Usually jaws that are not properly stored in the first place are the ones that require restoration. They have cuts and cracks and worse even holes in them. The other problem is that the color is lost or the lacquer hardens. So when the team at Clean-a-jaw receives a jaw, the experts examine and assess what kind of work is required on the jaw and for that they give the quoted to the customers. If the customers agree to it, then the work begins. Click here for more info on shaw jaw restoration.
During the process of shark jaw cleaning, the most painstaking part is perhaps that of removing flesh from the jaw. The cartilage is delicate and to ensure that it is not damaged, one requires a lot of patience and time for this task. Experts usually use a sharp blade for this and a trained eye that knows what to look at.
Once the head is removed, the jaw is cleaned, additional flesh removed; the next step is to wash it again. This washing cleans jaw of any blood on it and also is a kind of preparation for the next step, which is teeth whitening. The solution prepared not only whitens the teeth but also acts as disinfection. How long the jaws will be placed in the solution, depend on their state and size. Usually a jaw which is clean would require a day but in worse conditions it can prolong up to four or five days, depending upon the jaw. After the jaws are taken out of the whitening solution, the next step is to dry them. Drying up of a shark jaw approximately takes around one month or so.
For drying, the jaw is placed on the board and is tied up. The jaw is kept open, just like it is supposed to be! During the drying process, the jaw is placed on a board, but to make sure that it does not curl in the weeks to come, it is secured through wooden slates. This can at times cause cracks in the upper flanges in jaws of Mako shark and white shark but don’t you worry about these as these can be later mended.
After the jaw dries, the team examines it again for any cuts or damage that for instance has been missed out earlier. For the final touches, the jaw is applied three layers of a solution that prevents it from going yellow and another solution that protects jaws in the years to come. All this is for the jaws freshly taken out but for the jaws that are old and need to be restored, the procedure is a bit long.
In cases where the cartilage is damaged, the repair is done so meticulously that it does not seem fake but rather seems in sync with the rest of the jaw. For teeth’s that are broken, they remove that teeth as well as the one behind it, this way cast is prepared. While installation the original tooth is installed in front and the one prepared behind it.