The History of Dental Implants

Dental implants have been around for decades, however, its only in the past couple that Warrington dental implants have been making notable advancements. In this blog post, we’ll be taking a look at the history of dental implants, including how the materials and process of getting dental implants changed.

The History of Dental Implants

Dental implants have been around for decades, however, its only in the past couple that Warrington dental implants have been making notable advancements. In this blog post, we’ll be taking a look at the history of dental implants, including how the materials and process of getting dental implants changed.

The History of Dental Implants

Dental implants have been around for decades, however, its only in the past couple that Warrington dental implants have been making notable advancements. In this blog post, we’ll be taking a look at the history of dental implants, including how the materials and process of getting dental implants changed.

Here at Jones Dental Care, we believe that understanding something properly is the key to performing it skilfully. Continue reading to find out more about past and future dental implants.

Ancient Dental Implants

Even though modern dental implants have only been around since the 1960s, there’s a long and ancient history of dentistry that goes back to 2500 BC. Ancient Egyptians would use gold ligature wire to try and stabilise teeth back in those days, an early attempt at a retainer which would slowly evolve with time.

However, the first dental implants are by the Etruscans back in 500 BC, who used oxen bones to fashion tooth replacements. In 600 AD the Mayans continued the tradition and would use shell pieces as implants and replacements for teeth, something Warrington dental implants has strayed away from in modern times.

A Renaissance of Dentistry

While dentistry continued in ancient human culture, by the 1700’s a Dr John Hunter experimented with transplanting a tooth into the comb of a rooster. The tooth became firmly embedded, and blood vessels from the rooster grew into the pulp of the tooth, signifying hope for dental implant advancement.

In these days there were various experiments with Warrington dental implants, using substances like gold, silver, corrugated porcelain and iridium tubes. However, it was in the 1900’s that dental implants made proper strides and became the Warrington dental implants we know today.

Perfecting the Process

Throughout the 1900’s, various dentists and doctors make a variety of innovations in the materials, shapes and methods used for Warrington dental implants. It was Drs Alvin and Moses Strock who observed successful hip bone implants and similarly used a biocompatible metal (Vitallium) for their attempt at a dental orthopaedic screw.

However, materials were still varieties of steel and aluminium, neither one exactly the best material. In 1978 Dr P. Branemark utilised titanium, observing osseointegration between the tooth and implant successfully.

Modern Dental Implants

Today dental implants are commonplace and with a variety of chemicals and methods to promote osseointegration and recovery times. We still use titanium thanks to its natural osseointegrative qualities, and there are a variety of chemical and other coatings that can be applied to help the integration of the implant into the jaw structure.

While there are different grades of Titanium used along with a variety of differences in implants, most are made from cold work hardened CP4 (a type of titanium) with a textured surface to increase the surface area and osseointegration of the implant.

Call Jones Dental Care for Warrington Dental Implants Today

Now that you have a clear understanding of dental implants and their history take a look at our other blog posts for more about dentistry and the various procedures we perform. If you’re interested and would like some more information, make sure to give us a call at 01925 602405.