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How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

October 10, 2022
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Posted By: Deborah Simpkins, DMD Staff

Dental implants can last decades and even for life, depending on a few factors. Your Sarasota dentist will talk to you about best practices for dental implant success.

Tooth replacement is crucial to long-term oral health, and dental implants are the first recommendation of most dentists.

Dental Implants in Sarasota, FL

Dental implants are prosthetic tooth roots. Your dentist surgically places these roots to stand in for the ones you’ve lost. Over months, these implants integrate into your jawbone, creating an excellent foundation for replacement teeth (dental crowns) or prosthetics like implant dentures or bridges. An implant denture relies on up to six implants for stability.

If you’re considering dental implants, we have you come in for a consultation and exam with the dentist. At this visit, you’ll talk about your goals and expectations. Your dentist will determine whether dental implants are suitable for your tooth replacement needs. We can also speak to you about the cost.

Should you decide to proceed with dental implants, we will arrange your implant surgery, which is relatively simple and image-guided for precision.

About Dental Implant Longevity

Your dentist will talk to you about dental implant care, but as a rule, you treat implants like natural teeth—brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist for dental checkups and teeth cleanings.

The idea is to preserve your gum health, preventing periodontal disease that can lead to dental implant failure and further tooth loss.

If you have bruxism, be sure to wear your nightguard.

For Dental Implants in Sarasota, FL, Contact Us

Dental implants preserve oral health, helping prevent tooth migration, wear and tear, and jawbone loss. And dental implants are so like natural teeth that no one will guess they’re implants.

To arrange your tooth replacement consultation or if you have any questions for our team, give us a call today.

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