How long do dental implants last?

Posted May 3rd, 2019

How long do dental implants last?

If you're looking to replace missing teeth, dental implants might be right for you. Dental implants look, feel and act just like natural teeth, and with proper care they can last for decades.


Dental implants look, feel and function almost exactly like natural teeth. Dental implants are a great solution if you have missing teeth, they will allow you to smile, eat and speak just like you did before.

But, how long do dental implants actually last?

As long as you take good care of them, dental implants can last for 25 years or more, and in some cases, for life. How long your dental implants will last will be influenced the following factors:

Care: Daily flossing and brushing, as well as seeing a dentist every six months will help to keep your dental implants in excellent working condition for decades.

Good Habits: It's extremely important to avoiding chewing or biting down on hard items, like pen tips or pencils, as well as not opening things with your teeth, since these behaviours could damage your implants.

If you’re wondering if dental implants are right for you, get in touch! Our Delta dentists would be glad to discuss your options with you.