Well integrated and well maintained implants can last for a long time. Just like your natural teeth, implants need perio-maintenance. The most common factor of an implant failure is implantitis, which is inflammation or infection of the soft and hard tissue around the implants. To have a healthy implant for a long time, you need the support of healthy bone and gum tissue around the implant, and a well designed restoration over the implant. This includes easy access for the patient to keep the area clean as well as a well-positioned restoration that will not cause any occlusal trauma.