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How Long Can My Dental Implant Last?

Posted on 11/8/2021 by Dr. Johnson
How Long Can My Dental Implant Last?Dental implants are one of the most common restorative dental procedures people have. Over three million Americans have dental implants, and nearly half a million dental implant procedures are done each year. If you are thinking about getting dental implants, you need to know how long your implant might last. Here are some facts you should know about dental implants.

About Your Dental Implants

All dental implants have a screw or a pin that attaches to your jawbone through your gums. That way, your implant is a permanent part of your jaw, just like your natural teeth. Dentists make an incision in your gumline to place the pin in. After your dentist places the pin or screw in, it will need a little time to heal, and then you'll be ready for your prosthetic tooth. The tooth is placed on top of the pin or screw. Dental implants act as close to your natural tooth as possible.

Life Span of Dental Implants

Dental implants may last longer than any other dental device. Most dental implants can last up to 30 years if you take care of them. Be sure that you brush and floss your teeth, including your implants, twice a day every day. You need to be sure that you floss underneath the dental implant as well because food can become trapped underneath your prosthetic tooth.

You can make sure your implants stay as pristine as possible. First, be careful with your implants. Don't open bottles or cans with your teeth. Don't chew overly sticky foods with your implanted tooth as well. You'll also want to make sure you wear a night guard if you grind your teeth or clench your jaw. If you take care of your implants, they will last for the rest of your life.

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