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Would The Real King Tut Please Stand Up

November 4, 2014

Filed under: Dental News — lrfamily @ 8:27 pm

The reputation of Ancient Egyptian King Tutankhamun far exceeded his mortality. Legends of his affinity for chariot racing and the great power he wielded were symbolized by the mountains of walking sticks and chariots that populated his tomb.

King Tut’s grandeur was based on a notion of boyhood strength and power that has since been contradicted by recent reports. Computer-generated imagery based off thousands of CT scans of the pharaoh have pieced together what researchers believe to be an accurate picture of how the pharaoh looked when he walked the earth more than 3,000 years ago.

The polished gold face of which graces King Tut’s celestial sarcophagus is that of fiction. The recent CT scans concluded that King Tut by no means possessed the standard of Ancient Egyptian beauty. His facial features would not have been admired, nor remembered by the history books. A graphic rendering of the Pharaoh paints him with buck teeth that are not fit for a human being of his stature, let alone a king. Additionally, he had a clubfoot and wide hips. These physical features were a result of inbreeding which produced the boy king.

His buck teeth were pronounced and even to the ancient eye, they were a bit sharp in appearance. However, even as the Ancient Egyptians were pioneers of cosmetic surgeries, there was no hope for his teeth.

Today there are infinitely more options. Here at Little Rock Family Dental Care, we specialize in cosmetic dentistry procedures offering a variety of treatments that will accentuate your natural beauty. Some of the procedures we provide include teeth whitening, veneers, bonding, tooth restorations and fillings, dental implants, and gum lifts. These procedures are designed to give you the look you have always wanted with a confident new smile that will be sure to wow!

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