Written by Dentistry Today Tuesday, 03 June 2014 08:44
A tooth found in France may prove to be a historic discovery.
Scientists believe the tooth could be the first dental implant in recorded history. The tooth was found in northern France and could be about 2,300 years old, dating back to the Iron Age. Archeologists discovered the tooth in the corpse of woman who was thought to be in her 20s when she died.
The tooth is thought to have been used for decorative purposes to make the body look more attractive. An iron implant in a live person would have caused extreme pain.