Post Malone spends $1.6million to get real diamond fangs

According to celebrity dentist Thomas Connelly, Post Malone's new diamond fangs are essentially as "functional" as boring ol' regular teeth…

Post Malone spends $1.6million to get real diamond fangs
Emily Carter

After Machine Gun Kelly painted his tongue black for last month's Billboard Music Awards, Post Malone has just one-upped him in the 'random mouth accessories' stakes.

Celebrity dentist Thomas Connelly has taken to Instagram to share his recent work on the rapper's teeth which involve two diamond fangs – with a total weight of 12 carats – at the cost of a whopping $1.6million (just over £1.1million). Thomas joined forces with cosmetic dentist Naoki Hayashi and Angel City Jewelers' Isaac Bokhoor for the job, telling Rolling Stone of the year-and-a-half-long project: "It’s very difficult to cut holes in diamonds without destroying them.

"In order to make a diamond in the shape of a tooth — for example, if you get a six-carat canine tooth, you need a 12-carat raw cube. So there’s a lot of waste. That diamond, they could have got three or four other diamonds out of it, so we had to waste it in order to get it into shape."

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Surprisingly, the teeth will be fairly easy to clean; in fact, Thomas continues that Post can just brush as usual. "He’s now got two functional, full diamond teeth. They light up the room. They sparkle, they shine; they’re amazing."

The caption underneath Thomas' photo of his work on Post's teeth reads: "Post Malone completed his $1,600,000 smile reconstruction last weekend!! With a smile that shows off natural Porcelain Veneer work framed with 2 Diamond Fangs with a total weight of 12 Carats, Post Malone literally has $1 million smile!!!

"A collaborative between Dr. Connelly, @_naoki_hayashi_ , along with Isaac Bokhoor and his team of Diamond Cutters @bichachi_diamonds_la and Setters @angelcityjewelers, Post Malone's epic ICE smile has set a new precedent in the music world of who has the most 'Drip'."

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