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What History Tells Us About Dental Implants

March 29, 2023

Dental implants have become a preferred, long-lasting solution to restore and renew a smile for patients who have lost one or more teeth. That’s why millions of implants have been placed by 

prosthodontists like our specialist at Carolina Prosthodontics & Implant Dentistry. This highly successful replacement procedure delivers the appearance, comfort, function, and durability of your original teeth, with remarkably little discomfort. 

While our state-of-the-art treatments make use of the most advanced technology and techniques, it took centuries to get where we are today. Here’s a brief look at the history of dental implants.

According to historical accounts, Egyptian mummies have been found with gold wires implanted in their jawbones, and human skulls were discovered with stone and other materials used as replacement teeth around 600 A.D. among the Mayans. 

A Swedish orthopedic surgeon by the name of Per-Ingvar Branemark, dubbed the father of the modern dental implant, is credited with discovering the process of fusing bone tissue to titanium, eventually making implants commercially available in 1978. While many advances have been made in the past half-century, titanium is often the metal of choice.

Today’s dental implants have a natural appearance and fit that are virtually indistinguishable from a patient’s other teeth. The crowns, bridges or dentures that are placed on top of the implants are custom-made, ensuring a natural-looking smile. The only way anyone will know you’ve got an implant is if you tell them yourself!

And there’s no need to worry about avoiding any of the foods you love. As long as you’re following a solid oral hygiene routine at home, and keeping your dental checkups, you’ll be fine. Our dental implants are designed to last a lifetime!

Our practice at Carolina Prosthodontics & Implant Dentistry offers personalized care and results that have made us the gold standard in our specialty. A natural-looking, comfortable, long-lasting smile can be yours! Please contact our office today for an appointment.

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