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The Amazing History (And Present) Of Dental Implants

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Your smile is incomplete when you are missing a tooth. You could face plenty of problems as well, such as difficulty chewing or feeling less confident. That’s why you need to call us today at 561-877-3673 and schedule an appointment for a dental implant.

How Dental Implants Came To Be

A dental implant is a routine restorative dentistry treatment these days. But some form of dental implant has existed for a long time.

Archeologists have found evidence that the Mayans used dental implants as early as 600 A.D. They used seashells and local minerals to replace lost teeth. They even implanted these into the jawbone like modern dental implants. Did they work? No one knows for sure, but we can tell the Mayan implants never integrated with the jawbone like modern ones do.

That’s the key to dental implants. The artificial tooth root that Dr. Suarez would place in the jawbone needs to fuse with the bone tissue there. That fusion is what gives dental implants such strength and durability.

That’s also why dental implants weren’t popular until the 1950s. A doctor was researching how blood flows through bones. He needed some data, so he surgically implanted some very small titanium cylinders in a rabbit’s leg bone. He collected his data and went to remove the titanium.

To his surprise, the metal had completely fused with the leg bone. It turns out that titanium is the only metal that integrates with bone tissue like that.

Once he published his findings, dentists quickly realized the potential of this metal. The first titanium dental implant was successfully used in 1965, and since then, it’s become one of the best ways to replace a missing tooth.

By calling our Lake Worth, FL dental office today, you can schedule an appointment for a dental implant. This accidental discovery gives you a replacement tooth that’s as close to regrowing a lost tooth as possible. Plus, Dr. Suarez is highly trained and experienced in dental implant procedures.

How Dental Implants Can Help You Today

You deserve a full smile and all your teeth. That’s why dental implants were invented way back with the Mayans — to replace lost teeth. Here are some of the important benefits you get from going with a dental implant.

Dental implants keep your jawbone healthy

Your teeth have roots extending into your jawbone. Every time you chew, stimulation travels down the root into the bone tissue. This helps your jawbone stay healthy. When you’ve lost a tooth, you’ve lost both the root and the stimulation keeping your jawbone strong.

That’s why you need to call us at 561-877-3673. Unlike other ways to replace a lost tooth, dental implants include an artificial root. This allows stimulation to reach your jawbone again, preventing the bone tissue there from deteriorating.

Dental implants last for 20 years or more.

When you replace a missing tooth, you want that dental restoration to last. You certainly do not want to come back and do it all over again in a few years. Dental bridges are non-surgical ways to replace teeth, but they only last around 10 years.

By calling our Lake Worth, FL dental office today, you can schedule an appointment for a dental implant that lasts. Most people will have their dental implant for 20 years or more. That means you’ll only need to think about replacing it once per generation!

Dental implants improve your self-esteem.

Having that empty gap in your smile is embarrassing. That’s because so few people walk around while missing a tooth. When you’re that person, you can feel self-conscious about your smile. That’s doubly true when meeting new people.

Call us today and replace that tooth with a dental implant. The replacement tooth is custom made for your smile. It also looks and feels natural. With a dental implant, your smile will be whole again. That will give you a boost to your self-esteem and confidence.

Dental implants are very easy to protect and clean.

Dental implants are almost like having a natural tooth again. That’s why there is no special cleaning or care needed to keep your dental implant looking great. Simply brush, floss, and visit Dr. Suarez for regular dental cleanings and dental exams. That’s all you need!

Call us TODAY at 561-877-3673 or use our convenient online form to make an appointment for a dental implant. These restorative dentistry treatments have been around for a long time, but only recently have they been perfected. Now, you can get a natural-looking, long-lasting replacement so your smile is complete once again.