Delegates at the II Andalucian Symposium on Dental Implants held in Malaga last week learned how much techniques have changed over the past 5,000 years. Archaeological remains show that people in 2500 AD were using threads and wires to keep their primitive false teeth in place. Two centuries later, the first implants, usually of seashell, appeared. Modern implants came into being just 30 years ago, when dentists began to use titanium to make them because the human body does not rejected this metal. They’ve come a long way from seashells.


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