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MHRA no: 884

Walrus crowns

Tusk at the impression stage
Patient's tusk at impression taking stage
Walrus tusk with crown
The same tusk after fitting.
Walrus tusk with crown
One of the tusks after fitting. The rate of eruption may be seen from the space that has opened between the casting and the gingival margin
Yuri the Walrus
One of the patients

In the winter of 2004, we completed a set of crowns for five walruses belonging to the Parque Oceanográfico de Valencia, the largest oceanographic park in Europe. The animals had been wearing away their tusks on the edge of their pool and the crowns were supplied to protect the tips from further damage.

Set of walrus crowns
The complete set of crowns

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Daimler Engine Badge

Replacement Daimler badge close up

Classic car enthusiasts often find it difficult to obtain replacement badges, particularly for rare models. When one dental surgeon needed an engine badge for his Daimler, he solved the problem by taking an impression from the badge on a friend's car. From this, we were able to create a new casting which preserves the sand-cast texture of the original component. Unlike Daimler's badges, which were manufactured in chrome-plated brass, our badge was cast in solid Biosil 'f' cobalt chrome, which should long outlast the car.

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