Do dental implants need to be replaced?

For patients that have missing, cracked, or broken teeth, dental implants are a great solution. Implants give patients a permanent, comfortable option that lasts for years or even a lifetime.

At our office, we meet with our patients to evaluate if they are a good candidate for implants.  We also come up with a customized treatment plan for each patient that fits their needs. Our team is always available to help patients through each step of the way, supporting them and answering any questions they may have.

Many patients are interested in finding out if their dental implants will ever need to be replaced? Compared to other alternatives such as dentures or bridges that only last 5-15 years before needing replacement, implants are permanent and do last upwards of 25 years or even a lifetime.  It is important to care for implants just like our natural teeth to ensure they do last. Implants rarely ever need additional work once placed in the mouth, and have a 95% success rate with patients.

We recommend good oral hygiene, and following our recovery instructions as you heal from the implant procedure. Avoid hard foods and any products that will stain your teeth.

Tips to ensure your implants last a lifetime:

  • Use a low abrasive brush such as a soft type tooth brush.
  • Use a non-abrasive gel or paste to avoid scratching the surface of your implant.
  • Floss daily using implant specific floss, or use a Waterpik Water Flosser to help protect and keep the implant and surrounding tissue healthy.
  • Avoid any products containing, stannous fluoride, sodium fluoride, or baking soda. These products may make the implants prone to corrosion.
  • Anti-microbial rinses can be used to prevent infection and reduce inflammation.

If you care for your implants and practice good oral hygiene, dental implants can last your lifetime and never have to be replaced. Contact us today to schedule your appointment, and see how our implant services can benefit you.

How long do dental implants last?

Dental implants are one of the most common restorative procedures done today. Implants are built to last upwards of 25 years or even a lifetime. If you are unhappy with your smile, and want a solution that lasts and looks natural, then dental implants may be right for you.

We meet with all patients to discuss their concerns, and we evaluate their teeth to determine if they are a good candidate for dental implants. Our team creates a customized treatment plan, and makes sure our patients understand all steps of the implant process.

Dental implants provide long lasting results and are comfortable in the mouth. They function exactly like natural teeth and allow our patients to eat the foods they desire and live a happy and healthy life.

Benefits of dental implants and why they last:

  • Implants are made of a strong material called titanium and if cared for properly can last upwards of 25 years, or a lifetime. Other implant alternatives may only last between 5-15 years.
  • Implants are anchored to the bone rather than the tooth’s roots. This allows the implant to be stronger, and provide the needed support. Implants are just as strong as our natural teeth, and in most cases can withstand more pressure.
  • The success rate for dental implants are 95%.
  • Bone grafting can be done, if the patient does not have enough bone to support the implant. This helps to provide the support needed, and keep the implants strong and sturdy in the mouth.
  • Implants are comfortable in the mouth, and make it easy to speak and chew food.
  • Caring for implants is similar to caring for natural teeth. We recommend good oral hygiene that includes brushing and flossing daily, and regular dental checkups at our office.

Contact us today to schedule your appointment, and see how dental implants can work for you.