If you’re considering dental implants, you want to be sure that they're an investment worth making. You’ve likely already read about the health benefits of dental implants, which are certainly one of the most important reasons to choose them over other options. But what about their strength and durability? How strong are dental implants and how long will they last? We answer these questions in the blog post below.
Strength of Dental Implants
Dental implants are made from a biocompatible metal called titanium. When subjected to laboratory testing, it’s been found that dental implants can withstand even more stress than what natural teeth are subject to during normal biting and chewing. This means it’s extremely unlikely that your dental implant would ever break, bend, or become damaged from normal use.
Another way to evaluate the strength of dental implants is to determine the stress and force they can withstand in the jaw before becoming loose. This isn’t something that can easily be measured, but we do know that once osseointegration occurs and your jawbone has successfully integrated your dental implants, they have the same strength as natural teeth. With a healthy jawbone for support, dental implants act no differently than the roots of your teeth. You’ll have the bite strength to eat apples, corn-on-the-cob, carrots, and anything else many patients have to give up when they have traditional dentures.
Finally, you may want to know about the strength of the restorations that attach to your dental implants—the crown, bridge, or denture. This depends on the material you choose for your restoration. While we will help you select a material that balances strength with a realistic appearance, it’s important to know that other than gold or metal alloy, there is no option that is as strong as natural teeth, so you can expect that at some point, you will likely need to replace your restoration.
Durability of Dental Implants
While you may need to replace the crown, bridge, or denture that attaches to your dental implant, it’s very unlikely that you will ever need to replace the dental implant itself—it is designed to last a lifetime. This is one of the reasons dental implants are so highly recommended. They are a permanent replacement for the root of a missing tooth and there’s simply no other solution available that accomplishes this.
With a dental implant placed by an experienced implant dentist, you have a replacement that looks, feels, and functions just like a real tooth. Our team at Champagne Smiles is New Jersey’s Premier Dental Implant Team All Under One Roof and we’ve been providing our patients with beautiful smiles that give them the freedom to speak, eat, and laugh with confidence for over 20 years.
Learn More About Dental Implants in Monmouth County
If you’d like to learn more about dental implants, whether they’re right for you, and what you can expect from the process, contact us today at 732-972-0918 to schedule an appointment at Champagne Smiles.