Renowned artist Kanye West, now going by Ye, has revealed his latest transformation—titanium dentures worth a staggering $850,000. A representative confirmed that Ye sought the expertise of Beverly Hills-based dentist Dr. Thomas Connelly for this cutting-edge dental procedure.
Ye’s Instagram story on January 17 offered a sneak peek at his avant-garde metallic teeth, describing them as “experimental dentistry.” These aren’t traditional veneers or grills but rather “fixed prosthodontics,” representing a permanent alteration. Sources close to Ye clarified that he did not have his natural teeth removed, debunking earlier speculations.
The titanium implants, designed in collaboration with Dr. Connelly and dental technician Naoki Hayashi, feature a unique composition, including precious metals like palladium and platinum strategically placed based on required properties.
In one Instagram post, Ye playfully compared his new look to Jaws, the James Bond henchman known for metal teeth. Dr. Connelly denied claims that Ye’s natural teeth were removed, emphasizing that he maintains a full dentition.
Ye’s foray into unconventional dentistry adds to his reputation for pushing boundaries. The total cost of $850,000 underscores the exclusivity and innovation behind this remarkable dental transformation. As Ye prepares for the release of his upcoming album, “Vultures,” on February 9, his dental reinvention adds an intriguing element to his evolving artistic expression.