Dental implants can be used by people that are missing their natural teeth. These implants will need to be put in by a dental professional. If a person has a good dentist and they take care of their implants they can last 25 years. If a person has dental implants if they are elderly they can last for the rest of their life. To extend the life of the dental implants a person must keep up with their oral health and they need to avoid habits that will harm the implants. They will also need to visit the dentist periodically to make sure the implants are still functioning properly and there are no issues with them. If a person works with a qualified dental professional that can determine the density of the jaw bone in which the implants will be inserted they can last for a longer time and will look like natural teeth.