Hip hop culture makes a style statement by its bling nature. Bling look corresponds to rich clothes, accessories and jewelry. It is a proclamation of the success achieved by hip hoppers and mostly the younger generation inspired by the unconventional hip hop culture, try to imitate the very same looks. Bling is a form of display of success. Precious metals and gems cost a fortune and are always associated with riches. For these riches, nations have waged wars against each other; people have followed maps of treasure chests and secret pathways to find unseen treasures.
Bling effect has even left its impact on its display of riches even on teeth coated or capped by precious metals or just jeweled by wearing grillz. Coating of precious metals like gold and silver have been known since ancient times, certain cultures even practiced piercing gems into their teeth as a symbol of wealth and power. These coatings and cappings usually cannot be detached from the teeth. Grillz can into fashion in the late 20th century and are here to stay. They may be made up of any kind of precious metal or a mixture of it and may even be studded with gems and precious stones. The advantage of grillz over earlier methods of jeweled teeth is that it is usually detachable.
Gold being an inert precious metal is the most common kind of metal associated with treasures and jewelry. The purest form of gold which is 24 karat is soft and easily broken. To make it of stronger quality and durability, gold is mixed with other precious metals to form allows which vary in color and texture depending on the mixture. Gold has been used in dentistry since ages to fill cavities and for capping and it has been successful.
Modern dental gold is mixed with precious metals like platinum or palladium which are even more expensive than gold itself. Dental gold can be used to fill cavities and make dental bridges as they are easy to shape, cast, trim and polish. Their ease of shaping allows them to be used as crowns as well. Dental gold with the right kind of mixture is not corrosive and non-toxic.
Dental gold has now become a trend as jewelry on teeth too in pursuit of a bling look for hip hoppers and fans alike. They are pretty expensive and can be customized to suit personal preferences. Grillz as dental jewelry is nowadays commonly called, may be made of any precious metal or a mixture of precious metals. Grillz may be studded with precious stones and gems. While they may be fitted by dentists they are also available in free sizes online and in other outlets. Grillz usually is detachable. Grillz fitted by dentistry practitioners will be a perfect fit.
Do not eat while wearing grillz. Grillz is only for show and must not be worn for too long. Bacterial deposits can lead to cavities and gum problems. Practice good dental hygiene. Sometimes the cheaper grillz employ base metals which are harmful allergens and may also lead to poisoning on intake. Take care to buy good quality grillz. And as bizarre as this may sound, dental gold of good quality can be recycled, you might want to include it in your will.