Dental implants are the development of an accidental discovery. When it was noticed that a titanium implant would bond to bones scientists realized this could be used for medical and dental problems. Dental implants have a titanium shaft for this reason. The titanium shaft bonds to the jawbone, holding a realistic-looking porcelain tooth firmly in position.
There have been archaeological evidence of tooth replacement extending back several thousand years, and even some shell implants that successfully bonded to the jawbone. Human teeth are important for both appearance and function. We tend to not notice this till they are compromised. It is part of human nature to show concern for what is important rather than what is urgent. We neglect to brush our teeth but will spend money on replacing them when they are damaged.
During most of the 20th century teeth tended to be replaced with bridges; before that, most people resorted to dentures. The bridged teeth required the artificial tooth to be joined to the surrounding teeth, which meant healthy teeth had to be compromised to hold a replacement tooth. Denture treatment could produce pleasant-looking teeth, but eating was always difficult. Dental implants do away with all these issues. Once they are surgically fitted they require only the same maintenance needed for regular teeth.
Dental implants have been known to last for more than 40 years and counting. Given their realistic appearance, complete functionality and extended lifespan – to say nothing of their low maintenance- they are the best option available, short of growing a new set of teeth.
If you think you need dental implants Sydney has many good practising dentists, all with contact detail on the internet.
Dental Implants Sydney