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Teeth Jewellery: Process, Aftercare, Benefits & Cost

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What is Teeth Jewellery?

Teeth with teeth jewellery

Dental teeth jewellery is a form of body modification that involves the placement of metal into the holes in teeth.

It can be used to replace a missing tooth, to cover up a gap between two teeth, or to decorate a smile with a piece of jewellery.

Dental teeth jewellery works by placing a small screw into the hole in your tooth and attaching the jewellery piece on top of it.

This can be done by either drilling into your tooth or by using an adhesive material.

Tooth jewellery can be made of natural materials like gold or silver, or it can be made of porcelain or resin. 

How To Prepare For A Tooth Jewellery

smiling teeth with jewellery

The first step to having tooth jewellery is knowing what type of tooth jewellery you want.

There are several types of jewellery that can be placed in a tooth, such as crowns, bridges, and caps.

The type of tooth jewellery you choose will depend on the condition of your teeth and how they look.

If you want to have a crown placed on one or more of your teeth, then it is important that they are healthy and strong enough to support the weight of the crown.

If you need a bridge, then there are two options available: a fixed bridge or an implant-supported bridge.

A fixed bridge is cemented onto adjoining teeth so that it can hold its position securely in place without any movement whatsoever.

An implant-supported bridge uses dental implants to support its position securely in place without any movement whatsoever.

A cap is used when there is no remaining natural tooth structure available after removing decay from inside a cavity area.

However, this cap does not replace all missing parts from your mouth because it only covers part of it instead of covering all missing parts from your mouth because it only covers part of it.

Process For A Tooth Jewellery Broken Down

Tooth jewellery is made by a dental lab, which is typically a part of a dental practice.

Dentists are required to have at least one dental technician on staff, who will do the work on your teeth. The technician uses special tools and materials to create the tooth jewellery, which includes using different types of fillings, bonding agents, and veneers.

  1. The process begins with a consultation with your dentist so that they can design a piece that will look good on you and be functional for your lifestyle. Once the design has been decided upon, it will be sent off to the lab where it will be created according to specifications. If you need more than one piece of tooth jewellery made at once (such as two or three), then your dentist may refer you to an oral surgeon instead.
  2. Once everything has been made according to specifications and approved by your dentist, it will be returned to them for placement in your mouth. You’ll go back for regular check-ups over time so that any adjustments can be made if needed or if something breaks or falls off unexpectedly during normal wear/use cycles (which is why it’s important to wear/use them responsibly).

Tooth Jewellery Aftercare

  1. Do not manipulate tooth jewellery in any way.
  2. Eat nothing for an hour after the tooth jewellery has been applied, however, you can drink water right after.
  3. For the first twelve hours, only eat soft foods.
  4. Wait 12 hours before you clean your teeth.
  5. After a jewel has been implanted, it is advised against using an electric toothbrush for the first 24 hours.

Tooth Jewellery Common Side Effects

Woman holding lips down to show teeth

Tooth jewellery is a relatively safe and low-risk procedure, but there are a few potential side effects to be aware of. Some common side effects of tooth jewellery include:

  1. Tooth sensitivity: The adhesive used to attach the jewellery to the tooth can sometimes cause temporary tooth sensitivity. This should resolve on its own within a few days.

  2. Allergic reaction: Some people may have an allergic reaction to the materials used in the jewellery, such as gold or silver.

  3. Gum irritation: The jewellery may cause temporary irritation or tenderness of the gums.

  4. Damage to the tooth: There is a small risk that the jewellery could cause damage to the tooth, such as chipping or cracking.

  5. Infection: There is a risk of infection following any dental procedure, including the placement of tooth jewellery. This risk can be minimized by following the post-procedure instructions provided by your dental team.

Overall, the side effects of tooth jewellery are usually minor and temporary. If you experience any unusual or persistent side effects, it is important to contact our dental team for further evaluation and treatment.

Tooth Jewellery Precautions

One of the main worries with a tooth piercing is that the jewellery can break off the tooth and end up being aspirated or swallowed.

Issues that may arise include:

  1. sensitivity to the teeth allergic reaction
  2. damage to your lips if the jewellery brushes against them neighbouring teeth enamel wear or abrasion gum irritation or recession surrounding the jewellery
  3. tooth decay brought on by inadequate brushing, foul breath, and a mouth infection
  4. Additionally, preparing and treating a tooth for a piercing frequently results in the tooth’s surface being permanently altered.

The safety of wearing dental jewellery and piercings for an extended period of time has received scant research. This service is not available at Every Smile dentistry.

