Thanks to the osseointegration of the implant, the life of a dental implant can extend over many years. However, there are certain factors that can affect the life of an implant. The amount of jawbone, the location of the implant, and the level of dental care can all have an impact on the life of a dental implant. Health problems such as diabetes or smoking can also impact the longevity of dental implants.
As with natural teeth, good oral hygiene can extend the life of the dental implant. In fact, with good hygiene, dental implants can last a lifetime.
To get the most out of dental implants, patients should make sure they have regular dental checkups and follow good oral hygiene, which includes daily brushing and flossing; lifestyle changes, such as reducing smoking, and dietary changes can all help to significantly extend the life of dental implants.
To find out if dental implants are an appropriate tooth replacement solution for you, contact us to evaluate your condition so we can better advise you.