Are Dental Implants Permanent?

McCandless dental implantsWhen you’re considering tooth replacement options, you’re weighing a number of different factors. Durability is absolutely one of the most important considerations raised by our McCandless-area patients. Dental implants represent one potential solution, but you might be curious about how long you can expect them to last.

Are dental implants permanent? The answer to that question depends on you, really. Dental implants are exceptionally durable, a product of the strong materials (titanium, porcelain) used in their construction and their firm rooting in your jawbone.

But this durability is reliant on your efforts. Dental implants must be maintained in the same way your natural teeth are. The good news is that through the use of basic dental hygiene you can easily keep your implants sound.

If you do this, and if you avoid grinding or clenching your teeth, your implants can – and will – last for decades. Depending on your age, this means that your implants could very well last you for the rest of your life.

This strength and durability explains why dental implants are so popular with so many of our patients who are in need of high-quality tooth replacement options. The knowledge that your implants can last for the rest of your life is a great source of comfort.

If you live in or around McCandless, Pennsylvania and you need a strong, durable replacement for a missing tooth, dental implants represent a wonderful solution. Please call Dentonics, Inc today at 412-487-6910 for a consultation.