Tooth Jewellery Cost In South Africa

fake teeth holding money as a clip

Tooth jewellery, also known as dental jewelry or tooth bling, is a small, decorative item that is attached to the surface of a tooth using a special adhesive.

It is typically a cosmetic procedure that is not usually covered by dental insurance.

In South Africa, the cost of tooth jewellery can range from R700 to R1,400, depending on the type and quality of the jewellery, as well as the location and experience of the dental team performing the procedure.

It is important to note that tooth jewellery is a temporary and removable procedure, and it may need to be replaced or removed after a certain period of time.

If you are considering tooth jewellery, it is important to discuss the cost and any potential risks or side effects with a dental professional in your area.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can always submit a contact request if you have more questions or email info@everysmile.co.za

The tooth diamond sparkles brilliantly and elegantly revealing its beauty. Although it is little, the patient does not notice it while wearing it. The gem normally has a diameter of two to three millimetres and a thickness of roughly half a millimetre. For the first few days, the gem might be obvious, but most patients rapidly get used to it and don’t notice it.

Patients should continue to visit the dentist for a cleaning every four to six months even if they are wearing a tooth gem. Patients can still get their teeth cleaned while wearing a tooth gem.

One of the main worries with a tooth piercing is that the jewellery can break off the tooth and end up being aspirated or swallowed.

Other possible dangers

It depends on the type of tooth jewellery you have, but generally speaking, it ought to last a year or two. The hole will close when it’s time to remove it, so you’ll know.

Don’t try to put your tooth jewellery back in after it has closed up; you’ll just end up hurting yourself. The safety of wearing dental jewellery and piercings for an extended period of time has received scant research. This service is not available from every dentist.

We are the only company that can provide you with the most beautiful and durable jewellery for your teeth.

We perform a variety of different processes to make sure that your new jewellery is perfect and durable.

Our goal is to make sure that you have the best experience possible and that you are satisfied with our product.

The process of teeth jewellery is not painful. In fact, most people are surprised at how comfortable it is.

The first step is to have your dentist or orthodontist remove all of your existing dental work, including fillings and crowns. The next step is to clean and prepare the tooth so that it’s ready for the new jewellery. Your dentist will then make an impression on your teeth by placing a mould over them and filling it with a special compound, which hardens within minutes and creates a mould that will be used as a guide for creating your new jewellery.

Once your dentist has created the mould, they’ll send it off to be 3D-printed into custom jewellery pieces specifically made for your unique mouth structure. The entire process takes about two weeks from start to finish—and once you have your new set of teeth jewellery in place, you won’t even notice that it was there!


