Dental implants can last a lifetime if you take care of them properly by regularly brushing, flossing, and following your dentist’s recommendations.
While your dentist can’t guarantee the lifetime success of an implant, they can provide you with suggestions and guidelines on how to take good care of your teeth. They’ll base these guidelines on:
- Your genetic history
- Proper hygiene procedures
- Your nutritional habits
Following the guidelines, your dentist gives you will help ensure your implant has the best chance of lasting a lifetime.