Dr Matthew Kinsella General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry

How long do dental implants last?

Dental implants in West Perth can last for decades, sometimes much longer. So even if you must replace the tooth crown down the road, your implant should still be viable.

Many things contribute to dental implant longevity or failure, including:

  • Oral hygiene practices
  • Regular dental care
  • Good habits

If you have dental implants, it’s essential to brush and floss as you did before treatment. While the implant cannot develop a cavity, failure to brush and floss can lead to gum disease and premature implant loss.

Regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings are essential after dental implant placement. On average, you should visit your dentist once or twice yearly for preventive care.

Good habits include not biting on hard objects like ink pens or ice cubes and talking to your dentist if you develop bruxism (grinding and clenching your teeth).

As a rule, the same things that cause teeth to fail can also cause your dental implants to fail.

Are You Considering Dental Implants in West Perth?

Your dental implant dentist can provide a consultation to determine whether implant dentistry is suitable for your tooth replacement. If you’re ready to get started or have questions for our dental team, we encourage your call.