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How Long Do Dental Implants Last
Battle Ground, WA


Dental professional smiling at Excel Dental in Battleground, WA. Dental implants are an effective treatment for tooth decay, damage, and missing tooth replacement. The one concern many patients have is the longevity of dental implants. The implants are designed to last a lifetime, but several factors can impact their lifespan. Excel Dental uses the highest quality dental implant materials so that the implants last a long time. Our doctors, Dr. Burke Jardine and Dr. Jardine, ensure the dental implant placement is accurate and provide you with aftercare recommendations to extend the lifespan of the implants.

Do Dental Implants Last Long?


Dental implants are made to be a permanent solution and are directly planted on the jawline. They bond with the bone tissue around them, which further secures their placement. Once they have been infused in the bone, it creates a strong base for the artificial tooth. The implant can last for 15 to 20 years but can even last longer with proper care. However, the attached crown might need to be replaced because of the normal wear and tear. It is impossible to have an accurate estimate of how long the dental implant will last since there are several factors that could impact its lifespan.

Common Causes of Implant Failure


Dental implants are mostly a successful procedure, lasting decades, but certain situations could result in the failure of the implant. This could require another dental implant restoration procedure to fix the problem.

One of the major reasons implants fail is if you have pre-existing medical conditions, like cancer or diabetes, which can increase the chances of an unsuccessful procedure. Poor hygiene is another major cause that can result in implant failure. Gum disease can also be a contributing factor as it recedes the gums and exposes the implants.

Factors Impacting the Lifespan of Dental Implants


The lifespan of dental implants can be decades if you take proper care of them. However, several factors can impact the longevity of the implants. These factors include:
•  Overall dental health
•  Injury or damage to the teeth
•  Lifestyle choices
•  Pre-existing medical conditions
•  Location of the implants

One or more factors can affect the lifespan of the implants, along with overall health. Our dentists conduct a thorough evaluation and discussion about the medical conditions you might have and the medications you are taking to ensure dental implants are the right decision for you.

While the implants might not last forever, they can still last decades with proper maintenance and care. It is integral to follow the recommendations and aftercare instructions by the dentist to ensure your implants last longer. Be sure to have an initial consultation to discuss your problems and understand the treatment options available that are best for your dental health before you decide to get dental implants.

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