How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Our teeth help us talk, smile, laugh, chew, bite and more – and often without even thinking about it. That’s why it’s so important to take care of your smile, and ensure it’s strong, healthy and bright. In this post, we’ll talk about missing teeth and how to get your teeth back on track, by way of a treatment called dental implants. Whether you’ve heard a bit about it or you haven’t come across it before, we promise you’ll be much more in the know by the end of today’s post!

So, what are dental implants?

These clever false teeth are strong, durable and matched to the rest of your smile. Tooth implants are crafted from porcelain and aluminium and are placed in the mouth under local anaesthetic in two parts: the metal root, then the ceramic crown. The mouth is given time to rest and heal in between this. 

How long do tooth implants last?

With the right care, and with regular check-ups at our Liskeard dental practice, you could enjoy your dental implants for a lifetime. They’re the closest thing to a like-for-like replacement for your missing tooth (or teeth) and have so many wonderful benefits. 

What are some of the pros of having dental implants?

First of all, you’ll be replacing your missing tooth (or teeth), which fills any gaps in your smile. Not only can this give you a more aesthetic appearance, but it can also prevent movement of the surrounding teeth, keeping your smile more uniform. 

Multiple missing teeth in one area can also contribute to gum and bone loss, as there’s ‘nothing there’ to help apply pressure when biting and chewing. And, with lots of gaps comes greater potential for oral health problems such as a build-up of plaque and bacteria – so your dental implants can contribute towards a healthier smile. 

Are there any negatives?

Cost can be a barrier for some, but at our Liskeard dental practice, we offer competitive pricing that reflects our dentists’ care, expertise and skill. We might also be able to offer interest-free finance options through Medina, which allow you to spread the cost of your treatment over a longer period. 

How do I look after my new tooth implants?

It’s simple – regular brushing, flossing and check-ups will go a long way to keeping your mouth in tip-top condition. But, should you notice anything unusual – blood, swelling, loose implants, or anything else – get in touch to see how we can help.

What’s my next step?

Book a consultation at our friendly Liskeard dental practice. You’ll find all the information over on our contact page. We can’t wait to help you smile again!