Dental implants are restorative procedures done when a person is missing one or several teeth.
The process of getting an implant consists in inserting the implant into the jawbone, which will act as an artificial root and serve as a bridge to the artificial tooth called the crown attached to it.
Redondo Beach dental implants are permanent procedures with a very high percentage of success, making implants a safe choice when it comes to oral health restoration.
How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
Because dental implants mean the complete restoration of the natural tooth, starting with the tooth root and finishing with the artificial crown, they are designed to be permanent and fixed solutions.
During a dental implant’s lifetime, it might be necessary to change the crown attached to it. This is due to the natural wear and tear of the crown. If you also have an incident where the crown is damaged, then you will also need to replace it with a new one.
If you take proper care of your dental crowns, they should last somewhere around 15 to 20 years.
Dental Implants Failure
Although quite small, there is also the possibility of a dental implant failure. This will shorten the implant life and you will need to find and treat the cause if you want to enjoy the full benefits of implants. Several factors can cause an implant failure, such as:
Lack of or Poor Oral Hygiene
Just as with natural teeth, oral hygiene is highly important for dental implants. Properly cleaning your implants and the entire mouth will prevent gum disease from developing which can lead to damage not only to the gums but also to the jawbone. Since the implant is inserted into the jawbone, the disease can affect the integrity of the dental implant.
Not Enough Bone Density
In order to have a successful dental implant procedure, the jawbone needs to have the proper density. A process called osseointegration needs to happen. This is where bone cells start developing around the implant. If there is not enough jawbone, the implant can fail, and you would need a bone graft to support the implant.
The pressure applied when grinding your teeth can cause the implant to fracture, get loose or fracture the crown. Wearing a night guard can help prevent teeth damage.
Dental implants are permanent and you will only need to change the crowns after their natural wear out.
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