Are Dental Implants the Fountain of Youth in Dentistry?

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As a child, I remember trekking through the woods behind my house in search of the mysterious fountain of youth. Fast forward 30 years and my lower back pain is no indication of a successful quest. Wouldn’t it be nice if our childhood fantasies actually came true? I mean throw us a bone.

At the end of the day, nothing truly lasts forever, but some things last a lot longer than others. So, how does this relate to dental implants? While they can’t last a lifetime they can outlast you.

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Has your mother or father ever said, “this is why we can’t have nice things”? Maybe you dropped your phone or left your windows down in a thunderstorm. The point is things, last longer when properly cared for. Dental implants are no different.

Let me ask you a question. If your oil change light came on would you say, “that’s just a recommendation, Ol’ Bessie here can take a few thousand more miles”? Fast forward a few thousand miles and you may find yourself on the side of a highway during rush hour. You then proceed to get your car towed only to have a mechanic judgingly gift you a $3,000 estimate to essentially rebuild your engine. Do you see where I am going with this? Dental implants can certainly outlast you with sufficient brushing, flossing, and the always important visits to our dentists!

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