How Long Will My Dental Implants Last?
As a caring dental team in Lake Worth, FL, our practice’s goal is always for your dental treatment to last a lifetime. Many of our patients either currently have or are considering getting dental implants, and we are commonly asked what the average “lifespan” of an implant is. As with any cosmetic or functional dental procedure, the length of time an implant will last varies from person to person and largely depends on how well the implant is cared for.
Components of Dental Implants
Most implants have three separate components: the implant post that is placed into the gum, the zirconia crown that sits on top and visibly resembles a natural tooth, and the titanium abutment that sits between the two pieces to connect them.
Dental Crown on Implant
The crown is the portion of the implant that comes into contact with food and the other teeth in your mouth, which means it is the crown that receives the majority of the force and wear-and-tear that comes from chewing and speaking. The average implant crown lasts between 10 and 15 years before needing to be replaced. However, because the zirconia material is very strong, dental crowns have the potential to last longer than fifteen years if the implant wearer is very careful about what they eat and very diligent about visiting the dentist.
Dental Implant Post
The implant post that is placed into the gum is more protected than the crown, which enables the post to generally last longer. Implants are highly durable and are designed to endure, and with excellent oral hygiene, the lifespan of an implant post can be upwards of 25 years.
Contact Our Office
If you have additional questions about your dental implants, our top dentists at Palms Dental Care are ready and excited to help you find the answers you need. Feel free to visit our Lake Worth office, located at 8918 Lantana Road, or call us today at (561) 801-1044.