How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

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We are proud to provide the best in restorative dental care. This includes dental implants. They are an excellent option for those who are missing teeth and are tired of dentures. If you’re curious about this popular procedure, we’re happy to fill you in on what to expect.

About Dental Implants

If you have missing teeth, dental implants can give you back the feel of natural, strong teeth. The process is simple. We implant a titanium post within the bone under the gumline. Titanium is a material that is compatible with the human body. A custom-made bridge or crown is placed on top of the rod. The result is durable teeth that allow you to chew and talk normally. They also fill any sunken spaces or gaps in the mouth that can lead to oral problems like food traps.

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Dental implants are built to sustain years of wear and tear, but still need to be cared for like natural teeth. With proper care and good dental hygiene, they should last between 10-15 years–or longer! Remember that brushing and flossing daily are the foundation of superb oral health. If you take good care of your dental implants, you’ll be pleased to find how long-lasting and strong they are.

Who Should Get Dental Implants?

Those who have healthy gums, are missing teeth, and have large gaps in between teeth are great candidates for dental implants. Misshapen, small, or broken teeth can also be replaced nicely by a dental implant. They aren’t for everyone, though. Those who have low bone density due to osteoporosis may not have the bone structure to host the implant. Additionally, patients who are prone to infections (such as those with immune disorders or diabetes) and have difficulty healing may not want to undergo this procedure. These patients may be best suited for a different tooth replacement option.

More Questions? We Have Answers!

If you have any questions about dental implants, we want to hear from you. We are happy to walk you through the process and discuss whether or not this treatment is right for you. Contact us today.

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