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monde dyantyimonde dyantyi
11:10 16 Jul 23
I have been using Every Smile Dentistry for a while now. The service that I have received from the Doctors is very professional. Currently the only Dr that I use with them is Dr Somthunzi that is very patient with kids. Thank you for the excellent service Dr Somthunzi.
Janice MarriottJanice Marriott
13:54 15 Jun 23
If I could give 10 stars out of 5 - i would....the best experience i have had ever at a Dentis - Dr Somtumzi and her team are Angels-caring, professional, understanding and more....i am now 59 years old- had my 1st full set of upper dentures at the tender age of 19...which gives me 40 years of Denture Experience.....NEVER have i been treated with such dignity and grace - THANK YOU - in fact ....here are my 10 out of 5...**********
Malaika KuenaMalaika Kuena
11:40 10 Jun 23
Surgical tooth extraction was quick and painless. Thanks to Dr Mthunzi and her team in East London.
Bakhe GatyeniBakhe Gatyeni
13:09 02 Jun 23
Sesethu LeqelaSesethu Leqela
15:49 01 Jun 23
Today I went for braces consultation and the service that I received was beyond excellent,from the receptionist lady, dental nurse to Dr Zungu. He came up with many solutions on how we can tackle my issue and explained the process to the level of my understanding. Everyone at the branch is so welcoming 🙏 and super friendly/kind☺️. Please keep it up 💯!!!
Kimone BooysenKimone Booysen
08:29 16 May 23
The staff is sooo friendly. I have a big fear when it comes to dentists, but my dentist calmed me down so well and talked me through what she was going to do and what she was doing while busy. I had an infected tooth that she extracted. I felt no pain and it was over within seconds. I will definitely go back.
Soso MtiniSoso Mtini
14:01 21 Apr 23
We all dread appointments at the dentist but all my worries were put to rest by the lovely Dr Govender. She handled my tooth extraction with such great care and took time to explain the whole process. I appreciate her being so patient with me. Reception was warm and so helpful. Thank you to the whole team for being so professional and efficient.I can't wait to visit the dentist again!
ncediswa xeloncediswa xelo
11:24 12 Apr 23
Yesterday my daughter went for consultation. Wow she's lost of words explaining the Dr's friendliness, warm heart . It was our first visit I'm sold this is going to be our family dentist. Thank you all for your excellent customer service from the receptionist to assistants. Big up !!!!
Damaine JohnsonDamaine Johnson
09:13 20 Sep 22
Dentist knows what she's doing. I personally had my wisdom tooth extracted. Felt no pain at all during the extraction. Clean, professional and affordable. Thanks to the team at Every Smile Dentistry Selborne.
Leverne StrydomLeverne Strydom
17:54 26 Aug 21
I've been with the Dentistry for over two years now and I don't think I'll ever go to another dentist. Very clean and affordable too.I must say their customer service is exceptional!! From the receptionist to the Dr.I would recommend anybody to support Every Smile Dentistry!!
Bonisile NomanyaBonisile Nomanya
09:39 16 Oct 20
The service was exceptional! She explain every procedure throughout. She cleaned me and then removed the damaged one. I recommend Every Smile Dentistry.
Chesznokov ZunguChesznokov Zungu
11:31 20 Mar 20
I really appreciated the level of care and consideration from the staff. I experienced absolutely no pain and was kept comfortable at all times. I will definitely be going back🙂
Ziyanda CisheZiyanda Cishe
09:26 11 Apr 19
Today I had my teeth cleaned at Every Smile Dentistry. I just moved to East London so I was nervous about starting over with a new dentist. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming and the dentist was very gentle and attentive. I recommend Every Smile Dentistry to everyone looking for a pleasant experience at the dentist! 🙂
promise sitholepromise sithole
13:49 05 Jul 23
I have to give credit to Musa, the Doctors assistant. He knows how to treat patients. Im not quite sure about the Doctor, she was not friendly at all. No greetings or whatsoever.
tumelo pitsitumelo pitsi
18:34 10 Jun 23
Wonderful place,my son took out about four of his teeth there.
Tshiamo MokoenaTshiamo Mokoena
13:35 05 Jun 23
Experience and treatment was great , Friendly staff, Excellent service.
hildah nhlekohildah nhleko
09:31 01 Jun 23
Did slimming wires and I lost 5kg in 6days...the service was exceptional..the Dr and her assistant were very friendly and explained the process...m very happy with their service...THANX EVERY SMILE DENTISTRY
Mamolefe Bavley MoagiMamolefe Bavley Moagi
08:45 22 May 23
Brought my boy who had a tooth ache got to say they have excellent service and they are very good with kids. Great work
Overall, they offer great service and they take care of their clients. They are all so nice and really kind, they made me feel less anxious and comfortable and would constantly ask whether or not I was ohk and comfortable during the procedure. I 1000% recommend this place!!
Perseverance ChaukePerseverance Chauke
15:25 30 Apr 23
The place is overall beautiful and the reception guys are too friendly. My only issue was the doctor. 1st she didn’t greet or introduce herself I had to ask the assistant what the Doctors name was. Also she was not patient with my son and seemed irritated most of the time. I however have to give thanks to Musa who was the assistant that guy is amazing and super patient he made my son super comfortable and explained every process to me and my son.
Nontsikelelo MpanzaNontsikelelo Mpanza
10:02 27 Mar 23
5 stars is not enough for the service in this place! Truly amazed, my daughter is the happiest girl and would definitely recommend these guys. Warmth welcome from entering till exist.
Tshego MnisiTshego Mnisi
07:43 25 Aug 22
I started my braces journey April 2021 and I must say an exceptional experience it was👌🏾. First and foremost my Orthodontist you really out did yourself Sir thank you. Assistant Doctor and the Receptionist thank you for the kind and warm atmosphere you brought.If you want 100% oral hygiene Every Smile is the place to go🙂
Kagiso NtsokoKagiso Ntsoko
04:23 24 Jun 21
My son and I received an exceptional service, from the lady at the reception, dentist and the assistant. Thank you for your manner of serving and please continue with the excellent service.
Takura MalabaTakura Malaba
01:27 09 Jun 21
Very affordable and professional service. Would definitely recommend.
sbusiso Cindisbusiso Cindi
05:08 15 May 21
The lady at reception is very friendly.. Her and Doctor Mphiwe are stars.. For all your dental needs these guys will sort you out 😊😊
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