How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
A dental implant is a special type of restoration that is made to replace one or more of your teeth. These restorations are surgically embedded into the jawbone, where they are able to fuse and integrate with the bone itself. Once the implant has fully healed, we can make a restoration for the very top of it, whether this be a crown or a fixed bridge.
What is a Dental Implant?
An implant is normally made out of titanium alloy, which makes it a secure and stable restoration that you’ll benefit from for years to come. The restoration is placed deep into the jawbone, giving it time to bond with the bone. The implant can replace one or more missing teeth. This is why implants offer both restorative as well as cosmetic benefits to those who choose them over other dental options.
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How Long Will an Implant Last?
One reason so many patients are interested in dental implants is because of how long they last. It is not uncommon for an implant to last a lifetime with the proper care and maintenance. This is because the implant itself fuses with the jawbone, making it a permanent part of your smile. Once the implant has been given time to heal, which usually takes a few months, there are no repairs or replacements needed. You will love how natural and realistic the implant allows you to look, and the fact that you won’t need to think or worry about it at all in the future.
Keeping Your Implants Healthy and Strong
Because the implant is embedded into the jawbone, it makes sense that any condition or health problem that affects the health of the surrounding bone would also affect the implant. If you have gum disease, this can eventually lead to bone loss, which would cause the implant to become loose and damaged. The best way for you to prevent gum disease and maintain a healthy implant is with twice daily brushing and flossing. You should make time to come into the office twice a year so that we can perform a professional cleaning and examine the implant to ensure it is still securely and firmly in place.
If you’d like to learn more about how implants work, call our office today so that we can get you in for a convenient consultation appointment as soon as possible.
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