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Teeth Jewelry - Understanding the Step By Step Procedure!

Dr. K R Parameshwar Reddy 90% (14 ratings)
MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Teeth Jewelry - Understanding the Step By Step Procedure!

We all desire and do many things to get a bright, white smile. So, how about adding a small tinkle that would flash every time you smile? Teeth jewelry is gaining popularity and includes placing diamonds or gems on the teeth. The idea of flashing a red ruby or a blue sapphire only adds to the joy that is revealed through the smile.
Tooth gems are colorful crystal glasses mounted on a thin aluminum foil which can be used on the teeth. Unlike body tattoos and piercings, there is no invasive procedure involved in dental jewelry placement and is therefore much safer. There is no drilling required, no pain, and hardly any extra maintenance after their placement. These gems or crystals can be placed even for special occasions and removed later.

Here is how it is applied: Once the patient has agreed to go for a tooth jewelry, given them various options to finally arrive at the color, size, and shape of the jewelry. The following is a step-by-step approach for placing it on the tooth.

  1. The tooth is completely dried, isolated, and cleaned with a polishing paste
  2. Tooth is etched with 37% orthophosphoric acid for about 30 seconds. This will improve the bonding of the jewelry to the tooth structure
  3. The etchant is then rinsed off with water and the tooth is again dried for about 10 seconds
  4. A light-curing bonding agent is applied on the tooth, left in place for about 20 seconds, light-cured, rinsed off and dried again
  5. Place a small amount of flow composite on the tooth surface
  6. Using a small forceps, pick up the jewel to be placed on the tooth without touching with fingers. Avoid skin contact especially on the back of the jewel. Position it in the desired way and apply gentle pressure
  7. The jewel should be in close contact with the enamel, pushing out the excess composite material from the tooth structure
  8. While still in the dental chair, show it to the patient on a mirror and make minor adjustments if required
  9. Once the final position is achieved, cure the composite thoroughly for about 60 seconds. Cure it from all side including the back of the tooth.
  10. It takes about 4 minutes for the entire placement easy, is it not?

Complications:

  1. Lost jewelry due to aspiration
  2. Chronic irritation to the adjacent mucosa (especially lips or tongue)
  3. Tooth fracture due to weakened natural tooth structure, especially if the chosen jewelry size is slightly bigger
  4. Tooth jewelry is for any person who wants to add a sparkle to their smile, of a color of choice. It is advantageous in being temporary, painless, and of course brightening and dazzling the smile. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dentist.
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Take care of your teeth

Dr. Shubhra Dwivedy 92% (2116 ratings)
BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
Take care of your teeth
Take care of your teeth.

☆1. Brush regularly two times daily with soft bristle toothbrush.
☆2 . Rinse your mouth after each meal.
☆3. Floss your tooth to prevent food impaction.
☆4. Avoid sticky food, alcohol, smoking and tobacco products.
☆5. Visit the dentist every 6 months.
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Take care of your teeth

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Brush twice a day
Eat healthier food
No self medication
Avoid tobacco and smoking
Floss before bed time.
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Teeth are for chewing only

Dr. Osama Rabbani 88% (291 ratings)
Certification In Smile Makeover, BDS
Dentist,
Teeth are for chewing only
Do not use your teeth for doing something other than chewing food. Using them for cracking nuts, removing bottle tops or ripping open packaging can result in chipped or broken teeth.
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teeth

Dr. Dishank Bhardwaj 88% (40 ratings)
BDS
Dentist, Delhi
teeth
While excess tea causes staining of teeth, a little actually benefits your teeth as tea contains fluoride which is well established as an agent that strengthens the tooth against acid attack by bacteria.
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Teeth Care

Dr. Neha Joshi Raina 87% (68 ratings)
Dentist, Dehradun
Teeth Care

Do not use your teeth for doing something other than chewing food. Using them for cracking nuts, removing bottle tops or ripping open packaging can result in chipped or broken teeth.

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How To Take Care Of Your Teeth?

Dr. Neha Joshi Raina 87% (68 ratings)
Dentist, Dehradun
How To Take Care Of Your Teeth?

Munching foods like apples,pears, carrots or celery after brushing can help in preventing discoloration as they trigger tooth-bathing saliva which helps in keeping the teeth whiter.

How To Take Care Of Your Teeth?

BDS, MDS
Dentist,
How To Take Care Of Your Teeth?

Ways to maintain dental hygiene:

1. Brush your mouth properly

2. Floss regularly

3. Ensure that your diet is teeth-friendly

4. Limit intake of sodas

5. Visit the dentist regularly.

Keep Smiling

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Teeth Care

Dr. Ramandeep 91% (89 ratings)
MDS, BDS
Dentist, Mohali
Teeth Care

Don't ignore bad health of milk teeth. They are backbone for permanent teeth.

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Teeth Care To Be Taken!

Dr. Rohan Patel 90% (110 ratings)
BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Teeth Care To Be Taken!

In case the wires or the bands on your braces loosen up or get broken, immediately contact your orthodontist.

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