There are a number of myths about cosmetic implants dating way back to colonial times. For instance, George Washington, despite popular legend, did not have wooden teeth. Of course, that does not not mean that nobody had wooden dentures back then! Wooden replacement teeth were indeed used at one time. The first recorded instance of wooden dentures occurred in Japan during the 16th century. You could say that wooden teeth were the first types of dental implants!
From colonial times up through the 19th century, the majority of adults lost all or most of their teeth. These days, fortunately, this is not the case. Because of significant improvements in dentistry over the past 100 years, 90 o Continue reading