Tattooths have really exploded in popularity in the past year, and with good reason! Tattooed teeth are removable, unique, and provide a solution to a serious dental problem in a fun way. Not convinced? Read more.
Tooth Tattoos are Not Permanent
Tattooths are removable and interchangeable. Tattooths are more permanent than a stain on the enamel, but less permanent than an actual tattoo. This is because your dentist can remove the tattoo from the surface of your tooth at any time without damaging the tooth. So, if you no longer want a tattooth or want a different image, you can remove or change your tooth tattoo at your next dental appointment. They are permanent enough that they won’t come off on their own, but permanent enough that they need the help of a doctor to remove or replace them
Tattooths can be Placed Inconspicuously
Most people with tattooed teeth do not put them on their front teeth. You can put a tattooth on any tooth that needs or has a crown, which is why most patients opt to put their tattooths on the inside surface of a tooth or a tooth that appears on one side of their smile for a more subtle statement. However, the appearance of your tattooth is up to you.
Tattooths are Unique
As popular as tattoo teeth are, they are not common place. Tattooths are conversation starters, a fun way to express yourself unique to you. Aside from the fact that tattooths are fun, the dental technicians that produce your tattooth have unlimited potential to create whatever you request. The most commonly requested tattooths are sports team logos, cartoon characters, initials, and phrases. Bring in a picture of what you want when you come in and our technicians can fulfill your order, whatever color, pattern, or detail required.
Tattooths Solve Dental Problems
A tattooth is nothing more than a fancy dental crown. If you need a crown, a tattooth is a fun way to take care of the problem. Why get a plain white crown? If you need a crown, have some fun with it by requesting an initial, logo, or any other image applied to one of the surfaces. If you want to remove or replace the tattooth, just ask your dentist to remove it at your next appointment.
At Platinum Dental Care, we love tattooths. They are fun, removable, and unique. If you are interested in getting a tooth tattoo in Utah, call 801.806.4645. Be sure to bring an image with you, your dentist will use it to request your tattooed tooth from the dental laboratory .
Dr. Chavez is a dentist in Provo . If he had a crown, he would get a tattooth. Until then, he is ready and willing to order your tattooed tooth at your next cleaning. Tattooths in Provo are growing in popularity, so call and make your appointment with a dentist near me by calling 801.426.6255
Tooth enthusiast Tim Miller told his local news station, “I’ve thought about tattoos in the past, but let’s face it, everyone has one so it’s no longer cool or unique. But this one is.” You can get a tattoo anywhere–your forearm, neck, back, ankle, chest, and even your face. But the new trend is tattooed teeth. Tooth tattoos are not new, but they are growing in popularity with many people wanting to ink their teeth.
History of Tooth Tattoos
The Suburban Dental Laboratory created the first tooth tattoo about 20 years ago when a patient wanted a corvette on his tooth. Fulfilling his order with the first ever “tattooth” the laboratory has accepted all types of tattoo requests, with their most popular being shamrocks, sports team logos, and text.
As of 2016, nearly every commercial dental lab across the country provides this service, and lab technicians are willing to push the envelope in order to fulfill any conceivable tattoo request. The average cost of getting a tooth tattoo is around $200, with elaborate designs and multiple colors costing a little extra.
Who Can Get a Tooth Tattoo?
To get a tooth tattoo, you first need new dental crown. As dental crowns are typically only used as caps to cover damaged teeth, not everyone can get a tattooed tooth. Dental crowns help restore your smile by completely hiding the tooth underneath. Tattooed crowns provide all the normal benefits of a regular crown, giving the look and feel of an actual tooth with extra artwork. Tattooths are great solutions if you are hoping to…
- Straighten teeth
- Protect sensitive teeth
- Replace fillings
- Repair a chipped tooth
- Make teeth look better
Tooth tattoos are restricted to individuals who are getting a dental crown because the process could not be recreated on a natural tooth. The curing process alone requires heating the tooth in a 212-degree oven.
What’s the Process for Ordering a Tooth Tattoo?
The process begins with patient need and understanding. After taking an initial impression of the tooth in need of a crown, your dentist will need a printed or digital image of the desired tattoo to send in with the impression. Like choosing any other tattoo, you may choose from an assortment of tattoos from basic to elaborate designs. In addition to choosing the tattoo, you must identify the desired location of the tooth tattoo. Many people choose to get their tooth tattoos on one of their teeth along the jawline with the second most popular location being the inside of the teeth near the tongue.
With the tattoo request and impression taken, both are sent to a dental lab by your dentist. The crown should take 2 weeks to complete. Installing the tattooth requires no additional precautions or adjusted procedures than placing a normal crown (and is a lot less painful than getting a skin tattoo!)
The Removal Process
Tattooths do not wear off as a result of eating or drinking, but they may be removed. The tattoo may be removed in a matter of minutes upon request in the dental office. Your dentist will simply buff off the tattoo with a dental brush, removing the tattoo completely while leaving the dental crown in place.
If you are a trendsetter in need of a dental crown, ask your dentist about tooth tattoos. With just a few additional steps, the lab technicians can provide personalized crowns at a fraction of the cost of a normal tattoo (with no removal pain!)