From Lead Fillings to Nontoxic Restorations: A Bit of Dental History

Dentistry got its start more than 8000 years ago, and it’s come a long way since then, as you can see through this brief pictorial history of dentistry that we recently ran across at dentalassistant.net:

 

Some Images from the Gallery

 

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But this history focuses overwhelmingly on the tools dentists have used through the ages, not the materials, which themselves have a long and interesting history, spanning from early lead fillings to the development of mercury amalgam fillings to today’s nontoxic, biocompatible composites and ceramics that closely mimic natural human teeth.

For an overview of these developments and information on your current options for getting an aesthetic, healthy and functional smile, see Dr. Verigin’s article “One Size Does Not Fit All: The Journey to Biocompatibility.”


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A humanistic, holistic dental practice in Northern California, providing integrative, biological, mercury-free dentistry
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One Response to From Lead Fillings to Nontoxic Restorations: A Bit of Dental History

  1. ncdent says:

    Good post. Interesting and informative. Keep up the good work.

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