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7 Fun Facts About Dental Implants

Dental implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth or failing teeth. There are many options out there for dental implant solutions but fixed teeth are forever and it's important to know all the facts and the procedure involved. Read on for some fun facts about dental implants and surgery.


1. Dental implants and space shuttles.

Titanium, the material used to create dental implants, are also used to create space shuttles and missiles.


2. Dental implant surgery means goodbye tooth decay.

Natural teeth can rot, if not taken care of. But dental implants are your forever teeth so patients can wave goodbye to tooth decay and fillings forever.


3. Dental surgery can boost your mental health.

Research has shown that poor oral health can negatively impact patients’ mental health. So dental implants could boost patients’ mood.


4. Not your teeth?

Between the 1500-1700s people who had missing teeth would pay for someone else's teeth or steal them from the dead. As you can probably guess, these 'implants' didn't work very well.

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5. Implants can look like natural teeth.

Zirconia is a natural ceramic that is used in our in-house lab. It's translucent, so implants look like natural teeth.


6.  The smiling 60s.

In 1965, orthopaedic surgeon Per-Ingvar Branemark created the first titanium dental implant, drastically changing implant surgery as we know it.

New Life Teeth is the first UK and Ireland-based Branemark Osseointegration Dental Centres. Read More


7.  No longer a rarity.

More people need dental implants than you might realise. 69% of Uk and Ireland adults between the ages of 35-44 are missing at least one tooth and one in four people over 74 are missing all of their teeth.


Find out more about the full arch dental implants we produce in our in-house lab. Visit Edinburgh's lab website for all enquiries - and Teeth Forever Lab in Belfast -

Edinburgh: 0131 564 1822
22 West Tollcross, Canal Point, Edinburgh EH3 9QW

Belfast: 0289 521 7533
743 Lisburn Rd, Belfast BT9 7GW

Arrange a consultation > or give our Edinburgh clinic a call on 0131 564 1822 or our Belfast clinic on 0289 521 7533