Fangs and application thereof

  • US 5,547,381 A
  • Filed: 03/22/1994
  • Issued: 08/20/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/22/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. Tooth extension apparatus for extending a person'"'"'s real tooth in length to have the appearance of an animal fang, comprising:

  • a tooth cap body that has an outside surface, an inside surface, a front side, and a back side, said outside surface having a smoothly curved convex shape and said inside surface having a cavity extending therein toward said outside surface from a peripheral rim that substantially surrounds said cavity and forms said front side and said back side, said cavity conforming in size and shape to a lateral side of said real tooth and adapted to receive said lateral side of said real tooth when said tooth cap body is juxtaposed to said real tooth, said tooth cap body also having an extension that protrudes downwardly below said cavity and converging to a tip, and a lip protruding from said inside surface under said cavity to form a trough at the bottom of said cavity and adapted for receiving and retaining an extremity edge of the person'"'"'s real tooth when said tooth cap body is juxtaposed to said real tooth and said lateral side of said real tooth is received in said cavity; and

    an initially malleable, but hardenable material of a quantity that is more than enough to fill said cavity, a first portion of said material being placed in said cavity and adapted to be partially displaced by said lateral side of said real tooth when said lateral side of said real tooth is received in said cavity, and a second portion of said material extending from said first portion out of said cavity to a sufficient extent to be formable around additional teeth that are adjacent said person'"'"'s real tooth.

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