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“A Brief Chronological Review of Dental Implant History”


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Author Details: Rajan Rajput, Zakariya Chouhan, Monica Sindhu, Sowmya Sundararajan, Ravi Raj Singh Chouhan

Volume : 4

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2278-3784

Print ISSN : 2394-708X

Article First Page : 105

Article End Page : 107


Abstract

From ancient era to contemporary modern time’s replacements of missing teeth with artificial teeth has been an aspiration of humankind. The history of implants goes back to Egyptian civilization where first copper stud was used in the mouth. Human skulls dating from 600 A.D showed man attempted to implant carved shells into the anterior mandible. In the beginning of the 1800s, in Europe the teeth were bought off from the resurrectionists which were collected from the poor or the corpses for purposes of allotransplantation which was later discarded due to secondary infections. In 1900s a revolution was seen in dental implants and various materials were used such as porcelain, cobalt-chromium –molybdenum, titanium etc. Prof Branemark in 1960s with the discovery his concept of osseo integration brought the defining moment in history dental implants. This article provides a brief chorological overview of history of dental implants.

Keyword:
History, Dental Implants, Chronological order