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LDBDA : 3125

porcelain artificial teeth

12 pin teeth consisting of two anterior sets. The teeth are mounted on a wooden block. The teeth are of the Fonzi type

Guiseppangelo Fonzi (1768 - 1840) published his method for making individual porcelain teeth in 1808. These teeth had flat backs with platinum pins in the back with which they could be attached to a metal denture base. They were initailly known as 'terro metallic teeth' but later were called 'French bean teeth' due to their bean like shape. These were the first individual teeth and were a significant step towards modern prosthetics.


tooth porcelain; pin platinum; mount wood; length 120mm

Image of artificial teeth