“Inlays and dental serration”
Between men and women of several American cultures it was common the practice of the be filed and to be perforated in a partial way the teeth. With the perforation technique, stones or jadeita fillers were incrusted, pyre or turquoise, while the filing or serration were carried out reducing the dental pieces by means of the use of abrasive materials on the enamel and the dentine.
In the Great Nicoya the artisans elaborated vessels with human faces carrying mortuary masks that showed filed teeth, a common practice among the cultural groups Chorotegas and Nicaraos that denoted courage, range or corporal beauty according to their beliefs.
In the jaw and in the ceramic vessel it is observed the mutilation or dental serration, while in the tooth a jade inlay is appreciated.