Dental implants can last for more than 25 years. However, this is true only if you know how to take good care of your teeth and your overall oral hygiene. How long your dental implant lasts will depend on the following factors.
Your oral hygiene matters a lot when it comes to taking care of your teeth and dental implants, for that matter. How frequently you brush your teeth with fluoride-based toothpaste, floss, and how many times you visit your dentist a year determine the longevity of the dental implant.
How you use your teeth every day will also determine whether your dental implant will last longer or not. For instance, if you like opening corks with your teeth, or biting hard on hard items, you are likely to fracture the dental implant and cause more harm to your teeth. This will negatively impact the lifespan of your dental implant.
The location of the implant in your mouth will also determine how long it will last. For instance, if the dental implant is located at the back of your mouth, you will likely exert more pressure on it than when it’s positioned in front. The implant at the back of your mouth is more likely to fail than one located in the front.
Your overall health and lifestyle can also determine how long the dental implant will last. If you like smoking and drinking alcohol, you are more likely to experience dental implant failure. Therefore, it is advisable that you refrain from too much smoking and drinking. Practice oral hygiene by brushing your teeth after smoking and taking a meal to prevent bacteria from living between your teeth.
How long your dental implants will last depends heavily on how skillful and experienced the dentists who managed the implant is.
When you visit a more skilled dentist, you can be sure your implants will last longer because the dentists will place the implant perfectly. The dentists will go through the osseointegration process to establish if your jawbone has fused well with the implant.
Disclaimer – This blog article does not constitute health advice from a dental professional. For more specific information, please seek an appointment with a dentist.
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