A Quick History of Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry has made great strides over the years. In fact, history shows that it actually dates back thousands of years ago!
The Etruscans used gold to make dental crowns and bridges, and they made dentures with ivory and bone. The ancient Egyptians were known to place seashells into their gums to replace missing teeth.
Back in the year 1130, your barber was likely also your dentist. They would perform cosmetic services such as filing teeth and coating them with acid to make them whiter. In the next centuries, cosmetic dentistry went through many periods of trial and error as the materials for fillings, crowns, and dentures were perfected.
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