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CT Scan Shows Interesting Dental Approach in French Noblewoman


It seems edentulism was to be avoided at all costs, even 400 years ago among the French aristocracy. Recently, computed tomography (CT) was used to further investigate the dentition of a French noblewoman whose remains were in surprisingly good shape following her death in the 17th century. The scan found that Anne d’Alegra, who died in 1619 in Northwestern France, had periodontitis that left many of her teeth mobile. In order to keep her teeth from falling out, gold wire was used to hold them in place. She also had a prosthetic tooth made from the ivory of an elephant. Click here to read more.

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