Longevity of Dental Implant
Dental implants are by far the most popular solution for missing teeth. They replace missing bite force and fill the gap between teeth. Unlike other solutions for missing teeth, implants require working with deeper tissues of the gums.
Our surgeons at Surf City Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery will teach you how to take good care of your dental implants.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a replacement for the root of your tooth. They are placed into the gum tissue, essentially where your natural tooth root would be, by a skilled dental surgeon.
They anchor the dental crown in place, which replaces your missing tooth. They are the most complex dental procedure you can get, so they should last forever.
Our surgeons, will do their best to provide you with superior care and ensure your dental implants are applied immaculately. They will teach you the appropriate aftercare for your dental implants, which is necessary to get the best out of them.
How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
Dental implants last longer than any other dental procedure, like a crown, bridge, or filling.
You can get a good 20 or 30 years of service out of your dental implant. The true lifespan of the dental implant depends on several factors:
Things Causing Premature Loss of Dental Implants
It is possible to lose your implants before their time. Here are a few habits and avoidable situations that could cause you to lose your implants before their life expectancy is up.
Regularly cleaning your implants is essential to prevent plaque from building up in hard-to-reach places. The titanium implant will not get damaged from inflammation. If the tissues around it get inflamed, however, you may also lose it.
Fortunately, our surgeons at Surf City Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery will provide you with a set of after-care instructions to follow after getting your dental implant procedure done with us.
Our surgeons will tell you every essential detail you must remember, from immediate care to long-term habits to change to maximize the benefits of your dental implants.
Contact Us for a Consultation Today
If you’re facing problems with your dental implants or are planning to get the procedure, schedule an appointment with our surgeons today. We will give you an extensive examination, singling out any issues, and discuss solutions with you at length. You will have a plan for dental success and soon get your smile back.
Call Surf City Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at 657-384-2787 to schedule an appointment, and let us help you start smiling with confidence again.