Innovation is the Name of Dentistry in the Modern Era and fashion is something that is much sought after in dentistry now. One of the major aspects in dentistry is Aesthetics. Patients are very sensitive about their smiles and many times visit dentists to make it better. Youngsters and many elders are also getting in to the world of Dental Fashion. They are wanting something more that treatment which will just give then an X factor. In such a times, dental jewellery is emerging big time.
3 reasons why dental jewellery is getting so popular
Its affordable. Unless you want to put real gold on your tooth, dental jewellery is very affordable.
They are very easy to use and there are hardly any chances that the patient will feel any pain.
They are not permanent in nature. So the patients/clients can experiment and if they want they cam easily replace it with a new one.
Tooth Jewellery is much in demand these days in cosmetic dentistry. Most are making this style statement not only to surprise friends with a sparkling crystal glass design, or something in gold with a twinkle of ruby or diamond, but also add zing in life. These tiny little designs are great fun, and because there’s no drilling involved, they won’t harm your teeth.
If you want to make an oral fashion statement, there are safe ways. One is to use “Twinkles” – decorative appliqués that are bonded to teeth by the dentist, in the same way as orthodontic brackets. The procedure is very simple and usually takes about 10 to 15 minutes. They can be left in place for years if desired, but are removable, and do not damage the tooth.
The Jewellery is just cemented onto your tooth, the design can be changed several times if you want to change your smile, or even go back to your original smile.
Main Features >>>
- No Drilling
- No Holes
- No teeth Preparation
- No Loss of tooth structure
- Temporary , Can be removed any time One desires.
Steps in applying a tooth jewellery
1. Applying rubber dam for isolation and to prevent the accidental aspiration of the dental jewellery.
2. The contact surface of the tooth must be professionally cleaned with brushes or cups and polishing paste, eg Proxyt.
3. A 37-% phosphoric acid gel (eg Total Etch) is applied to the contact surface. The diameter of the etched surface must be slightly larger than that of the stone.
4. The tooth must be etched for 60 s to 1 min.
5. After 60 s of etching, thoroughly rinse off the phosphoric acid with water. White frosted appearance should be noted and tooth surface must be dried thoroughly.
6. Apply a thin coat of Heliobond or Tetric Evo – Flow onto the etched region.
N.B In order to optimize the bond of the jewel to the tooth it must be thoroughly coated with layer of heliobond.
The curing process should be carried out for 6o sec to 1 min.
Excess should be removed very carefully without causing any scratches to the jewellery. Dental burs and polishing burs should never be used. Silicone polishers are most preferable.
Do not touch the stone with your fingers or allow it to become contaminated with saliva. If the jewellery is contaminated, carefully clean the stone with acrylic pellets in an alcohol bath. The base-surface should be free from any contamination for bettr bonding with the tooth surface.