Need to replace a missing or extracted tooth? There are several tooth replacement options to consider, from dental implants to bridges and dentures. However, dental implants are steadily becoming a more popular replacement choice than the rest because of their functionality and minimal maintenance needs.
But a significant concern most people have is the lifespan of dental implants. The truth is that the lifespan of dental implants is largely dependent on individual lifestyle choices and oral hygiene.
In order to address the concern of the longevity of dental implants, it’s important to learn what these pieces are made of and the factors that influence their lifespan.
Dental implants are made of durable materials, including:
The technology around dental implants has evolved over the past few decades, making them one of the most effective tooth replacement options. These pieces rarely fail, and if they do, it’s mostly not because of rejection or functionality. Pre-existing medical conditions, disease, poor oral hygiene, and misuse of the implant are now common reasons for implant failure.
Dental implants are built to be a long-term solution to tooth loss. Implants can last for about 20 to 30 years if properly fitted and maintained. They can last that long because they are typically fused with the adjacent bone and are not exposed to risks that can cause damage.
Note that for your implant to heal completely, it relies on adequate blood circulation to the treated site. Nicotine affects your blood flow, oxygen levels, and blood vessels and can impair recovery.
If you have questions or concerns about dental implants, our dental specialists at Luminous Dental are ready to help. We can answer all your questions and guide you on how to get suitable implants. Contact us online or call us at (234) 269-5288 to schedule a consultation with our lead Hudson dentist, Dr. Leah Divito, and discuss how we can help improve your oral health.