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					        The History of Dental Implants in Arizona

   This article takes a sweeping look at the history of dental
    implants from earliest archaeological evidence of teeth
 replacement technology to the latest and most sophisticated
                        implant protocols.
While archaeological evidence dating back to 600AD has been unearthed telling us that the
concept behind dental implants in Arizona is one that has been around for many, many
centuries, the discovery that led to the design and perfection of a comprehensive solution
for missing teeth in Arizona was made in 1951, by Swedish professor and orthopedic
surgeon, Per-Ingvar Brånemark (see picture below). The history of dental implants in
Arizona is an interesting one: as it was mentioned, there is evidence that ancient
civilizations made use of various materials such as bone, ivory, gold and sea shells to
replace single and multiple teeth that had gone missing due to any of a myriad of causes,
including physical trauma or decay. Of course, these replacements were more aesthetic
than anything else, since there was nothing actually ‘rooting’ the bone or shell fragment in
the underlying jaw bone and consequently, it would move around and fall out. However, a
millennium and a half later, in 1951, a fundamental discovery by Professor Per-Ingvar
Brånemark revealed that the concept of dental implants and a long-term solution to single
                                 and multiple missing teeth in Arizona was entirely
                                 possible!



                                Dental Implants in Arizona and the Discovery of
                                Osseointegration

                             The discovery was that the metal titanium displayed the
                             unique property of being able to form a strong biological
                             bond     with    bone     tissue;  a    process   termed
                             ‘osseointegration’. The professor immediately saw the
                             incredible potential of titanium in orthopedic surgery in
the reparation and replacement of bones and joints in the human body. This of course
included using it to fabricate dental implants that would not only take the place of missing
teeth in Arizona, but would actually fuse with the jaw bone to offer a long-term and fixed
solution. Today, dental implants in Arizona represent perhaps the most important
advancement in dental science and oral care to have been made in recent decades.

Dental Implants in Arizona: Modern Day Marvels



                                  It was this fundamental discovery in 1951 that has
                                  made dental, and indeed, medical science capable of
                                  what it is today. So how do dental implants in Arizona
                                  work? Quite essentially, patient’s presenting with single
                                  or multiple missing teeth in Arizona are considered for
                                  the procedure. If there is sufficient bone volume at the
                                  site/s of the missing teeth, then the procedure is
                                  entirely straightforward and involves the careful
                                  placement of a tiny titanium fixture or screw – the
                                  artificial ‘tooth roots’ of dental implants in Arizona -
                                  into a predrilled socket. An aesthetic and functional
                                  ceramic crown is then affixed to the top of it, which is
                                  the component of the implant that will be visible above
                                  the gum line. In cases of previous tooth loss or advanced
                                  periodontal (gum) disease, the bone tissue in the jaw
can atrophy or become deteriorated by bacterial infection, in which case bone grafting
surgery may be required beforehand. This procedure augments and encourages the growth
of new and healthy hard tissue that, once healed, will be able to support dental implants in
Arizona.

A Final Note on Dental Implants in Arizona

A long history of important discoveries, clinical research and endless trials has enabled
modern day dentists, such as Dr. Kevin Gasser, to provide a functional and aesthetic
solution to single and multiple missing teeth in Arizona. Dental implants in Arizona are
virtually indistinguishable from natural, healthy teeth, are non-removable (fixed) and are
designed from high quality durable materials to last several decades, if not a lifetime!

				
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Description: This article takes a sweeping look at the history of dental implants from earliest archaeological evidence of teeth replacement technology to the latest and most sophisticated implant protocols.