Research in modern dentistry has created great innovations including the dental implants. So, what are they? Dental implants are titanium tooth roots dentists place on the jawbone beneath the gum line for mounting replacement teeth. Having been invented in 1952 by Ingvar Brånemark, dental implants quickly became popular. Research on dental implants continued for over four decades until scientists came up with implants that felt like natural teeth and help improve people’s self-esteem. Today, more people are opting for this procedure to replace missing teeth. With a rise in dental implants, questions surface like ‘how long do they last’? In this article we’ll take a closer look at this.