Dental implants can last many years and rarely need replacement. Not that they are invulnerable to poor dental health. You are still at risk of gum disease from bacteria and plaque buildup. While dental implants may not decay, the neighboring teeth, gum, and jawbone are still very susceptible to infection, decay, and rot. If this happens, the dental implant may need replacing as part of treating the diseased gum. Here are a few dental hygiene tips to ensure your dental implants last a long time.