How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants have entirely changed the way we approach tooth replacement. Bridges and full and partial dentures are great for solving the aesthetic problem of missing teeth, but they are designed to sit on top of your gums.
A dental implant, on the other hand, consists of an artificial titanium tooth root that is placed in your jaw and allowed to heal. During this time, the implant fuses with surrounding bone and tissue and becomes a permanent part of your dental anatomy.
However, the longevity of an implant relies on the presence of sufficient healthy bone in the jaw. If the jaw bone starts to deteriorate because of gum disease, the implant is likely to fail.
Checking on your implants
That is why at Sullivan Dental Partners, we don’t just provide a way to smile again with confidence, but we also offer the means to do so. When you see us twice a year for routine exams and cleanings, we can monitor your oral health and prevent conditions like gum disease from compromising your implant.
If you would like to learn more about dental implants in Nolensville, TN and how they would benefit you, please call our office to arrange a commitment-free consultation with Dr. Rick or Dr. Sully to discuss your needs.