There are many songs that may lead people to think that this phenomenon started in the early 2000’s, they’re actually much older than that. Not just a few decades either, we’re talking ancient history. In this week’s blog post, your dentist is going to explore jewelry its impact on dentistry.
In Latin America, the Mayans actually cut holes into their teeth and filled them with precious stones, typically jade. This was a trend for only royalty and the wealthy that could afford. The appearance of bedazzled teeth symbolized riches, power, and a higher status within the community.
In the 15th century, gold teeth were found when the Spaniards colonized the Philippines. Gold teeth were used as a social distinction method for the political classes of Southeast Asia. Even today, gold teeth can be found in the mouths of celebrities or people with “status.”
Although the concept of a grill seems harmless—and maybe even cool, they can cause dental issues if they’re not properly cared for. There are two types of grills that can cause dental problems:
Although “grillz” can be popular in music and entertainment today, many people prefer tooth-colored dental restorations rather than metal ones for their dental work. Most patients don’t want dark or differentiated spots in their smile when interacting with friends, family, or coworkers.
Dental crowns crafted from high-grade dental materials like ceramic or porcelain can be matched to your permanent teeth. Your dental crown camouflages against your natural smile. In fact, you can even get a dental crown that matches your teeth in one single appointment with CEREC technology!
Here are some reasons why a dentist may recommend getting a dental crown:
Some people may prefer a gold dental crown, but there are many who want their dental restorations to blend easily among their natural teeth. The decision is yours!
Dr. Wael Elosta had graduated dental school in 2000, making him a great modern dental professional to visit. Although he understands the culture of today and popular practices like jeweled teeth or gold-plated grills, he’s here to keep your teeth healthy. If you have any questions about your oral health, feel free to reach out to our Leesburg office.