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How long do dental implants last? The ability to do these 6 things determines the life of a dental implant

How long do dental implants last? The ability to do these 6 things determines the life of a dental implant

2023-08-04

Many patients who have dental implants are concerned about how long a dental implant will last after they have invested so much in it. The answer to this question is different, some say a few years, some say more than ten years, some say can be used for life.


So which is the right answer? Today we will answer this question for you.


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What are dental implants?

The most important feature of dental implants is that a metal implant (artificial tooth root) is embedded in the alveolar bone, and after the implant is well integrated with the alveolar bone, an artificial crown is fixed on the implant, allowing the patient to "grow" a tooth again.


In the past, dental implants, because of the equipment, raw materials, as well as the doctor's skills have higher requirements, so the cost is relatively high, once belonged to the category of high-end medical beauty. However, with the development of medical technology, materials, equipment, production technology and popularity of the progress and popularity, the price is more and more affordable.


At present, dental implants have become a mainstream way of restoring missing teeth, gradually becoming the first choice of most patients. Patients who have a certain understanding of oral treatment can say that dental implants have a variety of values, and no longer like before always feel that it is the hospital's income-generating projects, it must be said that it is also a kind of social progress.


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6 factors that determine the lifespan of dental implants


Although dental implants are good, they are not a once-and-for-all treatment. If you neglect the maintenance of dental implants, the service life of dental implants will be affected, and you may even encounter the situation of re-treatment.


Therefore, for the many friends who are about to be implanted or have completed the dental implant restoration treatment, we give some important suggestions:


1, within 3 to 6 months after implant removal, avoid chewing or gnawing hard objects with artificial dental implants to avoid loosening of the implant, which will adversely affect the service life of dental implants and even the combination with alveolar bone, which is the first key to determine the service life of dental implants. 


2, after the completion of dental implant surgery must pay attention to oral hygiene, every morning and evening with a soft bristle toothbrush or dental implant abutment for a thorough cleaning, and rinse your mouth after meals, to avoid food residues lead to bacterial reproduction, affecting the periodontal health, reducing the service life of dental implants.


3, whether it is all-ceramic crowns or porcelain crowns, just after the completion of the implant, are not suitable for chewing hard food, on the one hand, because the implant has not yet healed around the sufficiently solid, the root tissue is vulnerable to damage; on the other hand, the porcelain teeth, because of the texture of the brittle, chewing hard food has the risk of damage, should be avoided as far as possible.


4, when encountering accidents that cause dental implants to be hit by external forces, it is possible to injure the implants, in this case, you need to go to the hospital in time to check and deal with.


5, must be in accordance with the doctor's planning, regular return to the hospital follow-up, timely understanding of the situation of the dental implants, there are problems in a timely manner to solve, to ensure that the implant longer service life!   


6、Keep the cleanliness and hygiene between the dental implant crown and the neighbouring teeth to avoid the situation of neighbouring teeth caries.


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Choosing a regular dental hospital is the prerequisite for success.


A dental implant surgery requires the co-operation of a team of dental implant surgeons, including implant surgeons, implant restorers, implant technicians and assistants.


A qualified implant dentist not only has to accumulate a lot of clinical practice, but also has to be equipped with surgical techniques, periodontal treatment and oral restorative techniques and other abilities. A qualified dental implant surgeon should not only have accumulated a lot of clinical practice, but also have various abilities such as surgical techniques, periodontal treatment and oral restoration techniques, etc. He or she should also be able to formulate a suitable treatment plan for the patient, strictly regulate the operation, reduce the trauma of the surgery, and lower the risk of the surgery.


Therefore, the qualification of the hospital and the doctor plays a crucial role in the success of the dental implant surgery and the good after-sales protection.

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