Dental Implants – How Long Should They Last?

Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth; not only do they look and feel similar to natural teeth, they provide the exact same levels of oral functionality. Though implants come at a cost, they add significant value to the lives of our patients who have come to us with damaged or missing teeth.

With annual checkups, proper oral hygiene and regular visits to a professional hygienist, the implants themselves may last a lifetime; they don’t have an expiration date.

There are ongoing dental studies covering patients who have had implants placed nearly 40 years ago which are still fully functional. The crowns may require changing at stages depending on their condition, though that doesn’t mean that the implants need to be replaced.

Using Materials Strictly of the Highest Quality

All the materials used in our practice are CE approved, and we are proud to work with 100% Britain-based dental laboratories that give us the highest standard of work and all the necessary guarantees.

At Marylebone Implant Centre, we believe in providing maximum value to our patients.

When it comes to our implant treatments, it’s imperative that they not only provide an excellent replacement for damaged or missing teeth, but improve the lives of patients well into the future.

Our highly experienced clinicians ensure the utmost professional care throughout the implant process, and use implant components of only the highest quality and suitability to each case. As for the implant systems, Marylebone strictly uses market-leading products in treatment, offered by esteemed companies such as Straumann and Implant Direct. Both offer highly functional and durable systems, backed by extensive research which is utilised by rival manufacturers in the production of their solutions.

How to Ensure Implant Longevity

Patients of the Marylebone Implant Centre can rest easily knowing their dental implants are configured by highly-trained implantologists and backed by industry-leading components.

However, post-procedural care is ultimately the key factor as to whether the implants last as long as they’re designed to. While supportive hygiene treatments are recommended by our implantologist, patients are responsible for their oral health moving forward. Failure to practise adequate oral hygiene can lead to a plethora of implant-related complications.

Occasionally there are certain conditions or medications that may impact on the longevity of implants, and you should, therefore, attend a yearly review appointment with the implantologist to ensure the implants and surrounding bone is stable.

If left untreated, issues such as periodontitis and peri-implantitis, both of which form due to bacterial accumulation, may result in the loss of implant(s). All of our dentists are registered with the GDC, while our treatment is all approved under BDA, GDC and UK standard guidelines.

Marylebone Implant Centre, Experts in Implant Dentistry

We pride ourselves on the utmost care & transparency with patients before, after and during treatment. Our treatment plans include all fees and information on time scales; there are no hidden costs. Our highly-experienced clinicians are all registered under the GDC.