Be Well Dental

How long do dental implants last?

With proper cleaning, dental checkups and diligence in maintaining good oral health, dental implants can last a lifetime.

Placing a dental implant involves surgically implanting a titanium screw into the jawbone, which will permanently stay in place. However, in the absence of regular checkups and good upkeep (both brushing and flossing), dental implants and the crowns that sit on top could have some issues that affect their longevity.

A dental implant is meant to join with the jawbone and should not require removal, but a few conditions may affect the longevity of a dental implant procedure:

  • Gum disease
  • Lack of brushing and flossing before and after dental implant
  • Diet heavy in sugary foods or others detrimental to oral health
  • Accumulation of plaque
  • Smoking tobacco
  • Insufficient amount of jawbone for implant placement
  • Grinding your teeth (also known as bruxism)

These conditions could potentially result in a failed implant. Still, by arranging a consultation with our specialists here at Be Well Dental, we can determine whether an implant is feasible, to begin with. 

Also, we'd be more than happy to discuss what we can do to serve your needs best. We strive to create long-lasting dental implants that will stay in for years to come. We invite you to visit our Hillgate Hill QLD practice to chat about restoring your bright and healthy smile.