How Long Do Dental Implants Last? 

Dental Implants are a popular treatment alternative if you need to replace missing or damaged teeth. They can help you to achieve a natural-looking smile, improve your comfort and give you a new sense of confidence. If you have missing or damaged teeth that you would like to correct, then dental implants can be a perfect solution.  Dental implants are created to be a permanent solution to tooth loss and they can last between 20 and 30 years. However, their lifespan depends on how well you look after your teeth and your oral hygiene.

Our highly trained Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons specialize in placing dental implants.  At The Oral Surgery Institute of the Carolinas, we work together with your General Dentist with the pre-operative implant planning and keep them up to date throughout your treatment process at our office.  Dental Implants look, feel, and function just like natural teeth. Oral Surgeons are known experts in dentoalveolar surgery including dental implants.  We look forward to helping you discover the many benefits of dental implants

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Dental Implants FAQs

What is a Dental Implant 

A dental implant (known as an endosseous implant or fixture) is a surgical component that interfaces with the bone of the jaw or skull to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, denture, facial prosthesis or to act as an orthodontic anchor.

Who Invented Dental Implants? 

Per-Ingvar Brånemark was a Swedish orthopedic surgeon and research professor. He was called the “father of modern dental implantology”. Source – Wikipedia

Dental implants typically last longer than other methods of replacing lost teeth, such as dental bridges and dentures. One 2010 study found that 83% of dental implants were still in place after 16 years. (Dental bridges and dentures may need to be replaced in seven to 15 years.)

How Long do Dental Implants Last?

Dental implants are an excellent choice for long-term tooth replacement, but how long do dental implants last? Factors that affect how long dental implants last depend largely on the patient’s lifestyle and overall dental hygiene. In fact, the technology of dental implants has become so advanced over the years that implant failures due to rejection or functionality issues have largely become problems of the past. 

Preexisting medical conditions, diseases, and implant misuse are more likely factors to cause an implant to fail. If you have questions about dental implants Contact us Today! Locations – The Oral Surgery Institute 

​​What can affect their lifespan?

As with any dental treatment, different factors can reduce how long a dental implant may last, these include

  • Oral health.
  • Lifestyle choices.
  • injury or damage.
  • Medical conditions.
  • Which teeth are replaced and where do they sit in the mouth?

How do I maintain my Dental Implants?

Dental implants can be cared for in the same way as your natural teeth. Making sure that you brush your teeth twice a day and flossing will help to keep your gums and teeth healthy. Just because your teeth are artificial does not mean that you shouldn’t attend regular dental check-ups.

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