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Do Dental Implants Last a Lifetime?

Dental Implants GlendaleWhen our patients get dental implants, they are always amazed at all of their incredible benefits. But one of the first questions we get asked is how long do dental implants last. This is a terrific question, and we love answering it because we get to talk about another one of the huge benefits to getting dental implants. Glendale patients that are suffering from a missing tooth can get gorgeous, natural-looking results with dental implants. Our surgeons are some of the absolute finest in the world so make sure you get in touch with us at 818-240-1805 to get started. You can also take a look at some of our incredible Success Stories to get an idea of the world-class care our patients get.

How Dental Implants Work

While dentures and bridges simply cover up the gap in the teeth, the only treatment option that actually replaces the root and structure of the tooth are dental implants. Glendale patients that get dental implants will enjoy several benefits. But first, here’s how implants work.

  • Support post – Our surgeons first implant a medical-grade metal post into the jawbone. As the jawbone heals around the titanium post, it will actually fuse to it creating a strong bond. This post will support the replacement tooth (or teeth) so that the patient can chew and speak just like they do with their natural teeth.
  • Crown and Abutment – After the bone heals, our surgeons will attach an abutment to the top. The crown then attaches to the abutment. Our surgeons will also match the color of your other teeth with your new dental implants.

Glendale patients will then get to experience the benefits of dental implants, including: no cavities, no removable parts, and patients don’t have to worry about their teeth falling out when they laugh or eat sticky foods.

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

There is another huge benefit of dental implants. Glendale patients can, with diligent care, often get many years of use out of their dental implants. In fact, dental implants can often last for an entire lifetime with regular cleaning and checkups with your dentist. The crown, however, may last 10 years or more. Additionally, the location of the implant can also affect how long it lasts. Implants at the molars can wear down quicker than those at the front because of the intense chewing.

Why Choose Lytle, Tate & Stamper for Your Dental Implants

Glendale men and women that are missing one or several teeth will often experience a decrease in their self-esteem and their self-confidence. But with dental implants, you can transform your mouth and your smile. Our patients love the comfortable, kind, and honest care they get from our surgeons. That’s why general dentists throughout Glendale have been sending their patients to our practice for over 30 years. Not only do our surgeons have decades of experience and hundreds of operations under their belt, but they also take the time to listen and understand the questions and concerns of our patients.

Give us a call today at 818-240-1805 to get started and learn more.