Byron L. Carr, DMD, FAGD

How long do dental implants last?

Natural teeth are best, but dental implants are the next best thing when that is not possible. Whether one or more teeth are missing, Dr. Carr can replace them with implants. The following information will help you if you are considering implants and are wondering how long they will last.

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There are three components to consider when discussing dental implants and their longevity:

  1. The implant post
  2. The abutment (connector) that attaches to the implant post
  3. Dental restoration, such as a crown, bridge, or denture

First, the implant or screw is surgically implanted in the jaw. Second, an abutment connects the implant to the crown. Lastly, there is the crown, which connects to the implant by attaching to the abutment. The longevity of each of these components varies.

How Long Does Each Component Last?

The titanium dental implant serves as the replacement root for a missing tooth. The implant could last a lifetime if it is in good condition.

When replacing a dental restoration, the abutment connecting the implant to the crown may or may not need to be replaced, depending on its condition. 

Even though dental crowns and bridges are made of extremely durable materials, they are not indestructible. You will have the greatest lifespan of any dental restoration we offer by taking excellent care of your teeth. This includes brushing twice daily, flossing once daily, and maintaining six-month dental exams and cleanings. 

A dental implant's lifespan is determined by how well it was manufactured, what conditions it was placed in, and how well it is maintained.

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Are you considering dental implants? Contact us today to learn more about dental implants and how we can help you smile confidently again!

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