How Can You Make Dental Implants Last Longer?

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This is supposed to be the most advanced missing teeth solution. The success rate of dental implants is 98% when properly cared of. One good way to ensure your procedure is to find a dentist who has a proven record in the placement of implants.

How to maintain the implant

You should know the reason why an implant may fail to help you understand how to keep your dental implants.

Advanced Gum Disease

You must commit to maintaining your gums healthy in order for dental implant placement to succeed. Risk of implant failure may increase because there is no longer healthy bone to keep it in place when you develop advanced gum disease (periodontitis).

Regular brushing and flossing around the dental implant, you can easily avoid this scenario. Plan your dental cleansing every six months to allow your hygienist to check your gums and make sure that your implant will not suffer from any problems.


This term is used to describe the excess force of a teeth or a misaligned dental bite on the implant tooth. Your doctor would test your bite and notice any evidence of excessive grinding force. In many cases, a customized night watch can provide all your teeth and dental implants with protection.

What is the length of dental implants?

Dental implants may last for approximately 25 years or longer, you may have heard. So long as you look after them appropriately. Note that several factors depend on the longevity of your dental implants, including:

Your oral practice – How long your dental implant will last, will you take care and maintain it such as brushing and flossing at least twice a day and making a biannual visit to a dental office – everything matters.

Use of teeth – Hard chewing or biting on hard items, and opening your teeth in crown cork, will adversely affect your implant’s lifetime.

Skill of the doctor – If an experienced, qualified dentist manages your implant surgery your implant will last longer. Professional dentists know how to place the implant perfectly, assess the progress of osseointegration and determine if the implant has fused your jawbone entirely.

Implant placement – You can also determine the length of time the dental implant is in your mouth. For example, implants placed at the back of the mouth receive more stress than those placed at the front due to the chewing. This can lead to a faster failure of the implant at the back of the mouth than at the front of the mouth.

Please contact us or arrange a visit with Dr Wooten for dental implants for answers if you have further questions regarding the dental implant procedure. We’re here for you all the time.

**Disclaimer: This site content is not intended to be medical advice nor establishes a doctor-patient relationship.

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