The History of Dental Implants

Modern dental implants are among the most innovative tooth replacement options available. Reliable, versatile, and permanent, it’s no wonder that that a diverse group of patients is opting for dental implants or implant-supported bridges/dentures.

However, many are surprised to learn that implant dentistry is not unique to the 19th century. In fact, early iterations of dental implants go back to ancient civilizations across the globe, each of whom developed their own solutions for tooth loss. Let’s take a deeper dive into the history behind modern day dental implants by exploring how ancient civilizations treated tooth loss with their own versions of implant fixtures and porcelain crowns:

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Whether you’re simply exploring your tooth replacement options or actively seeking a tooth replacement option, dental implants are one of the best choices you can make for your smile. At Summit Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Aníbal López and his team can help you fill gaps in your smile with dental implants. Call our Spokane dentist today to learn more about how this modern treatment can improve your quality of life.