Dentist: Diamond Teeth Are Gonna Be Rough for Kanye
West can forget about peanut brittle, and 'good luck with oral hygiene'
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 21, 2010 4:19 AM CDT
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(Newser) – "I just thought diamonds were cooler," Kanye West told Ellen De Generes this week as he displayed the set of diamonds replacing the lower teeth wrecked in a 2002 car crash. Dentists, however, aren't impressed by the bling. If the replacement is permanent, then "good luck with oral hygiene," one California dentist tells the Los Angeles Times.

"Chewing is going to be a bit of a challenge," the dentist notes. "No peanut butter brittle, no opening a can of beer with your teeth." Kanye's jaw will be affected, because "the weight of the diamond is greater than a normal tooth structure," he explains. "If he doesn't have anything on the top row, it will wear the top part of the teeth faster. In five to seven to 10 years, he’ll have damage on his upper teeth."

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YetAnotherCollegeKid
Oct 22, 2010 5:55 AM CDT
Here is my only question: why diamond? It's the hardest material known to man, and is industrially mostly used in steel and concrete cutting blades. Of course it will be wearing down his top teeth; it would wear them down if they were made of titanium. What, is gold plating just too common these days? Unbelievable.
MisterPlinkett
Oct 22, 2010 3:35 AM CDT
five to seven to 10 to 20 to STFU WHO CARES?!?
AmericanEmpire
Oct 22, 2010 1:45 AM CDT
Because dental implants are just too arduous to work in? Ha I can't wait to see his grill in 10 years. What a twit