Tooth gems are special decorations - jewelry - designed for decorating your teeth that will make your smile draw immediate attention. Gems are applied as an outpatient procedure, usually on the front tooth or teeth. The prerequisite is always good tooth condition. The application is quick, about 15-30 minutes, and does not damage the tooth surface. The jewel can thus be easily replaced or removed from the tooth at anytime.
Tooth gem is a special decoration, which is glued to the teeth. It serves as a jewel, which becomes quite significant and interesting element of your appearance. The gems can be different types of stones, crystals of diamond, gemstone, semiprecious stone or zirconium usually in the size of 1.5 to 2.5 mm and ornaments of gold or silver. Dental jewels in various shapes, sizes and colors are offered.
Who are the dental gems suitable for?
Decorations are usually applied to the front teeth, especially on the upper lateral incisors, so that they can be seen while smiling. They are fastened to places where they will not interfere with occlusion. The main criteria are healthy and well-treated teeth, in terms of both aesthetics and health. Thorough daily oral hygiene is also necessary.
What precedes the application of the tooth gem?
Prior to application of the jewelry, it is important to perform medical examination and evaluation of the condition of your tooth which you want to decorate. You can also consult the doctor about the selection of a suitable type of gem.
Application of tooth gem
Tooth gem is teeth fixed to the tooth by a special substance, similar to material used for attachment of braces. The application is painless, quick (15-30 minutes) and does not damage the enamel. It is possible to remove or replace the gem by a new one at any time. The surface of the tooth remains intact even after removal.
During the application, the doctor cleans the tooth at first and polishes, alternatively roughens or etches the place where the jewel will be placed. With the use of adhesive substance, he fixes the jewel. Fixation of tooth gem is finished by curing the "glue" by the polymerization lamp and polishing of teeth around the jewel.
After the application of the tooth jewel, follow your doctor's advice. It is generally recommended not to eat or drink and avoid hard (crisp, dry) food for 2 hours. Fixing the jewel on the tooth is very strong, so do not worry about its loosening and swallowing it with food. Immediately after the application of the jewel, you can be disturbed by an unpleasant feeling of something in your mouth, however, you will get used to the jewel within few days and the discomfort will disappear.
Tooth jewelry can decorate your teeth for a very long time, the jewel does not require any special care, but it depends on proper dental hygiene, stress on the decorated tooth while eating and biting of food, etc.
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