Is it fashionable? I give you a tooth! How outrageous fashion crept into dentistryBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/is-it-fashionable-i-give-you-a-tooth-how-outrageous-fashion-crept-into-dentistry
Once upon a time, the standard of male and female beauty was a snow-white smile and even teeth. But times are changing, and fashion dictates new requirements. They seem incredibly stylish to some, and completely wild to others, but there is no getting away from them. Already, the world is filled with beauties and beauties who have not spared their teeth for the sake of new fashion trends.
The other day, pictures appeared online with girls whose teeth were striking in size and splendor. They were increased to the size of nutria incisors, and even intricately decorated. Many thought it was some kind of joke, but we won't lie — everything is very serious. This is a new fashion and dentists all over the world are already fulfilling the whims of the most advanced fashionistas.
It's hard to say how comfortable it is to live with such tusks, even if they are just huge veneers. As you know, beauty requires sacrifices and it is not for us to dispute this statement. So what crazy tasks do dentists set today for those who like to be "on style"?
Once upon a time, 30-40 years ago, gold crowns were considered the highest chic. They were confident indicators of prosperity and well-being. Those who did not have money for completely gold crowns ordered themselves from cheap gold-coated alloys. Those who were far from pretensions to chic and could not afford rare and expensive ceramics, installed crowns made of white metal, under steel. They didn't look too expensive, but very brutal.
When ceramics became available, gold and metal teeth became a symbol of "gypsy", that is, tasteless. But fashion has made another turn and now metal and gold teeth are again in high esteem. However, crowns made of precious metal are ordered very rarely. More often, fashionistas are limited to spraying on their teeth or dentures.
And what do you say about absolutely black teeth? More than 100 years ago, beauties with such jewelry could be found in Japan. It was the prerogative of noble ladies, who thus emphasized their exclusivity. Previously, the teeth were made black with a special varnish. This art was called "ogahuro". The varnish was not healthy at all, as it was made of iron filings and vinegar.
Nowadays, black teeth are back on trend. True, fashionistas no longer use such extreme methods of coloring. In dental offices, a safe black paint can be applied to the enamel, which will eventually disappear without a trace.
There was a time when crooked teeth were shy in our country. Many even shyly covered their mouths with their palms when talking and laughing, so as not to embarrass the interlocutor. In the USA, where the level of well-being of people and the development of the dental business was higher, they resorted to radical methods, up to the withdrawal of "nonconditioning" and the installation of implants.
Nowadays crooked teeth are no longer a cosmetic defect, but a fashionable feature. Like the ogahuro black teeth, they came to Europe, the USA and Russia from Japan, rich in perversions. In the Land of the Rising Sun, it has long been believed that a woman's slightly crooked teeth are touching and cute. Therefore, modern youth, brought up on anime, often asks dentists to specially bend their dentition.
Rhinestones mounted on teeth, it is difficult to surprise someone today. But fashionistas and fashionistas do not lose hope. Often it is not limited to single pebbles and crystals — whole compositions are created on the teeth. Jewelry for teeth has its own names and if you do not want to be shamed in a fashionable society, you will have to remember them. Skys are ordinary pebbles and figurines. Twinkles are jewelry made of precious stones and metals. And the simplest thing that can be is rhinestones.
But that's not all. Recently, the most advanced fashionistas have been installing... backlighting on their teeth! This is not a cheap pleasure and you can not order such a "showcase" in every dental office. This work is not jewelry, but responsible. The specialist needs to place tiny LED lamps on the teeth and also place a power source somewhere. Usually batteries are taken out of the mouth - their components are still dangerous to humans.
Such decorations as grills appeared quite a long time ago. They are overlays on teeth made of precious and not very precious metals. They are often decorated with stones, enamel or simply filigree carvings. Grillzas are held in special esteem by representatives of hip-hop culture. Rappers compete with all their might to see who has the coolest and most expensive teeth.
It can be said that grills are not the most terrible decoration for teeth, since they are usually installed without damaging the enamel and other unpleasant procedures. It's not difficult to take them off and put them back on, so many have entire collections of overlays for all occasions.
It cannot be said that the fashion for dental painting or piercing is something new. In the West, such jewelry was in fashion 30-40 years ago and now they are returning. Fans of unusual jewelry can order crowns with drawings, but it is much easier to put an image just on the tooth and cover it with a transparent varnish on top. This is a safe procedure and after removing such a sticker, no traces remain.
With piercing, everything is more difficult, because for it it is necessary to damage a tooth, often completely healthy. This is a responsible job for a qualified dentist. An incorrectly drilled and processed tooth can bring its owner a lot of trouble, up to serious suppuration. But this does not frighten modern fashionistas.
People began to sharpen their teeth even before they learned how to make fire. Until now, many tribes of Africa and South America terrify opponents with animal grins. But in modern fashion, fangs did not come from the jungles of Mozambique, but from books, anime and movies about vampires. The romance of pale bloodsuckers turns the head of the younger generation, forcing them to create the most terrible grins.
Dentists can help in this case in two ways. The first, the most extreme, consists in sharpening the native fang before giving it a "vampire" shape. The second, less traumatic, is the extension of the tooth to the required size and shape. A typical owner of such teeth is the famous bodybuilder, blogger and freak Sasha Shpak.