The Evolution of Dentures
Dentures have always been a staple in dentistry for replacing teeth and restoring smiles. Did you know that some of the earliest dentures date back to 700 BC when Etruscans used human and animal teeth to make replacement teeth in Northern Italy?
We've always been creative about how we restore our teeth, and that's never been more clear than in the evolution of dentures.
Early Tooth Decay and Loss
Tooth loss and the need for replacement became more prevalent in the 18th century when sugar entered our diets. In the 1700s, ivory was the material of choice for making dentures. Animal ivory from elephants, walruses, and hippopotamuses was used to fabricate the base ...