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Chad M. Boustany D.D.S., M.S.
How Long do Dental Implants Last?
Older couple smiling after getting dental implants from Revive Dental and Implant Center in Charleston, West VirginiaDental implants are durable tooth replacement options designed to mimic the structure and function of natural teeth. They consist of three main components: a titanium post surgically placed into the jawbone, an abutment connecting the implant to the artificial tooth, and a custom-made crown resembling a natural tooth.

Who Can Benefit From Dental Implants?


Dental implants are suitable for individuals who have lost one or more teeth due to decay, injury, or other reasons, providing a stable foundation for artificial teeth and enhancing both functionality and aesthetics. We are happy to offer dental implants to our patients at Revive Dental and Implant Center requiring tooth replacement.

What is the Expected Lifespan for Dental Implants?


Dental implants are renowned for their durability. Typically, with proper oral care and regular dental check-ups, these implants can endure for over 15 years, and often, they can last a lifetime. The prosthetic tooth, known as the crown, attached to the implant, generally remains intact for 10 to 15 years before potential replacement. However, the longevity of dental implants may vary based on factors such as overall health, lifestyle choices, and oral hygiene practices.

How to Prolong the Lifespan of Dental Implants


In order to extend the longevity of your dental implants, a few key steps are required. The most important is to adhere to a robust oral care regimen.
•  Brush and Floss Regularly: Consistent oral hygiene routines are essential for preserving your the lifespan of your dental implants.
•  Biannual Dental Check-ups: Regular visits to the dentist enable early detection of potential oral health issues.
•  Avoid Hard Foods: Refrain from chewing on hard items to prevent damage to your implant and prosthetic tooth.
•  Quit Smoking: Tobacco usage can harm your gums and dental implant, impacting its longevity.


Remarkably, some patients have successfully maintained their dental implants for over three decades through diligent care!

Considerations and Comparisons



While dental implants offer an excellent solution for many, there may be specific considerations regarding health, lifestyle, or habits. It's vital to discuss these factors with our dentist to determine if dental implants are suitable for you.

In comparison to other dental restorations, dental implants typically outlast traditional options. For instance, traditional dentures often require replacement every five to eight years. Therefore, despite the initial time and healing investment, dental implants offer enduring value over time.

Longevity and Maintenance



Although dental implants generally last between 15 and 20 years, with proper maintenance, they can exceed 25 years. In contrast, fixed bridges typically endure up to 15 years. However, while the implant itself boasts longevity, the restoration atop it – the artificial tooth (dental crown), typically necessitates replacement every 10 to 15 years. Additionally, while dental implants are highly durable, periodic replacement may be necessary over a patient's lifetime due to natural wear and tear.

Individual circumstances, including oral hygiene and overall health, significantly influence the longevity of dental implants.

Discover Long-lasting Dental Implants at Revive Dental and Implant Center



Despite the need for occasional maintenance or replacement, the durability and longevity of dental implants far surpass that of alternative restorations. If you seek a long-term investment in your dental health, dental implants offer an optimal choice. Schedule an appointment with us today to explore your options!
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Revive Dental and Implant Center offers a long-term investment in your dental health, dental implants offer an optimal choice. Schedule an appointment with us today to explore your options!
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