I am getting two implants for lower front teeth. I am wondering what the typical life expectancy for dental implants for front lower teeth is? How long can I expect these implants to last?
Most dental implants can and do last a lifetime.
However, specific situations can change the expected lifespan. For example, medical health can impact implant life expectancy. A diabetic, for instance, may experience reduced longevity. Smoking also is detrimental to implant longevity. Other than medical issues, things like bone quality and volume, can also impact long-term results. It is important to review your entire medical history with your doctor before getting implants.
The international studies say about 15 year as a average.
Beside chronic degenerative general heath conditions,there is a nutrition factor in oral heath condition of the soft and hard tissues, beside having good hygiene and good general heath condition, having ideal levels of vitamins and minerals is vary important to good oral and general heath.
Dr. Jorge L. Parra BDS,OMS
Past-President of The Mexican Dental Implant Assoc.
I tell my patients that their implants can last a life time if:
1. It is properly placed with precision
2. The implant type is appropriate
3. Brand name implants are used (not clones)
4. The bone is healthy
5. Health is good
6. Patient has proper hygiene
7. Patient sees their dentist every 4 months for check up and cleaning
8. The crown is made properly and with precision
9. The abutment (that supports the crown) is custom
These are most of the very important factors in long term success.
Dr. H. Ryan Kazemi