How Long do Implants Last?
Using modern techniques, and appropriate surgical and denture protocol, expected success rates are in excess of 90 %. With proper hygiene habits and maintenance implants are designed to last a lifetime.
There are several factors beyond the control of both the patient and the provider, which can affect the life of an implant-retained denture. Accidents and illnesses can have a deleterious affect. It is therefore impossible to make promises or guarantees regarding the longevity of an implant.
Should a problem arise, it normally does so during the first six months to a year following surgery, during the period of bone healing. After this period, problems appear to be less frequent. However, follow-up by our office and the proper home care by the patient are mandatory.