How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
Missing dentition can be problematic both to your confident as well as your oral functionality. Technology has come a long way over the years, and many patients are choosing dental implants as a way to replace their missing teeth. Implants are durable, strong and incredibly long-lasting. Understanding how implants work and how they’re placed can help you in making the decision on whether or not to choose them to improve your dental health.
All You Want to Know About Dental Implants
The majority of dental implants used during surgery are made out of a safe, durable titanium. The implant’s post is surgically inserted into the bone of the jaw while under sedation. This implant post then fuses with the bone during a process called osseointegration. This delicate process takes a few months to complete. Once the implant has bonded completely, we will make either a crown or bridge that is placed over the implant’s abutment.
How Long Do Implants Normally Last?
Choosing to undergo oral surgery to place an implant is a pretty big deal. You may want to know how long the implant is going to last before undergoing such an extensive procedure. The reason implants have been a go-to option for many patients is because they are essentially permanent. Once they’ve been given time to fuse to the jawbone, they are there to stay and will become an integral part of your entire smile. You won’t need to repair or replace the implant, which can save you from future surgeries, procedures and treatments. Your smile will always look its best thanks to the power of implant technology.
Keeping Your New Implants Stable, Strong and Healthy
One of the most common reasons for implants failing involves bone loss. Bone loss can be caused by periodontal disease, as it affects both the teeth and underlying bone. To prevent gum disease, you should brush twice a day and floss daily. It’s a smart idea to make it a habit to come into the office every six months for an appointment. During this appointment, we can check on the implant to ensure that it’s still in place and experiencing no problems. The restoration added to the implant will need to be replaced every few years depending on what’s been added to your smile.
If you’d like to come into our office to consult about implant technology, call our team of experts today to schedule a convenient appointment.