The Amazing Facts Behind Dental Implants

Dec 15, 2016

When you’re missing a tooth, a dental implant is one of the best ways to replace it. That’s why you should call us today at our Bridgeport/Trumbull dental office (203-372-1220) or our Shelton dental office (203-378-9737) and make an appointment for a dental implant procedure.

Where Dental Implants Came From

Dental implants are a routine, common form of restorative dentistry, but that wasn’t always the case.

Believe it or not, the first dental implants can be traced back to the Mayans. Excavations of Mayan sites dating back to 600 AD show attempts to use seashells and minerals as tooth replacements. Like a dental implant, these were implanted in the jawbone. No one is sure how well these worked, but we can tell they never integrated with the bone tissue.

Dental implants never really caught on until an accidental discovery in 1952. An orthopedic surgeon was trying to better understand how blood flows through bones. To get needed data, he surgically implanted some tiny titanium cylinders in the leg bones of rabbits. Once he got the data, he went to carefully remove the cylinders.

Much to his surprise, the titanium had completely fused with the bone. No other metal will do this, hence being a surprise. As he published his results, dentists realized this could be the dental implant solution they were looking for. By 1965, the first dental implants were successfully placed.

Call us today and schedule your next appointment for dental implants. This fusing process (called osseointegration) is what makes dental implants last so long and have such stability and strength. Getting a dental implant is as close to regrowing a lost tooth as you can get. The dentists at DeJesus Dental Group are highly trained and experienced in replacing teeth with dental implants.

How Dental Implants Can Benefit You

Besides replacing a lost tooth and making your smile look complete, here is what you can expect to gain from having a dental implant from DeJesus Dental Group.

Dental implants can improve your confidence.

When you wear dirty, torn clothes, you don’t feel as confident meeting people. You’re worried about how you look. That’s true when you’re missing a tooth. That gap in your smile doesn’t look good, and you can feel a bit embarrassed about showing it to others.

By calling either of our Connecticut dental offices, you can get an appointment for a dental implant. Once placed, it will look natural and healthy in your smile. Just knowing that can help improve your confidence because now you know your smile looks great. Our dentists worry about your quality of life, not just your insurance. That’s why they are well-trained to replace missing teeth with dental implants.

Dental implants protect your jawbone.

Your natural teeth have roots extending into your jawbone. Whenever you chew, stimulation travels down the root and into the bone tissue. This helps keep that tissue healthy. When you’ve lost that root and its tooth, your jawbone can start to deteriorate.

That’s why it’s important to call DeJesus Dental Group today. The sooner you replace a lost tooth with a dental implant, the better off your jawbone can be. Our dentists have years of experience in using dental implants, which can help your dental implant procedure to go more smoothly.

Dental implants can last 20 years or more.

A dental bridge is a more affordable, non-invasive way to replace lost teeth. However, dental bridges often have to be replaced every 10 years or so. Because dental implants are almost like real teeth, they can last 20 years or more. Some people never have to replace their dental implants.

Call Dr. DeJesus today and schedule your next appointment for a dental implant. You deserve a restorative dentistry treatment that lasts a long time. Although we love seeing you here, our team ultimately wants you to get the best treatment possible.

Dental implants do not require any special care.

Because dental implants are so much like a natural tooth, there’s no extra care you have to take to keep it clean and attractive. With dental implants, you can brush and floss like normal. It’s nice to replace a tooth without having to do anything extra.

Call us TODAY at our Bridgeport/Trumbull dental office (203-372-1220) or our Shelton dental office (203-378-9737) or use our online tool to schedule an appointment for dental implants. You can also send us a message online. Dental implants have a long history, and your future is brighter with them.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. Consult a qualified dental professional to determine the best dental/orthodontic treatment for your needs.