An illustration for this post here. Most of this work was done at the UNC School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, by dental students John Berry and Steve Herring. It's held up. I have all 32 of my original teeth, and they are all alive.
- You wanna see my WHAAAT?
I wanna see your grillz! - Rappzula
- Most of that gold comes courtesy of the UNC School of Dentistry, circa 1974-5. Holding up pretty well, too.
- This one was chipped almost to the nerve in a bike accident when I was 9 years old. But the cap is on a living tooth. In fact, all 32 of my teeth are alive. Never had one pulled. Never had a root canal. [Correction on 30 October 2009... see the note on the far right.]
- When they did all this work at the UNC Dental School, they noted that I had a "long arch" with lots of room for my wisdom teeth, which is one reason I still have them.
- Some of the few remaining dark hairs on my face. These have mostly gone gray now too.
- This one had a root canal on 30 October 2009. My first dead tooth. $1350. The crown it will get is estimated to cost the same.