Infographic history of implants
An implant is a fixed replacement for the root of a tooth. It is generally made of titanium and looks like a screw. This is surgically positioned in the jaw bone. A crown is then attached to the top of the implant to fill the gap of the missing tooth. The finished result is lasting replacement of the tooth and feels like a normal tooth. With over 97% percent of the success rate, implants are today considered the most reliable solution of missing teeth.
It is evident that mankind throughout the history of civilization experimented and progressed through finding solution to missing teeth. The following graphic depicting the brief history of implants is fascinating: