Your general dentist in Chicago may not have been around for 9,000 years, but both general and cosmetic dentistry certainly have. The earliest form of dentistry actually dates back to 7000 BC in modern-day Pakistan. At that time, tooth pain and cavities were cured by a dentist using a bone tipped with flint to drill into molars—so it is no surprise that there were also a lot of missing teeth! In ancient Egypt, one famous general dentist actually experimented with cosmetic dentistry, using teeth from donors to fill in the gaps for kings and queens. Fortunately, today’s bridges, crowns, and porcelain veneers are much more appealing ways to restore your smile.
A dentist today offers many more techniques in cosmetic dentistry, including teeth whitening and porcelain veneers. For a bright, white smile, contact University Associates in Dentistry of Chicago by calling (312) 704-5511. Our dentists also offer a full range of general dentistry services .