After many years of research, studies and experimentations, the very first titanium dental implant was placed successfully in 1965 into a human volunteer by Branemark. They started working on the mouth as it was more accessible for their clinical studies which they found the result being the adherence of the bone with the titanium implant which they termed as “Osseointegration” . However archaeological evidence found that humans have been attempting to replace missing teeth with root form implants for thousands of years. Remains in ancient China were found to have carved bamboo pegs taped into the bone to replace the lost teeth. In Honduras the remains of a young woman was found to have three missing lower teeth which were replaced with pieces of shell which bone had grown around with calculus on which in turn the evidence showed that they were not only functional but also aesthetical.
The History and Evolution of dental implants technology
Thankfully today due to further developments, studies and modern technology the reinvention of dental implants along with the skill and intensive training of the consultants placing the dental implants , dental implants have revolutionised the world of dentistry giving hope to all patients that have missing tooth or teeth due to a poor dental prognosis, injury or accident.
For many patients being told that they require a dental implant can be a very frightening experience as they do not know exactly what this is entails. Dental implants are a great way of replacing missing tooth or teeth as they can act and look like your own natural teeth whilst giving you back your complete chewing ability therefore it can also help with your overall general health including giving you back your confidence and self esteem. Dental implants are a titanium screw which is placed below the gum line which you do not see, it acts as an anchor or root of a tooth so a permanent tooth restoration can be placed on top of it.
Dental implants are now more accessible to patients of all ages, medical conditions and economical status as tooth implants have become less expensive and with supporting treatments such that of bone graftings and sinus lifts it makes dental implants for the many and not just for the few.
Here at the Marylebone Implant Centre we are a dedicated dental implants centre of excellence. Our experienced and knowledgeable consultants have been placing dental implants for over 10 years. If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact one of our friendly team on 02034342934 or chat to us on our online Live Chat forum on our website www.maryleboneimplantcentre.co.uk were you can also view our before and after photographs on our gallery section.
The actual procedure of dental implants is much less frightening than the actual thought of having tooth implants.
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Our fees start from £995 per tooth when you have five or more dental implants placed at the same time, this is inclusive of the dental implant, abutment and final crown.