How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
At Westlake Oral and Plastic Surgery, we offer dental implants as a treatment for missing teeth. Dental implants have quickly become the most popular option, providing numerous benefits. Along with functioning and looking just like your natural teeth, implants are comfortable, secure, and easy to care for. One of the greatest benefits of implants is that they help to stop the bone loss that follows tooth loss, helping to preserve the integrity of your jawbone. Implants do involve a more invasive procedure, requiring surgery for placement. This treatment is designed to be a long-term solution to tooth loss, but just how long do dental implants last?
Dental implants consist of three components.
Designed to Last a Lifetime
Dental implants are designed to last a lifetime. Your jawbone fuses to the implants, holding them securely in place. The implant then mimics the root of your natural tooth. Being implanted into the jaw, it stimulates the bone, which helps to keep it strong. This is a benefit that no other tooth replacement option offers. With traditional bridges and dentures, the jawbone continues to grow weak, despite replacing the teeth, and eventually begins to change shape. This results in the need to have these restorations periodically replaced. Dental implants are designed to avoid this issue.
While the implants themselves may never need replacing, the ceramic crowns are different. Ceramic crowns are rated to last 10 to 15 years with normal daily wear. Some may last longer. Damaged or worn crowns can be replaced without having to replace the implant in your bone.
What Affects the Life of Your Implants
There are several factors that can affect the longevity of your implants, and lead to implant failure.
If you have suffered tooth loss, dental implants may be the answer for you. For more information, and to schedule your consultation, call Westlake Oral and Plastic Surgery today at (805) 267-9766.
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