1st June 2022

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

If you’re suffering from tooth loss and want to restore your smile, dental implants could be the answer. Today, we’ll talk through this incredible dental restoration and talk through the many positives of treatment, including some surprising benefits. Read on to find out what dental implants are, how long they last and why you should consider treatment.

A Display of Dental Implants

What are dental implants?

Also known as tooth implants, dental implants are false teeth that are permanently implanted into the gums and underlying jaw bones. This sets a strong foundation for biting and chewing – as well as talking and laughing. Once your dental implants have healed, you’ll be able to enjoy all the foods you once loved and feel confident about your smile once again.

Why have dental implants?

Having gaps in your smile can be bad for your oral health – food and bacteria can build up in these spaces, cause decay, and ultimately mean more teeth are lost (extracted). Tooth implants restore the function and appearance of your smile, and can also make you appear more youthful – as they give the mouth structure and prevent sagging around the smile. Finally, the teeth are more likely to stay in their natural positions, instead of spreading out into any spaces in your smile, and help to retain the underlying bone.

How long do dental implants last?

Your tooth implant is a permanent solution for tooth loss and the root part of your tooth implant will fuse with your natural bone and tissue. To that end, you can expect your dental implant to last a lifetime – though you will need to care for it properly through good oral health and regular dental check-ups.

Will my dental implant need replacing?

No, providing your dental implant is cared for properly. However, bear in mind that the ‘tooth’ part of the implant is a porcelain crown so it is entirely possible that this could crack or fracture under pressure. If this happens, in most cases, it can simply be replaced. It is quite rare for the ‘root’ part of the tooth implant to become damaged or need replacing, and over 90% of dental implant procedures are a success.

Are dental implants expensive?

No, considering dental implants are a permanent solution we think they offer fantastic value for money. We’ve touched on their many benefits already – including those to your dental health – which shows they’re a worthy investment for anyone with tooth loss.

Book with our Stourbridge dentists

We’d love to help transform your smile with tooth implants. Give our practice a call to book your consultation today. 

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