History Of Dental Implants

dental-implant-historyMuch like a milestone in dental procedures, the dental implant has thus far proven to be one of the most successful constituents of modern dental treatment. There have been constant updates and improvements in the dental implant operational procedure and those in the implant itself.

There has not been too wide a variation in it when a comparison is made between the earlier times and now. This is generally because there is not too much ground where the changes can occur. The science behind treatment through dental implants is comparatively straightforward and consistent. There have been no major breakthroughs in the procedure that which would change the face of it to a great extent. This must be viewed as a positive point because of the fact that there is lesser probability of out of the ordinary situation which would need to be tackled with complicated and unfamiliar procedures.

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Some may be surprised to find that the science of tooth replacement has existed and has been in practice as early as in the times of the Mayan civilization around 600 AD. There is fossilized proof of this which has been discovered by archaeologists. They have found the remains of human skulls that seem to have been doctored with dental implants of sorts. These implants have been observed to have been carved out of a series of various materials such as stone, jade and even bits and pieces of seashells.

In the relatively modern world, the idea of dental implants was pursued to facilitate the needs of the kind of people who had lost all of their teeth. Most of these people had trouble adjusting to the use of dentures and were quite upset about their inability to chew food etc. Dental implants have proven to revolutionize how dental health professionals respond to their plight.

Apart from this in the most recent of times, dental implants serve to work with the problem teeth ranging from a single focal point to multiple ones, most commonly for missing teeth. Since there are a few different kinds of teeth in the mouth i.e. of differing shapes and sizes, it is only natural that they will require the replacements to be shaped accordingly. In order to suit this, dental implants of varying shapes and sizes are manufactured in order to fit into the jaw effectively. Originally, the implants did not incorporate such variations were all of the same circumference. Furthermore, to enhance the process of osseointegration is aided by better surface. All in all, since the 1970s, the variations have followed similar theme and have not differed too greatly in comparison.