Spotlight on Ancient Etruscan Dentistry

You may be surprised to know that your dental implants and other cosmetic dentistry treatments can be traced back to 500 B.C. and the ancient Etruscans. The Etruscans made enormous advancements in dentistry, and the restorative work they did laid the foundation for many of the procedures we use today.

One way the Etruscans changed dentistry was by developing an early form of dentures, using both human teeth and animal teeth that were held together with gold. They were the first to use gold in dentistry, including gold replacement teeth, which were used as symbols of wealth and were an early symbol of cosmetic dentistry.

At University Associates in Dentistry, our techniques might be more modern, but we are still dedicated to advancements in your dental care. To make an appointment for dental implants, teeth bonding, teeth whitening, or a dental consultation in Chicago , please call our office at (312) 704-5511 today.