Gold in Dentistry

>> Friday, November 5, 2010

One of my friends is planning to buy gold jewelries very soon and last night, we had fun discussing the many uses of gold. One of them mentioned about its valuable use in the field of dentistry. I did a little research and learned that gold has been used in dentistry for almost 3000 years. During the 7th century BC, the Etruscans used gold wire to fix false teeth while in an early dental textbook during the 16th century recommended the use of gold leaf for filling cavities.

What made gold perfect for dental use is its malleability and resistance to corrosion.

And according to the resources that I found, the top 3 countries that fabricate dental gold are Japan, Germany and USA.

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