How Long Do Implants Last?
Posted on December 26, 2014
Documented clinical studies in the scientific literature demonstrate that dental implant treatment has a long-term success rate of 95-98% for periods of over 50 years. This is significantly better than the success rates for other methods of tooth replacement, such as tooth-supported bridges, partials, and dentures.
Dental implants are designed to last a lifetime; however certain factors do contribute to the long-term success of dental implant treatment, including regularly scheduled maintenance visits with the dentist and dental specialist, as well as appropriate home care.
The American Dental Association, (ADA) publishes the average lifespan of a tooth-supported bridge as 10.1 years. Research in the scientific literature supports the lower success rates of bridges compared to dental implants. Some studies indicate that the success rate of bridges decreases dramatically after 10 years.