Choosing to have dental implants is not a decision that many people take lightly or make on a whim. Dental implants require a monetary investment that is significant for the average American, and they also require the time and effort involved for having them placed. One dental implant question that we are asked most frequently at Georgia Denture & Implant Specialists is, “How long do dental implants last?” This is a valid question due to the time and money involved, and one that is valued by the dental experts at Georgia Denture & Implant Specialists.
When properly maintained with good oral hygiene practices at home of daily flossing and brushing at least twice a day, the dental implant itself can last a lifetime. This, of course, assumes that the patient will also receive bi-annual dental checkups and professional dental cleanings. The implant structure is implanted into the jawbone and healthy bone and gum tissue will meld with the implant to work as a natural structure in the mouth. The crown that is placed on the implant should be expected to last from 10-15 years before it needs to be replaced. Again, excellent dental hygiene is the determining factor for the lifespan of any dental crown, with a crown placed on an implant as no exception.
Dental implants are designed to be permanent solutions for those with missing teeth, and they have become the standard for tooth replacement. At Georgia Denture & Implant Specialists we work with all of our patients to not only achieve a beautiful smile, but to also help them ensure that their replacements last. We are committed to a custom strategy that emphasizes personalized attention for each patient who walks through our doors. Call Georgia Denture & Implants Specialists today to schedule your first appointment towards your new smile.