How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

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A dental implant is a stable and reliable way to replace a missing or extracted tooth — in fact, it’s the next best thing to a natural, healthy tooth! Implant technology is so advanced that today’s implants last indefinitely. Wondering exactly how long? Below Vacaville dentist and leading implant authority Dr. Bruce Bosler of Bosler Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry reveals the answer.

Enjoy Your Tooth Replacement for Years to Come

Although they may require occasional adjustments, dental implants can potentially last a lifetime. Compare the lifespan of a well-cared-for dental implant to that of a crown or bridge. Crowns and bridges tend to last a long time — between 10 and 15 years — but usually need to be replaced at that point. This is why many patients with missing teeth choose to invest in a dental implant once instead of replacing dental crowns or bridges several times.

To ensure your implant’s longevity, you must be attentive to your oral hygiene and regularly follow up with your dentist. Continue brushing and flossing your teeth, including your implant, daily. Plan to check in with Dr. Bosler at least twice a year to confirm your implant is functioning properly, and that no problems have developed. If he notices a potential problem, it is more easily treatable in the early stages.

Smile, Speak and Chew Comfortably with Your Implant

With your dental implant, you can look forward to many years of good oral health and a better quality of life. Because the implant is securely anchored in the jawbone, you can enjoy eating all of your favorite foods and speaking clearly. You can also smile confidently, knowing that you have a full set of attractive teeth and no gaps in your smile. Your jawbone will continue to thrive with the stimulation it receives from chewing on your implant; this keeps your bone strong and prevents additional dental health problems.

Schedule a Free Dental Implants Consultation

If you are considering replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant, experienced implant dentist Bruce Bosler would be happy to meet you and discuss your options. Please call (707) 392-1019 oremail our office today to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Bosler.