Replacing lost natural teeth with dental implants to overcome the problem of loosing teeth has been an option for a very long time. But why people loose their teeth? Who came up with the idea of replace the lost ones with dental implants?
Most people lose their adult teeth because of neglect on their oral hygiene, because other lifestyle or environment that places them at high risk of decay or destructive gum disease. Genetics can also increase the risk of gum disease, also smoking and poor glucose control in diabetes patients may lead to loose their teeth.
If you combine all this with poor oral hygiene then tooth loss is a real possibility.
Destructive gum disease or periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss and is the most common chronic inflammatory disease in humans, it makes the gums pull away from the teeth and form spaces that become infected and bacterial toxins and the immune system break down the bone and tissue system supporting the teeth.
Since ancient times, dental implants have been the best option.
Screw-in teeth are not a feat of modern dentistry. Archaeological evidence suggests the ancient Chinese bamboo to replace lost teeth. The purpose of these early implants was to restore an aesthetic smile (in life or after death). Dental implants have alto been dated back to the Mayans in 600 AD, also Ancient Egyptian and Celtic remains have revealed precious metals, ivory and even other human teeth used as dental implants.
A landmark discovery in the bio-engineering of dental implants came in 1952 when Per-Ingvar Brånemark, a Swedish orthopaedic surgeon studying the biology of bone healing, discovered that he was unable to remove implants of pure titanium cylinders that appeared to have integrated with the surrounding bone after healing. The titanium seemed to attract bone formation onto its surface and the term osseo-integration was born.
In 1978, the Swedish health authorities approved the insertion of dental implants for clinical purposes, and Brånemark entered into a partnership with Bofors to industrialize his ideas and bring them to a broader market. A new company, Bofors Nobelpharma (later Nobelpharma), was founded in 1981 in Gothenburg, Sweden to commercialize Professor Brånemark’s findings. The company launched a number of new products including abutments, drilling equipment and an instrument kit and after the FDA approval for titanium implants, in 1983, Nobelpharma USA Inc. was established.
At the turn of the decade, osseointegration, as an observed process, was 25 years old. In 1990, Brånemark System was registered as a trademark in the US. In 1993, in need of further sources of funding to continue its expansion and growth plans, Nobelpharma was listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange in 1994. In 1996, the company changed its name to Nobel Biocare.
As the pioneer of dental implants and science-based evidence, Nobel Biocare have long played a unique role contributing to innovation within the dental implant industry and they own the one-and-only All-on-4® treatment concept for efficient and reliable full-arch solutions, invented by Dr. Paulo Maló.
Here in Cancun, Dr. Germán Arzate is the only doctor who was trained by Dr. Paulo Maló (inventor of All on 4 protocol) and certified by Nobel Biocare to perform the All on 4 treatments concept. We are committed our patients health that’s why we only use the best materials and most advanced trainings related to implant dentistry.
Let us help you recover your confidence! If you want more information about us or the All on 4 treatment concept, call us toll free 1 800-701-6039, our dental planners will be more that happy to assist you!
You can contact our team of experts and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We can provide you information about All-on-4 in general as well as give you a free online evaluation with our doctors. They will review your case to make sure you are a candidate for this procedure and offer other alternative solutions if available. We have won several customer service awards because we give our patients all the attention they need and answer all their questions, and even assisting them to plan their dental vacation to Cancun. Whatever you need, we are here to help you out!