How long do dental implants last?
The quality that sets dental implants apart from other tooth replacements is that they consist of a tiny post that's rooted in your jaw. As they heal, implants fuse with surrounding bone and tissue, which makes them a stable base for dentures and bridges, they become a permanent part of your dental anatomy.
Dr. Hagan attaches a crown, bridge, or denture to the implant so you can eat, speak, and smile comfortably again. We will eventually need to replace the restoration, but with proper care, you will have your implant for a lifetime.
Since an implant becomes one with the structures that support your teeth, you do need to be proactive with your gum health. Implants have a reliable 95 percent success rate, and the most common reason they fail is advanced gum disease that threatens their stability in your jaw.
So, the way to protect your implant is to conscientiously brush twice and floss once daily. Visit Hagan Dentistry at regular intervals so we can check your gum health and take immediate steps to get any gum disease under control and protect your implant.
If you would like to learn more about dental implants in Kingsport, TN and how they can benefit you, please call our office to arrange a consultation with Dr. Hagan.