How long do dental implants last?

Dental implants are the leading solution for patients seeking that natural looking smile. Implants are permanent, aesthetically pleasing, and feel like natural teeth.

Dental implants are highly durable and are built out of titanium. They are anchored to the bone rather than the tooth’s roots, and provide a sturdy base for one or many crowns. On average, dental implants last upwards of 25 years or a lifetime. Implants are a great choice for patients that want a long lasting restorative solution.

Dental implants are not only long lasting, but they provide other benefits to patients. Implants are very comfortable in the mouth, and allow patients to speak and eat easily. They function just like our natural teeth, and give patients the ability to live a normal lifestyle.

Patients that have missing, damaged, or broken teeth are good candidates for dental implants. We also require the patient to be in good general and oral health. The best candidates for implants have healthy gum tissue and do not suffer from periodontal disease.

Caring for dental implants is easy and similar to caring for your natural teeth. We recommend brushing and flossing daily with a low-abrasive tooth paste and soft bristle brush. Floss daily with an implant specific floss, and use a Waterpik water flosser to help get those hard to reach areas.

Additional benefits of dental implants:

  • There is no cleaning or soaking with dental implants. They are permanent and cannot be removed like with other restorative solutions.
  • Bone grafting can be done if the patient does not have adequate bone in the jaw to support the implants.
  • Dental implants provide long term value financially and rarely need to be replaced.
  • Implants give patients improved oral health

If you are interested in finding out more about dental implants and how they may benefit you, contact Memorial City Smiles to schedule your implant consultation.

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