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3. George Washington's dentures, ca. 1790-1799
George Washington's dentures, ca. 1790-1799
Courtesy Mount Vernon Ladies' Association
Over the course of his life, George Washington wore many partial and full dentures made from materials such as ivory, animal and human teeth. This full-set dentures that Washington wore are constructed of lead (base), human teeth, cow teeth, and elephant ivory, brass wires, and steel springs.