Brnemark, a Swedish orthopedic surgeon, patented dental implants as we know them today in 1952. They are now regarded as the best dentistry method for the prosthetic removal of damaged teeth. A dental implant is a surgical fixture that is implanted into the jawbone and allowed to bond with the bone over time. A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth root that replaces a damaged tooth’s root. This artificial tooth root then holds a new tooth or bridge in place. A dental implant fused to the jawbone is the nearest thing to a natural tooth since it stands apart without impacting surrounding teeth and is very stable.
Implants function as a bone stabilizer, preventing the weakening of bone that happens when teeth are lost. Commercially pure titanium, which is used to make nearly all modern implant plates, has the peculiar property of being osteophilic, or bone-loving, and therefore biochemically joining to bone.
Dental implants may be used to repair a single tooth, multiple teeth, or the whole set of teeth. Teeth replacement in dentistry aims to restore both function and appearance. A dental surgeon studies the region to be used for a dental implant and does a clinical evaluation to determine if the patient is a suitable candidate for one.
There are some benefits of having a dental implant over other teeth replacement alternatives. Dental implants are traditional in the sense that they can restore damaged teeth without changing or modifying the neighboring teeth. Furthermore, since dental implants are embedded in the bone, they are very durable and can mimic the appearance and feel of natural teeth.