If you’ve lost one or more teeth in Oak Park, you may not be sure what to do next. Should you replace your missing teeth? Why does it matter? And what are your options if you do decide to explore tooth replacement? We’ll answer all of these questions and more in this blog from the office of Wesley C. Wise, DDS & Assoc.
Absolutely. If you don’t replace your missing teeth, you may experience a lot of negative effects on your oral health and your lifestyle, such as:
The sooner you replace your missing teeth the sooner you can solve these issues, and know that you’ll be able to protect your oral health and get back to your normal day-to-day routine.
If you’ve had a tooth extracted recently, you will usually need to wait until the area has healed before you can replace it. When the area is fully healed, you can see your dentist to replace the tooth.
If you have had a missing tooth for a while, though, you can usually have it replaced right away. However, you will need to see a dentist to make sure your mouth is healthy and to discuss your options for replacing the tooth.
The most common tooth replacement options include:
This depends on the method of tooth replacement you choose, how many teeth you’re missing, whether or not you need any additional surgeries or procedures to prepare for tooth replacement, and a variety of other factors.
The best way to get an estimate is to see Dr. Wesley C. Wise for a consultation. He can discuss all of your options for tooth replacement, and help you find a solution that meets your needs and your budget.
We hope that the answers to these FAQs have been informative, and if you’d like to learn more and take the first steps toward restoring your smile, our team is here to help. Just contact us online or give us a call at (708) 524-0330 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Wise, and find out more about your options for tooth replacement in Oak Park.