Dr. Brent Engelberg offers several replacement options for missing teeth to restore your optimal oral health. The best treatment for you will depend on your personal oral health needs and cosmetic goals. He will evaluate your gums and teeth and present you with all of your treatment options. If you qualify, Dr. Engelberg will recommend dental implants. Dental implants last longer and have more natural looking result when compared to removable dental restorations. Dental implants also offer long term benefits for dental health when compared to dentures as well as dental bridges. Dr. Engelberg offers dental implants in his Northbrook, IL cosmetic dentistry office to his patients that are missing one tooth or multiple teeth.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically implanted into the jawbone beneath the gum line. This titanium post will act as the tooth root providing a strong foundation for the replacement tooth. Then Dr. Engelberg will use that to attach a replacement tooth. Dental implants do not come loose like dentures and can last a lifetime if cared for properly along with regular dental visits. Dr. Engelberg will use dental implants in his Northbrook, IL dentist office to replace a single missing tooth, a dental bridge or to secure a denture for the upper or lower arch of teeth.
Benefits of Dental Implants
- 98% success rate (highest rate compared to other dental procedures)
- Maintains bone density
- Avoids degradation of healthy teeth (as in conventional bridgework)
- Improves appearance of smile and lower face
- Patients can eat food without restrictions
- No worry of dentures slipping or falling out
- Looks, feels & functions like a natural tooth
- Long lasting solution
The Dental Implant Procedure
The procedure for dental implants requires multiple visits over several months. After the comprehensive evaluation, Dr. Engelberg will create a personalized treatment plan. The entire implant process usually takes six to eight months, and most patients don’t experience a disruption to their daily lives.
Dr. Engelberg will coordinate the surgical phase of the dental implant procedure with a local Northbrook, IL oral surgeon and follow up with your care to ensure a good result. Metal anchors and small posts are surgically placed into your jawbone to serve as tooth root substitutes. The dental implants will be allowed to heal and integrate with the natural bone, serving as the stable anchors for the new teeth. The healing process can takes about three to six months. Depending on your case and the position of the missing teeth or tooth, a temporary crown may be placed in the mouth while the implant heals. After the healing process is complete, Dr. Engelberg will attach a custom dental crown, bridge or denture to permanently restore aesthetics and function to your smile.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are a missing tooth or several missing teeth, we offer dental implants in our Northbrook, IL, Buffalo Grove, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, Deerfield, IL, and Long Grove, IL area dentist office. 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.