You can now get a tooth that doubles as a beer bottle opener

Double-use teeth are 3D printed by a dentist

Christopher Hooton
Friday 01 May 2015 11:27
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Because just using your teeth to chew things is a missed opportunity, a dentist has begun fitting people with 3D-printed premolars with grooves that allow you to open bottle caps.

They offer a pain-free alternative to the 'just try and use your teeth' method, and must be the first example of a mouth-based kitchen utensil.

The first implants were carried out on rugby players who had lost teeth on the field, in an advert for beer company Salta.

"We decided to give rugby players back the teeth they had lost in battle," the ad says. "But we weren't going to give them a simple tooth back we developed a unique dental implant, a specially designed tooth to open beer."

The operations were carried out by Dr Sebastian Juri, with the opener teeth shown to be fully operational at the end of the ad.

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