Frequently Asked Questions
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How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
Dental implants have an expected lifespan of 30+ years, and can easily last the rest of your life with proper care.
To care for your dental implants, just make sure you’re brushing and flossing properly, eating a healthy diet, and seeing Dr. Austin for six-month dental checkups in San Antonio.
What Does An Implant Feel Like?
Dental implants feel just like a natural tooth. Unlike alternatives like dentures, your implant will be fully integrated with your jaw bone, and will be completely stable. It will never move or shift when you eat, chew, speak, or brush your teeth.
Will Dental Implants Stop Bone Loss?
Yes. Dental implants are placed directly into the jaw bone. This means that, when you bite, chew, and eat, force is transmitted into the jaw bone.
This force helps stimulate the jaw bone and keeps it healthy. This means that dental implants can stop bone resorption after tooth loss, unlike alternatives such as dental bridges and dentures.