Alderley Dental
Smiles from Year to Year

Are dental implants permanent?

There are all sorts of tooth replacement choices out there, but the dental implant is the most permanent option available today.

It starts with a chat and exam in our dental clinic. If your Alderley dentist finds that dental implants will work to restore your smile, we schedule your implant surgery. On this day, your dentist places your prosthetic roots—also called dental implants. These titanium roots fuse with your jawbone, integrating across several months. When integration finishes, we top your implant with a tooth crown. A tooth crown is a tooth-shaped cover that slips over a prepared tooth or dental implant abutment.

man smiling after getting dental implantsBecause your replacement root integrates with the bone, it becomes a permanent part of your anatomy. Even if you crack your crown at some point in the future, you typically only have to replace this part of the system.

Tips for Maintaining Your Dental Implants

With regular dental visits and an excellent at-home routine, your dental implant crown can last for a decade or even for life.

Other tips include:

  • Never use your tooth or implant for an unintended purpose, like opening a bottle.
  • Talk to your dentist if you grind and clench your teeth (bruxism).
  • Always wear the proper face or mouth gear when playing sports.

For Dental Implants in Alderley, QLD, We Welcome Your Call

We love to help our patients reach their smile goals and encourage you to schedule a consultation.