How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

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Hey, there! Dr. Michael Webster here, Owner and Implant Dentist at Kelowna Dental Centre.

“How long do dental implants last?” is a question we hear almost every day from our patients. So, we thought providing an overview of the procedure could help you better understand dental implants and determine their potential utility in your oral health planning.

Dental implants are designed to be a long-term tooth replacement solution. With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last for decades and even a lifetime. 

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

While there’s no definitive expiration date for dental implants, their longevity is influenced by several factors:

Oral hygiene: Good oral hygiene, such as regular brushing, flossing, and professional cleanings, are crucial for the long-term success of dental implants. Proper oral hygiene helps prevent gum disease and peri-implantitis, which can affect the stability and lifespan of implants.

Implant placement: The experience and skill of the dental professional performing the implant placement procedure play a significant role in the long-term success of the implants. An experienced implant dentist, like myself, with advanced training and expertise can ensure precise placement, which enhances the their longevity. 

Bone quality and quantity: Sufficient jawbone density and volume are essential for the stability and success of dental implants. In cases where the jawbone is compromised, there are different types of dental implants, like Pterygoid and Zygomatic implants, that can help in this case.

Lifestyle habits: Certain lifestyle habits, such as smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, and teeth grinding (bruxism), can negatively impact the lifespan of dental implants. These habits can increase the risk of implant failure or complications, so it’s advisable to minimize or eliminate them to ensure the long-term success of the implants.

In short, taking care of your oral and overall health help dental implants heal better and last longer. If you take good care of them, your dental implants could last a lifetime. Standard dental check-ups and follow-up appointments are essential for monitoring the implants’ health and detecting any potential issues early on. We can also show you how best to clean your dental implants for increased longevity.

Dr. Michael Webster: Your Dedicated Implant Dentist

Since purchasing and re-founding Kelowna Dental Centre in 2013, my commitment to innovation and patient-centricity has been our clinic’s defining features. As your trusted implant dentist, I’m proud to serve our patients with customized, seamless dental implants and exceptional results.

I’ve travelled the world to earn industry-leading dental implant credentials and deliver the results our patients dream of. Click here for a complete list of my dental implant credentials.

Dental Implant Questions? We’re Here to Help

It’s important to note that individual cases may vary, and the lifespan of dental implants can be influenced by various factors. We can provide you with a more accurate assessment of the expected longevity of your dental implants based on your specific circumstances.

If you’re considering dental implants to enhance your oral health and overall well-being, get in touch with us today. We’d love to walk you through the process and work together to define your goals, then create a comprehensive care plan to get you there.

Schedule your dental implant consultation with us today – together, we’ll make your dream smile a reality. 

We can’t wait to care for you!

Dr. Michael Webster

Kelowna Dental Centre Owner
Implant Dentist
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