If you can wear jewels in your ears, why not on your teeth? Why pierce an ear when you can bond the jewel to a tooth? if you already have piercings and tattoos, like pain and damage – do you care? Probably not, then you have to settle just for the good looks of it. But if you happen to be allergic, can’t wear earrings, or do sports where you don’t wear jewelry – So dental jewelry is perfect and you don’t even have to be wealthy. Dental jewelry (Tooth Gem) is basically a gem, a rhinestone, or a crystal that’s put onto a tooth of your choice using an adhesive without damaging the enamel.
Dental jewelry includes a surface-covering jewelry piece, the body of which is designed to lie principally in a plane parallel with the tooth surface and is designed to be affixed to said surface by a layer of fixing composite. On its backside, which is designed to be turned toward the surface of the tooth, the jewelry piece has a recess which, along the piece’s circumference of the said backside, defines a continual supporting edge upon which the jewelry piece rests against the tooth surface.
Placing dental jewelry is painless and does not require any injection. The tooth will not be drilled for placement of dental jewelry and only takes 15 minutes for the entire procedure. Dental jewelry is firmly bound to the tooth similar to an orthodontic bracket. The chances of it falling while eating are very rare. The bonding procedure has also been simplified and is completely reversible and safe.
Gems are available in all different shapes and sizes. Some popular choices include diamonds, sapphires, rubies, crystals. However, opting for precious or nonprecious metals and crystals or diamonds is just a matter of personal choice. “Twinkles" is a small jewel designed to be bonded to your tooth. A precious stone set in pure gold to enhance your smile and emphasize your personality. These stones are available in various shapes like heart, drop, triangle, and round as well as the star. Twinkles are safe, reversible, exclusive body art that leaves no permanent mark, letting you display a fun, personal form of self-expression with a great sense of style.
Dental Jewelry Procedure
The procedure of fixing teeth jewelry is very simple and usually takes about 10 to 15 minutes. Before the procedure, your tooth enamel will be cleaned with a fluoride–free polishing paste, then this portion will be etched with orthophosphoric acid (37%) for 20-30 seconds to increase the surface area of bonding. The next process is the application of a bonding agent which will be left for 20 seconds, Then a small amount of the composite will be placed on the surface of the tooth and the jewel will be picked by a handler and placed in the centre of the composite. The jewel will take 20 seconds to set on the tooth.
Dental Jewelry Aftercare
You should avoid brushing your teeth vigorously and eating spicy or sticky foods. It’s important to maintain proper oral hygiene after a tooth piercing. Also, try not to touch or play with the jewelry once it’s placed. It’s important to have dental check-ups every 6 months to make sure the jewelry is not damaging your teeth or gums.
The longevity of Tooth jewel
These jewels can last for a long time. However, few people need these jewels only for special celebrations or a specific event, and others may retain them for a lifetime. Depending upon the type and purpose of tooth jewelry opted, and consequently its bonding material, this finished product will last for about four months to four years! It is important, that you the patient, know that this procedure is not permanent.
Removal of Tooth Jewel
When you feel that you want to remove the jewel from your teeth, you need to plan a visit to Sharma Dental and get them removed. One should never try to remove the jewel at home as it can badly harm your tooth. The procedure is similar to the removal of orthodontic brackets. When it is removed, the gem/charm is simply popped off and the tooth will be polished to remove any remaining bonding material.