The History of Dental Implants

For thousands of years, humans have attempted to replace missing teeth. Evidence shows that these attempts have dated as far back as 2500 B.C., to the ancient Egyptians using gold wire ligatures to hold in place and stabilize teeth that had fallen out. Since then, humans have tried using sea shells, oxen bones, and everything in between as implants to replace missing teeth. Thanks to our ancestors’ innovation and creativity, dental implants are now one of the most successful procedures available on the market.