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How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

August 16, 2023
How Long Do Dental Implants Last? | Chang Dental Group

Dental implants are sturdy, long-lasting replacements for natural teeth. The dental implant post may last a lifetime with proper care, while the crown or denture on top may need periodic replacement every 10 to 15 years to accommodate normal wear and tear.

Types of Dental Implants

  • Single-Tooth Dental Implants
  • Implant-Supported Bridges
  • Full-Arch Zirconia Teeth
  • Fixed Hybrid Dentures

How Dental Implants Work

Implants consist of three parts: a titanium post, a stainless steel abutment, and a dental restoration like a crown, bridge, or denture.


The post replaces the root of the natural tooth. The strong, lightweight post gently screws into an opening in the patient's jawbone. The surgery site where the dentist implants the post needs a few months to heal before the next step.


Next, the dentist places the abutment on top of the post. The dentist secures the gum tissue around the abutment and allows it to heal.


The final restoration is the last step. The dentist attaches the crown, bridge, or dentures to the abutment.


When the implant process is complete, you will have a restoration that looks and feels like a natural tooth. You can chew, talk, and smile again, improving your self-image and quality of life.

Advantages of Dental Implants

Easy Care

Unlike traditional dentures, you do not have to spend extra time and money caring for your implants. Care for them as you would natural teeth.

Bone Loss Prevention

When you have missing teeth, your jawbone begins to reabsorb into your body. This problem happens when the jaw lacks the natural stimulation it receives from chewing.

Mimics Your Natural Teeth

Most people cannot tell you you have a new dental implant.

Restores Chewing Ability

Your bite force and chewing ability will improve greatly with implants.

Allows Clear Speech

Dentures sometimes cause hissing or clicking noises when patients speak. Implants do not cause this problem.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

Patients who are good implant candidates have these traits:

  • Missing or compromised teeth
  • Sufficient bone mass for an implant or ability to receive a bone graft before surgery
  • No untreated gum disease or tooth decay
  • Non-smokers or willing to quit since nicotine impairs healing and may cause implants to fail
  • Healthy enough for surgery, with no conditions like diabetes or cancer

How to Extend The Life of Your Dental Implants

Dental implants can last for many years, but they need proper care. Brush your teeth, including your implants, at least twice a day. Floss once or twice daily, paying special attention to the area around the implant. Keep all recommended dental appointments. If you fail to care for your implants, you could experience an infection or implant failure.

Call Chang Dental Group

Dental implants are the longest-lasting dental restorations on the market today, but they need proper care to maintain longevity. Please call our convenient Natick, MA, office at 508-653-0444 to learn more about dental implants and schedule a consultation appointment.


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