3 Things To Know About Novelty Teeth And Your Cosmetic Dentist

There are certain enhancements you can have done to your body to modify your appearance. Some of these modifications include things like piercings, tattoos, and cosmetic dentistry. One popular body modification is to have fangs or other teeth enhancements added through cosmetic dentistry. If this is something you are considering, there are three things you need to know about these novelty modifications.

Evaluation of Teeth

The first thing you will need to know is that a consultation and evaluation of your teeth will be necessary. There are several reasons for the evaluation. The first is to determine your current oral health. If you have any infections or issues, you will likely need to have these taken care of before you have the dental work done. The second is to determine if the novelty cosmetic dentistry you want is compatible with your teeth. Your teeth may not be straight enough for the procedure, and straightening procedures may need to occur first.

Implants or Veneers

Once you have decided on the type of modification you want, your cosmetic dentist will discuss your options. The two most common options available to you will be implants or veneers. If you are going with a modification to achieve fang like incisors, which is the most common of the novelty cosmetic dental enhancements, then you will likely be choosing between implants or veneers. Implants will require drilling into the gumline and specially designed fang like incisors placed. Veneers do not require drilling into the gum and can give the appearance of fang like incisors over your current teeth.

Permanent or Removable

You will also be asked during your consultation if you want the novelty fangs, or other cosmetic dental modification, to be removable. Your cosmetic dentist can handle both and can offer you a removable option that can be clipped on. This option is similar to one that younger pageant participants use, called a flipper. It clicks over your teeth and is designed specifically for your mouth in the same way a denture plate is designed. If you want something permanent your dentist can discuss those options as well.

If you are still considering having a cosmetic dentist make modifications and additions to your teeth, like fangs, contact your local dentist for a consultation. They will be able to discuss your options with you and help you decide on what type of cosmetic dentistry procedures are right for you to achieve the final results you want. They can also help answer questions about pricing.