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How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Being told you need a dental implant can be stressful, but it does not have to be. Dr. Amin Samadian is one of San Francisco Bay’s leading advanced dental reconstructionists, so he’ll be with you every step of the way for the health of your whole mouth, not just your missing tooth.

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How Do Dental Implants Work?

Dental implants replace missing teeth for life while offering an alternative anchoring solution to bridges or dentures. They do this with a titanium implant that acts as a tooth root. Once the implant is healed, a crown can be fitted, and the repair is so durable and indistinguishable, it’s like you never lost a tooth in the first place.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

The dental implant process can even preserve your jaw bone, which can weaken when teeth are lost or extracted. Adjacent teeth also remain properly aligned in your bite, rather than migrating into the space left by your missing tooth. This can prevent further trauma to your teeth, and even minimize TMJ disorder. Dental implants are also a good option for:

  • Resolving joint pain or bite problems caused by misaligned teeth adjacent to a missing tooth
  • Improving chewing and speech
  • Enhancing the shape of your jaw
  • Supporting a bridge or dentures
  • Preserving bone from resorption
  • Restoring a confident smile

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How Long Will Dental Implants Last?

Dental implants are designed to last for a lifetime. Once your crown is in position, it is, in appearance and function, exactly like your natural teeth. Alignment of adjacent teeth and their bite relationship are preserved. You’ll care for your new crown exactly as you do the rest of your teeth, with twice-daily brushing, once-a-day flossing, mouthwash, and regular exams and cleaning. Dr. Samadian recommends the use of a Waterpik and follow-up visits every 3-4 months for a while to ensure your implant will last a lifetime.

Am I a Good Candidate?

Dr. Samadian uses a comprehensive, whole mouth approach to dental implants, beginning with advanced Cone Beam CT scan technology to map the nerves and sinuses and determine bone density, width, and height. These tests determine your candidacy for dental implants. Schedule your consultation today with Dr. Samadian.

What’s the Procedure Like?

Dr. Samadian’s procedure of choice for dental implant placement is X-Guide Navigational live guided surgery, a robotic implant placement system that improves dental implant placement accuracy. It specifically improves implant depth, angle, and position. X-Guide works in conjunction with the Cone Beam CT scan for unparalleled precision in guiding the surgeon’s hands. It provides a live view of the drill and reduces the need for gum incisions that require stitches.

Once the implant is in place and covered with gum tissue, it requires 2-6 months of healing to integrate fully with your jawbone. The post is attached and gum tissue must grow to secure it. It’s possible the post can be placed during the same procedure as the implant is made. Once your implant is fully healed, a customized crown will be attached, completing the repair.

What Can I Expect of Recovery?

Dr. Samadian employs a variety of advanced surgical techniques to improve patient comfort, including a flapless technique and/or guided surgery with robotic placement. Patients also have an option for oral, IV, nitrous oxide sedation and local anesthesia, and biostimulation with LASER for maximum comfort. Comprehensive aftercare instructions are supplied to minimize post-op complications and risks, including avoidance of hot foods and liquids. You may also receive pain medication for discomfort after the first 24 hours. In many cases, over-the-counter pain relief is all that’s required. Cold compresses may also aid in pain management.

What Our Patients Say About Us

*Individual Results May Vary


I could not recommend Dr. Samadian more – AND all of his staff, at that! No longer will I mind or be afraid of going to the dentist.


Very informative, patient and sensitive to your needs. Very focused, and desires to ensure it’s done properly the first time.

Take the Next Step

If you have more questions about dental implants, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Amin Samadian in East Bay, Orinda, Lafayette, Moraga, Piedmont, Danville, San Ramon, Alamo, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Concord, Oakland, Berkeley, and Brentwood, CA today. You can count on him to help you make an informed decision. Call us at ​(925-254-2360) ​or fill out our convenient online contact form.

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