Etruscan bridges, c 7th century BC.

Etruscan bridges, c 7th century BC.
2 9 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

The Etruscans were the first people to make false teeth. These examples show how they mounted extracted teeth, minus their roots, on gold bridges which would then be mounted between good teeth. Their techniques were not really improved upon until the 18th century.

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