Inside: Tooth Piercing That Adds Sparkle to Your Smile
You’ve probably heard about ear, body, and even oral piercings. But what about a tooth piercing? This trend involves placing a gem, stone, or other types of jewelry right onto a tooth in your mouth.
While the procedure can add some sparkle to your smile, it doesn’t come without risks.
Learn about tooth piercing and healthier, easier options to achieve this trendy, sparkling look!
What is Tooth Piercing?
The majority of tooth piercings do not require a drilling procedure because they are set above the tooth’s enamel, avoiding the need to make a hole in the tooth.
However, some tooth piercings do need a drilling session, depending on the piercing. There is a wide selection of gems and minerals to choose from, like the following:
How Much Does a Tooth Piercing Cost?
The cost for a tooth piercing typically starts at about $25.
However, prices vary. Be sure to speak to the piercing professional you’re considering to get specific prices.
How Do You Pierce Your Tooth?
The tooth piercing procedure is fairly straightforward. You shouldn’t experience any pain before or after the jewel is placed.
- Tooth prep. Before the procedure, your tooth enamel will be cleaned and prepped. An acid etch will be used to clean your tooth.
- Composite application. A bonding agent and a composite (a resin material made for teeth) will then be applied to the area where your jewelry will be placed.
- Jewelry placement. Next, a piercing expert or dentist will use instruments to secure the jewelry into the composite.
- Setting. A special lamp cures (hardens) the composite. It only takes about 20 to 60 seconds or so for the jewel to set into the composite.
- Aftercare. You should avoid brushing your teeth vigorously and eating spicy or sticky foods. It’s important to maintain proper oral hygiene after a tooth piercing. Also, try not to touch or play with the jewelry once it’s placed.
Typically, drilling isn’t needed to place a tooth piercing, though some people may have their teeth drilled by a professional.
Tooth rings are placed by drilling a hole through the tooth to secure the ring through it. This is not recommended due to irreversible damage to your tooth.
Tooth Piercing Inspiration
1. Star Tooth Gem Idea
2. Channel Logo Tooth Gem
3. Small Heart Gem with Diamond Accents
4. Full Tooth with Diamonds
5. Tooth Piercing on Bottom Teeth
6. Evil Eye Gem with Diamond Accents
7. Simple Single Gem on Tooth
Sparkling Tooth Gem Ideas
8. Flowery Diamond Tooth Jewelry
9. Diamond Butterflies Piercings on Teeth
10. Small Crystal Tooth Gem
11. Diamond Jewelry on Tips of Teeth
12. Bottom Front Teeth Lined with Diamonds
13. Tooth Gems with Diamonds
Unique Tooth Jewelry
14. Colorful Broken Heart Design
15. Mouth Full of Tooth Jewelry
16. Pink Gems with Hearts
17. Tending Colorful Diamond Piercing on Tooth
18. Nike Symbol Tooth Gem
19. Rainbow Colored Gems on Bottom Teeth
20. Colorful Butterfly Teeth Piercings
21. Fun Collection of Tooth Gem Designs
What Complications Could Arise With Tooth Piercings?
Like any irregular or uncommon body modifications available out there, numerous complications accompany the implementation of tooth piercings; the following are just a few of the difficulties once the piercing is set in place:
- Excessive tooth sensitivity that can interrupt your ability to speak or chew, even flossing and brushing, could turn into a hefty task.
- Tooth piercings will make you more vulnerable to mouth infections because of the plaque that frequently accumulates around the object.
- Teeth piercings can develop bacteria causing an unpleasant smell in the person’s mouth, thus generating bad breath.
- Tooth decay could also accompany tooth piercings after a few days or weeks if the area that the piercing is covering is not receiving the proper oral care.
- Your lips could also suffer the most with the use of tooth piercings as the object can potentially scrape or cut the tissue inside the mouth. Following the damage your mouth can sustain, putting you at risk of developing canker sores.
- Gum inflammation and gum recession are also apparent right around the tooth jewelry. Not treating those symptoms can lead to more complex dental treatments or procedures.
- Tooth piercings can also affect your tooth enamel (a thin layer or shell that is in charge of protecting your teeth from harmful bacteria or diseases.) Your teeth might also sustain damage from constant abrasion.
- In case your tooth piercing falls out, it can potentially take a piece of your tooth with it. Chipping and damaging your tooth in the process, but there is a wide variety of dental work that can treat those kinds of dental problems.
- If the person who places the tooth piercing isn’t aware of any of your allergies, it can lead to a critical allergic reaction, depending on the materials and compounds that make up the jewelry.
Who Performs Tooth Piercings?
You can get tooth piercings at a dental office or piercing parlor.
As with any type of piercing, look for a trained professional who works in a clean, sterile establishment. Some dentists even perform the procedure.
To remove a tooth gem, you can wait until it naturally falls off or visit a dentist to remove it.
Temporary Tooth Gems
A healthier, safer, and easier option is a temporary tooth gem. With this, you just attach jewelry to the tooth’s surface. This can include diamonds, sapphires, rubies, or crystals.
Are Tooth Gems Permanent?
No, certain tooth gems are not permanent.
In fact, you can apply your own tooth gems at home with no experience required with this cool gem kit.
A temporary tooth piercing can last up to six weeks or a semi-permanent which will stay on until you decide to have it removed. Both are reversible and (when done correctly) won’t cause harm to your enamel.
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