Dental implants are dental restorations that look, feel and act just like natural teeth do, and with proper care, can last for decades.
If you have missing teeth, dental implants are a great solution that will allow you to smile, eat and talk just like you did before. Dental implants look, feel and function almost exactly like natural teeth.
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants can last upwards of 25 years if you take good care of them. In some cases, dental implants can even last for life. Here are a few factors that will influence whether or not your dental implants last forever:
Care: How well you take care of your dental implants will make the world of difference to how long they will last. Daily flossing and brushing, seeing a dentist every six months are as important for dental implant care as they are for the care of your natural teeth so be sure to continue with a good oral hygiene routine.
Good Habits: Behaviours such as chewing or biting down on extremely hard items, like pen tips or pencils, could damage your implants, as could opening things with your teeth. Just remember that any behaviour that could damage your natural teeth could also damage your dental implants. For the sake of your natural teeth as well as your implants be sure to avoid these behaviours.