Full Mouth Reconstruction An Overview
When a patient comes to us with complex, often painful dental problems or the desire for a dramatic smile makeover, it may take a combination of dental treatments and procedures to achieve the desired result. Dr. Brent Engelberg and Dr. Jennifer Mullarkey , both highly trained and experienced cosmetic and restorative dentists in Arlington Heights, can restore your dental health, the appearance of your smile and your confidence with a full mouth reconstruction.
A full mouth reconstruction is a personalized plan of treatment designed to replace or repair damaged teeth, soft tissue, or bone. Also known as a full mouth restoration, this comprehensive process will address all aspects of your oral health.
You may need to consider a full mouth restoration for the following reasons:
- One or more lost teeth due to injury or disease
- Severely worn teeth as a result of a temporomandibular disorder such as TMJ, teeth grinding or other concerns
- Significant bite problems causing pain and discomfort
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About Full Mouth Reconstruction
Dr. Engelberg or Dr. Mullarkey will combine cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry skill, carefully analyzing each individual case to determine the best course of action. In addition to repairing and replacing teeth, periodontal therapy or even gum surgery may be recommended to ensure healthy support for your restored smile.
A full-mouth reconstruction is a life-changing experience for many patients at our office, enabling them to regain their quality of life and sense of self confidence. In many cases, this process can help patients to keep as many of their natural teeth as possible, avoiding the need for full dentures.
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.
"Drs. Engelberg and Mularkey are a fantastic duo. As a fellow dental professional I have the pleasure of working with them and seeing their fine dentistry. I can honestly say that they are of the highest caliber dentists and genuinely care about their patients. You can feel confident in choosing their practice."Emily S.
"I was in for my 6 month cleaning with Laura. I am always appreciative of her professionalism and thoroughness. When I leave, I know that everyone in the office has my best interests in mind. From Dr. Engelberg to the hygienists to the office staff, they all work diligently to make the dental experience an exceptional one. I would not hesitate to recommend this practice."Mark W.
"Dr. E is the absolute best! His professionalism and bedside manner makes me want to come to dentist! I've always been terrified! The entire office is spectacular- clean, comfortable, friendly! His assistants (especially Gosia) are so gentle, kind, funny and do an amazing job.whole family comes here and you should too!"Ellie S.
"The entire team makes going to the dentist as enjoyable as possible.
This is by far the best dental practice I have ever been to, and Dr. Engelberg is big reason. He is highly personable, takes time to listen to figure out what the dental problems may be, and recommends the fix that is in the best interest of his patients.
Dr. Engelberg is highly regarded in the dental community in the north shore, and receives glowing accolades from any other dental professionals he has needed to refer me to, such as an oral surgeon and endodontist."Sean C.
"This office truly cares about patients. I hate the dentist. So much so I make my husband come to help calm me down. This office is great with patients like me. They truly understand how difficult it can be for patients and will help to make you feel at ease. I will not go anywhere else. This office is no longer close to our new home but I will drive to come here. I have tried may offices that say they understand how I feel. Dr. Engelberg truly cares about his patients and understand how stressful it can be for people like me. I recommend this office to anyone who asks for a recommendation."Km H.
"Best dental office ever! This is a great dental practice, Dr. Engelberg is awesome, his hygienists are wonderful and his office staff is warm and inviting. I actually look forward to seeing everyone when I go in for an appointment.
Dr. Engelberg is extremely knowledgeable and always thoroughly explains procedures before and during the time the work is being done. He's the best dentist I've ever had! My whole family goes to him and absolutely loves him!"Kate F.
"If your're looking for a dentist, you can stop right here. I've been with this practice for 25+ years which is a great testament to the quality of their service. Every time I have my checkup, they are always kind and courteous. Pam does a great job on cleanings and is wonderful to work with. Engelberg is outstanding and very knowledgeable on current dental trends; he also as a vast array of great jokes! If they recommend getting a bite guard for protection against teeth grinding, do it. I don't know what my teeth would look like without it. THANK YOU!!"Dan F.
"Had some dental work done with Dr. Engelberg and he was excellent. His staff was very friendly and knowledgable. I would highly recommend them."Mary C.
"Dr. Engelberg is a step above the rest. I went in on a referral due to a veneer emergency. Dr. Engelberg was a complete perfectionist and painlessly fixed my tooth, it looks perfect! I highly recommend Dr. Engelberg and this practice. I have had this tooth worked on in the past, and it was far from painless. Dr. Engelberg told me he would make sure I was as comfortable as possible while he worked, and that was no joke. I did not feel a thing. He walked me through every step of the process, clearly explaining what he was doing, and why. He was meticulous with his work and made me feel comfortable throughout the process. I will be back, and hopefully not with an emergency next time! Thank you Dr. Engelberg and AH Smiles for this very positive, pain-free, comfortable experience."Annie H.
"This is a great office. From the moment you walk in the door into the spa-like atmosphere, you are welcomed like family. Just had a crown done by Dr. Mullarkey, which was one of the best dental experiences I have ever had. She took her time, was very patient, and virtually painless. Pam is my favorite hygienist!! Love the warm lavender towels at the end of the appointments. If you are looking for a new dentist, I highly recommend this practice!!"Linda D.
Full Mouth Reconstruction What to Expect
The process will begin with a consultation to evaluate your dental health and discuss your personal concerns and goals to be considered in treatment planning. The amount of treatments or procedures that will need to be incorporated into your treatment will depend on your unique dental problems and desired result.
The next step will be a diagnostic visit to take digital x-rays, scans and impressions to be used in your treatment. If periodontal disease is an issue, this may be addressed first to restore health and create a stable environment for dental restorations.
Dr. Engelberg will work with you to create a suitable treatment plan and schedule for any necessary procedures, which may include:
- Dental crowns
- Dental bonding
- Dental veneers
- Dental implants
- Dental bridges
- Gum lifting or periodontal treatments
- Short term orthodontics
When necessary, Dr. Engelberg will refer you to local specialists for procedures, including gum surgery and the surgical phase of dental implants.
Real Patients, Real Results
Bruce had been seeing a dentist for years that did not know how to proceed to help him keep the rest of his teeth. After losing 2 additional teeth, Bruce felt that there was no way to avoid dentures–but then he was referred to Dr. Brent Engelberg in Arlington Heights, Illinois, and his life changed!
After working with Dr. Engelberg’s network of dental specialists, porcelain veneers and crowns were placed, implants were restored, and Bruce can smile for a lifetime!