Dental Implants Then And Now
Dental implants have traveled all the way from ancient China, where carved Bamboo pegs were used to replace lost teeth.
The first metal tooth was discovered in the jaw of an Egyptian king from 1000 BC, and was made of copper.
A Celt in France had a false tooth made of iron and dates to 300 BC. Both this and the tooth in the Egyptian king’s mouth are suspected to have been installed after death.
State Of The Art Dental Implants Will Look And Function Great, Call Us Now!
The first titanium dental implant was used in 1965, and this developed into the screw that is used today. The titanium screw will fuse with the jaw, and then a crown can be inserted over the screw, providing a very realistic looking substitute for a tooth. Now we have available a full porcelain implant that looks more natural and avoids putting metals into your body.
We have performed this procedure on many patients with uniformly great results. Our patients are very happy with both the aesthetic benefits of dental implants and the ease with which it helps them to maintain their jawline structure. Gaps not only look unappealing, they can allow other teeth to move in the mouth, which can cause further dental issues.
If you have any questions about what is involved in the procedure we have information available on our website, or you can call us and we will be happy to provide you with the pertinent information. You can have a great smile that lasts a long time with this procedure.