Do you love gold or diamond jewelry? Is your heart set on fire with bling? Just imagine having a heart of gold, or something better made of platinum, gold, or diamonds? What about your teeth? It might be expensive, but it will certainly help you follow the latest hip hop jewelry trend.
When you look at the early periods of Chinese and Egyptian history, people often used gold for fake teeth as it was so malleable. Researchers have found skulls which are over 5000 years old and still have gold teeth in their mouths.
Removable Gold Teeth
We used to see people opting for permanent gold teeth, but nowadays the trend is changing. These days, people prefer to have removable teeth caps which are referred to as Gold Grillz, Gold Grillz with diamonds, Gold Packs, Gold Fronts, or simply Gold teeth.
Gold/Diamond Teeth Grillz are more popular among celebrities these days as they wear them as a status symbol to their events and shows. These Grillz can be quickly and easily removed as well. You can also remove them for brushing and sleeping. Teeth Grillz are mostly used today for novelty purposes only, and people wear them as a type of status symbol.
Gold/Diamond Grillz are manufactured in all karats of gold, starting from 10K. Here’s what you should know.
- The 10K type is the least expensive and strongest against bending, however it stains easier than other higher karat gold options.
- If you’re following a budget, then 14K gold offers the best value to the consumer. It has a dazzling shine and medium hardness and durablilty.
- Now comes the 18K gold option. It’s quite expensive, durable, has a brilliant luster, and doesn’t stain easily.
- The most costly option is the 24K pure gold, which has a matchless shine and color and doesn’t stain easily. However, it’s very soft and in some cases bends out easy, but it’s the best option of all.
You can choose a Grillz style with any of these gold karat options.
Cleaning and Maintenance of Gold Teeth
We are all aware that gold is an expensive metal with a bright dark yellow color. When the jeweler mixes other metals into it to make lower quality karats and gold colors such as 10K, 14K, and 18K, as well as rose/pink and white gold, the metal remains no longer pure.
Just remember that the lower the quantity of karat, the faster the metal will get stains while eating and especially when you smoke. When it comes to Gold Grillz, smoking is extremely discouraged by the jewelers, but if you still smoke then you should choose a higher quality gold like 18K to 24K, as these prevent the need for regular polishing.
You can use a non-abrasive cleaner daily and after that a warm water rinse. Once dried, you can use a soft cloth for polishing as it will restore luster. Proper care and maintenance will increase the life of your Grillz.
The majority of Gold Grillz constitute 2-pieces: a real gold tooth or a titanium implant, which is surgically fixed into the jawbone. The real gold teeth are attached to the implant and work like real teeth. You can quickly chew and bite with these teeth, and they can be cleaned just like natural teeth without being removed.
Last but not the least, let’s discuss the Diamond Grillz that have been added to gold teeth, especially by rappers, celebrities, and professional athletes. Diamond Grillz for teeth range from a single stone engraved to fill white SI or VS diamonds. Jewelers can create custom Diamond Grillz.
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