3. THINGS TO NOTE
1) SURVIVAL – Implants are designed to last a long time as long as all of the above has been followed. Failure to do this can dramatically reduce the long term survival of your implant. The crown which sits on top of your implant has a normal life expectancy of a crown (approx 10 years) and may need replacing in the future.
2) DE CEMENTATION – from time to time your implant crown may become loose and come off. This is because the cement used is designed to weaken if too much force is put on it. If this happens repeatedly it is advisable you see your dentist to have your bite checked. If within the 1st year your crown comes off it will be re cemented for free.
3) YOUR IMPLANT – Your implant is made up of 3 parts.
i) the implant – this is in your jaw bone
ii) the implant connection- this is a component which is screwed into the implant to allow it to stick out above the gum
iii) implant crown. This is the artificial tooth which is cemented onto the implant connection.