Dental implants are used to support false teeth; they provide a strong foundation for removable or fixed replacement teeth made to match the natural teeth. According to WebMD, there are many advantages found in dental implants. These benefits include convenience, durability, improved oral health, improved self-esteem, easier eating, improved comfort, improved speech, and improved appearance. But how long will they last?
How Long Will Your Dental Implants Last?
Dental implants can last between 15 and 25 years. However, this number can vary depending on several factors. The implant is often permanent in most cases. The zirconia or titanium implant fuses with the jawbone in a process known as ossification. It will last as long as the jawbone of the patient is there, which can be for the rest of their life. However, the crown or cap attached to the root comes in different materials that may need replacement over time.
How Do You Avoid Dental Implant Failure?
As long as your dental implant does not develop an infection, become loose, or get damaged, you may never have to replace them. For optimal care, visit your dentist every 6 months for a regular dental check-up and to make sure your dental implant is functioning properly and is healthy.
Also, you must commit yourself to vigilant oral hygiene daily, including adequate brushing and flossing to remove debris and dirt from your mouth. Avoid biting down on anything hard with your implants because it can crack a cap on your implant.
How Long Will the Treatment Take?
Before the treatment starts, your dental team will give you a rough timetable. Some false teeth can be fitted together with the implants after your dentist has confirmed they are suitable for you. False teeth are often fitted 3-4 months after the dental implants have been put in.
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