Sunday, December 10, 2006

Put yer money where yo mouf iz!

Well, another career milestone has been reached. We all remember that first filling, first extraction, first bridge.... but now...

My first grill! Yep indeedy. For those of you who are over 30 and/or oblivious to some of the finer points of hip-hop culture, a "grill" is a piece of mouth jewelry worn over the anterior upper teeth.

They were popularized by Nelly's '05 hit of the same name. "Smile fo' me daddy/ Let me see yo grill!"
(I won't quote the whole song, but mad props to rapper Ali for rhymin' "da bottom" with "Hillary Rodham")

Anyhoo, here's some examples!

And in action!



Here's the one I did (sorry about quality; i just had my cell cam on me!):


BLING!

I will admit that I had nothing to do with the external surface of the appliance - he just brought it to me and said, "Can you make it fit?" So there ya go. One more service offered. I'll let you all know when I come up with the ADA fee code for that.....

I originally tried to line it with Quick Bite, which is just a bite registration vinyl material. Too brittle. I ended up actually using VersaTemp, which is pretty strong but has a little flex to it. We'll see how long it lasts!

2 comments:

Ameloblast said...

Cool. Soon we'll just be able to shine those implant transmucosal elements up and leave them in instead of putting crowns on.

Colleen said...

You know...I've got to say I've never seen anything as hideous as a 'grill'...