Charlie Cameron might still wear his mouthguard for post-game television interviews but the Brisbane Lions forward insists he's no longer thinking about those two lost front teeth when the ball's in play.
A whack copped against Richmond in round 16 cost him his two pearly whites and broke a bone behind his nose.
The small forward is wearing false teeth during the week and is set to permanently replace them after the Lions' AFL finals campaign.
Until then the mouthguard stays on in front of the cameras, the 29-year-old admitting it took a while for him to wipe the incident from his mind.
"You try to block it out, but I was a bit worried," he said ahead of Saturday's qualifying final at the Gabba against Port Adelaide.
"(It's) not a nightmare, but your reaction to having another contest like that.
"I had a patch of six weeks where I wasn't playing up to the standard.
"So I set myself for the last four weeks ... just to get myself into this position where I'm playing good footy and in form."
Cameron was goalless in Brisbane's romp of West Coast a week after his knock, then didn't kick more than two goals in any of the next four games.
But three against Adelaide and four against Collingwood in the penultimate round saw his tally swell above 50 for the fourth time in the last five years, Cameron the only member of the second-placed side to earn All-Australian selection.
Saturday's clash will be the former Crow's 200th game, Cameron with about 20 tickets for family and friends that will travel from Western Australia and his remote childhood home of Mornington Island to watch.
History suggests he'll put on a show too, Cameron boasting two five-goal finals hauls while he managed bags of three in wins over Richmond and Melbourne last year.
"There's more expectation and pressure, but I'm always looking forward to finals," he said.
"You always want to play good in big games.
"You've got to put yourself in opportunities to get involved early and get some confidence
"(The Power have) a lot of strengths, a lot of star quality players and we have to respect that ... it won't be won in the first quarter."