Dental implants generate a lot of excitement among patients at Wildflower Dental in Sun City AZ, especially those who are just hearing about them for the first time. They sound too good to be true: a tooth replacement so lifelike, I may forget it’s there?
Those same patients usually have a lot of questions, especially after they do some research on the Internet. One of the most common questions they come back with is: do dental implants last forever?
We have to level with them, of course. After all, nothing last forever. But when they are properly cared for, dental implants can last a long, long time: more than twenty-five years.
Dental Implants: A Summary
Here’s a quick overview. A dental implant is a metal post inserted into your jaw, where after a few months it fuses with the bone. Once that happens it is strong enough to support a single artificial tooth. Several implants can support a dental bridge, or even a full dental arch.
Sometimes we refer to artificial replacement teeth as dental implants, but technically the implant is just the metal post in your jaw. It functions like a tooth root to support the replacement tooth. Because it is physically attached to your jaw, the implant helps prevent bone loss, a common consequence of tooth loss.
The Key To Longevity
How long a dental implant lasts depends largely on how well you care for it. We’ll have specific instructions when yours is placed, but it comes down to regular brushing and flossing, and regular follow-ups at our office.
Dental implants may sound too good to be true, but at Wildflower Dental in Sun City AZ they are for real! We offer single tooth dental implants and implant-supported dentures. Patients from Peoria, Surprise, and Sun City West now have new smiles because of them. We offer all-inclusive pricing, lifetime warranty, free second opinions, and in-office discount plan. Please give us a call to schedule an appointment today!