How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
General Dentist and Cosmetic Dental Services in Edmonton, Alberta
Posted: October 17, 2013
One of the reasons our cosmetic dentist recommends dental implants to Edmonton-area patients looking for tooth replacement options is that implants are sturdy and long-lasting. If you take care of them and practice sound dental hygiene, your implants can last for decades.
Dental implants are made of a titanium “root” and a porcelain dental crown. These are both strong, hearty materials that will prove durable if properly maintained.
These strong materials play important roles in your implants’ longevity. However, equally as important is the method of their placement.
Our cosmetic dentist places the titanium implants deep into the jaws of our Edmonton-area patients. We then have to wait a few months for the implant roots to fully integrate into the bone structure of your jaw.
This is a lengthy process, but it’s also a vital one. Once your implants complete the process of “osseo-integration,” they will be strongly, securely anchored in your jawbone. This provides a durable foundation for your implants.
Dental implants are not immune to gum disease and other dental problems. You have to practice sound dental hygiene and protect the implant just as your do your other teeth. But if you do, your implants can stand strong for decades.
If you live in the Edmonton, Alberta area and you want to speak to a cosmetic dentist about dental implants, please contact Focus on Smiles today.