dental implants | dental implant | dental implant uk Dental implants have been around for over a hundred years, but it was not until the mid-60's that there was a major revolution in the science associated with dental implants. At that time "Osseo-integration" was introduced to the dental profession. This concept greatly improved dentists' understanding of how implants are integrated into the surrounding bone. This knowledge has greatly increased the success rate of implant placement and implant survival. Today dental implant 5-year survival rates are commonly estimated to be in the range of 90%.