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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 50-53

Tooth adornments, gems, and grills

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sri Sukhmani Dental College and Hospital, Dera Bassi, Punjab, India

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Dr. Harpuneet Kaur
Sunny Enclave, Sector 125, Greater Mohali, Punjab
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DOI: 10.4103/ijohs.ijohs_26_22

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For many years and until now, tooth ornaments have been used as ornaments. Trends in dental jewelry right now include twinkles and dazzlers. They often consist of special glass or precious stone covered in an incredibly thin coating of multicarat gold plating. Glass crystals set on a thin layer of aluminum foil make up the tooth gems, which come in a variety of attractive colors. Accessories known as grills are used to mask the wearer's teeth. Gold, silver, or other metals are used to make grills, and the wearer has the option of adding stones to them. A person may occasionally have tooth loss as a result of issues with dental jewelry, such as tooth fracture and gum recession, plaque buildup, aspiration, allergy, or chronic injury to the neighboring teeth or mucosa. However, these problems can be minimized and the tooth gem will remain on the tooth for a longer amount of time if a person practices appropriate oral hygiene. Before inserting such structures, it is essential from a dental standpoint to advise patients of any possible risks and negative effects.

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