These Rugby Players Got Tooth Implants That Double as Bottle Openers

This dental surgeon replaced Argentinian rugby players’ missing teeth with branded tooth implants from a beer company
These Rugby Players Got Tooth Implants That Double as Bottle Openers

We’ve heard of corporate sponsorship, but this might be taking it a bit far.

Imagine being able to open a beer bottle by sticking it in your mouth, biting down, and pulling off the bottle cap. Sounds like a cool party trick, but it’s a reality for several rugby players, who, after losing their teeth in on-field battle, signed up to have implants inserted by dental surgeon Dr. Sebastian Juri. The catch? The dental implants are branded by Salta beer and double as bottle openers. Yes, these tough rugby players will forever have a working utensil in their mouths, all for the sake of an advertisement.

"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."

You can see exactly how the surgeon did it and how the athletes are enjoying their useful new teeth in the video below (warning: video contains graphic content). In the video, you can see that the attachable beer-opener tooth is made of metal and screwed into the patient’s gum. Months after the surgery, the patients can’t help but laugh as they pull out a Salta beer and open it just by opening their mouths.

Sounds a bit ridiculous to use, but we think it would be handy to have a tooth shaped like a tool that can somehow get the pickle jar open. 

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