Portfolio Category: Dental Implants

What are dental implants made out of?

Metal Titanium Used in Dentistry The metal titanium is an abundant element in Earth's crust, first discovered by the amateur geologist Reverend William Gregor in England in 1791. Gregor found a black, magnetic sand resembling gunpowder in a stream in the parish of Mannacan in Cornwall, which we now call ilmenite, a mixture consisting predominantly…
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Dental implants, The Journey

Modern Dental Implants The story of the present day endosseous implant concept was discovered in the 1950's serendipitously by Professor Per-Ingvar Brånemark (May 3, 1929 – December 20, 2014), a Swedish orthopaedic surgeon and researcher. In the 1950's Prof Branemark was conducting blood flow experiments on rabbits. Titanium chambers were embedded in the ears of…
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History of dental implants

Brief History of Dental Implants One of the things that we take for granted in life are our teeth, especially when we are young. It is not until we lose our teeth that we realise how important they were and for many people, they think back with hindsight, that they should have taken better care…
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How are dental implants placed?

Surgical Phase of Treatment Implants can be placed when a patient is under a local or general anaesthetic or under IV sedation. The gum tissues are opened to expose the jawbone, precise hole(s) are drilled into the jaw bone and implants placed, secured and the overlying gum tissue sutured during the healing phase. After the…
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