Are dental implants permanent?
Dental Implants Can Last a Lifetime
Most dentists consider dental implants the most permanent solution to missing teeth. The dental implant post, which fuses with the jawbone, becomes a permanent fixture in a process called osseointegration. Barring any periodontal disease or bone loss, your dental implant post can last a lifetime!
Dental implant crowns can break down over time from the forces of chewing, teeth grinding, or trauma. In most cases, the dental implant crown can be replaced in our Albuquerque dental office, adding years to the life of your dental implant.
Proper Care is Important
Of course, as with all dentistry, taking care of your dental implant is essential. Fortunately, single dental implants require only regular home hygiene and professional dental cleanings. You can brush and floss them normally. At each dental appointment, Dr. Essenmacher will check the dental implant to ensure it is still functioning properly and the surrounding gum tissue looks healthy.
If you have missing teeth and need a solution to complete your smile, we offer dental implant restoration, dental bridges, dentures, and All-on-4 dental implant dentures to help people in Albuquerque and Northeast Heights enjoy the foods they love and smile with confidence.
Give us a call to book an appointment today and discover the solution that will work best for your smile.