Dr James Khazian has been practicing dental implantology for over 30 years, has had extensive training and education in the field, and has performed thousands of dental implants, different types of bone grafting, sinus grafting, All On 4, and All ON 6 surgeries. He has been awarded as Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), and the Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology (ICOI). 2 Locations in greater San Diego.
Dental Implants: How Long Do They Last?
When you are losing teeth or need to replace missing teeth in your smile, then implants are a great option to consider. Dental implants offer the best solutions for long-lasting tooth replacement. Not only can a single tooth be replaced, but an implant post can also hold a bridge or dentures if multiple teeth need replacement.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
A dental implant is a modern treatment that places a fake tooth and root system where you are missing a tooth. There are several components in the implant, including an abutment to hold the restoration, the post for the root, and a crown on top.
The implant post is made of titanium and designed like a screw with threads to hold the post in the jawbone. A surgical procedure is needed to place the post into the jawbone. Then this biocompatible material fuses into the bone through osseointegration. It takes a few months for this process to happen.
Finally, a prosthetic is placed on top of the implant post, with a customized design to look as natural as possible. This crown might not last the same amount of time as the post. But it’s relatively easy to replace a crown as necessary while still using the original dental implant post.
Maintenance Tips for Dental Implants
Once your dental implant is in place, it’s important to maintain good oral hygiene habits to extend the lifespan as long as possible. Follow these maintenance tips to make the implant last longer:
- Brush and Floss Daily: Treat your dental implant in a similar way as your natural teeth. Brush twice a day and floss once a day to prevent gum disease and decay on the surrounding teeth.
- Regular Checkups: Stay consistent with dental checkups every 6 months. The dental team can identify potential issues in the earliest stages and ensure that the implant stays in place.
- Don’t Smoke: Smoking is a problem because it restricts blood flow and increases inflammation. It’s essential to stop smoking so the implant can integrate into the bone.
How Long Will Dental Implants Last?
With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime. In fact, dental implants are the longest lasting tooth replacement available in the dental industry.
The average lifespan of dental implants is usually between 10 – 30 years, reliant on the type of implant and the patient’s dental health. So, depending on your age, a good implant can stay with you for the remainder of your life.
– Written by Becki Andrus in partnership with leading stethoscope distributor Stethoscope.com
Dental Implant Centers is the leading provider of dental implant treatments in San Diego. We are an All-Inclusive dental implant practice which provides all aspects of your treatment in one office and by one doctor. You will not be referred to other doctors or offices. This will avoid confusion of seeing 2 or more doctors, ensure smooth and fast treatment, less cost, and better result. Dr James Khazian has been practicing dental implantology for over 30 years, has had extensive training and education in the field, and has performed thousands of dental implants, different types of bone grafting, sinus grafting, All On 4, and All ON 6 surgeries. He has been awarded as Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), and the Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology (ICOI).
For more information about dental implants, all-on-4, all-on-6, bone grafts, sinus graft, full mouth reconstruction, snap on dentures, and cosmetic dentistry, you may request a free consultation with Dr. James Khazian by clicking here or call 866-4my-smile (866-469-7645)