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How long do dental implants last?

Posted Feb 15th, 2019

How long do dental implants last?

Dental implants are a type of dental restoration that replaces missing teeth. Dental implants look, feel and act like natural teeth, and with proper care can last for decades.


Dental implants look, feel and function almost exactly like natural teeth. If you have missing teeth, dental implants are a great solution that will allow you to smile, eat and talk with confidence just like you did before.

How long do dental implant last?

If you take good care of your dental implants they can last upwards of 25 years. In some cases they will even last for life. Whether your dental implants will last forever will be influenced the following factors:

Care: Taking good care of your dental implants will certainly influence how long they last. Be sure to brush well, floss daily, and visit your dentist every six months.

Good Habits: You should avoid chewing or biting down on extremely hard items, like pen tips or pencils, and absolutely do not open things with your teeth! These behaviours could damage your implants.

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

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How long do dental implants take to heal?

How long do dental implants take to heal?

Posted Jul 5th, 2019

There are multiple steps to the dental implant process. That means that more than one healing stage may be needed. Your healing time will depend on how many teeth are being replaced, your health, and a few other factors.

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What will happen if I leave my sleep apnea untreated?

What will happen if I leave my sleep apnea untreated?

Posted Jun 21st, 2019

Sleep apnea isn't just snoring! When you suffer from sleep apnea, you experience frequent pauses in your breathing while you are asleep; in short, you’re having short bouts of suffocation. Left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to a range of serious health problems.

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