How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

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Many people lose at least one adult tooth at some point in their lives. As you get older, you’re more likely to lose teeth. In the past, uncomfortable dentures were the main replacement option. Today, dentures are much better, but there’s another option: dental implants. What are they? And how long do they last?

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants have two parts: a biocompatible post and an artificial tooth restoration like a crown, bridge, or implant-stabilized dentures. The post is surgically implanted into your jawbone. As it heals over the next 3-6 months, it fuses to the bone and replaces your missing tooth root. We’ll then place the artificial tooth. Dental implants have a 95 percent success rate! Out of all the tooth replacement options, implants feel the most like natural teeth. They also don’t require any special care beyond brushing, flossing, and routine dentist appointments.

How Long Are Dental Implants Supposed to Last?

Dental implants have a lot of benefits, but for how long? Implants are designed to be the longest-lasting prosthetic. With proper brushing, flossing, and professional cleanings, artificial teeth like crowns can last 10-15+ years. The implant post itself will stay in your jawbone as long as you don’t develop severe gum disease. In many cases, implants last the rest of a patient’s life.

Dental Implants at Gentle Dentistry in Tampa, Florida

The cost of dental implants depends on factors like your jawbone health, how many teeth you need replaced, and if your insurance covers any part of the procedure. During your consultation, Dr. Rasmussen will break down pricing before we begin any work. Whether you need just one dental implant or a full-mouth restoration, our team is here to guide you through the process and answer any questions. Contact us today if you’re interested in dental implants!

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