How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Are you considering dental implants to replace missing or corroded teeth? You may have questions about the lifespan of dental implants. Watch this video by experienced Buffalo implant dentist Dr. Zachary Teach where he answers the commonly asked question of “how long do dental implants last”.


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Many patients want to know how they can replace their teeth and make their smile good again. The main concern most have is about the cost and outcome of the procedure. They want to know they are getting their money’s worth so a common questions is “how long do dental implants last?”.

I like to talk to patients from a basic, overall, general oral health standpoint. We need to assess your mouth, first and foremost. We need to know if there are any underlying issues – whether it has to do with gum disease, periodontal disease, other issues such as grinding – any things that might have created previous destruction to your mouth. Once we can handle those situations and get them under control, then we can discuss moving forward with dental implants or dental implant treatment.

A lot of times, once the mouth is taken care of and put back into a healthy state, and an implant is placed and restored with a natural tooth, those implants will last just as long or just as well as a natural tooth. Again, I always try to stress and reiterate to anyone, we have to take care of a certain situation. Just because you’re going to come in and necessarily get a dental implant, doesn’t mean you can neglect it. When anything that is done, normal hygiene, normal routine maintenance care will be very important. I think implants will last several years if not a lifetime.

If you have questions about how long dental implants last, contact Teach Dental Group today for a free consultation. We’ve been creating beautiful smiles for Western New York residents for over 40 years. Let our experience work for you.

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