Dental implants have become a tried and trusted option for many patients in need of tooth replacement. Implants are often made out of titanium, which is strong enough to handle the daily wear and tear that you put them through. A single implant can be placed to reply once missing tooth or you can have multiple implants placed so that multiple teeth are replaced at the same time. Implants can then hold onto crowns, bridge work and full dentures that you want to fit more comfortably.
<b>How Long Will Dental Implants Last?</b>
One of the reasons implants have been a go-to option for a lot of patients is because they last for a long period of time. It’s not uncommon for patients to have implants that last for up to 30 years before they may need to be repaired or fully replaced. However, your implant may last longer with the proper maintenance and care. As with all other procedures and restorations, certain factors can determine if the implant will last as long as it should. Patients with severe bone loss issues may find that their implants begin to loosen over time and a bone graft is needed to keep it in place.
<b>How to Maintain and Care For Implants</b>
The best way for you to maintain your implants is to keep up with your twice-a-year dental checkup appointments. We will examine your implants to ensure that they’re still stable and healthy. If they are loose, have broken or cracked, we may suggest replacement as needed. However, the vast majority of dental implants last for decades before any type of problem is even found. Once the implants have healed and had the chance to fuse with the surrounding bone of your jaw, they’re in there to stay and can work to replace missing dentition in the mouth easily and quickly. You will have your implants for life and can enjoy what they are able to do for your smile. If you’ve had problems in the past with other restorations or you’re looking for a more permanent solution to your smile issues, we offer easy and comfortable dental implants that can completely transform your smile for the better and allow you to feel confident in the way you look.
If you would like to learn more about the implant procedure, call us today and we will help to answer all of your questions.