The rapper’s new A$1.3 million implants — known as “fixed prosthodontics” — are a type of experimental dentistry that was designed entirely by the rapper.
“They are, as the name suggests, fixed and permanent,” a source exclusively told Page Six on Thursday.
“This goes way beyond veneers or grills, and his particular implant is quite unlike anything that has been done before.”
The insider explained West worked alongside the self-proclaimed “Father of Diamond Dentistry,” Thomas Connelly, to “manufacture” and “fit” the dentures, which also included palladium and platinum materials.
“All that said … his teeth weren’t removed,” the source added.
West, who legally changed his name to Ye, turned heads on Wednesday when he took to Instagram to show off his metal implants, comparing himself to the James Bond villain Jaws, who had similar metal teeth.
Dr Connelly gushed over working with the rapper, describing the Grammy winner’s design process.
“Ye was a pleasure to work with every step of the process,” he told the Daily Mail on Wednesday.
“His vision for designing unique art transcends the dental progression.”
“The marriage of his vision with dental science has created a new look that is epic!” the dentist continued.
West, 46, has an extensive history with changing up with teeth, including having admitted to getting his bottom teeth pulled out to be replaced with diamonds during a 2010 episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
“I just thought that diamonds were cooler. … It’s certain stuff that rock stars are supposed to do,” West told the former talk show host, adding that he often has to visit the dentist to maintain his bling.
West’s decisions have seemingly influenced his and Kim Kardashian’s daughter North West, who also flaunted a new diamond grill on TikTok Wednesday.
A photo posted to the account showed the 10-year-old opening her mouth to reveal four of her bottom teeth entirely covered with bling.
North’s look was similar to Kardashian’s March 2021 grill look, which saw the SKIMS founder’s teeth covered in opal and diamonds.