History of Dentures

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Looking Back at the History of Dentures

At Expert Denture Clinic, we use the most advanced techniques and materials to craft a smile our patients will love. Denturists haven’t always been using the resin molds and x-rays we use today, though.

They have changed over thousands of years, so let’s take a look at the long and interesting history of dentures.

Ancient Denturists

Looking back on the history of dentures, you will discover that dentures and other dental solutions have been around for thousands of years, with some of the earliest European examples appearing in Italy around 700 BCE. These early dentures were simple, containing a mix of human and horse teeth, and usually fell apart quickly.

Although these dentures were poorly made, they were easy to produce and were quite popular among the wealthier members of society. They were the best solution to missing teeth in a time when dental care was poorly understood.

Dentures were not just a European invention, however, as the world’s earliest examples of false teeth appeared in Mexico around 2500 BCE and were made out of wolves teeth. False teeth also made their first appearance in Japan around the 16th century and were made of wood.


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Expert Denture Clinic

If you have loose-fitting dentures, that need a same-day denture repair or it has been more than a year since you last visited a denturist, then you are invited to come down and see Dr. Odin Pajonk at Expert Denture Clinic.

Dr. Pajonk is a trusted denturist in your area that specializes in denture repairs, often completing the needed repairs the very same day you come in. That way you don’t have to go without teeth. While you visit, Dr. Pajonk will ensure your dentures fit properly and make recommendations based on your needs. 

Best of all the initial consultation is free with no cost or obligation whatsoever. Our goal is to ensure you have an amazing smile and highly functional teeth.

Call our clinic now at (204) 334-0022 to book your visit with Winnipeg Denturist Odin Pajonk.

The Creation of Modern Dentures

As science and dentistry advanced, people began experimenting with new methods for creating false teeth.

One of the most told stories of the history of dentures involves George Washington, who legend says had a set of wooden teeth. In really had a pair of dentures made of hippopotamus ivory as well as human and donkey teeth. The first modern pair of dentures was created in 1770 by Alexis Duchateau, who was the first person to use porcelain in the construction process.

These teeth were not high quality and chipped easily, forcing Duchateau to team up with another dentist, Nicholas Dubois De Chemant, to create a stronger structure and patent the first porcelain dentures in history.

Contrary to folklore, George Washington did not carve his false teeth from wood. The set he had made when he was president of the United States were made from hippopotamus and elephant ivory. Prior to that his dentures were made from real human teeth, presumably from the slaves kept at Mount Vernon.

Over the years, engineers and denturists have experimented with a variety of materials for dentures, including vulcanite, celluloid, and bakelite before finally settling on the acrylic resin that we use today.

Dentures are a tradition that goes back thousands of years, and Expert Denture Clinic is proud to carry on this tradition and help our clients smile with pride for years to come. Give us a call today at (204) 334-0022 or visit us online to learn more about our advanced denture processes and materials.

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