Kanye's Diamond Teeth? Ask A Dentist

In case you missed it, Kanye unveiled his new gold and diamond teeth on Ellen. When asked if he places a gold and diamond bridge on top of his normal teeth he told her, “No, it’s, like, replaced my bottom row of teeth.” Of course. This led EW to ask the big one: “Did Kanye West really have his teeth pulled out and replaced with diamonds?” They queried a dentist, Dr. Emanuel Layliev of the New York Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, to find out. Dr. Layliev:

It’s a possibility, but I really doubt that the gold was extended into his actual socket within the gum and bone to replace the actual teeth themselves. There’s no way you can just place the gold into the gum or the bone without any connection to your natural teeth.

EW goes on to say:

According to Layliev, it’s much more likely that West had his teeth trimmed down and used them as support for a gold and diamond encrusted bridge, more or less as Ellen suspected. It’s also possible that West had his front teeth surgically removed, replaced them with titanium implants, and then had the flashy structure built on top. The latter procedure would require a months-long waiting period for the titanium implants to set.

If you’re curious if it’s harmful or want to learn how to take care of your own gold teeth, find out more at EW.

Here’s the Ellen interview, which includes a “Runaway” preview:

Comments (10)
  1. Man, this guy must have some strategic plan laid down of what crazy shit to do. Continues to impress.

    I feel like in either case it must have hurt..

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  3. The first thing I thought when I saw this is that the dude already had inmplants and just got them changed.

    After his car wreck in ’02 the bone structure in his face was so destroyed that he had to have plates put in. It’s possible he also lost his teeth.

  4. Didn’t Jelly Roll Morton do that back in like 1911? Just sayin’.

  5. multi-abutment bridge was because individual teeth can’t hold the diamond bling as impressively like a whole connected panel can. This would mean when (or if) he comes to his senses, he can still have individual, natural crowns seated.

    Even so, the guy took what I’m assuming were his otherwise normal, healthy teeth and did irreversible damage to them to make them look what he sees as better. Wait a minute… Isn’t that why most people get veneers? What rogue dentists out there do that? All of them.

    Posted by Michael Nowak BS, RDH
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  6. It’s funny the world we’re living in, isn’t it? First of all (aside from the whole tooth debacle), what stood out even more to me is why on earth did Ellen’s entire audience give this guy an exuberant standing ovation when he came out??? You can’t tell me that studio was just filled with Kanye fans! Guess that’s what peer/social pressure does to people. And the teeth… to add to the discussion, how about the maxillary anterior linguals???? Hmmm… lets do some math here:

    Q. Enamel (and eventually dentin) occluding with diamonds + 10 years time (if they last that long) = What?

    A. Disaster for the upper teeth!

    For Kanye’s sake I don’t think he actually had his mandibular incisors “removed”. Ellen suggested that, but he never confirmed nor denied it. I’m thinking they were prepped like you would for a crown and a single unit was seated over them. Of course this can be done to splint periodontally involved teeth, which I highly doubt was Kanye’s case. Rather, I’m guessing the reason he went with a fixed multi-abutment bridge was because individual teeth can’t hold the diamond bling as impressively like a whole connected panel can. This would mean when (or if) he comes to his senses, he can still have individual, natural crowns seated.

    Even so, the guy took what I’m assuming were his otherwise normal, healthy teeth and did irreversible damage to them to make them look what he sees as better. Wait a minute… Isn’t that why most people get veneers? What rogue dentists out there do that? All of them.

    Posted by Michael Nowak BS, RDH
    rdhmag.com

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