Life of Dental Implants: How long do they last?

Dental implants are directly inserted into the jawbones and are secured tightly through the bond it creates in the bone by osseointegration. They are intended to be permanent as they fuse with the bone but are they that long-lasting? 

The information below will briefly discuss the factors affecting longevity, conditions when the implants fail, and how to manage them effectively- brought to you by Oris Smiles, Ahmedabad. Without further delay, let us find out.

Factors affecting the Life of Dental Implants

Insufficient care

Maintaining oral hygiene with dental implants is equally essential as the natural tooth. Plaque build-up around the implant leads to the inflammation of soft tissues around the implant, a condition called peri-implantitis.

Insufficient bone

If an insufficient bone is present for implant placement, graft placement is planned. The level of bone is evaluated before the placement through a proper radiographic analysis at Oris smiles in Ahmedabad. Bone loss due to medical conditions like osteoporosis can make the implant unstable.


Personal habits like smoking especially have a detrimental effect on the lifespan of dental implants. Smoking interferes with the blood flow to the area where the implant is placed and thus impacts the process of healing and osseointegration.

Teeth grinding

Many people have the habit of teeth grinding or bruxism. This can lead to the overload of the implant and its unnecessary wear. Treating the teeth grinding effectively before planning implants is best, as this habit can fracture the implant and lead to delayed osseointegration.

Medical conditions

Medical conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, bleeding disorders, and osteoporosis affect the longevity of Dental Implants. Our experts at Ahmedabad evaluate your medical history and dental evaluation before planning the case for a longer life of dental implants.

What happens when Dental Implants fail: Life of Dental Implants

Signs of a failed implant-

  • Mobile implant
  • Pain on chewing
  • Pus discharge 
  • Redness around the implant
  • Swollen soft tissues around the implant
  • Receding gums around the prosthesis

How to treat failed Implant

The failed dental implant must be removed and replaced under local anesthesia. If there is insufficient bone in the area, bone grafting must be planned before the replacement. If the bone loss is not significant and there is only peri-implantitis, then our team of doctors in Ahmedabad can manage without removing Implants.

The bottom line: The life of Dental Implants

Dental Implants are the permanent solution to the missing tooth; however, they may sometimes fail. When taken care of properly, they last a lifetime, but they might not be as successful due to the abovementioned factors. If you notice any symptoms of a failing Implant, it is best to report it to your dentist quickly for effective treatment. Our team of experts in Ahmedabad will rule out the cause of its failure to provide the best possible treatment.

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