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Ancient Rome

Finally, Ancient Roman writings point to the existence of dental prosthesis as well. The famous poet Martial wrote about a then-contemporary dentist named Cascellius, who was known to fasten artificial teeth. Martial also writes about instances of purchasing teeth, a toothless mouth being “repaired” with bone and ivory, and of people wearing and removing artificial teeth. Lastly, one roman tomb contained inside the cadaver of a woman with a complete set of dentures on a gold base. (1)

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Ancient roman pivot tooth