Whether due to poor oral hygiene or a serious injury, you may find yourself faced with the loss of multiple teeth. Advanced tooth loss can cause serious problems and require a tooth replacement, such as dental implant. Can they also be used to support a dental prosthetic, such as a denture?
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants and Tooth Loss
Question: How does advanced tooth loss impact my quality of life?
Answer: When you lose a large number of your teeth, you can have trouble eating your favorite foods, communicating clearly, or you may simply feel embarrassed about your appearance. In addition, advanced tooth loss can increase the risk of an older appearance due to the loss of jawbone density. There can also be a greater risk of TMJ disorder and bruxism.
Question: Can you support a bridge?
Answer: Yes! We can use dental implants to secure a dental bridge, replacing between one and three teeth in a row. Since the prosthetic will be attached to implants, we won’t need to remove tooth structure from healthy surrounding teeth in order to place crowns.
Question: What if I need a denture?
Answer: We can support a full or partial denture with between six and eight implant posts per arch. The denture will be fixed in place, which means no need to worry about slippage when you eat or speak. In the process of placement, the dental implants will stimulate the growth of jawbone tissue, ensuring you avoid the aged appearance that often accompanies advanced tooth loss.
Question: What are immediate dental implants?
Answer: For qualifying patients, we may be able to place an implant denture in just one visit using only four posts.
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Dr. Brent Engelberg and our highly-skilled team proudly serve patients and their families from Arlington Heights, IL, and all surrounding communities, including: Northbrook, Deerfield, Highland Park, Wilmette, Winnetka, Glencoe, Vernon Hills, Lincolnshire, Libertyville, Skokie, Evanston, Palatine, Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village, Rolling Meadows, and the Northern and Northwest Chicago Suburbs. To learn more, schedule a consultation online, or call our office today at 847-259-8030.