Dental implants are dental restorations that look, feel, and act almost exactly like natural teeth. They are an ideal replacement for missing teeth, and with proper care your dental implants could last you a lifetime.
The benefit of dental implants is that they look, feel and function almost exactly like your natural teeth. If you have missing teeth, dental implants can be a great solution that will allow you to talk and eat like you did before, and smile with confidence once again.
How long do dental implants last?
With proper care, your dental implants can last 25 years or more. In some cases dental implants can even last for life. How long you can expect your dental implants will last will be influenced the following factors:
Your Oral Hygiene Routine: Care for your dental implants just as you would care of your natural teeth. Brushing twice a day for 2 minutes each time, flossing daily, and visiting your dentist every six months will help to keep your dental implants, and your teeth, in optimal condition.
Good Habits: To help prevent damage to your dental implants avoid chewing or biting down on extremely hard items, like pen tips or pencils, and do not open things with your teeth. These behaviours can damage your natural teeth as well as your dental implants.