Materials used for Artificial Teeth
The two primary components of dentures were dental plates and artificial teeth. During the 19th century, both of these two major components were constructed with a variety of materials. (11) This section of the exhibit will highlight the various materials used in the construction of artificial teeth in the 19th century, including animal substances (such as ivory and human teeth), and porcelain teeth. Additionally, the coloring of teeth via metal shading techniques will also be explored.