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How long do dental implants last?

Dental implants in Mount Pleasant, SC restore your smile naturally compared to other options. This is because implants replace your tooth and its valuable root, which benefits function, aesthetics, and longevity.

When teeth are missing, you’re at risk for tooth migration—teeth sliding toward welcoming smile gaps—and even jawbone loss. Dental implants combat these issues by design.

And when you think about dental implant longevity, it comes down to good habits, excellent oral hygiene, and regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings.

Good habits include:

  • Using your teeth and implants for chewing as intended but never for twisting off caps, etc.
  • Talking to your dentist if you notice any oral health changes
  • Talking to your dentist if you grind and clench your teeth (bruxism)
  • Wearing the correct face mask and mouthguard if you play sports

Excellent oral hygiene includes brushing and flossing after every meal or twice daily, and you should visit your Mount Pleasant, SC dentist twice yearly for checkups and cleanings.

Your dental implant can last for a decade or even for life with these habits! So even if the tooth crown on your implant post needs replacement at some point, your implant post should be in good shape.

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To schedule your implant consultation with our dentist, call us today. And reach out if you have any questions about tooth replacement.

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