Nothing will last forever in dentistry, however, recent evidence shows that implants have some of the best longevity when compared to other treatment options such as a bridge or denture. On average, implants can last for over 15 years, however, this is dependent on good maintenance. We advise that you brush twice a day, floss daily and see a hygiene therapist every 6 months.
A single implant replaces a missing or lost tooth. In some circumstances, we can use a single implant to replace two teeth, but this is very much case-dependent.
Single implants are a perfect fixed solution for a:
- Missing tooth
- Severely broken and unrestorable tooth
- Heavily decayed tooth
- Failed root canal
- Tooth damaged from injury