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How long do dental implants last?

March 15, 2017

What are dental implants and how are they useful?

A beautiful smile can open the door for numerous opportunities, from making new friends, meeting that special someone to making a lasting impression at that important job interview. If you are missing a tooth or even several teeth, you might be hesitant to flash those pearly whites. Not only can this negatively impact your self-esteem, but it can have lasting effects on your health and food habits as well. Having missing teeth can inhibit your ability to eat the foods you love and make you think less of yourself. The good news is, if this is your current situation it doesn’t have to be this way forever. Schedule a consultation with the team at Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic today, and discover the long-lasting solution for missing teeth or loose dentures. Visit our dental implants page for more information, or click here to book a consultation.

How long do dental implants last?

Dental implants can effectively change your life for the better, increasing your self-esteem and allowing you to smile again, with complete confidence. Replacing your missing teeth can preserve the contours of your face, helping you maintain your natural appearance. So, how long do dental implants last? Implants can last a lifetime as long as you maintain a healthy dental hygiene regimen. Other factors such as where the implants are located and the dentist you chose to do the procedure, also play a role in how long your dental implants will last.

Our dental implant team at Elmsleigh Dental Clinic, located in Surrey, are trusted for their expertise in the dental implant field by over 500 dentists who recommend us to their patients on a daily basis. Our dental implant team leader Tim Thackrah, who has an impressive 28-years’ experience in this industry, has written an informative book that gives a detailed insight into the world of dental implants, entitled “Transform your smile and life with dental implants”.

Do dental implants need to be replaced? What about a dental bridge?

Dental bridges are used in specific cases of missing teeth and they usually last for around five to ten years, sometimes extending to fifteen years with proper dental hygiene. Even with the best dental hygiene however, they still need to be replaced at some point. Dental implants are the best long-term solution out there today. While they do need periodic adjustments, with proper care and upkeep dental implants can last a lifetime, making them the ideal solution.

Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic practices with the highest standards, providing exceptional care to all our patients. We operate with nothing but excellence setting the bar high for completely satisfied patients. Scheduling a consultation with our experienced team will help get your questions answered and allow you to rest at ease knowing you are in completely capable hands.

What circumstances can cause a dental implant to fail?

Dental implants work to integrate with the bones in your mouth during the initial 8-20 weeks following the procedure. Like any other cosmetic procedure, occasionally there are instances where dental implants can be unsuccessful. For example, bacteria can develop when you fail to follow a proper oral hygiene routine. In addition, peri-implantitis (a form of periodontal disease) can cause issues like bone loss and poor bone support, which can result in an ineffective implant. That’s why is essential to choose an experienced professional to do the procedure and guide you through the post implant process.

The bottom line

If you are missing teeth and would like to improve your smile, Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic makes it easy to get on track to a natural healthy smile. You can begin by downloading a complete free dental implant guide to find out how dental implants could change your life, or contact us directly to schedule your consultation. With professionalism and the highest of standards, we can discuss the best options available to you.

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