Dental implants are primarily made of commercially pure (CP) titanium and do not contain any metal alloys. CP titanium is the most biocompatible metal to the human body. Once a dental implant is placed in the oral cavity, bone fuses to the titanium, a process called Osseointegration.
Scientific literature supports that dental implants can have a 95% success rate over a 10 year period. Dental implant therapy is one of the most successful and predictable procedure in both Dentistry and Medicine.
A dental implant CAN last a life-time (but this varies with each patient). Historically, the first 2 patients, who had dental implants placed by Professor Branemark, both passed away in the last decade with all their existing implants.