Dental implants are the most permanent tooth replacement option available on the market. Dental implants can last a long time if taken care of properly, but do dental implants last forever? It depends on your specific situation.
How Long Can Implants Last?
A dental implant is made of titanium. When placed in your jaw, the titanium will fuse to your jawbone, creating a stable, functional root that helps prevent bone loss. A dental implant won’t corrode or decay, and if taken care of properly, your dental implants can last thirty years or more.
However, don’t think that a dental implant can be left alone and will not have any problems. You still need to brush and floss your teeth regularly – including your dental implant – to ensure plaque buildup and decay do not cause an infection.
Are Dental Implants Right for Me?
Whether you have a single missing tooth or several missing teeth, dental implants could be a great option for permanent teeth replacement. Dental implants can last up to thirty years in many cases, and they are so stable because they mimic the root of a natural tooth. There is no slippage with dental implants like there is with dentures.
Plus, dental implants look just like your natural teeth. No one will even notice you have dental implant or have replaced missing teeth! Patients who have enough bone in their jaw to support a titanium post can get implants. A consultation will give us enough information to know your personal treatment plan for dental implants.
If you are curious about replacing your missing teeth, give us a call today to set up an appointment. We’ll go over your health history and determine whether dental implants are right for you.
Call our friendly team or book your appointment online. We can’t wait to see your beautiful smile!