Dental implants – a new technology?

A lot of dental surgeries, including Chipping Norton Dental Implant Centre, are talking about dental implants at the moment. If you haven’t heard of them before then you would be forgiven for thinking that they are a new development in dentistry. However, dental implants have a long history going back to 600AD and the Mayan civilisation. Archaeologists have found evidence of the use of fragments of shell inserted into the tooth sockets to create replacement teeth.

dental-implants-in-OxfordshireThe breakthrough discovery

One of the biggest breakthroughs when it comes to dental implants was the discovery of osseointegration in 1952. A scientist called Per-Ingvar Brånemark used a titanium implant during an experiment and, when it came time to remove the device, he found that it was completely integrated into the bone. The implications for using artificial assistance in the healing process have been explored ever since. This is why dental implants are commonly made of titanium.

New developments

Suffice to say, there have been many developments in dentistry since these key events. When you have dental implants in Oxfordshire with us, you are experiencing the benefit of the latest technology and techniques to replace your missing teeth. There has been a lot of research and development aimed at improving the success rates of dental implants and speeding up healing times.

This procedure is now more accessible than ever. People who would not have been eligible for dental implants in Oxfordshire in the past due to, something like, poor jawbone composition, can now consider them. Additional treatments like bone grafts are used alongside dental implant surgery to give patients back their missing teeth.

The future

Who knows where dental implants will go next? There is always room for improvement and, when there are new developments, you can be sure we will be incorporating them into our practices at Chipping Norton Dental Implant Centre, Oxfordshire. Dental implants are the future of teeth replacement and we want that to be the case for as many people as possible.

When you book an appointment with us to discuss dental implants, we look forward to discussing your future experience of this excellent dental solution. We can make adaptations to suit the conditions in your mouth and any lifestyle factors that you need to consider.