Reproducing the natural function, feel and appearance of missing teeth was once very difficult to accomplish. Old fashioned ways to replace missing teeth included bridges and dentures. These old ways worked initially but often had problems in subsequent years. Dental implants are the most advanced way to replace missing teeth because the dental implants mimic natural teeth. The dental implant has a root that is in the jaw bone and a cosmetic crown that is indistinguishable from a natural tooth.
Inspired by nature, dental implants are a more natural approach to replacing missing teeth.
A dental implant is a titanium post that is placed into the jawbone and replicates a natural tooth root. There the bone fuses with the implant in a process called osseointegration. After the root shaped titanium implant has fused with the bone the remaining parts of the tooth can be fabricated and placed. Implants are extremely successful and designed to last a lifetime. One still has to brush and floss around the dental implant just like a natural tooth.
The History of Dental Implants
Dental Implants were discovered in 1952 by Swedish Dr. Per-Ingvar Brånemark. He discovered that it was possible for bone to fuse to titanium and continued his research on bone. The first dental application of titanium implants in a patient occurred in 1965. The early dental implants were very crude have still be extremely successful. Depending on what published studies you read the long term success of dental implants ranges from 95 to 98%.
Reasons for dental implants:
- To replace one or more missing teeth
- To protect adjacent neighbor teeth
- To increase chewing comfort and efficiency
- To increase self-confidence while eating, smiling, and talking
- To improve your overall dental health
- To cosmetically improve your smile
- To provide secure support for a partial denture
- To dramatically increase the function and stability of full upper or lower dentures
Dental Implant Summary
The concept of titanium fusing to bone was discovered in 1952. The science and technology of bone physiology has ushered in the era of dental implants. Dental implants are the longest lasting and most advanced way to replace missing teeth.
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