Dental implants are nothing new. While they have been around in one crude form or another for thousands of years, the breakthrough that led to modern day implants didn’t occur until Per-Ingvar Brånemark’s mid-1960s work with dental osseointegration. And it wasn’t until the 1980s that implants became a widely available option.
It’s common knowledge that eating the wrong things can be bad for one’s teeth – especially if proper oral hygiene is not observed afterward. However, the changing face of Americans’ diet has an impact beyond candy and cavities.