The most common, efficient, and unobtrusive way to improve your smile with a tooth jewel is by bonding. Lately, such jewels have become quite common, as the procedure is simple and straightforward, the results are visible immediately and wearing such a jewel won’t require much attention on your part. Here are the most important things you need to know about tooth jewels:
What is the procedure?
One single visit to your doctor and you’re done. After choosing the jewel, your dentist will apply it directly on the enamel of your tooth; the entire procedure lasts around 15 minutes and there are no major side effects or rules to follow after leaving the dental office.
What materials are fashionable these days?
People choose from a wide range of materials and many of them buy their jewels over the web. White gold rules, but silver and yellow and pink gold are right behind in the list of preferences. As for the gems, many people go for Swarovski crystals, whereas others prefer diamond (which, in this case, is not that expensive if you decide to go for a small gem). Contemporary synthetic materials (such as invisible mounts for gems) are also fashionable.
Where do people place their tooth jewels?
It’s the visibility the one that determines the placing of such jewels, with incisors and canines being first in the list of preferences. However, you can have it basically anywhere you want as long as it is on a lateral side, except interdental areas.
What shapes are available out there?
There are thousands of different shapes, especially in the case of golden and silver jewels. We recommend something small, with as few incrustations as possible, in order for you to be able to maintain oral health through adequate hygiene.
What other advantages do they have?
The procedure is painless and non-invasive; it doesn’t affect the quality of the tooth enamel; it is reversible; it is friendly with electric brushes, just as well as it is with regular brushes.
What about drawbacks?
After prolonged bonding, stains may occur, but they can be removed by your dentist after removing the dental gem or jewelry. Also, plaque accumulation and the possibility of caries emerging from the presence of tooth jewelry in the oral cavity are still of some concern. However, if oral hygiene is followed correctly, risks are minimum.