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How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

August 30, 2022
Posted By: 50th and France Dental Care

When it comes to missing teeth, dental implants are the top replacement option. They are most like natural teeth and are a favorite among dentists everywhere. If you have missing teeth and are considering dental implants near Edina, MN, we can help.

About Dental Implants

Dental implants are unique because they replace your lost teeth and their valuable roots. Tooth roots promote jawbone health and viability, which is vital for oral health and profile aesthetics—when jawbones shrink, so does the area around the lower face.

Dental implants are a process. The first part of the course involves evaluation and assessment. At this stage, your dentist learns whether implants are a feasible option for your tooth replacement.

If you’re not a good candidate, your dentist will explain why and may recommend specific pretreatments to make you a more suitable candidate. If dental implants are the right approach, we schedule implant placement, which is an image-guided dental surgery.

After your implants have had time to integrate into the jawbone, we have you come in for crown placement. We can also use four to six implants to secure a denture.

Taking Care of Your Dental Implants

Fortunately, dental implants require the same upkeep as biological teeth—brush, floss, and continue visiting your dentist for checkups and teeth cleanings.

We also recommend wearing a nightguard if you’re diagnosed with bruxism and a mouthguard if you compete in contact- or ball-oriented sports.

With proper care, your dental implants can last for decades and even for life.

Contact Your Dental Implant Dentist in Edina

Our knowledgeable dental team is always happy to answer your questions and address your concerns. Call us today for more information or to arrange a tooth replacement consultation with a top dentist.

We look forward to helping you restore your smile!

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