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The history of dental implant treatment

Did you know that dental implants have been around for over 1000 years ! It all began with the ancient Mayan civilization. When someone was missing a tooth, they used a seashell shaped like a tooth and placed into the missing space ! The Egyptians also used similar technology in the form of shell and ivory as found in excavation of Egyptian tomb artifacts. The dental implants that we know today were invented by professor Branemark accidentally around the 60’s. During his research it was found that screws that were meant to be removable after bone repair in the body actually fused to the jaw bone ! This lead to the idea of using these firm screws or anchors to replace missing teeth. Leading to today, dental implants have developed and evolved over the last 40 years to become more mainstream to replace missing teeth for many patients by our…

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Jun 14, 2016 by

Immediate Dental Implant Considerations

Immediate dental implants are placed at the same time that the tooth is removed. We have been placing immediate dental implants over the last six years at my office. We can typically place an implant at the same time of tooth removal including for back teeth if the right conditions are met. This is great as it can save you healing time, and money. Often when the tooth is removed, a bone graft may be needed to fill the gaps around the space where the tooth used to be and the implant that is placed. Initial presentation teeth fractured at the gum Teeth were removed and dental implants placed at the same time Dental implants were restored with new crowns 3 months later Final crowns in place Another situation where we perform immediate dental implants is for cases where all the teeth need removal. We can often remove the teeth,…

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Jun 5, 2016 by