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Old 05-10-07, 05:22 AM   #1
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Carbide teeth?

Would any medical issues come up if one replaced a tooth with a solid carbide replacement? I know they replace teeth sometimes, and I know that the replacements eventually wear out. What if somebody got a tooth ground from carbide? And then TiN coated to make it look like gold? Any health concerns?
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Old 05-10-07, 05:27 AM   #2
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i dont know about health conserns but the msds info that comes with carbide endmills says not to eat them, but it does not say not to eat with them
would it be a tooth shape or just have it be an insert, that way you could change it if it wears out
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I just went with gold. I hope I don't have to deal with that thing for a long time, it's practically a whole tooth that goes do a still-live root.

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Would any medical issues come up if one replaced a tooth with a solid carbide replacement? I know they replace teeth sometimes, and I know that the replacements eventually wear out. What if somebody got a tooth ground from carbide? And then TiN coated to make it look like gold? Any health concerns?
You are a twisted and intriguing individual, PC2
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Were you recently biking in Toronto, by chance?
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I just went with gold. I hope I don't have to deal with that thing for a long time, it's practically a whole tooth that goes do a still-live root.


You are a twisted and intriguing individual, PC2
In other words, you pity the fool who gets a carbide tooth?
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Old 05-10-07, 07:32 AM   #7
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what if you had your teeth pulled and had some sort of mill/grinder installed to puree all your food in the cavity that used to be your mouth. Maybe have it lined in stainless steel.
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Which carbide, though? You can make carbide composites with different metals.
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In other words, you pity the fool who gets a carbide tooth?
I don't know nuthin about no carbide, but PC2 is a twisted and intriguing individual
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Old 05-10-07, 11:14 AM   #11
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Would it be a (TCC) Tin Carbide Composite?

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I'd go the OCP route and have titanium teeth.
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Well, pop's office is using a CNC milling machine to make teeth (crowns, and onlays) in office. They are using acrylic composites. Between direct milling, and making a plug for a "lost wax" type of casting, I suppose you could make your teeth out of nearly anything you wanted.
I've only had 2 fillings in my life, and I went Nicodemus' route and have gold. Nothing hurts gold, they'll outlast me by eons.
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However, in my opinion, the mouth is the only place where gold looks cheap!

I go for plastics composites every time. Look good, feel natural and last a very long time. I've had to redo one, and it had been in there for over 12 years.
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I was thinking silicone or tungsten carbide, since those are the flavors I am used to.
If somebody replaced all of their teeth with carbide, or at least got an extra set of teeth made of carbide, they could theoretically knaw through steel.
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Old 05-10-07, 03:36 PM   #17
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I've got a CNC mill in my basement...
Maybe I can make a tooth
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I would want my teeth replaced with the heaviest strength polycarbonate. Think about it, clear teeth.
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Old 05-10-07, 07:26 PM   #19
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However, in my opinion, the mouth is the only place where gold looks cheap!

I go for plastics composites every time. Look good, feel natural and last a very long time. I've had to redo one, and it had been in there for over 12 years.
Second and third, upper molars, 1/3 of the top of each tooth. Kinda like keeping your bling under a turtle neck.
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I was thinking silicone or tungsten carbide, since those are the flavors I am used to.
If somebody replaced all of their teeth with carbide, or at least got an extra set of teeth made of carbide, they could theoretically knaw through steel.
you would never need a steak knife again
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I'm thinking that if you got a tooth replaced with carbide, it might wear down the other tooth that it is mated with when chewing. Just a thought.
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