Skokie Dentist Highlights Cosmetic Advantages of Dental Implants

Older Couple OutdoorsIf you were to lose your teeth, the number one complaint would likely be the aesthetic problems. Your smile would not look right, and people would probably be staring at you and wondering why you hadn’t made the effort to fix your smile. Though there are many functional reasons for restoring missing teeth (inability to eat and speak correctly) we smile every day more than we realize. Once those beautiful teeth are gone, most people are surprised by how naked their mouth feels. So, while dental implants are generally considered to be under the realm of restorative dentistry, your Skokie cosmetic dentist, Dr. Brent Engelberg, would like to point out the cosmetic advantages of this method of replacing teeth that are no longer there.

Dental Implants

Dental implants were designed to mimic the structure of teeth’s roots. Traditional dentures have had their place in dentistry, but the advent of dental implants answers to the deficiencies of dentures. Below the gumline of our teeth lies root structures that are responsible for a big portion of your dental health. When the entire anatomy of your teeth is healthy, your body will send vitamins and minerals to that part of the jawbone, keeping your density healthy and full. Dental implants are made from bio-compatible titanium posts that function as viable root-replacements. These posts are inserted through your gum tissue and into your jawbone to provide a secure point of attachment for attractive tooth-like prosthetics.

Dental Implants: A Realistic Looking Smile

The dental crowns that are attached to your titanium implants will be approved by you. Material, shape, and color can be customized for your desires. If your implants are only single or partial, the prosthetics can flawlessly match existing teeth. Unlike dentures, dental implant restorations allow people to eat whatever they want. Dentures tend to slip with certain foods, and keeping an empty space with no tooth can make chewing certain consumables totally uncomfortable. Dental implants provide more sensation and chewing satisfaction because they are very close in structure to natural teeth. They can be brushed with regular toothpaste. And you can rest assured that those nutrients that your body stopped sending will start going to the right place in your jaw again.

Skokie Cosmetic Dentist Provides Dental Implants

You can schedule an appointment with our 60076 dentist office, by calling 847-259-8030. Your dentist in Skokie is happy to serve patients in Northbrook, Deerfield, Highland Park, Wilmette, Winnetka, Glencoe, Vernon Hills, Lincolnshire, Libertyville, Skokie, Evanston, Palatine, Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village, Rolling Meadows, Northwest Chicago Suburbs, and Northern Chicago Suburbs.

Libertyville Cosmetic Dentist Provides Beautiful Smile Makeovers

SmileThere are certain things that should be the right of every human being. Unfortunately, the hand that we’re dealt means that various issues might end up causing life-long embarrassment, or even deeper feelings of inadequacy. Smiles are amongst the first thing that people notice about others. Those with severe flaws in their smile might feel that the amount of work needed to making them look the way they want to is simply insurmountable. Dr. Brent Engelberg, your Libertyville cosmetic dentist, loves changing people’s lives with complete smile makeovers.

Defining Smile Makeovers

Smile makeovers are an ideal solution for people with an overwhelming amount of dental work (cosmetic and restorative) necessary. Time and finances tend to be the main concerns of prospective patients. You’ll never know what your smile makeover plan will entail unless you take the first step and schedule a consultation. Your Libertyville cosmetic dentist has seen it all, in many combinations. Misalignments, overlaps, gaps, crooked teeth, stains, chips, cracks, visible and deep decay – all of these problems can be solved. Smile makeovers are tailor-made plans designed by Dr. Engelberg to suit your individual needs. Just like snowflakes, every smile makeover is a little bit different. (more…)

Why You Should Turn to Your Dentist Before Whitening Teeth

Smile Head TiltWith so many products on the market with no stipulations, is it any wonder that you might think that whitening your teeth would be something you can experiment with at home? Unfortunately, the common misconception is that the worst that can happen is insubstantial results. Your Lincolnshire cosmetic dentist, Dr. Brent Engelberg, would like to inform you there’s more to be concerned with when it comes to do-it-yourself whitening, which is why dentists prefer that you come to them for a consultation before you make any decisions.

Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity is a common complaint from teeth whitening, even when the procedure is done by a dentist. Whitening products are available in a wide variety of chemistries and concentrations. A patient with mild staining from coffee drinking would not use the same type of whitening as someone whose teeth are stained from antibiotics. Patients that have severe acid erosion from poor diet choices or acid reflux need to take specific precautions. If you have untreated tooth decay, it’s important that the cavity is treated before you expose your teeth to whitening chemicals. (more…)

Can Gum Disease Change the Appearance of Your Smile?

Gum DiseaseGum disease starts with a combination of poor oral hygiene and genetic propensities. When you don’t go for regular dental cleanings, you will begin to have a heavy plaque and tartar buildup, even if you brush twice a day. Once tartar collects at your gumline, the irritation, inflammation, and bacterial infiltration will otherwise be known as gingivitis (AKA early gum disease). Gum disease can’t be cured, but it can be treated. If not, you may start to see changes in the way your gums and your smile appear. Your Vernon Hills dentist, Dr. Brent A. Engelberg, will discuss the ways that gum contouring might help in this situation.

Gum Contouring

When your gums recede as a result of severe gum disease (periodontitis) your teeth can appear larger and change the normal look of your smile. This can be very disconcerting and even embarrassing.  There is more than just an aesthetic issue at hand, however. As gum tissue shrinks back from teeth, your roots can be exposed to infection, and you are at risk for root canal procedures, abscesses, and tooth loss. Your Vernon Hills dentist will first want to make sure that your gum disease has been treated. Once the bacterial infection is under control and periodontal pockets are reduced, a gum contouring procedure might be recommended to give your renewed smile the beautiful frame it deserves. (more…)