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How long do dental implants last?

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Dental implants in Royal Oak not only restore one or multiple missing teeth, but they also offer excellent longevity. With the right home care and consistent checkups with your dentist, a dental implant can potentially last for a lifetime.

An implant is comprised of titanium, which is biocompatible. This material naturally integrates with your bone during a process called osseointegration. Because it fuses fully with your bone, it becomes a permanent part of your dental anatomy like your tooth root.

Dental implants can potentially support either a single porcelain crown for replacing one tooth, or a dental bridge, partial, or denture to restore multiple missing teeth. Your implant crown or bridge may need replacement down the road, but the dental implant itself that's been placed into your jawbone can last for the rest of your life. 

A dental bridge or denture can potentially last for 10 to 15 years. Because dental implants offer better longevity than other tooth replacement options, it makes them a very cost-effective long-term choice for replacing missing teeth. If you would like to learn more about dental implants and how they can benefit you, contact Dr. Chalasani at Family Dentistry of Royal Oak to schedule a consultation. 

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