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How Many Years Do Dental Implants Last?

Posted in Dental Care, and Dental Implant


Do you have questions about dental implants Waterloo?

Are you considering getting dental implants but need more information?

There are benefits to dental implants such as they last longer than dentures or bridges.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are two parts; the first is the titanium post that is placed into your jaw bone and the second is a cap that is placed on that post.

The cap material will depend on where in the mouth it is being placed; as molars wear more than the front teeth a stronger material will be used there such as resin instead of porcelain.

How are dental implants placed?

In order to have dental implants placed you will be required to have some minor oral surgery Waterloo.

A small hole will be drilled in the jaw bone and the titanium post screwed into it. The post will allow bone growth around it strengthening your jaw bone and teeth around the dental implant.

After the post has healed a crown or cap will be placed over the post.

How long will dental implants last?

The post part of your dental implant will last for life it is the crown or cap part that will need replacing eventually.

If you continue to see your Waterloo dentist regularly and take proper care of your dental implant crown, it could last up to 15 years. This also depends on where in the mouth it has been placed as molars do the majority of chewing it may last a little less than that.

Erbsville Dental can help you understand dental implants from the procedure to how to take care of those implants in order for them to last the maximum amount of time. Speak to your dentist about dental implants to make sure they are right for you.