One of the main questions patients have when consulting about investing in dental implants is, “How long do dental implants last?” Thankfully, the answer to this question is very positive. The statistics are in your favor! The vast majority of dental implants never need to be replaced. When a dental implant is placed in the original bone, the success of this being a permanent solution for that tooth is 95%. The success rate for an implant that uses bone grafting is slightly less.
As with any dental procedure, the more you do to take care of your dental health post surgery will increase your success rate and will provide greater overall dental health.
Caring for your new teeth properly will include the following:
- No Smoking – The success rate of implants are greater for a non-smoker than a smoker.
- Regular Maintenance – Following all instructions given to you by your implant dentist post surgery will increase the longevity of your dental implants.
- Regular Appointments – Your dentist will prepare you with your professional cleaning and check up schedule.
Dental implants are known to successful solution for those who are in need of replacing missing, broken or decayed teeth. So, how long do dental implants last? 95% of the time… Forever.