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Tooth Gnome

grind tooth and form into a gnome
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I now have a new wisdom tooth, which has fully emerged. The tooth looks a bit strange and it doesn't meet or grind against any other molar. This means that it has no function other than to occupy a certain amount of space at the back of my mouth, making it the perfect candidate for conversion into a dental artwork.

There are two main possibilities:
1 Arrange for the tooth to be carved like a piece of ivory into a form - I'm thinking of a small head staring upwards with an open mouth. or
2 Have a miniature tooth gnome made and installed like an implant using the wisdom tooth as an anchor plinth.

xenzag, Aug 03 2019


       // the perfect candidate for conversion into a dental artwork //   

       "They took all the teeth
And put 'em in a teeth museum
And they charged the people
A dollar and a half to seem 'em ..."
8th of 7, Aug 03 2019

       [8th of 7]; Big Yellow Tooth-Extraxi?
neutrinos_shadow, Aug 04 2019

       Perfect for pulling out into traffic, shirley ?
8th of 7, Aug 04 2019

       So, [xen] has a wisdom tooth. There's irony.
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 04 2019

       //no function other than to occupy a certain amount of space// A built in tongue scraper. Oral gymnastics to do both sides though. Maybe the Gnome can hold a broom.
wjt, Aug 06 2019

       Ha - I have 3 wisdom teeth. Two of them are on walk-about as part of an artwork I made some time ago. The remaining one that recently emerged is the subject of this idea.
xenzag, Aug 06 2019

       Proof that wisdom teeth do not live up to their name.
TheBamforth, Aug 15 2019

       Cool strange idea, I like that.
bondarchukb, Aug 26 2019

       Thanks, but the HB is not known for its sensible ideas, and I certainly don't try to generate any.
xenzag, Aug 26 2019

       refers to Randy Waterhouse's wisdom extraction in the Cryptonomicon....""Randy let me just show you how close the roots of this one tooth are to the bundle of nerves that distinguishes you from a marmoset" ...   

       "The uppers were so deep in his skull that the roots were twined around the parts of his brain responsible for perceiving the color blue (on one side) and being able to suspend one's disbelief in bad movies."
not_morrison_rm, Aug 26 2019


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