Here are some interesting facts you might not know yet about dental implants:
Ancient implants used sea shells
The Mayan civilisation used sea shells as dental implants, as seen when the remains of a Mayan woman were dug up showing sea shells embedded into her jawbone.
Implants do not decay
A dental implant will never decay. However, proper oral care is still needed to ensure that gum disease do not damage the tissue surrounding (and protecting) the implants.
Implants strengthen the jawbone
The titanium material of implants integrates with the surrounding bone tissue, and help the jawbone become even stronger.
Material used for dental implants is used for space shuttles
The high-grade titanium