Duration of a dental implant: How long will it last?
"How long is a dental implant?" it is a question very often heard among those who want new teeth. That's why we thought we'd explain how long it will last you an implant, what are the factors that influence the duration and what guarantee you can get.
When we talk about the resistance of the implant over time, things are nuanced and need to be explained. The lifespan of a dental implant differs from case to case, depending on two factors:
- health status;
- degree of implant care.
The duration of the implant is shortened for smoking patients and those suffering from alcoholism or chronic diseases.
If you take good care of the implant, then it can last a lifetime. Otherwise, the duration of a dental implant will be shortened according to the degree of oral hygiene; the more deficient it is, the shorter the implant will last.
In implant clinics or clinics that respect patients, you will find good or very good quality implants. This means that the material from which they are produced is composed of titanium with a high degree of purity. The price of these implants can be slightly higher than those that do not have the quality guarantee offered by the manufacturer.
It is recommended to ask the doctor what kind of implant he will put on you and even ask him to show you the manufacturer's warranty certificate. If the certificate specifies that the warranty period is lifetime, it means that you will benefit from the best quality implants.
Contrary to appearances, the lifetime warranty means that it applies to the "implant" object, in the sense that its properties will not be damaged over time. When a clinic works with life-assured implants, it means that the guarantee is offered only for the product (ie only for the implant). This is due to the fact that no one can control either the degree of care and oral hygiene or any health conditions that the patient may acquire in the future.