Here are a couple of pictures to show some dental treatment from ancient Egyptian times. Clearly Ancient Egyptians wanted their teeth to look their best and wanting a beautiful smile is not a modern phenomenon.
One shows some ‘cosmetic’ work, which is impressive but I imagine must have been quite painful, to say the least.
This one shows an ancient ‘bridge’, which actually demonstrates some great craftsmanship!
Thankfully for all of us, dentistry has progressed since then. Here are modern versions of these treatments.
A cosmetic composite:
and a modern ‘bridge’.