A Brief History of Dental Implants

Dental implants have come of age as a premium solution for many different types of dental problems after years of development and refinement. For teeth that have become hopelessly decayed, infected and/or loose in the mouth, the dental implant is the most effective restoration.

The safety and efficiency of titanium implant “fixtures” go as far back as 1952 when a Swedish physician (Dr. Per-Ingvar Brånemark) serendipitously discovered the bone bonding properties of this metal. His ongoing clinical research and experimentation led finally to extraordinary applications in dental medicine and the first dental patient was treated with titanium dental implants in 1965.

His name was Gosta Larsson and he went to his grave in 2006 with all of his implants intact.

Professor Per-Ingvar BrånemarkThe Nobel Biocare Brånemark Implant System used by the expert team at Pi is derived entirely from Dr. Brånemark’s original discovery and has the longest history of scientific research and product development, as well as the deepest well of consistent success. In the twenty-first century, Nobel Biocare’s products and technology remain at the top of the charts for quality dental implant care.

Pi Dental Center has forged an ongoing relationship with Nobel Biocare's worldwide product development and remains an integral part of global dental implant research.

Our Fort Washington teaching institute conducts cutting edge dental implant courses for dental specialists and students in residencies throughout the nation, with a large majority visiting from Philadelphia, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Florida.


“I can not begin to thank you enough. I know these are only temporary teeth, but I can be around people and not be afraid to smile. People always complimented my smile. Not my eyes, not my nose, but my smile. And when that was taken from me, I was lost. So thank you again from the bottom of my heart.”

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