What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are made with surgical-safe titanium and are used to replace one or multiple missing teeth. They can be used to replace just a single tooth as well as keep a full denture securely in place. Implants have become the go-to option for replacing missing dentition because they do not compromise surrounding teeth. They are safe, effective and are long-lasting when compared to other options available.
How long will Dental Implants last?
On average, you can expect dental implants to last anywhere from 20 to 30 years. However, it’s not uncommon to have implants last for longer than this if they’re well taken care of. How well you care for the implants and the health of your bone will have a great effect on how long the implants actually last. Because implants fuse with the natural bone of your jaw, they can become loose if bone loss occurs. Likewise, improper oral hygiene can affect the health of your gums, which can cause infections around the implant and eventual bone loss. Implants can withstand a lot of pressure and force, so you won’t need to baby them and deal with routine adjustment appointments like with other procedures. We are committed to offering you high-quality implants that will last for decades and provide you with the smile you’ve always wanted to have.
How to maintain your Dental Implants
The best way for you to maintain your dental implants is with routine dental appointments. These appointments allow us to check the health of your implants and to ensure they’re secure and fitting properly. In the rare event that they become loose or break, they can either be restored or replaced fully. If bone loss is present, we may suggest a bone grafting to ensure that the implant has a solid structure to bond with over the course of several months. Otherwise, you can expect your dental implants to last for decades without needing to worry or deal with them. Once those implants have completely fused with the bone of your jaw, they’re there to stay permanently and won’t need to be replaced or repaired.
If you are interested in dental implants and want to come in for an appointment, call our office today and we will help to answer your questions.