How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental Implants help to replace lost or broken teeth. The dental implant procedure replaces the tooth root with a fixed and permanent titanium post. From there, an abutment which connects to the implant and emerges through the gums, and finally a crown fitted atop the abutment to give the appearance of a natural tooth.


The Benefits of Dental Implants

The main benefit of dental implants is that they restore the look, functionality, feel of your smile. Dental implants also offer several advantages when compared to other types of smile restoration.

  • The comfort and functionality of dental implants is superior when compared to removable dentures.

  • Dental Implants improve your confidence because they look and feel like natural teeth.

  • Dental implants don't require grinding down and compromising the health of adjacent teeth before the procedure.

  • Dental implants mimic your original teeth and allow you to eat almost every food without pain and with confidence.

  • Dental implants will last many years as long as you properly care for them.

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Dental implants can last beyond 25 years after you have completely healed. This is an average estimated number, but rest assured that your implant can last even longer if you maintain proper oral hygiene.


How Painful Are Dental Implants?

Most patients report minimal discomfort during the process. With that said, anesthesia can often be used during the Dental Implant procedure in order to minimize any discomforts.