Tuesday, August 21, 2012

John Lennon's Chomper

Missing Molar Makes Money

Most people want to keep their teeth and Periodontal Associates wants to help them, but one man was happy to give his away! John Lennon self-extracted his molar, and it is now making a big difference for kids in need of cleft surgery.
Lennon had given his fallen tooth, one that he pulled out himself, to his housekeeper back in the 1960’s.  She was responsible for placing it in an auction in England, in November.  Dr. Michael Zuk purchased Lennon's cavity filled chomper for $31,200 because he just “had to have it.” After Dr. Zuk got his hands on this personal memorabilia, he then gave Lennon’s tooth to his sister, who is an artist.  She carved a clay statue that resembles John Lennon and incorporated his real tooth. This legendary Beatle’s statue will now be on display to raise awareness and help raise funds for the charity Smile Train. "Every child born with a cleft - anywhere in the world - should have the opportunity to live a full and productive life," Smile Train states on its website.  It is great to know that a tooth gone bad can still do so much good as Smile Train helps thousands of children within 87 countries.

Although Lennon's extraction had a happy ending, Periodontal Associates hopes you do not try this at home.  Dr. Versman, Heller, and Beckman hope to help you keep your teeth altogether, but if necessary, they are Denver's best dental implant team and can help replace them with dental implants.  If you are in need for more information on proper dental care or dental implants, please visit our website at www.periodontalhealth.com or call Periodontal Associates at (303) 755-4500.  If you live in the Denver, CO area you can also click here for an appointment.
Your tooth may not be worth thousands, but we will be sure to give you a smile that is priceless! Our patients' testimonials agree!

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