Gold Teeth Bling
Everything that glitters may not be gold, but that has not tarnished one of the newest fashion trends – gold teeth bling.
Throughout history gold has represented power, money, and affluence. If you had gold, you could do most anything without the worries of financial distress. The attraction of gold teeth lies in that historical sentiment.
Gold is fancy, whimsical, and certainly makes a statement. While gold has been used in fillings for many, many years, because of its resilience, now it’s moved into less pragmatic applications. From single teeth, to fake gold caps, and a full set of pull outs, that shine you see in many celebrity mouths many not be from a good dentist’s polish – it’s pure gold.
Type of Bling:
The gold teeth phrase seems to have started in the hip hop culture around 2005. Since then removable and permanent gold teeth have become available, typically through up-scale dental specialists, some of whom work cooperatively with jewelry designers for that custom appeal.
Those opting for permanent gold teeth have to have them carefully shaped and fitted. If anything goes wrong with the tooth, it requires dental assistance. This drawback is one of the reasons that permanent gold teeth are a little less expensive than removable ones. Overall removable gold teeth are a much healthier option.
It’s very important to trust the person who makes your gold teeth as the amount of gold can vary tremendously. The gold used in fillings is 75% gold (an amalgam). That equates to 18 karat gold.
While you can get gold teeth in lower percentages they will not have the lasting power of 18k or 24k gold. Beyond this, permanent gold teeth sometimes cause gum problems.
Gums might recede from the cap (which goes over your real teeth). Even with that risk, permanent gold teeth seem to be more popular in part because they are currently available in many more styles than removable ones, and because there’s less fuss involved (no putting in or taking out).
Generally if you’re opting for permanent gold teeth it’s advisable to work wholly with a professional. The molds required for removable gold teeth can be made at home fairly cheaply, but if you’re spending all that money on a gold tooth – why not go for the gusto and see someone who knows what they’re doing?
Hint for Budget-Minded Bling:
If you find yourself in the need for a filling or some cosmetic dentistry for chipped or stained teeth, you could use this as an opportunity to get a gold filling.
Dentists already like gold for long-lasting fillings. Once the gold is in place, you can always dress it up a little more with a tiny diamond chip, or other gold teeth as your budget allows.
Enjoy, a little gold teeth bling.
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