Crystal Dental Macclesfield
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1st June 2022

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

As a top dentist helping patients in Macclesfield maintain the health and appearance of their smiles, we’re highly experienced in a range of restorative, cosmetic and general dental treatments. Today, we’re looking at dental implants and answering a few common patient questions. It’s part of our commitment to oral health and dental excellence, and ensures our patients are informed about the various treatment s on offer. Without further ado, let’s find out how long dental implants last, what the procedure is like, and some of their many benefits.

How long do dental implants last?

You may have heard the phrase ‘’dental implants can last a lifetime’’. While it sounds too good to be true, it’s highly possible – because the treatment involves implantation, which means fusing with your natural tissues (i.e. your gum and jaw bone). In other words, your tooth implant will be extremely secure in your mouth and the treatment is designed to be permanent.

Do dental implants hurt?

Tooth implants are classed as a type of oral surgery. The procedure involves implanting a tiny piece of metal into your gum, which then fuses with the jaw bone as it heals. Understandably, many patients in Macclesfield are wary about discomfort, but the treatment is carried out under a local anaesthetic and it’s considered minimally invasive. Most patients can manage any pain afterwards with over-the-counter relief, such as paracetamol.

What happens if my tooth implant breaks?

The tooth part of the dental implant is made of porcelain, the same material used in crowns and in some cases, fillings. Just like your natural teeth, it’s possible to break or crack this material – for instance, through chewing habits or an injury. If this happens, and the metal root part is intact, it’s highly likely the crown can just be replaced. If the root is damaged too, you might need a new tooth implant.

How many teeth can I replace?

You can replace all the teeth in your mouth through tooth implants, known as implant-retained dentures. These are attached to small press-stud like posts in your mouth. You can also replace several teeth in one location, which is called an implant-supported bridge. And, as you might have guessed, individual teeth are also replaceable.

Why should I choose you for my tooth implants?

We’re a warm, welcoming and experienced team, and regularly treat patients in Macclesfield and surrounding areas. With a fantastic track record, dozens of patient testimonials and a blend of great care and expertise, you needn’t look elsewhere. Get in touch with us today to book your dental implant consultation. 

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