How long do dental implants last?

Research has shown that 90% of dental implants are still in place and functioning well after 15 years. If the implants are looked after well they can last a lifetime. It could probably be said that implants much like teeth will last for as long as you can keep them clean. This is a huge advantage of dental implants over conventional bridges and dentures.

However, just as you would expect conventional crowns, bridges and fillings to need occasional repairs or replacements during their lifetime, the restoration on top of the implant may also have similar maintenance requirements.