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How Long Do Dental Implants Last?


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You may be wondering how long dental implants last, here at Wilson House Dental Practice, we provide dental implants that will last a lifetime! However, you’ll have to ensure you take good care of your oral health to seek long-lasting results. In this blog, we will discuss how long dental implants last and the cost of treatments so keep reading to find out all you need to know about dental implants.

Dental implants are medical devices (titanium screws) that are directly placed into your jawbone in order to replace the missing tooth root. After this process, the bone surrounding the implant will gradually fuse to it, firmly holding the implant in place. This also provides support for artificial teeth such as crowns, bridges and dentures. 

Dental implants provide the benefit of improving one’s ability to smile, eat or chew which can boost someone’s overall confidence and self esteem as they now have a new and improved look and feel from their new teeth. 

If you have any queries or want any advice on this type of treatment, you’re more than welcome to contact us here to book an appointment with one of our dentists! 


How Long Do Dental Implants Last UK

If you live in the UK, newly placed dental implants are expected to last 15 to 20 years  before they need to be replaced. This procedure usually takes 3 months to a year for stability of dental implants to be maintained. As mentioned previously, your dental implants should last a lifetime depending on how well you look after them as this would have an effect on the life-span of the treatment. 

Other factors can also affect the life-span of your dental implants:

  • Oral Health
  • Lifestyle Choices
  • Injury or Damage
  • Medical Conditions
  • Chewing food too hard
  • Which teeth are replaced and where they sit in your mouth

How Long Do Mini Dental Implants Last?

Mini dental implants usually last 6-9 years. However, both mini and normal dental implants can fail before expected time. So it is vital you maintain your oral health for maximum results as this will allow for your dental implants to last longer!

Mini dental implants are a newer type of dental implant that are considered a great option for those who are not able to get the traditional dental implant. This is due to the major price difference which may be a great deciding factor in why people may choose mini dental implants over traditional implants. They have the same structure as regular dental implants, instead they are smaller as they require less jawbone mass – hence the “mini” in the name. This allows for less raw material used in the manufacturing process.

Some of the benefits that come with getting mini dental implants include:

  • Less invasive surgery – Mini dental implants have a minimal healing time due to smaller as a smaller surgical opening is needed.
  • Faster recovery time – Smaller size means less pain leading to a speedy recovery!
  • Lower costs – Replacement teeth can be placed on mini dental impacts on the same day as procedure. Whereas, this is not possible with traditional dental implants  due to them requiring regular visits. More visits to the dentist lead to more money being spent. That isn’t the case with mini dental implants.
  • Less jawbone density is needed – Mini dental implants are smaller which is why they need less jawbone density compared to normal dental implants. This may be suitable for those who have lost jawbone decay, injury or bone loss.

How Long Do All on 4 Dental Implants Last?

All on 4 dental implants usually last 20 years or longer with the right care. The implant will also never need to be replaced, however the implant will experience daily wear and tear. This may lead to adjustments that may be put into place over the years. But, without a doubt they will stay solid and secure for you.

All on 4 dental implant replacement teeth do not fall out. This is due to the 3 step process they follow: consultation, implant placement and recovery. Dentures are secured with four dental implants giving you the same look, feel and function as natural healthy teeth. As you go about your day, your daily activities such as eating, speaking, singing will not be altered. They are durable, stable and long lasting and you are able to go about whatever you need to with no worry. Why wait? Book a dental implant appointment today. 

How Long Does A Full Mouth of Implants Last? 

How long do all on 4 dental implants lastFull mouth dental implants are a complete restoration in people of those who have lost most of their teeth. The procedure consists of several dental implants implanted in the jawbone, alongside a set of outer teeth supported by the implants.

To answer your question, full mouth dental implants last an average of 25 years. However, implants can last less than or longer than average lifespan depending on the person and their lifestyle.  As mentioned above, it all depends on how they go about their daily activities such as eating for instance and the types of food they decide to consume will have an effect on the longevity of the implant. A full mouth dental implant procedure may require as many 12 – 16 teeth dental implants, or in some cases 6 – 8 for the upper jaw and 6 – 8 for the lower jaw.

Extra Services

Extra ServicesHere at Wilson House Dental we offer many dental implant services that may be suitable for you and your needs. Some of these include, Same Day Teeth Treatment, Denture Restabilisation, All on 4 Implants, Multiple Teeth Implants, Single Tooth Implants, Dental Implants and services regarding Missing Teeth. 

We cater for all ages both young and old, regarding the younger patients we believe the well being of their teeth is equally as important to those who are older. At Wilson, we are able to track the development of your child’s teeth with the help of our Children’s Dentist regular visits that are available for you at any time!

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