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How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Key Takeaways:
  • Dental implants, made of a titanium screw and a dental crown, are designed to be a permanent solution for tooth loss.

  • The titanium implant fuses with the jawbone and can last a lifetime, while the dental crown typically needs replacement every 5 to 15 years.

  • The lifespan of a dental implant can be influenced by oral hygiene, lifestyle habits, diet, and teeth grinding.

  • Dental implants are a significant investment, both in terms of time and money, and require a commitment to oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups.

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Dental implants Perth are designed to be a long-term solution for tooth loss and with proper care, they can last a lifetime. The titanium implant that is fused with the jawbone is permanent. However, the dental crown, the visible part of the implant, typically needs replacement every 5 to 15 years, depending on individual oral hygiene and lifestyle habits. Regular dental check-ups, good oral hygiene, and a healthy lifestyle are crucial for ensuring the longevity of dental implants.

What Affects How Long A Dental Implant Lasts?

Several factors can influence the lifespan of a dental implant. These include:

  • Oral Hygiene: Regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups can significantly extend the life of a dental implant. Poor oral hygiene can lead to gum disease, which can weaken the bone and tissues supporting the implant.
  • Lifestyle Habits: Smoking and excessive alcohol consumption can negatively affect oral health and, consequently, the longevity of dental implants.
  • Diet: Hard or chewy foods can damage the dental crown, while a diet high in sugar can increase the risk of gum disease.

Teeth Grinding: Also known as bruxism, this can wear down the dental crown over time.

The Dental Implant Procedure

The dental implant procedure involves several steps, starting with an initial consultation to determine if you are a good candidate for the dental implants. If you are a suitable candidate, the dentist will create a treatment plan, which may involve extracting any remaining damaged teeth and/or preparing the jawbone for implant placement. 

Once the jawbone is ready, titanium screws will be placed into your bone and allowed to fuse with the bone tissue over several months. Finally, a custom-made replacement tooth will be attached to the implant, completing the procedure.

How Long Does a Dental Implant Procedure Take?

The duration of a dental implant procedure can vary depending on your needs and the complexity of the procedure. Generally, the entire process can take several months to a year or more, with most of the time being dedicated to allowing the implant to fuse with the jawbone. 

The surgical placement of the implant itself typically takes around an hour, and any additional preparatory work may add to the overall length of the procedure.

To calculate how much time you can spend in the dental implants treatment, book a consultation at with our My dental implant 

How Long Do Dental Implants Take to Heal?

The healing process for dental implants, known as osseointegration, typically takes between two to six months. This is the period where the titanium implant fuses with the jawbone, creating a sturdy foundation for the dental crown. The exact healing time varies depending on individual health factors, the number of implants, and whether a bone graft was necessary. Proper oral hygiene and following post-operative care instructions are essential during this healing period.

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Conclusion: Is a Dental Implant Right for You?

Dental implants are a durable, long-lasting solution for tooth replacement, offering the look and function of natural teeth. However, they require a significant investment of time and money. The decision to opt for dental implants should be based on your overall health, lifestyle habits, and commitment to maintaining good oral hygiene. Regular dental check-ups and a healthy lifestyle are crucial for the longevity of dental implants.

Rediscover the joy of a confident smile with Dental Implants in Brisbane & Perth. Our skilled team is dedicated to enhancing your natural beauty through advanced and personalised dental solutions.”

Written By: Dr Kent Tan
Edited By: Dr Zaheer Kadwa
Reviewed By: Dr Ealin Lee

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Dr. Kent Tan - Author Bio

Dr Kent Tan is the top dental implant and cosmetic treatment expert. On average, he performs 500 to 1000 dental implants yearly, making him one of the most experienced dental implant surgeons in Perth, Western Australia.

Dr Kent is a certified Invisalign provider and has helped many patients achieve straighter teeth with a transparent braces system. In addition, he is skilled in performing a wide range of cosmetic dental treatments such as teeth whitening, dental veneers and bonding.

Dr Kent graduated from the University of Queensland and then went on to lecture in dental implants. He furthered his qualifications by graduating from the Master Clinician Programme in Implant Dentistry in Los Angeles, USA. This additional education allows him to provide his patients with the best possible care.

