Dental implants were developed in a laboratory at the university town of Lund, Sweden, by Professor Per-Ingvar Brånemark, who demonstrated that, under carefully controlled conditions, titanium could be structurally integrated into living bone without long term inflammation or rejection, and with a very high degree of predictability. Brånemark called this “osseointegration,” and saw the possibility for human use. Thus, dental implants were born.
Dental implants have shown an above 90 percent success rate, and long-term studies continue to show increasing success up to 98% under perfect conditions.
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