Tooth loss can mean difficulty eating your favorite foods, trouble speaking clearly, and embarrassing gaps in your smile. In serious cases, tooth loss has also been linked to an aged appearance (due to loss of jawbone density). In order to regain your ability to eat, speak, and show off a full smile, you need a prosthetic. We can help replace your missing teeth with our array of prosthetic dental options.
A bridge consists of your new teeth, also known as pontics, with dental crowns attached to each end. We then will remove tooth structure from the teeth on either side of the gap in your smile. We attach the crowns, which holds the new teeth in place. We will custom-make the bridge using lifelike materials, ensuring your new teeth blend with your smile. You can expect your bridge to last between 10 and 15 years on average.
A dental implant is made from biocompatible titanium and inserted into the jawbone. There, it will bond with the jaw and act like a natural root. After the area heals, we will add an abutment that holds the custom restoration in place, completing your new tooth. Since these act as new roots, they can last for decades or possibly a lifetime.
For more advanced cases of tooth loss, we can provide dentures. A full set replaces every tooth on one or both arches. They are held in place with natural suction and are custom-made. Partials can address advanced tooth loss where the missing teeth are spread out across the arch. The prosthetic will contain your new teeth, as well as metal clasps that attach to the remaining natural ones, securing the denture in place.
We can use multiple dental implants to anchor a fixed prosthetic in place, providing longer lasting tooth replacement and greater stability.
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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.