Dental Implants: My, Have We Come A Long Way
If you thought dental implants were a new phenomenon, think again. Human beings have been placing dental implants for centuries. Archaeologists have found that the ancient Mayan and Egyptian civilizations both stuck carved shells, stones and minerals into their jaws to replace missing teeth.
Of course, those techniques have long been replaced with sterile, state-of-art technology that allows us to map out exactly where to place implants well before the procedure even begins. But the point is that those civilizations understood the importance of replacing your teeth. We know today that missing teeth can be damaging to your smile, chewing ability and also can create jawbone deterioration over time.
The “modern age” of dental implants came in the mid-20th Century, when surgeons discovered that titanium actually fuses to bones. This natural bonding process is now known as osseointegration. While dental implant techniques are constantly evolving, today’s dental implants are generally made of titanium and can be used to replace a single tooth or several teeth. The titanium works as a root for a crown, denture or permanent tooth.
New Albany Implants is the only practice in New Albany and southern Indiana dedicated to cosmetic dentistry, complex rehabilitative dentistry, dental implants and IV sedation. We have studied with the world’s best dental implant specialists and completed hundreds of hours in continuing education in order to provide the most updated services. We use the latest techniques to ensure that your dental implants are comfortable, durable and longlasting. That’s why we include a 10-year warranty for each implant that we place.
If you have missing teeth or would like to learn more about our dental implants, call us today and schedule an appointment.