How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Dental implants are the best option for replacing missing teeth. A dental implant is placed inside the jawbone and works just like a tooth root.

The dental implant is made of titanium, a biocompatible material that will fuse with the bone. The implant forms a solid bond with the jawbone within a few months.

The average lifespan of a dental implant is between 20 and 30 years. A dental implant can be used for a lifetime, provided good oral hygiene is maintained. No other tooth replacement option is as durable.

There are several factors that will affect the lifespan of a dental implant. The lifespan of dental implants is affected by the patient’s dental hygiene and lifestyle. Brushing, flossing, avoiding smoking and having dental check-ups every 6 months help to prolong the life of the dental implant.

Advances in dental implant technologies have minimized implant failures by eliminating rejection and functionality issues.

A dental implant can fail under certain circumstances. Inadequate care and cleaning, insufficient bone, and a habit of teeth grinding can cause a dental implant to fail. The placement of a dental implant by an inexperienced surgeon can also cause its lifespan to be shorter than expected.

The lifespan of a dental implant is also affected by its position in the mouth. This is because teeth in different positions have different functions.

If the dental implant moves, there is pain, redness, swelling or bleeding, the dental implant may have failed. In this case, you should be examined by a dentist as soon as possible.

Although dental implants are designed to be permanent, the crown attached to the implant may need to be replaced. Dental crowns require replacement between 10 and 15 years due to effects such as wear and tear.

A dental implant is placed using a surgical procedure. It is therefore necessary to be physically healthy for the implant to be applied. The healing process is usually completed within a few months.

A dental implant can be slightly more expensive than the options used to replace a missing tooth. However, considering that it is a permanent solution, the lifetime cost is lower.

Conditions such as tooth decay, gum disease and injury can cause tooth loss. The best option for replacing the missing tooth is a dental implant. Dental implants offer a comfortable and natural looking smile.

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