How long will my dental implant last?
If you just had a new dental implant placed, you may be wondering how long you can expect that implant to last.
The simple answer is that a well-placed dental implant should last forever. Because implant posts are made of strong titanium and placed below the gum line, they should stay firmly in place. These titanium posts act as replacements for natural tooth roots and are designed not to move or break.
The porcelain crown on top of the implant is the only portion that may need replacing over time. Artificial dental crowns can break or chip just like our natural crowns can, so you should always be as careful as you can with your porcelain dental crown. Do not apply extreme force or pressure to the crown area, and avoid chewing on inanimate objects such as pens.
Dr. Daniel Palm has lots of experience placing dental implants. When you visit our Baton Rouge, LA dental office, you will always be treated by knowledgeable and skilled professionals. If you have a compromised tooth and are in need of dental restoration, implants are a wonderful treatment option that will last for many years to come.
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Do you have more questions about dental implants in Baton Rouge? Call our team at Palm Family Dentistry today at (225) 927-7545!