Dental implants are considered a long-term and visually pleasing solution to tooth loss. They are designed to be a strong and a long lasting alternative to dental bridges or dentures. They are fixed within your mouth and are unable to be removed, which helps them feel like your natural teeth.
As long as a dental patient takes good care of their new teeth, they will last for decades. After the implant has been placed in your jawbone, a completely lifelike porcelain tooth crown is attached. In most cases where dental implants are used to replace one or more missing teeth, they are considered better than dentures.
So, the question is, how long will they last? Here, we’ll give you some tips to help increase the lifespan of your dental implants.
How to Care for Dental Implants?
Lets start off by saying that dental implants are intended to be permanent. So, developing a good oral hygiene routine will help keep your implants clean and ensure they are long lasting. To ensure that they will last for years, you will need to treat them like your natural teeth.
Brushing and flossing regularly will keep bacteria and plaque from building up. Brushing your implants with a soft bristled toothbrush will help reduce the chances of infection, which can lead to implant loss and additional complications.
If you are looking for more information on the subject, you should always ask a dentist for advice about which type of floss, toothpaste, and toothbrush is best.
Even with proper care, the crown attached to your implant may need to be replaced in 10 to 15 years time (just like a traditional crown). Having regular dental check-ups will allow your dentist to check that your implants are in good condition.
How Often Are They Successful?
Most professionals would agree that these implants have a very high success rat. Most patients are happy with how natural and strong they feel in the mouth. Because of this, they are the most sought-after form of tooth restoration.
Where Do I Get Dental Implants?
If are having issues with your teeth or you would like to learn more about dental implants, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Drake, DDS and Associates.
Give us a call today at (386) 673-1611 or fill out our contact form.