False Teeth Day - March 9
Sat, Mar 9, 2024

False Teeth Day

False Teeth Day is an American holiday dedicated to false teeth. This invention in the field of dentistry has allowed people with few teeth to continue to enjoy life and have no problem eating any food! The holiday is celebrated annually on March 9.


The history of the creation of False Teeth Day is not known. Dentists or people with dentures probably wanted to thank the makers of dentures by creating an appropriate celebration.

Dentures most likely originated in the 7th century BC. They were developed by the Etruscans, the people who lived on the territory of modern Italy. Other people’s or animals’ teeth were used as the basis for dentures. However, when their civilization ceased to exist, the art of prosthetics was forgotten.

The topic of prosthetics began to develop again in the 18th century. Bones of large animals (like elephants and walruses) were used for prostheses. However, they were not known for their high durability. The next attempt was to use porcelain for this purpose, but it lost its appearance when fired. In 1943, C. Goodyear created vulcanite. This rubber material was strong and flexible and perfectly suited to the creation of prostheses.

Today there are many more varieties of prostheses. For example, many of them are made from acrylic resin. They are reliable and hard-wearing.

Interesting facts

  • There was an era of “Waterloo teeth” in the history of dentures. The teeth of the soldiers who had fallen in that battle were collected and used as prostheses.
  • The natural durability of teeth is 60 years.
  • The quality of real teeth is determined not only by their care, but also by their genetic characteristics.

How to celebrate

Help your older relatives find the best dentures if they have dental problems. Don’t forget to take care of your oral health. Go to the dentist for a checkup at False Teeth Day.

Spread the word on social media. Ask other users if they have dentures.

When is False Teeth Day celebrated in 2024?

False Teeth Day is observed on March 9 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday March 9 2024
Sunday March 9 2025