How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
Dental implants are the most practical, sensible and realistic-looking replacement to lost or broken teeth, but how long will your dental implant serve you? The longevity of your implant comes down to your lifestyle and overall dental hygiene.
Recent dental technology advancements mean that implant failures due to rejection or functionality issues have quickly become problems of the past. Medical conditions, diseases and the inability to look after your dental implant correctly are the more likely reasons an implant will fail.
To get a better understanding of dental implants and their longevity, keep reading:
Components Of A Dental Implant
First, to fully understand how long your dental implant will last, you need to know the implant's key components.
Implant: The implant involves a titanium post that is surgically inserted into the jaw bone, to act as the root of the crown.
Abutment: The abutment is then attached to the implant and holds the crown in place.
Crown: The crown is the ceramic tooth that is then fastened to the abutment, providing a natural looking tooth after insertion.
How Long Does A Dental Implant Last?
When cared for properly, for example, daily brushing and adequate flossing, the implant itself can last you a lifetime. The crown of the implant, however, is expected to last around 10-15 years before normal wear can cause it to require replacement.
The location of the implant in the mouth can also increase or decrease the dental implant longevity. Dental implants located towards the back of the mouth will be under more strain from regular chewing which can cause them to fail quicker compared to implants towards the front of the mouth.
What Can Cause Your Dental Implant To Fail?
When correctly inserted and looked after, your dental implant will provide you with long-term sustainability. However, several factors can contribute to implant failure. Those who have diabetes or certain medical conditions, have a higher risk of their dental implants failing.
Just like your original teeth, your implants require regular oral hygiene. Inadequate home care can lead to not only the implant failing but also gum disease.
In Need of A Dental Implant? Contact Us Today!
At Royal Park Dental, we pride ourselves on providing our patients with premium dental care. We are Adelaide’s leading dental implant practice. We can develop a made-to-measure solution for you. If you feel that you may be in need of a dental implant, or you have queries about the procedure, please don’t hesitate to contact the practice today.
Our friendly office staff will set you up for an appointment with a member of our professional and gentle dentistry team. Call today!