Today, people are becoming increasingly selfconscious about their appearance and smile. They are looking for various treatments like body art and cosmetic dental treatments to achieve the desired aesthetic appearance, attention, to make a fashion statement and to be unique among the crowd. Body art includes tattooing, body piercings and oral soft tissue piercings. All body piercings presents a level of risk of infection, and are painful.1,2 Documented complications are related either to(a) the jewellery (aspiration, allergy or chronic injury to adjacent teeth/ mucosa, including tooth fracture and gum recession, which can lead to tooth loss) or to (b) the piercing procedure (local bleeding, swelling, nerve damage, toxic shock, permanent drooling, impaired sense of taste, or distant infections of the liver, heart or brain), tongue and lip piercings with metal barbell that interferes with speech, taste and mastication.2,3 but, with the introduction of cosmetic dental treatments like porcelain veneering, composite veneering, bleaching and placement of tooth jewellery, patients smile can be made more pleasing, appealing, and aesthetic. This results in increased self confidence of the patient. Among these cosmetic dental treatments bleaching and veneering procedures are indicated for patients with discolored teeth, spacing between teeth, and mild irregular teeth, where as oral tooth jewellery is for all patients who wants a dazzling smile. The advantages of it being a temporary, painless procedure and it do not involve any invasive treatment on the tooth like drilling holes.
Types of tooth jewellery:
Tooth gems are crystals glass mounted on a thin foil of aluminum to create the attractive spark available in different colors’. Skyce are clear and sapphire –white or blue crystals.