One of the things you should take on board and think about is just how lucky our generation is in Swindon and what our parents rather missed out when it comes to medical procedures, for things move quite rapidly and radically these days because technology is so advanced. The guy that came up with the dental implant for instance would truly be in a state of shock if he could see just how far the treatment has come. Back then, you’d have a face like a medicine ball for months on end after being fitted with one as it was all axes and chisels and it took a fair time to recover from afterwards. But, such is the way science works and you need guinea-pigs in the beginning to get to where we are today and wow, how things have advanced from then. The dental implant is still a titanium screw into bone, but it is how it is done these days which shows how far dentistry has evolved. No more scalpels, no more drills, it is all about the laser and computer and the operation is so precise and with modern healing techniques, you can be in and out in a day after being done. Of course it has hence become very cheap too, yes, but the benefits you get from having one fitted are cosmic. We are, for the fist time staring at the demise of the denture and waking up to teeth that will give you a grin and a freedom until the day we don’t wake up anymore- a dental implant is not just a great idea for a gift, it’s for life and if technology carries on at this rate, it won’t be long before you can do it home for your kids in the future.