Dental implants are dental restorations that permanently replace missing teeth. They look, feel and work just like natural teeth do, and with proper care, can last for decades.
Dental implants look, feel and function just like natural teeth. If you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth, dental implants are a great solution that will allow you to smile, eat and talk just like you did before.
How long do dental implant last?
If you take good care of them, dental implants can last well over 25 years, and in some cases, much longer than that. Whether or not your dental implants last forever will be influenced the following factors:
Care: How well you take care of your dental implants. You can care for your implants just like you care for your natural teeth, with daily flossing and brushing, twice-yearly visits to the dentist.
Good Habits: Avoiding chewing or biting down on extremely hard items, like pen tips or pencils, and not opening things with your teeth, as these behaviours could damage your implants.