Many patients wonder if they decide to get dental implants, how long they will last. Implants are built to last upwards of 25 years or even a lifetime. They are made of titanium, and are anchored to the bone rather than the tooth’s roots. Implants are comfortable and allow patients to speak, and eat normally like they would with natural teeth.
Proper bone in the jaw must be present to give the required support for the implants. As part of our evaluation process we determine if the patient has enough bone present. If not, bone grafting can be done to provide the support that is needed.
Caring for dental implants is similar to caring for your natural teeth. Brushing and flossing daily, and visiting our office regularly helps to keep the implants looking and feeling great. If cared for properly dental implants can last you a lifetime.
Benefits of dental implants and why they last:
- Implants function like natural teeth and are a reliable choice for patients that want a beautiful smile.
- Implants are permanent, and do not need to be removed or cleaned like with dentures or bridges.
- Implants are anchored to the bone and made of titanium. This makes them extremely strong and stable.
If you are interested in finding out more about dental implants, contact Pena Adobe Dental Care to schedule your appointment.