Gold implants used by the Etruscans as early as 400BC
The earliest known dental implant that fused with the jaw bone took place around 600 AD, a 1931 Honduran excavation discovered. A young Mayan woman had implanted in her jaw bone three tooth-shaped shells, two of which fused.
Root-form, bone-anchored, basket implants
Reported on the use of cobalt chromium alloy for bone-anchored implants
Blade implants most widely used
Trans-mandibular screw implants developed into TMI Box Frame Implant
Early 1960s in Gothenborg Branemark & co started developing a novel implant that for clinical function depended on direct bone anchorage.
Research into bone healing - titanium viewing chambers in experimental animals followed by iimplant orientated research and clinical trials
In 1977 there was a 10 year evaluation of Osseointegrated implants
Albrektsson et al presented info on a series of background factors that had to be controlled for reliable implant integration to occur