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The Evolution of Dentistry

Artificial teeth have been around for thousands of years. Evidence suggests that ivory or bone replacements were used for lost teeth as early as 700 B.C. In modern times, tooth loss has declined greatly due to improved dental care and fluoride treatments. However, some experts predict that as the baby boom generation ages, the number of people needing dentures will increase. The good news is that advances in dental technology have made dentures more effective than ever in replacing lost teeth.