Many patients today are familiar with dental implants, but the implants used by Ivanhoe Dental Group in our South Holland, IL location are much more advanced than the implants of yester-year. Over the last few decades the technology and materials used in fabricating and placing dental implants has greatly improved!
- There is some evidence that shows Ancient Mayans and Egyptians used shells and ivory as a very basic form of implants to replace missing teeth!
- In the 1950’s Swedish professor Per-Ingvar Branemark found that bone could be fused with titanium on a microscopic level, paving the way for the first titanium implant to be placed in 1965.
-In 1982 the US FDA approved the use of titanium dental implants.
-In 1981, the company that is now known as Nobel BioCare, brought the first commercially available titanium implants to the market.
- Also in the 1980’s, the production of prosthetic bridges and crowns increased, allowing the dental implant industry to take off!
- In the 1990’s ceramic materials became popular, and the implant industry was revolutionized.
Over the past 20 years, scientists, dentists, and other dental professionals have continually improved on the dental implant; creating an implant that is successful for 90% of patients. Today, dental implants are one of the most successful procedures!
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