Dental implants provide the necessary support for the replacement of one or more teeth. They also restore the appearance, comfort and functionality of natural teeth.
But how long do dental implants last? To find out more, our implantology and maxillofacial surgery specialists cover the topic in detail.
Does the life of a dental implant vary?
Much like your natural teeth, how long dental implants last depends on how much attention you pay to your oral health. The more you care for your implants, the better you will be able to preserve and maintain them.
If your dental and medical condition is good and you maintain and care for your oral health, your implants will last over time.
How to prolong the longevity of dental implants
While implants can hold in place for a long time, you should consider the factors that can influence their longevity. Here are a few of them.
Good oral hygiene
Oral hygiene is always at the top of the list of good habits to follow after a dental implant. Hygiene is essential if you want to prolong the longevity of a dental implant. Brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day and visiting your dentist twice a year will help preserve your implant for longer.
Dental implant placement
Dental implant placement requires a deep understanding of the function and appearance of the mouth, teeth, jaws and face. With the care of professional oral and maxillofacial surgeons, the surgical phase of treatment will be successfully completed and your dental implants will be properly installed.
Changes in general health
The lifespan of dental implants can also be affected by changes in overall health. For example, diabetes, osteoporosis and certain medications can affect how long implants last.
Lifestyle is also an important factor to consider. If your oral health is neglected, implants may have a shorter lifespan. For example, if you smoke or drink excessive amounts of alcohol, you have a higher risk of failure.
Dental implant placement at Clinique MFML
In short, similar to your natural teeth, you have to take care of your dental implants as best as possible. Avoiding factors that can lead to premature implant breakdown and ensuring good oral hygiene will help maximize how long your dental implants last.
At Clinique MFML, our qualified surgeons can perform dental implant surgery using state-of-the-art technology. For an appointment or to find out more about the various treatments we offer, please contact us now.