Southlake Dental

How long do dental implants last?

Dental implants in Merrillville, IN are made of durable and lasting materials and are known for their longevity.

A dental implant is a thin screw made of solid titanium. Your dentist surgically places this implant into your jawbone, where it integrates over many months. When the process completes, we top the implant with a dental crown.

For patients with multiple missing teeth or even complete tooth loss, we also offer implant-supported dentures. The same method applies, but as few as four to six implants can support a denture. Many patients choose this option over multiple single implants to restore their smiles.

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

Proper care and healthy habits include:

  • Regular visits to the dentist for examinations and teeth cleanings
  • Regular brushing and flossing at least twice every day or after all meals
  • Never using your implants for unintended purposes like opening bottles
  • Talking to your dentist if you notice any problems or oral health changes

Your Dental Implant Dentist in Merrillville Is Here to Help

We invite you to arrange a consultation in our dental office to learn whether implant dentistry is right for you. Our dentist also invites your questions about all tooth replacement options, including dental implants.

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