Body art is increasing in popularity within a fashion industry.
It includes tattooing, body piercings and oral jewellery, which consists of soft tissue piercings and/or objects attached to teeth.
All body piercing presents a level of risk of infection. Because of the presence and variety of bacteria in the oral cavity, oral piercings are considered to have higher risk and are therefore strongly discouraged.
But, now a new craze is sweeping across the world that will make you shine like a star...to really be glamorous, unique, and fashionable, tantalize your teeth with top-quality tooth jewellry which is painless, no risk of infection, and add sparkle to a smile.
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Today, people are becoming increasingly selfconscious about their appearance and smile.
They are looking for various treatments like body art and cosmetic dental treatments to achieve the desired aesthetic appearance, attention, to make a fashion statement and to be unique among the crowd.
With the introduction of cosmetic dental treatments like porcelain veneering, composite veneering, bleaching and placement of tooth jewellery, patients smile can be made more pleasing, appealing, and aesthetic. This results in increased self confidence of the patient. Among these cosmetic dental treatments bleaching and veneering procedures are indicated for patients with discolored teeth, spacing between teeth, and mild irregular teeth, where as oral tooth jewellery is for all patients who wants a dazzling smile. The advantages of it being a temporary, painless procedure and it do not involve any invasive treatment on the tooth like drilling holes.
Tooth gems are crystals glass mounted on a thin foil of aluminum to create the attractive spark available in different colors. Skyce are clear and sapphire white or blue crystals.
Brilliance tooth jewelry is available in 3 different colors crystal clear, sapphire blue, ruby red and is of two sizes - 1.8mm, 2.6mm Figure1. Rainbow crystals are the least expensive version of tooth jewelry. Theyre ideally for short term attachment, to try the new service in your practice or for the customer with a smaller budget rainbow crystals are available in 10 different colors and two sizes (1.8mm and 2.5mm) Figure 2.
Twinkles are pure gold and precious stones like diamonds, sapphires and rubies in different shapes like diamond, star, triangle, heart shape, drop, navette, and round shapes Figure 3.
Tooth tattoo is applying various shades of porcelain in various designs like hearts, symbols, and pets carved on ceramic crown, crown and bridge by lab technician, then fired in ceramic furnace.
Tooth jewellery is of two types tooth gems, and twinkles that are attached to anterior healthy tooth with composite resin cement. They shine brightly, splashing bright rays around them and emphasizing the natural whiteness of enamel and add sparkle to a smile. They are bonded to tooth without pain, infection, drilling. They do not interfere with oral hygiene maintenance.
Unlike other, tooth gems and jewellery, there is no more pain, infection, no drilling, and no damage to tooth, easily removable and at the same time add more attractiveness and sparkle to the smile, makes them more user friendly. Forget tattooing and body piercing, to be a really celebrity tantalize your teeth with tooth jewellery or tooth gems, add sparkle to your smile. Proper oral hygiene maintenance and regular checkup visit to dentist are required to avoid debonding and caries.