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"I'm a farm boy. It's very interesting; you can detect self-starting characteristics in this society and they are strongest among people who have had some kind of rural upbringing and a very impressionable stage."
- Frank Herbert

Implanted Steel Teeth  
  Replacement teeth implanted in the jaw.  

He [Palmer Eldritch] had enormous steel teeth, these having been installed prior to his trip to Prox by Czech dental surgeons; they were welded to his jaws, were permanent; he would die with them...
From The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, by Philip K. Dick.
Published by Doubleday in 1965
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The first "implanted tooth" (in the modern era) was a titanium dental implant created by Per Brånemark of Sweden in 1965. He observed that titanium bonds exceptionally well wth bone tissue.

The first pre-modern era implanted tooth was found in a Mayan burial site; a mandible dating back 1400 years had three tooth-shaped pieces of shell placed in the sockets of missing incisors.

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