How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
1) Implant – The Dental Implant is a titanium or zirconia post that is surgically placed in the jawbone of a patient and acts as the root for the crown.
2) Abutment- The Abutment is the connector between the Dental Implant and the crown.
3) Crown- The crown is a ceramic tooth which is attached to the Abutment.
Now that you’re clear on what a Dental Implant consists of, let’s go over the factors that may cause them to fail. These factors are largely dependent on the lifestyle of the patient and their overall dental hygiene. With dental problems in general, it is most often improper home care or lack of treatment when needed that causes them. The same applies to Dental Implants. When Implants are properly maintained (brushing, flossing, semi-annual check-ups), a Dental Implant should last a lifetime.
With the advancement of technology, Dental Implants have become so advanced that it almost unheard of anymore for a Dental Implant to fail due to functionality issues or rejection. It is most often the overall health and lifestyle of a patient that is responsible for the Dental Implant failure. In addition to proper oral hygiene as we discussed above, nutrition, genetics, and disease are also factors that influence the success of an implant.
Think you need a Dental Implant? We offer complementary consultations and x-rays for implants in our Rockville Dental Implant Center. Click here to schedule your appointment or call us at (301)770-0407. If you are concerned about the cost, we’ve got that covered, too- we offer financing through care credit.