Dental implant technology has come a long way and implants are now the go-to option for patients wanting to replace missing teeth. Implants are placed underneath the gums and deep into the bone. They naturally fuse with this bone in about six months and act as anchors for crowns, bridge work and even dentures. Implants can last for about three or more decades, so they’re a relatively permanent solution to any of your dental problems.
You should have enough healthy bone structure for the implant to heal and bond naturally. If you have bone loss, our Chicago dentists may recommend that you have a bone graft done prior to coming in for surgery. You should be healthy enough to undergo this type of procedure and should have the ability to completely heal from it once it’s complete. Most of our patients who would like implants can safely have them placed.