How long do dental implants last?
The most important thing to consider is the manufacturer and the quality of the dental implant. Always make sure that the implant to be placed is made by a recognized brand, that it has passed all the mandatory quality controls, that it comes in a package that complies with all regulations, including the sterilization date, and that the sterilization expiration date has not passed.
Another extremely important factor to consider is the professional, that is, we always recommend researching the implantologist’s professional background, as well as his/her success cases in dental implant placements. For example, at Casanova 25 we have outstanding professionals who are always updating their knowledge.
What other factors can influence the life of the dental implant?
Obviously, there are other factors that can adversely affect dental implants and reduce their durability, like the patient’s lifestyle (if the patient is a smoker or has poor oral hygiene). These lifestyle habits affect bone loss around the implant.
Likewise, even if the patient has a dental implant, periodic check-ups and oral cleanings must be performed to avoid infections and inflammations of the gingival tissue and bone. Also, if you are a smoker, we recommend visiting the dentist every 4-6 months (depending on each case) for a professional oral cleaning.
Other cases that could reduce the life of the dental implant are: stress, bruxism (grinding of the teeth) and possible trauma.
However, the implant can last longer as long as the patient follows the dentist’s advice.