Customers Review

Mark TaylorMark Taylor
03:15 12 Mar 24
Rob SmithRob Smith
12:33 24 Feb 24
I was at a really low point in my life, had an accident 2 years ago which broke 3 of my teeth and a bridge in between my 2 front top teeth. From that moment I became extremely conscious of going out,socialising and found my self withdrawn and depressed as I didn't know what to do.Then a friend told me about My Implant Dentist. I plucked up the courage and went for my first consultation at Mindarie Quinns dental practice with Dr Zaheer who explained all my options and advised all on 4 top and bottom.Not only Dr Zaheer but all the staff and doctors at both Mindarie and South Perth were amazing and extremely professional and made the whole process seemless.Having the treatment has given me back confidence and enabled me to socalise and do things with my family and friends that I couldn't do before.I would like to thank Dr Zaheer and all the team at My Implant Dentist for everything they have done for me and recommended them to everyone I speak to.I just can't stop smiling!!!
Vicki DatsonVicki Datson
22:00 16 Feb 24
From the lovely girls at the front desk through to the dentist and his off sider I couldn’t be more happy with the treatment and the service provided. So incredibly satisfied with the end result it’s taken a while but we got there. Thank you so much.
Toby HawkesToby Hawkes
12:19 02 Feb 24
From start to Finnish i felt very comfortable. The whole experience for me was more than just new teeth.For me it was a journey of self discovery that changed my whole life.I found that everyone that I encountered was very professional &friendly &made my experience so pleasant.They deserve more than 5 stars.Thank you so much🥰
Selina HansonSelina Hanson
09:19 01 Feb 24
My experience with My Implant Dentist has been excellent from start to finish. The staff at the front desk were incredibly kind and helpful. The medical treatments throughout were professional and pain free. I would definitely recommend them to anyone considering this service
SherrySherry
08:14 30 Jan 24
So grateful to have found this place. I needed a wisdom tooth out. They were able to x-ray and fit me in promptly. Extremely high quality and professional service at an affordable price! I feel lucky to have found an honest and helpful Dentist especially in today's economy. Lovely staff all round. I will be coming here from now on.Thanks again :)
Catalina Te MaroCatalina Te Maro
12:02 21 Nov 23
From the moment I walked in the door My Implant dentist were very caring and professional. As a dental nurse myself I knew I would be a very hard case as other specialists said they could not help me. After my first consultation with Dr Kent he was confident that he could help me and I was provided with a clear plan for my top and bottom all on four procedure. My new teeth are perfect and so natural looking. He has made the impossible possible for me. I can smile and eat the foods I love again and this has changed my life. Thank you so much to all staff and especially Dr Kent Tan who I can say is the best implant dentist in Perth.
Bec SmithBec Smith
11:30 14 Aug 23
I can’t thank the team and dentists at My Implant dentist enough! From the girls working the front desk to the dental nurses assisting the dentist’s, Dr Kent Tan and Dr Ealin. I had the All on four implants and I can’t explain how much this has transformed my life in such a great way.I will always be thankful to be able to have this treatment!Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
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Adam ByersAdam Byers
02:39 20 Feb 24
Great service and very professional both admin and Dentists
Mussie KirosMussie Kiros
23:09 12 Feb 24
My implant Dentist Mooorooka is an amazing team. The receptionist staff are very welcoming and super lovely to talk to. The dentists are very experienced and knowledgeable. The assistants are very lovely. The service 10/10. Highly recommend!
moonira Bassamoonira Bassa
03:55 25 Nov 23
Dr Zaheer is an amazing dentist, very knowledgeable and very detailed. He’s an amazing dentist. Definitely recommend My Implant Dentist Brisbane
Yacoob BassaYacoob Bassa
03:42 25 Nov 23
Dr Zaheer is an excellent dentist, very experienced and very detailed. Highly recommend My Implant Dentist Brisbane
solomon issaksolomon issak
00:27 18 Nov 23
The receptionist team have been very helpful, helped me organise early super release for my implant treatment. Dr Zaheer is an amazing implant dentist, discussed with me on what type of surgery I needed and have also treated the surgery on me. Dr Reza is very kind. The dental assistants are very friendly. Highly recommend My Implant Dentist Brisbane
Tan Binh NgoTan Binh Ngo
02:59 31 Oct 23
I picked up”Moorooka Dental Care” contact details from the web. I rang for a few questions and the happy voice of Frances had calmed my anxiety down quickly!Dr Kadwa greeted me from the front bench, took me in for the X-ray, dental assessment, carefully explaining the procedure, answered my questions and quoted for the works. He offered to breakdown work items to suit with my needs. The quote was surprisingly very compatible with my previous quote from overseas. (I know I am going to have my dental treatment in the safe zone, most medical advances in Australia).The implant work went smoothly, so smooth that the team had to remind me “Done!”, well beyond my imagination.When he saw me off with the aftercare instructions, I could feel his professional manners with caring characters. I know he has done a few thousand implants but I still received the care of his first. Thanks Zaheer!I requested X-ray images, Fatimatu responded promptly with friendly chatting.I also would like to thank Dr Linh Trần who was in the operation team at the treatment and follow up cares.
Melrey LudivicoMelrey Ludivico
05:10 26 Oct 23
My implant dentist brisbane 5/5. Dr Linh, Dr Zaheer and Dr Reza have been amazing and have looked after me in my procedures. Frances the receptionist was the first person to contact me to get me to come in since I have been looking around. Excellent service and friendly staff
Matthew WinkelmannMatthew Winkelmann
22:33 17 Oct 23
Moorooka dental have been a pleasure to deal with. I did a bit of research into dental implants and most companies had hidden fees. I booked a consult and was contacted within a few hrs to get me in and get the ball rolling. I choose to go with he implants using my super. They helped me to do all the paperwork to release the money. Definitely a good dental clinic.
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