Q: How long will my dental implants last?
A: Dental implants have been used successfully for many decades and we know that, with careful maintenance, they will function for many years. In studies, 95% of implants last for at least 5 years but most are likely to have a much longer life. To maximize the lifespan of your implant, you are strongly advised to avoid smoking. It is also extremely important to continue with a very thorough oral hygiene program at home and to attend regular recall visits at your dentist for careful inspection of your implant, teeth and gums. This will allow you to have your implant and teeth professionally cleaned and enable any problems to be dealt with promptly before they threaten the stability of your implant.
With very good oral hygiene, regular recall appointments and avoidance of smoking, your dental implant has every chance of lasting for many years.