How Long Do Dental Implants Last?


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How Long Do Dental Implants Last? Dental Implants NC

Modern dental implants have been used successfully for over 30 years. They are the strongest devices available to support teeth replacement. You don’t have to worry about your implant coming loose at the wrong time like dentures. Since they aren’t anchored to your other teeth, dental implants support your overall oral health and allow your new teeth to feel, look and function naturally. Dental Implants are a long-term, permanent teeth replacement solution and are designed to last 25 years or more.

Whether dental implants last forever is influenced by a variety of factors, such as:

  • Daily flossing and brushing
  • Seeing your regular dentist every six months.
  • Avoiding chewing or biting down on extremely hard items and opening things with your teeth.
  • Your lifestyle and overall health.

Getting; dental implants shouldn’t be a hassle however, this is surgery and is best performed by a trained Oral or Maxillofacial Surgeon. An Oral or Maxillofacial surgeon (OMS) has the specialized education and training on the complexities of the bone, skin, muscles, and nerves involved. Our Experts know how to evaluate the progress of osseointegration to determine whether your jawbone has completely absorbed the implant.  (Osseointegration is the direct structural and functional connection between living bone and the surface of a load-bearing artificial implant. Wikipedia)

We are The Oral Surgery Institute of the Carolinas and are located in Greensboro NC. We offer oral, maxillofacial and implant surgery to NC residents! Our team at The Oral Surgery Institute of the Carolinas are here to ensure you get the best results possible. If you have any questions regarding dental implants please give us a call at Phone: 336-275-6600 or 1-877-582-6600.

What is Dental Implant Surgery

Dental implant surgery is a procedure that replaces tooth roots with metal, screw-like posts and replaces damaged or missing teeth with artificial teeth that look and function much like real ones. Because several surgical procedures are required for dental implants, your dentist or oral surgeon will do a full and thorough evaluation, including X-rays and teeth models to ensure the dental implants will closely match your natural teeth.

Dental implant surgery is often done in several stages. Each stage requires ample time for the jaw to heal in order to move forward with the next. 

  • The damaged tooth is removed.
  • The jawbone is prepped for surgery (this could include bone grafting).
  • The implant is inserted into the gum line.
  • The surgeon places the abutment (the piece that screws into the implant) and attaches the artificial tooth on top, completing the full implant.

How dental implant surgery is performed depends on the type of implant and the condition of your jawbone. But all dental implant surgery occurs in stages and may involve several procedures. This process could take up to several months to allow your jaw time to heal and prepare for the final installation of the implant. Without a strong jawbone in place, the implant won’t take, so it’s important to be patient during the healing process

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Who We Are | The Oral Surgery Institute of the Carolinas

The Oral Surgery Institute of the Carolinas is located in Greensboro NC. We offer oral, maxillofacial and implant surgery to NC residents! Our team of specialists looks forward to working with you and sharing their expertise. We offer a full range of services to diagnose, treat, and resolve your oral surgery needs. Our goal is to lay the foundation for a beautiful smile though implant surgery.

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Want to learn more about implants? Meeting with an oral surgeon to discuss your specific needs and ask questions is a key step in determining if you are a good candidate for dental implants. Our Oral Surgeons have been specially trained in implant procedures. To schedule an implant evaluation, give us a call at Phone: 336-275-6600 or 1-877-582-6600Address: 1002 N. Church St. Suite 100 Greensboro, NC 27401.

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