Dental Implants are the latest solution to replacing missing teeth. They involve a two-part implant including the screw, which is surgically implanted into the jawbone, and the false tooth, which is placed on top. It offers a better alternative to dentures and feels more natural once recovery is complete.
The start of cosmetic dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry started in the 1900’s with more people wanting more natural smiles and a way to hide teeth that fell out. Bleaching teeth, dentures, crowns and, of course, dental implants became huge in the dental industry as they were both functional and cosmetic.
The dental implant was created to be a functional replacement for missing teeth so patients could chew and eat comfortably without the gab in their teeth getting in the way of their daily tasks. This invention was created by a Swedish orthopedic surgeon in the 1950’s and is still used as one of the preferred methods for replacing teeth today.