work cleaning my teeth. She kept me advised or her progress, was very gentle and before I knew it, she was finished. She even complimented me on the positive results of my flossing. What a way to start the day.
You have a great staff doc and your chairside manner isn’t too shabby either. The professionalism you demonstrate clearly filters down to your staff; it makes it easy for me to send them your way when someone needs your expertise."Thomas M.
Dental Implants What to Expect
One to three visits are typically necessary to complete the dental implant procedure. During the first visit, Dr. Engelberg or Dr. Mullarkey will complete a comprehensive evaluation of your dental health to determine if you are a candidate for dental implants. You should be in overall good health and have enough healthy jaw bone to support the implanted post.
Your dentist will coordinate the surgical phase of the dental implant procedure with a local oral surgeon and follow up with your care to ensure a good result. The placement of the dental implant is a simple procedure performed in the oral surgeon’s office under local anesthesia. It typically takes three to six months for the implant to heal and fully integrate with the jawbone.
After the healing process is complete, Dr. Engelberg or Dr. Mullarkey will attach a custom dental crown, bridge or denture to permanently restore aesthetics and function to your smile. Your restoration will look and function the same as your natural teeth. You can brush and floss normally.
With routine dental care and good oral hygiene, you can expect your dental implant to last a lifetime and provide a secure and comfortable smile.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are a missing tooth or several missing teeth, we offer our patients dental implants in the Long Grove, IL, Deerfield, IL, Northbrook, IL, Buffalo Grove, IL and Arlington Heights, IL area. Schedule an appointment today with Dr. Engelberg at AH Smiles. We will discuss your oral health, concerns, and budget to see if dental implants are the right choice for you. Contact our office at (847) 230-9703 or use our online request form and we will contact you.