Sets of dentures dating from the 15th century have been found and probably existed before that time. Carved from bone or ivory, or composed of teeth from dead or living donors, after extended use, these dentures were uncomfortable and rotted. The first porcelain dentures were made by Alexis Duchateau around 1770. Nicholas Dubois De Chemant, previously an assistant to Duchateau, was granted the first British patent in 1791. “The patent specification of De Chemant stated (in part):” A composition for the purpose of making artificial teeth either single double or in rows or in complete sets and also springs for fastening or attaching the same in a simpler and more effective way than any previously discovered teeth that may be made of any shade or colour that they retain for any length of time and will consequently retain for any length of time Since 1808, single teeth have been made of porcelain. Dentures were later made of vulcanite, and then acrylic resin and other plastics in the 20th century. In Britain, 79% of those aged 65-74 had no natural teeth in 1968, and by 1998 this proportion had fallen to 36%.Learn more about us at Murfreesboro dentures
There are many accounts of scavengers who, after hand-to-hand fighting in ancient times, searched the battlefields and removed healthy teeth from the mouths of dead warriors and then sold those teeth to local dentists who invented ways for their patients to make the “recycled” teeth into new dentures.
GEORGE WASHINGTON ONLY
There are, moreover, legends about George Washington and his denture problems. Legends say he had a local wood carver first make him a set of oak dentures, then, we are told, he had several other dentures carved out of ivory elephant tusk.
DETAILS OF TECHNIQUE
What follows is a technical explanation, also called full-mouth false teeth, about dentures, or, more accurately, removable complete dentures. If a patient has no teeth left on the mandibular arch, the maxillary arch or both, a denture is used. Either due to ineffective oral hygiene or trauma, patients can become completely edentulous (without teeth). Removable complete dentures can help give better masticator (chewing) skills to the edentulous patient, as well as increase the aesthetic appeal of their lips in particular and the entire face in general.