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Dental Jewelry is a growing trend and is a service we are now offering at Brentwood Dental. If you are looking for something out of the ordinary, what do you think about the trend of embellishing teeth with precious stones? If you are interested in learning more about the process of getting dental jewelry, you need look no further. Brentwood Dental Spa in Brentwood California and Brentwood Dental Spa in Los Angeles, California are experts in the field of cosmetic dentistry.
History Behind Dental Jewelry
The Mayans decorated teeth with jade, turquoise, gold and hematite. This process involved first drilling holes into the teeth and then using adhesives like plant sap to attach the jewels. This practice of adorning teeth (usually to signify a coming of age or other significant milestones) happened cross-culturally through about the 1500s.
Brighten Your Smile with Dental Jewelry
Dental Jewelry is an easy way to give yourself more confidence in your smile. With tooth piercing, a hole isn’t drilled through your tooth. Instead, the jewelry is carefully attached to the tooth’s surface. The diamond or gem-bonding process involves attaching one or more diamonds to the teeth in a manner that is similar to dental bonding for a filling, or even using the adhesive most commonly used for braces. The jewels are usually placed up front where everyone can see them, slightly towards the edge of a smile, or on the bottom teeth where they are more discrete. Gems are available in all different shapes and sizes. Some popular choices include:
The Process of Applying Dental Jewelry is Easy and Pain Free
The first task your dentist completes in the bonding process is to match the color of the available composite resins as closely as possible to the natural color of your teeth. Next, the dentist will treat the surface of your tooth, so the resin will easily stick. After he roughens up the tooth surface, the dentist applies a liquid that helps the resin stick to the tooth. The resin goes on top of the liquid, and the dentist sculpts the resin into the appropriate shape. As a final step, the dentist applies UV light to the resin to make it harden. If necessary, the dentist can finish sculpting after the resin hardens. Time expended: 60 minutes or less.
Tooth Gems Can help make your Smile sparkle even more
Unlike some other medical or dental procedures, dental jewelry application poses little risk if done by a proper dental professional.
Taking the next step
Adding dental jewelry to your smile can help increase self-confidence and assurance in your appearance. We invite you to contact us to speak with one of our cosmetic expert dentists here at Brentwood Dental Spa in Los Angeles, California. Schedule an appointment with us today, so we can help you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of having.
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