FIGURE 1. Details of the false tooth.

From the following article:

False teeth of the Roman world

Eric Crubzy, Pascal Murail, Louis Girard and Jean-Pierre Bernadou

Nature 391, 29(1 January 1998)

doi:10.1038/34067

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a, Antero-lateral view of the skull. The iron-made dental implant is where the right second upper premolar would have been. b, Retro-alveolar X-ray of the right maxilla. The implant was dropped after being handled and it broke near its apical third into two pieces that were then glued together again. The line of breakage is visible on this X-ray picture. The alveolar wall and the pseudo-root fit perfectly together. Only an area one to two millimetres high in contact with the mesial alveolar wall shows an absence of contact between the bone and the implant.

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