The Lifespan of a Dental Implant

​Well, dental implants are supposed to last about 25 years - but that depends on how well you take care of them. So, if you want your dental implants to stay in your mouth for as long as possible, it is up to you to keep up with maintaining your oral hygiene. ​

Just because your dental implants in Howell, NJ, fit right in with the rest of your teeth, doesn't mean you shouldn't pay close attention to it. Be sure to floss and brush your teeth every day, as well as pay a visit to your dentist every six months.

Although implants are meant to stay in your mouth for a long time, they might need to be replaced if:

  • They are not taken care of properly.
  • Have developed some placement issues (which is extremely rare).
  • They were damaged from biting down on, or chewing on, hard objects. 

However, various factors can have an effect on how permanent your dental implants will be. These include:

  • How well they are brushed and flossed
  • How often you visit the dentist
  • The lifestyle you live
  • Your overall health
  • The dental implant installation

If you practice oral hygiene, live a healthy lifestyle, and visit the dentist for checkups, your dental implants should last their entire predicted lifespan. The only reason you would need to replace your dental implants (which sometimes is necessary but is an easy process), is if they:

  • For some reason become loose (rare, but possible)
  • Develop an infection
  • Become damaged

Keep in mind though, that these occurrences are avoidable by getting preventative care from a skilled dentist here at Amara Dental. Questions about dental implants, like the one we answered here in this blog, are best answered by an experienced dentist.

At Amara Dental located in Howell, our dentists are available to answer any questions you may have about dental implants. Schedule an appointment with us today to find out if dental implants are a good option for you. In addition, we'll also let you know about our other dental services and treatments such as Invisalign in Howell, NJ.  

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Cherry Hill, NJ  – It's that time of year again! Amara Dental of Cherry Hill will carry on the tradition of Amara Dental's annual charity event – Dentistry from the Heart. Our team will be providing a FREE day of dental care to the local community of Cherry Hill, NJ. ​

3 Tips That Will Help to Keep Your Teeth Healthy and Strong

​Do you want to have the best smile imaginable? Do want teeth that will remain healthy and strong as the years go by? Do you want to have a fast and easy visit when you visit our friendly and affordable dentist office in Cherry Hill, NJ?

Well, if you want to keep your teeth healthy and strong, and be in and out of our office in no time at all, there are many other things that you can do besides brush and floss. However, these two things will undoubtedly be the most important things you will need to do for the rest of your life.

Here are few tips you can consider.

The Lifespan of a Dental Implant

​Dental implants are a permanent alternative to having removable dentures and are designed for longevity. If you have dental implants or are thinking about getting dental implants, you might be wondering, how long do dental implants last? 

5 Bad Oral Health Habits to Break This Year

​By the end of January, plenty of us have already slacked on our New Year's resolutions -- but we're not saying that to bring you down. We actually mean the opposite: Just because you haven't made it to the gym or are still spending a little too much on takeout doesn't mean you can't recommit to your goals. 

While you're at it -- have you made any resolutions about your dental health this year? If not, now's the time to do it. Here are five habits to break in 2017 for your best smile yet.

5 Habits for a Healthy Smile in 2017

​At the outset of the new year, many of us make resolutions to do certain things better. If you had a few more cavities than you would have liked last year, you might have made having better oral hygiene one of your goals for this year. Don't worry -- it's not as difficult as it seems. To make sure you follow through on your resolution this year, follow these five simple tips for a healthier smile. 

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