THE HISTORY OF COSMETIC DENTISTRY

Cosmetic dentistry is related to the revolution of the dentistry. Dentistry is more than making your teeth healthy and strong, it also makes your smile beautiful. Cosmetic dentistry doesn’t start with the invention of resin cement in 1980’s. However, there have been instances throughout history where dentistry attempted to make teeth look beautiful.

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ANCIENT METHODS

In the ancient times more the 600 B.C. replaces of teeth and dentures using unusual materials like, ivory and bones, taken from human and animal dead bodies.
In ancient time, Egyptians are also aware about the cosmetic dental care, they used gold to make dental crowns and bridges. Egyptians were made first toothpaste form vinegar and pumice stone. They use seashell for tooth replacement and hammering them into their gums.
The Ancient Romans were also participating in cosmetic dentistry they also made their own toothpaste to remove stain. But mostly historians said that they used it as a mouthwash. Romans know that ammonia will help to remove the stain and whitened your teeth’s, so they use urine to clean the teeth’s.

MIDDLE AGE

Europeans were also taking an interest in Dentistry, but they were not succeeding to make smile beautiful most of the time. They were also use bones and ivory as dentures. But practicing of dentistry with teeth from dead bodies was not accepted by another living body & this process is not comfortable. You don’t believe that, during this period cosmetic dentist and barber are same one person, they do the both jobs of barbers & cosmetic dentist. Barbers will fill the teeth & use a coat to make it whitener. But coat will harm the enamels and tooth destroys itself.

COSMETIC DENTAL CARE EDUCATION

China clay or porcelain was used for dentures in cosmetic dentistry, in starting of 1700, s. but this was not too successful. But in 1800’s, there is turning point in dentistry, education, now they are using metals in the socket of missing teeth. But the result was same as past, the body will also reject the metal as same teeth’s from human bodies. But nothing was a failure, they use porcelain teeth were becoming popular & dentists using molds with plaster to make dentures and it fit better.

MODERN DENTISTRY TECHNIQUES

As our ancestors, they teach us some techniques about cosmetic dental ottawa but we make it more advance and now we are succeed in our experiments. In 1900’s material used by dentists are almost replaced, porcelain/china clay was not economical on that time, they were replaced by plastics & acrylics. Today we are still using acrylics to create dentures. You know what, 20th century is the best moment when cosmetic dentistry really begins. Now, teeth’s were become more beautiful, natural & whiten. Today , dental care like teeth whitening, Composite Fillings and Bonding, Dental Veneers & Dental Implants are become more easier and safer.

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