Dr. Tariq Drabu Says First Dental Implant Could Be Over 2,000 Years Old

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Dr. Tariq Drabu said, “A tooth found in France in 2014 could be the first recorded dental implant.”

Dr Tariq Drabu

Dr Tariq Drabu

I am a strong believer in education and we take our time at my practice to ensure patients are aware of how to care for their dental implants, treating them as original teeth, which extends the lifespan of the implant considerably.

Dr. Tariq Drabu is a dentist and specialist oral surgeon based in Manchester. He is one of the youngest dentists to ever graduate in the UK and spent years working in busy dental hospitals in the UK and Saudi Arabia. Dr. Drabu received his Fellowship in Oral Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Today, he owns the successful Langley Dental Practice and is also the Clinical Lead Dentist for the Oral Surgery Clinical Assessment and Treatment Services at NHS Heywood Middleton and Rochdale. Dr. Drabu also mentors and tutors postgraduate dentists in oral surgery at the UCLAN Dental Clinic in Preston.

Dr. Tariq Drabu was speaking about an article published in the Denistry Today website on the possible discovery of the first dental implant. The full article can be read here.

Dr. Tariq Drabu in Manchester said, “It is exciting news that a procedure we use today to replace missing teeth, may have been used over 2,000 years ago. The tooth found in northern France could date back to the Iron Age. The tooth was found in the corpse of a woman and is believed to be a decorative iron implant. The procedure was probably excruciatingly painful.”

Dr. Tariq Drabu went on to say, “Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth and are made up of a titanium screw, which replaces the root. The screw is screwed into the jaw bone, where it is secured to give the feel and impression of a real tooth.”

Dr. Tariq Drabu closed in saying, “Unlike thousands of years ago, this is a very common procedure, which is completely safe. The teeth used are matched to the patient’s original teeth and they are long lasting. At Langley Dental Practice, we carry out a number of these procedures each and every day based on the condition of the patient’s jaw bone. In most cases, we are able to carry out a dental implant procedure under local anaesthetic with after care instructions. I am a strong believer in education and we take our time at my practice to ensure patients are aware of how to care for their dental implants, treating them as original teeth, which extends the lifespan of the implant considerably.”

About Dr. Tariq Drabu
Dr. Tariq Drabu is a leading dentist and specialist oral surgeon. This Manchester born and educated dentist was one of the youngest dentists to graduate in the United Kingdom. He has worked at some of the busiest hospitals in the UK and Saudi Arabia and completed his Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He is the owner of the very successful Langley Dental Practice and is also the Clinical Lead Dentist for the Oral Surgery Clinical Assessment and Treatment Services at NHS Heywood Middleton and Rochdale. Tariq Drabu also teaches and mentors postgraduate dentists in oral surgery at the UCLAN Dental Clinic in Preston.

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