Do Dental Implants Last Forever?

Cosmetic & Family Dentist Serving Salt Lake City, West Valley City, Draper & Nearby Utah

Posted: January 8, 2016

A Midvale woman considers the longevity of dental implantsJust like your own teeth, there are no guarantees when it comes to dental implants. However, with proper care, dental implants can last for decades, if not a lifetime. The implant technology continues to improve with new advancements, so dental implants are becoming faster to place and more durable for our Midvale and Salt Lake City patients.

Factors to Consider

While the actual implant should become permanently affixed to your jaw as the bone grows around it, the crown or cap is not quite as tough as the titanium implant. Crowns may wear over time depending on several factors, and are likely to need replacement after 10-15 years.  Here are a few factors that can affect the lifespan of an implant:

  • Gum Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Osteoporosis
  • Crown manufacture
  • Oral hygiene
  • Bruxism
  • Staining of natural teeth

With proper care, including regular visits to our Midvale office, your dental implant may never need to be replaced. If problems do arise, catching them early can be a serious benefit to maintaining your optimal oral health.

If you’re considering the best choice for tooth replacement, dental implants are both practical and long lasting. If you have a missing or badly damaged tooth in the Midvale or West Jordan areas, please call the cosmetic dentistry experts at Warr Dental at (801) 355-5385 today to schedule an appointment. We serve patients throughout the Salt Lake City region.