History of Denture


History of Denture

A denture is what is often referred to as a "prosthetic tooth". Just as "prosthetic legs" and "prosthetic limbs" are called "prosthetic limbs", "prosthetic teeth" means teeth that do "duty" for human beings. The term "dentures" refers to teeth that are "duty" for humans. In medicine, it is a general term for a prosthesis made after the loss of some or all of the teeth in the upper or lower jaw. There are two types of dentures: removable and fixed. Fixed dentures (commonly known as "fixed dentures") cannot be removed and worn by the patient, while removable prostheses (commonly referred to as "removable prostheses") can be easily removed and worn by the patient.

The invention of dentures has a long history and was an important event in the history of medicine, bringing a boon to dental patients. As early as 700 B.C., the Itlaxcan people used gold to make bridgework for dentures, carved from bone or ivory, and sometimes used teeth taken from the human mouth.

Dentures were also in demand by the powerful, and Queen Elizabeth had to stuff a piece of cotton cloth in her mouth on important occasions after she chose to have her molars removed. Her suitor, Henry III, was much smarter, using a piece of animal bone like dentures stuck into the dental bed and tied tightly with two wires.

Washington, the father of the United States, also needed teeth; he lost his first tooth at the age of 22, and he had only one tooth left the year he ascended the throne.

All of these figures at the top of the power game share a common trait, missing teeth.

And President Washington is a person who has worn dentures all his life!
Ironically, Washington's dentures were made of real teeth, nine of which came from slaves he had bought himself.
Although Washington himself signed the Declaration of Independence, "against slavery and for the free and equal rights of the people," the title of "savior of the Negro" was a galaxy away: at the age of 11, he inherited from his father He inherited not only the familiar cherry tree, but also 10 slaves.

These dentures were put together with brass screws, lead wire and gold wire. Although the teeth brought Washington a lot of trouble, he did not want others to know that he was wearing dentures. Dentures held in place with springs would sometimes nearly pop out of his mouth, which made it difficult for him to speak and eat and drink. This may be the real reason for his closed teeth and silence. But it was also the source of those dentures that made it possible for the American public to hear the Founding Father's public speeches.

Washington's braces

The sale of teeth by the poor suddenly became the main source of "live mining" during this time and these teeth became more popular with the powerful.

Even those who are not sensitive to European history have heard of the Battle of Waterloo.
A group of tooth hunters rushed to the town of Waterloo in a frenzy, skillfully pulling out the teeth of a fallen soldier under the cover of darkness.
These teeth are good enough to make the hunters rich, "Waterloo teeth" is a special reference to the teeth obtained from this source.

In addition to these, for the denture merchants, the torture chamber or the grave is also a "conventional means".

With the continuous advancement of technology, dentures have been improved. At present, there are many kinds of dentures, the material is divided into non-metallic and composite resin dentures. Both aesthetics and practicality have been greatly improved. But still need to remind, we must take good care of their teeth in the usual Oh!