Patients who are thinking about a dental implant from Jeff Gray DDS | Espire Dental in La Mesa often ask how long they last. An implant is a significant investment, after all. Do they really last a lifetime, like people say? The answer is yes, but an explanation is in order.
A dental implant is not a replacement tooth, but the titanium post that is inserted into the jaw. Titanium is well-suited for implants, and cases of rejection by the body are rare. A big factor in how long the implant lasts comes down to how well you take care of it.
With regular dental checkups (twice a year, just like with natural teeth) and proper hygiene, a dental implant really can last a lifetime. Proper hygiene means adequate brushing and flossing. When you get your implant we will have specific, detailed instructions. For most patients, we recommend brushing and flossing twice a day.
Dental implants like those from Jeff Gray DDS | Espire Dental in La Mesa are the tooth replacement option of choice. People from San Diego, Alpine, El Cajon, and Santee also come to our office for Invisalign clear braces, and much more. Please schedule an appointment with us today!
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