Dental Implants come in various shapes and sizes and are metal structures used to replace missing teeth in the oral cavity. Dr. Branemark, an Orthopedist from Sweden, was the first to introduce in the 1980’s a very predictable type of Implant. These Implants were shaped like the roots of teeth and were made of Titanium, a metal used successfully in orthopedic surgery. This type of Implant forms a close physical bond with bone in a process called “Osseointegration” . Numerous Researchers and Companies have developed dental implants patterned after Dr. Branemark’s original designs.
In summary, dental implants offer a superior method for tooth replacement. Implants are predictable as well as highly successful, and improve the quality of life with better chewing function and esthetics.