If you remember the game show “The $64,000 Question” from the 1950s, you may be at the age where you have to consider dental implants. Though dental implants are not only for seniors, most people who get dental implants are older adults. “How long do dental implants last?” is the most oft-asked question of dental implant dentists in Anchorage, Alaska, and the answer is not simple. It’s the $64,000 question!
While dental implants are a permanent solution to the problem of tooth loss, how long they last depends on many factors. Ideally, dental implants will last your entire life when properly cared for according to your implant dentist’s instructions. As with any other medical or dental procedure, success varies from patient to patient.
Since dental implants are topped off with a restoration such as a dental crown, it’s more likely the restorative piece of your implant will have to be replaced instead of the implant itself. Most people never require any repair once their implants are placed.