Waterloo Teeth

The upper denture of ivory, England 1801 – 1860. This denture was carved in ivory and than the anterior human teeth were inserted in it.

In that period healthy teeth were very valued and people often, to survive, extracted their healthy teeth. The teeth were taken even from dead bodies, on the European war fields. From the bodies of dead soldiers, except clothes and other valuable things, even the healthy teeth were taken. After the battle of Waterloo, 1815, there were so many teeth taken from dead soldiers and then transformed into dental prosthesis that the teeth market was suddenly full of dental prostheses named “Waterloo teeth”.

Source: historyhome.co.uk

Get a Quote
Last Name:

For a more detailed estimate please send pictures of your smile and both upper and lower jaw, in 3 easy steps:

  1. Click the image of the camera
  2. Take pictures with your cell phone
  3. Place attachment


Leaves a Review

Dentist in Mexico