A smile is a universal welcome and everyone wants to have a perfect one. With people giving much importance to looks, cosmetic dentistry has gained popularity. The recent advances in dental techniques, like teeth whitening and porcelain veneer, and research in dental material has made it possible to correct the slightest misalignment of teeth or have clean teeth without any stains. The porcelain veneer is used as a thin lamination coat over damaged or misaligned teeth. The material used resists staining and looks very natural.
All these features of cosmetic dentistry make you look perfect and normal, but not trendy. Thus we have the body art adding to your fashion and style. Lip and tongue piercing have become a trend among the youngsters. But with piercing most of them end up with lifelong adverse effects. According to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) reports, tongue piercing can result in chipped teeth, infections, nerve and gum damage, drooling, taste loss, and tooth loss. The major health hazard caused by tongue piercing is the bacterial infection, due to improper sterilization of the surgical instruments, which results in ulcers ending up in oral cancers.
Tooth jewellery has come as a boon to enhance your appearance and fashion, a step ahead of the others, having only the perfect smile. It is the latest technique in cosmetic dentistry which is a promising and safe solution. This involves adorning your tooth with tiny designs, designed using precious gems or diamond, 22 or 24 carat gold, 18 carat white. These tiny stones measuring only about 1.5 – 3 mm in size could become healthy style statement.
Teeth are cleaned before the procedure and then the stones are affixed to the desired tooth using a thin coating of an adhesive composite. Usually dental clinics provide you with various designs from which you choose the one which suits your style. The cost varies depending on the designs you opt and the quality of the stones, but is affordable.
This technique has the following advantages:
“With good oral hygiene you have a harmless yet trendy smile using tooth jewellery.”