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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    How long will an implant last?

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    Dr Keith Baetz

    Dentist, Prosthodontist

    To enable Dr Baetz and his team to provide you with the highest level of care, your first appointment is the most important.Dr Baetz will … View Profile

    We actually do not know the answer to that because so few fail. Certainly it seems that we can expect them to last for many decades. The first of the present concept implants were reported as having been put in, in the early 70's, and some of those are still going strong! Of course there can be complications. For instance the screws that hold the crowns onto the implants can loosen or break. All of this would be discussed before any implants are placed into a patient, so that the patient can make an informed decision about their treatment possibilities.

  • Dr. Shaibani is the principal dentist at Carrara Dental Practice. His practice covers all aspects dentistry from simple to most complex dental rehabilitation cases.He is … View Profile

    With proper care and maintenance may last the lifetime of the patient.

  • There are many implants that were done decades ago that are still in patients mouths. If you remain in good health with a strong immune system and are fanatical about the daily cleaning routine around your implant there is no reason why it cannot last an extremely long time. Failure by the patient to maintain a clean implant is a very common cause of dental implant failue.

  • Jaffar Dental - Trusted and Established since 1997. We are a family owned General Dental Practice offering a friendly and caring environment in Waterford QLD. … View Profile

    Ideally forever if cleaned and maintained properley.
    Also depends if general health compromises bony health as you grow older.

  • Dr Kaufman provides professional and high quality dental care with a very gentle touch, resulting in an authentic relaxed experience for his patients. He takes … View Profile

    Dental implants can last a lifetime. In the professional articles published their success ranges between 91%-95%. Many times what may change is the crown, the tooth, that is fitted on the implant. These may become mobile as a result of loosening of the screw holding them in place. That can be fixed by tightening or replaceing the screw.
    Implants may be affected by bacteria as teeth do, so a good oral hygiene will keep them a long time.

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