Archaeologists Have Found 400-Year-Old Dentures in Italy

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Archaeologists excavating a monastery in the Tuscan town of Lucca have unearthed a unique 400-year-old dental prosthesis which appears to predate modern tooth bridges.

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It comprises of five teeth – three focal incisors and two sidelong canines adjusted in an inaccurate anatomical grouping.

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“The teeth were adjusted and an unobtrusive brilliant lamina was embedded into the gap,” said Simona Minozzi and Valentina Giuffra from Pisa University in Italy.

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“Smaller scale CT check uncovered the nearness of two little brilliant pins embedded into every tooth crossing the root and altering the teeth to the interior gold band,” the specialists said.

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In any case, as of not long ago no immediate confirmation of such gadgets had been found.

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“This is the main archeological proof of a dental prosthesis utilizing gold band innovation for the substitution of missing teeth,” Minozzi told Discovery News. The study was distributed in the diary Clinical Implant Dentistry and

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