Do Jaw Implants Need To Be Replaced Due to Wearing Out?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Is there typically issues with a jaw implant as one the jaw bone ages and you lose fat and elasticity? Can you see the implant? And do they need replacement? 

A: The answer would be no and no. The implant would never need to be replaced because of device failure. And as you age the soft tissue support provided by the implant is beneficial rather than a detriment.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana