How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
posted: Jan. 06, 2022.
There are a few things to consider, but with the proper care, dental implants can last you a lifetime. Among the things to consider for alternative treatments from tooth loss is: whether or not you are a candidate for dental implants, and the scope of various procedures involved with the treatment. Learn more about dental implants, about the procedure itself, and what you can expect, from your Ocala, FL, dental implant professional, Dr. Barbara DeLucia.
Key to Longevity
Support is the key to the longevity of dental implants over treatments like bridges and dentures. While these remain a viable option for many; dental implants remain the best solution for the longevity of the patient's current dentition.
A bridge requires that adjacent healthy teeth be reshaped to accept a crown so that the tooth can act as a support. A denture needs a very accurate fit as it relies primarily on suction to stay in place but can be painful as it can directly pinch the nerves of soft tissues. Both treatments need to be replaced after an average age of viability of 7-10 years due to decay, cementation limits, and soft tissue anatomical changes.
But dental implants from your Ocala, FL dentist, Dr. Barbara DeLucia, are supported in a very similar way to your natural teeth. They use a titanium post that is permanently fused onto the bone of your jaw and it's this post that will hold your new tooth in place, just as a root holds a tooth.
Dr. Barbara DeLucia has a special interest in dental implant restorations.
If you are ready to consider dental implants begin by scheduling a consultation with your Ocala, FL, dental implant professional, Dr. DeLucia, by dialing 352-237-9200.