Dental implants have become a preferred, long-lasting solution to restore and renew a smile for patients who have lost one or more teeth. That’s why millions of implants have been placed by
prosthodontists like our specialist at Tiger Periodontics and Dental Implants. This highly successful replacement procedure delivers the appearance, comfort, function, and durability of your original teeth, with remarkably little discomfort.
While our state-of-the-art treatments make use of the most advanced technology and techniques, it took centuries to get where we are today. Here’s a brief look at the history of dental implants.
According to historical accounts, Egyptian mummies have been found with gold wires implanted in their jawbones, and human skulls were discovered with stone and other materials used as replacement teeth around 600 A.D. among the Mayans.
A Swedish orthopedic surgeon by the name of Per-Ingvar Branemark, dubbed the father of the modern dental implant, is credited with discovering the process of fusing bone tissue to titanium, eventually making implants commercially available in 1978. While many advances have been made in the past half-century, titanium is often the metal of choice.
Today’s dental implants have a natural appearance and fit that are virtually indistinguishable from a patient’s other teeth. The crowns, bridges or dentures that are placed on top of the implants are custom-made, ensuring a natural-looking smile. The only way anyone will know you’ve got an implant is if you tell them yourself!
And there’s no need to worry about avoiding any of the foods you love. As long as you’re following a solid oral hygiene routine at home, and keeping your dental checkups, you’ll be fine. Our dental implants are designed to last a lifetime!
Our practice at Tiger Periodontics and Dental Implants offers personalized care and results that have made us the gold standard in our specialty. A natural-looking, comfortable, long-lasting smile can be yours! Please contact our office today for an appointment.
By Jonathan Tiger DMD
March 29, 2023
Dr. Jonathan Tiger of Tiger Periodontics and Dental Implants, is a leading periodontist in the Pomona and Central Valley, NY area. His office utilizes advanced techniques to ensure each patient receives the comfortable care and attention they deserve. Dr. Tiger performs the LANAP® Laser Treatment for gum disease, dental implants, gum grafting surgery, periodontal plastic surgery, bone grafting, sedation, and All-on-4® Implants.
Call (845) 670-4355 to schedule your appointment at the Pomona location or call (845) 670-4355 to schedule your appointment at the Central Valley location. Or click here to request your appointment online!