Overview of Implantology
Implantology is a dental technique used to replace missing teeth. It dates back to 1952 when a Swedish surgeon, Professor Per-Ingvar Branemark, accidentally discovered that titanium and bone can grow together as one. Since then, dental implants have been used in thousands of cases and advancements have only made the surgery easier and more satisfactory for patients.
Oral implantology can consist of single tooth implants or multiple tooth implants. There also is what is known as all-on-four dental implants. Each involve drilling a hole into the supporting structure – jaw bone - to implant a titanium post that includes an abutment that attaches a porcelain crown.
Implantology has become the greatest solution for patients who are missing teeth. It’s permanently fixated to look and feel like real teeth. This technique has proven success and enables patients to gain back a confident smile.