All that glitters is not gold, but hey, we all agree that gold is quite expensive and is associated with a lot of wealth. Gold teeth also known as gold grills are a form of dental implants since the ’80s and became overly popular from the mid-2000s. They are mainly associated with the entertainment sector especially hip hop as an indication of wealth (status symbol).
Gold was among the first materials that were used for dental prosthesis as it was readily available as compared to silver at the time. Its malleability allows the teeth to be shaped in different designs as recommended by the dentist and the preferences of the customer. Gold grills can make one stand out with a look that is aesthetically pleasing.
How to make gold grills
Making gold teeth is very similar to making a gold bridge, a gold crown or a gold partial denture. They are all fabricated in the same way after proper diagnosis by the dentist. Tooth impressions are used to construct the gold teeth in the laboratories. They are currently set in place of healthy teeth or as crowns over filed-down healthy teeth.
Are they bad for the teeth?
At the moment there are no studies that prove wearing gold teeth is distractive, on the contrary, there are also no studies that demonstrated that wearing them for a long time is harmful to your mouth either.
Before investing in a grill, you should do proper research to identify companies that provide authentic gold grills and services too. Anything less than the original gold has very high chances of being harmful to the teeth.
Most grills are removable, but some people prefer altering their teeth with gold crowns permanently to resemble a grill. If you decide to go the grills way, then your dental hygiene should be your main priority- ensure that you brush and floss to prevent any problems. Food and debris may get trapped between the teeth and the grill allowing bacteria to thrive and produce acids which can cause tooth decay, bad breath and harm the gum tissue
Taking care of grills
To prevent dental problems, ensure that you limit the amount of time spent wearing removable grills. Make sure you remove the grill before eating and clean it daily to remove food debris and bacteria. Additionally, do not use jewelry cleaners or any products that are dangerous to ingest.
To clean the grills, use warm water and a toothbrush to remove any food debris or bacteria gently; soak your grills in a Hydrogen Peroxide solution for around 4-6 minutes; Remove them from the solution and rinse them in warm water.
Cost of gold grills
Let’s face it, getting the unique gold grill is overly depends on how deep your pocket is. With a big selection of colors, material, type of metal, some pieces and variety of flashy sparkling stones to add, it comes down to what you want and how much you can afford to pay.
If you wish to get gold grills, first do your research on the various companies that make authentic ones and also compare the prices before you make a move.