WATERLOO TEETH: A 200 YEAR HISTORY
LAKE LANIER SMILES, BUFORD DENTIST
200 years ago, teeth in the dentures were acquired from dead soldiers in wars. Dentists in those days tried other sources like Bone and Ivory. But as they don't have enamel so they are weak and rotten fast. Dentists also tried porcelain teeth but they make grating noise on chewing and they appear too white and easy to break. In 1815 the Battle of Waterloo ended with about 50,000 soldiers dead. The teeth came from these soldiers created a big supply of teeth for dentists to use in their patients dentures. That's how the name came "Waterloo teeth". It is very unfortunate but patients and dentists benefited from this teeth bonanza as at that time there is a lack of supply of the real human teeth and there was a big demand for them.
After the battle, battlefield Scavengers are very busy collecting valuables in the soldier’s uniforms but they expertise in pulling the front teeth from the dead bodies. This act is not new but the scale of this made it different. Even patients like the teeth from battlefield as they are from healthy young man than diseased corpses.
Don't worry all the teeth now a days are made from Plastic. At Lake Lanier Smiles, the dentist and lab technician will determine the size, shape and shade of teeth to make the dentures more natural and life like appearance. We don’t have different prices for economy, deluxe, premium or any other names, we just do premium dentures for affordable price.
If you have any questions about your Oral Health or to make an appointment to see us... Call us now at 770-831-0559 or visit us at WWW. LAKELANIERSMILES.COM for Valuable Coupons and Specials. Our prices are 30-50 % Off Regular Prices. Call Us before Noon and we will see you the Same Day. We accept most insurances. We are conveniently located just off I-985 at 4965 Lanier Islands Parkway, Suite 105, Buford, Ga- 30418.
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