How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

If you have lost one or more of your teeth, you have a durable, long-lasting way to replace them. Dental implants use a titanium base to form the root of an artificial tooth. They can replace missing teeth or create an anchor for more advanced types of dentures. 

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are solid and resilient replacements for missing teeth. A titanium base implanted in the jawbone holds a natural-looking, functional crown. Titanium can bond with the bone, making it useful for many medical implants. Once the titanium and jawbone have a strong connection, caps restore the appearance of a complete set of teeth. 

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How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

The bond between bone and titanium can last a lifetime. While the implant itself is permanent, the crowns may wear out after about 15 to 20 years. Replacing worn crowns only requires a quick appointment. If the bone supporting the implant weakens, the implant can become unstable. Dr. Sonneveld performs advanced procedures such as bone grafting to provide a solid anchor for your implants. 

How Do Dental Implants Work?

Dental implants replace the root of a missing tooth. Replacing a tooth with an implant can prevent the bone around the lost tooth from weakening. Titanium makes the perfect choice for dental implants. It bonds with the bone through a process called osseointegration

One or a Few Teeth

If you are missing one or more teeth and want to replace them, your surgeon will place one implant for each missing tooth. This option works best if you want to replace a few missing teeth. If the socket that held the original tooth is not strong enough to support an implant, a bone graft can stabilize it. 

All Your Teeth

Implants offer several options for those missing many or all of their teeth. You can have enough dental implants to replace your missing teeth. You can also have dental implants that function to stabilize and improve the comfort of a denture. Replacing many teeth with implants is a permanent but expensive solution. 

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Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

Almost anyone with missing teeth makes a good candidate for dental implants. Bone grafts can make implants possible if your jawbone is not strong enough. Dental implants give you durable, long-lasting results whether you want to replace one tooth or all your teeth. 

What is Recovery Like After Dental Implants?

You will receive instructions that detail what you can eat and how to take care of your incisions after surgery. You may have some discomfort for a few days. In most cases, sutures dissolve on their own. You will have one procedure to place the titanium implant and a second to put the attachment where the crown will go.

Dr. Sonneveld and his staff are absolutely fantastic! Every time I walk into the office, I know I’m going to be greeted with a smile. Dr. Sonneveld answered all of my questions, and took the time to explain every part of the procedure. He even contacted me after my TMJ procedure to check in on me. I cannot recommend them enough!

Take the Next Step 

If you have further questions about dental implants, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at Faces Fort Worth. Call us at (817) 927-1818 or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to taking care of you.

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