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lower partial denture

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13659
Dates
1750
1760
circa 1750-1760
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020490
Description
Lower partial denture completely carved of ivory; teeth present are the central and lateral incisors, two canines, and the two first and two second premolars; there is a black metal post through the top of each second premolar; there are two holes in the ivory on the inner side of the palate below …
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Accession Number
010020490
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Prosthesis
Denture, Partial
Description
Lower partial denture completely carved of ivory; teeth present are the central and lateral incisors, two canines, and the two first and two second premolars; there is a black metal post through the top of each second premolar; there are two holes in the ivory on the inner side of the palate below the lateral incisors; one hole is filled with a black metal post.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Dates
1750
1760
circa 1750-1760
Date Remarks
Date based on donor's remarks
Material
ivory: yellow
metal: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Temporary Location
With MHC Education Program “Spare Parts” stored in Rm 2017
Dimension Notes
Length 4.3 cm x Width 2.0 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Shows signs of use; ivory is discoloured particularly around the second premolars and the grooves where the teeth meet the gums
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"British Dental Association Museum" website
Research Facts
Ivory was a common material used in the manufacture of dentures in the 18th century; a down side to ivory is that it degrades quickly in the mouth resulting in bad breath and a bad taste in the mouth; human teeth were preferred as they did not degrade like ivory or were too white like porcelain.
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008.
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lower partial denture

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13661
Dates
1750
1760
circa 1750-1760
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020492
Description
Lower partial denture completely carved of ivory; teeth present are central and lateral incisors and two canines; there are three holes drilled in the back of the denture; two of them are behind the central incisors, and one is behind the proper right canine and lateral incisor
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Accession Number
010020492
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Prosthesis
Denture, Partial
Description
Lower partial denture completely carved of ivory; teeth present are central and lateral incisors and two canines; there are three holes drilled in the back of the denture; two of them are behind the central incisors, and one is behind the proper right canine and lateral incisor
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Dates
1750
1760
circa 1750-1760
Date Remarks
Date based on donor's remarks
Material
ivory: cream
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Dimension Notes
Length 1.0 cm x Width 3.4 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Shows signs of use; ivory is very discoloured around the edges of the canines and the grooves where the teeth meet the gums; scratches are visible all over; there is a crack on the back of the proper right canine
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"British Dental Association Museum" website; CD #4
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; ivory was a common material used in the manufacture of dentures in the 18th century; a down side to ivory is that it degrades quickly in the mouth resulting in bad breath and a bad taste in the mouth; human teeth were preferred as they did not degrade like ivory or were too white like porcelain
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upper partial denture

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13662
Dates
1750
1760
circa 1750-1760
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020493
Description
Upper partial denture completely carved of ivory; teeth present are central and lateral incisors, two canines and two first premolars; the top of the partial is flat; each end of the denture is arched slightly to accomodate an existing molar or gum; there are faint red marks above each tooth where …
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Accession Number
010020493
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Prosthesis
Denture, Partial
Description
Upper partial denture completely carved of ivory; teeth present are central and lateral incisors, two canines and two first premolars; the top of the partial is flat; each end of the denture is arched slightly to accomodate an existing molar or gum; there are faint red marks above each tooth where it meets the ivory gum.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Dates
1750
1760
circa 1750-1760
Date Remarks
Date based on donor's remarks
Material
ivory: cream
ink: red
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Dimension Notes
Length 3.6 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Shows signs of use; ivory is very discoloured around the edges of the first premolars, the grooves where the teeth meet the gums, and the top and underside of the dentures; scratches are visible all over; there are faint cracks on the top of the dentures, the centre of the underside of the dentures, and along the end of the proper left side
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"British Dental Association Museum" website; CD #4
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; ivory was a common material used in the manufacture of dentures in the 18th century; a down side to ivory is that it degrades quickly in the mouth resulting in bad breath and a bad taste in the mouth; human teeth were preferred as they did not degrade like ivory or were too white like porcelain
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