What’s the Lifetime of a Dental Implant


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July 31, 2022

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How long do dental implants last? What’s the lifetime of a dental implant? As dental implant treatment is an investment, these are valid questions. In this short article, we aim to answer all of your concerns about getting dental implants.

Interesting fact: Most dental implants last a lifetime!

Actually, many things influence the longevity of dental implants. Dental implants are a relatively new and affordable medical innovation for most people.

However, one study found that 91% of dental implants lasted 25 years or more.

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Also, it is important to note that dental implants consist of a number of different parts, all with different risks of wear and tear. The most vulnerable part of the dental implant is the crown. This is the tooth on top of the implant. It is constantly exposed to chewing pressure, food stains, and normal wear and tear from daily use.

The Lifetime of a Dental Impant

Implant crowns generally last 10-15 years, although their lifespan can be extended with careful maintenance and regular check-ups.

The part of the implant that connects in the jaw bone is much more durable; the implant post can last 25 years or more, and often an entire lifetime.

Factors that affect the lifetime of a dental implant

Dental implant failures are often the result of external factors that are not related to the quality of our treatment.

  1. Firstly, patients with pre-existing conditions such as diabetes, oral cancer, or other health issues have a higher risk of tooth implant deterioration, or rejection, compared to patients without these conditions.
  2. Secondly, patients who smoke are also at risk their implant doesn’t integrate to the bone. Implant rejection can occur due to the damage this habit creates to oral health and soft tissue in the mouth.
  3. Finally, the location of the dental implant also influences the lifespan. Implants that replace molars or other teeth near the back of the mouth tend to wear out faster. Needless to say, the constant pressure of chewing can affect the durability of the implant.
  4. On the other hand, dental implants that replace teeth near the front of the mouth tend to last longer as there is less pressure on these teeth when chewing.

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Most importantly, regular maintenance and professional hygiene treatments also contribute to the lifetime of a dental implant. Dental implants are like real teeth – they require regular brushing, flossing, and cleaning to keep them healthy and strong.

You should also make sure to schedule check-ups at least twice a year to review the condition of your dental implants and bone. This proactively addresses any minor issues that arise, before something major happens. Prevention is always the key factor! Well-maintained dental implants will last much longer than those that are neglected.

Will my dental implants last a lifetime?

Many patients wonder how long their dental implants will last. This depends on several factors, including the age of the patient, pre-existing health conditions, and whether the implants are maintained regularly. Many dental implants last 20 years or more. So, if you receive dental implants late in life, a dental implant will probably last a lifetime.

And finally…!

The first patient with dental implants had his procedure in 1965. His dental implants lasted until his death in 2006, that’s more than 40 years!

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We are one of the few dental implant facilities that offer 3D tomography within the same clinic. This is used for a 100% safe and immediate diagnosis. It also allows us 3D planning and diagnosis for an accurate and safe treatment.


Dental implants are simple, yet delciate treatments. We have two specialist implantologists in our clinic all week. So, if you are interested in dental implants, please contact us.

We are also on WhatsApp for additional information or to schedule an appointment.


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