With the technological advancements achieved in dentistry there is no longer any need for anyone to suffer the indignity of not being able to chew food comfortably or smile beautifully because of loose or missing teeth. Dental implants provide permanency and beauty instead of dentures that have historically been associated with pain and the inability to eat certain foods.
An article published on the website of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOP) (https://dentalimplants.com/history-of-dental-implants.php) states, “Even early civilizations recognized the benefit of tooth replacement with different kinds of implants. Dental implants have been tried almost since humans have been using technology. They date back hundreds if not thousands of years — with varying degrees of success. The earliest attempts at dental implant tooth replacements on record were discovered in the Mayan civilization dating back to 600 A.D. Archeologists have recovered ancient skulls in which teeth were replaced by materials ranging from carved stones, such as jade, to fragments of seashells. Despite primitive methods and materials, some of these early implants actually fused to the jawbone.”
Today’s modern implants are the result of a serendipitous discovery by a dentist in 1952 who was experimenting with how bones heal. He had placed a titanium cylinder in bone and could not get it out because the bone had fused to the cylinder.
The Freedom to Chew Crispy, Crunchy, Meaty
Dental implants give you the ability to eat all the foods you love. From a crisp, fresh apple to corn on the cob, you can chew with comfort and ease. There is no rubbing against the gums because the implant is anchored and fused in the bone, covered with a crown that looks identical to the tooth that it replaced.
Whether due to injury, periodontal disease or other illness, loose or missing teeth can be replaced permanently and comfortably with today’s modern dental implants. The confidence that comes as a result contributes to a quality of life that is priceless