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Grillz (decorative dental prosthesis made of gold)

Grillz

Grillz lower teeth-Dr Chamberland orthodontist in Quebec City

Grillz: decorative dental prosthesis made of gold. This model is made to be adjusted on the lower teeth.

The grillz is a decorative dental prosthesis in fashion since the return of bling-bling. The prosthesis is generally made of precious metals (gold or silver) and sometimes or often jewel-encrusted.

The term bling-bling is issued from hip-hop jargon and designates some rappersjewels and get-up.

I thus learned that the rapper Paul Wall played an important role in the commercialization and the selling of grillz. According to Wikipedia, other personalities are known to wear grillz: Joey Starr, Lil’ Jon, Nelly, Gucci Mane and so on.

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How is it related to orthodontics?

In fact, I met a new patient who desires an orthodontic treatment to align his upper teeth. He explained to me that he did not need braces on his lower teeth because he had a gold prosthesis made for him that he was wearing on his teeth and they seemed straight because of it.

Grillz iof JoDr-Dr Chamberland orthodontist in Quebec City

Grillz

I asked to see…

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And I saw…

 

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This reminded me of the work I had to make with gold during my studies in general dentistry from 1979 to 1983.

Every dentist who studied during this period had to make a 3-unit bridge in gold, one or two incrustations and one or two aurifications. This is what I explained to my patient this morning.

And he explained to me that he took an impression of his mouth, he had poured it in stone and he had asked a jeweller to wax the jewel on the stone model. Waxing was casted in a mold and the gold casting was made according to the lost-wax casting technique.

Just like in my dentistry course in 1980…

For those who knew him, Dr Paul Jean would have quite liked such a student… I believe that he would have been impressed by the adaptation of the prosthesis and its finishing line on the teeth.

I would like to thank this patient (Jo. D.) who gave me permission to use the pictures to create a blog page.

SPEED™ brackets and a decorative dental prosthesis

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Grillz iof JoDr SPEED bracket-Dr Chamberland orthodontist in Quebec City

Grillz and SPEED™ brackets

So here it is. Installation of SPEED™ brackets and the first alignment wire with the grillz in place. For the uninitiated, know that the blue and black paint on the bracket disappears in less than one or 2 hours.

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How is it made behind the teeth?

Grillz lingual view-Dr Chamberland orthodontist in Quebec City

Lingual view of the grillz

Grillz occlusal view JoDr-Dr Chamberland orthodontist in Quebec City

Occlusal view of the grillz

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Here is the grillz seen from the back and in the mouth seen from above. It completely covers the anterior teeth and the oral surface of the first premolars.

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Questions and comments

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  1. shaquille griffin says:

    do orthodontists make grillz?

  2. Jasmine says:

    I have two gold teeth. They are on the left and right side of my two front teeth. Can I get braces or Invisalign’s over them???

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