If you want to restore your smile by fixing missing teeth, implants from Wesley C. Wise, DDS can help improve the appearance of your smile! As an experienced cosmetic dentist in Oak Park, Dr. Wise has successfully treated many patients with implants to give them beautiful, natural-looking smiles. Call us today to schedule a consultation and discuss your options!
Whether you’re missing just one tooth or multiple teeth, dental implants are quickly becoming the standard restorative solution. Dental implants from Dr. Wise provide a natural, long-lasting solution for your missing tooth. If you care for your implant properly, it will last you for the rest of your life. At our practice, we use the latest implant dentistry technology and techniques to deliver top-notch patient care in Oak Park.
There are two primary components of a traditional dental implant restoration. The implant itself is a small piece of titanium or zirconium, built in the shape of a rod or screw. This small rod is placed permanently in your gum and jaw, replacing the root of your missing tooth. As it heals, the implant goes through the process of “osseointegration”. This means that it becomes permanently bonded to your jaw and gum tissue, providing a stable foundation for your replacement tooth.
The next part of the dental implant is the crown. Your custom crown is built by Dr. Wise to look and feel just like a natural tooth. It will match your surrounding teeth perfectly, and crown will be permanently attached to the dental implant to create a beautiful, seamless smile. Together, the implant and the crown will completely replace your missing tooth with a restoration that looks and feels completely natural.
Once Dr. Wise has approved you as an eligible candidate for the procedure, the dental implant process typically takes two appointments. During your consultation, Dr. Wise uses advanced x-rays and scanning technology to develop a customized treatment plan just for you. Then, at your first appointment, he will clean and numb your mouth. Dental sedation can also be administered, if you wish.
A small incision is made in your gum line, and the dental implant is placed directly into this area. The area is then cleaned again and sutured. As your dental implant heals for about 3-6 months, Dr. Wise will create a custom crown that matches your existing teeth perfectly. Once enough time has passed, and your implant has healed completely, you’ll come in for your last appointment. During this appointment, Dr. Wise will permanently attach your crown to the dental implant, and ensure that it fits perfectly. You’ll leave our office with a beautifully restored smile!
Dental implants can last for the rest of your life, if cared for properly. They also look and feel completely natural, unlike dentures and bridges, and they require no special care beyond normal brushing and flossing.
Missing a tooth? Find out if you’re a candidate for a dental implant now.
Contact our office at (708) 524-0330 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Wise, or feel free to come into our practice at 137 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL 60301 for more information. We are always happy to meet new patients!