Dental implants are one of the strongest and long-lasting tooth replacement options available. Though technically dental implants can last forever, the longevity of your treatment will depend on a variety of factors.
While many implants can last for a lifetime when properly cared for, dental implants can also fail for an assortment of reasons including:
- Periodontal disease – Whether this was the original reason for your natural tooth loss or a new condition, periodontal disease can hinder the performance of your implant.
- Jaw trauma – If you suffer an injury to the jaw, your implant can dislodge.
- Bite issues – A severely misaligned bite can place tension and stress on dental implants that can ultimately cause them to fail.
Additionally, when you use dental implant restoration, you are not only replacing your tooth’s natural root with an implant, but you are also replacing the tooth itself with a crown. Though crowns are generally expected to last for about a decade, they do not typically last for a lifetime. Fortunately, if your crown fails but your dental implant remains intact, the procedure to replace the crown is relatively quick and straightforward.
If you have additional questions or concerns about dental implants in Rochester or you would like to know if you are a dental implant candidate, contact the office of Dr. Paul Sussman and Dr. Meredith Pogal at 585-227-4390 today.