How Long Do Dental Implants Last? Virginia Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Joseph Oh, D.D.S.

How Long Do Dental Implants Last? Virginia Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Joseph Oh, D.D.S.


Well integrated and well maintained implants
can last for a long time. Just like your natural teeth, implants need
perio-maintenance. The most common factor of an implant failure
is implantitis, which is inflammation or infection of the soft and hard tissue around the implants. To have a healthy implant for a long time,
you need the support of healthy bone and gum tissue around the implant, and a well designed
restoration over the implant. This includes easy access for the patient
to keep the area clean as well as a well-positioned restoration that will not cause any occlusal
trauma.

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