One of the most common questions about dental implants as a tooth replacement option is about their longevity. When compared to other tooth replacement options, dental implants can be the longest lasting. While every case is different, dental implants can be far superior to dentures and other choices for replacing teeth. In this blog post, we’ll answer the question: how long do dental implants last?
If you’re considering dental implants as a tooth replacement option, you may be interested to know that dental implants may be the longest-lasting choice. When compared to dentures or other solutions for missing teeth, dental implants might be your best choice. Dental implants are not only the more aesthetically pleasing and functional option–since dental implants look and perform just like your natural teeth–but they can also last a long time.
Although nothing lasts forever, typically, for a patient 45 years or older, dental implants are for life. The actual dental implant, the tiny titanium post that is installed in your bone can last for many years. There are certain disease processes like uncontrolled diabetes that can affect the bone and result in bone loss and implant failure. This is why we consider overall health as a factor for implant candidacy. A healthy lifestyle will help towards making sure your implants last as long as possible.
The Prosthetic or Crown
It is the crown or the cap that undergoes wear similar to tires on a car. As a result, crown replacement is necessary on average 10 to 15 years on after your initial crown or prosthetic tooth or teeth are placed. Any questions you have regarding crown replacement can be addressed during your dental implant consultation.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
To learn more about your candidacy for dental implants, contact us at 1-800-NEW-LOOK or use the contact form below to reach out to us. We have locations in Trinity, Spring Hill, and Palm Harbor, Florida. Contact us today to schedule your consultation for dental implants!
Contact Coastal Jaw Surgery
Call us today at 1-800-NEW-LOOK (Outside Florida: 727-877-0011) to learn more about the cost of dental implants or use the contact form below to reach out to us. We have locations in Palm Harbor, Trinity, and Spring Hill for your convenience.
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