Surprisingly, tooth jewelries are not an invention of our time. Evidence has been found in ancient Egypt, among other places, that people of that time were fond of decorating their teeth, most likely as a symbol of wealth.
Tooth jewelry is still very popular today, but there are a few things you should be aware of before you try to improve your smile in this way. Tooth jewelry should, of course, only be placed by a dentist and only on healthy teeth. Tooth jewelry should not be placed on cavitated, crooked teeth or on teeth with tartar, which is why it is always necessary to have your teeth checked by your dentist. Most dentists agree that a beautiful, healthy denture should not be ruined by drilling, so in most cases nowadays dentists place tooth jewelry without drilling, using a medical adhesive. This makes the tooth jewelry easy to remove without damaging the tooth.