If you're into extreme vampire cosplay, the idea of getting permanent vampire teeth has probably crossed your mind. In general, permanent vampire teeth are not a good idea, because they can damage oral tissues and cause your teeth to shift around into unnatural positions. However, if you're set on getting forever fangs, here are two options for achieving this goal.
Dental veneers are thin shells of porcelain or composite material that are layered over natural teeth. The nice thing about veneers is they can be molded into just about any shape possible. This is so the dentist can match it to the tooth it's overlying. However, this also means the cosmetic dentist can shape the material into elongated fangs if that's what you want. Additionally, veneers are a good way to protect teeth that may be damaged from further harm or deterioration.
Like anything, though, there are a couple of drawbacks to this option. The dentist does trim your natural teeth a few millimeters to fit the extra layer of veneers. If he or she takes too much off, it could lead to some tooth sensitivity. Another issue is, veneers can break and fall off if you don't take care of them. However, veneers that are well-cared for can last up to 20 years. It's also important to note that they are generally not strong enough to use for biting on hard materials like ice.
You can expect to pay up to $1,100 per tooth for veneers. Since veneers are considered a cosmetic procedure, your dental insurance will not pay for it.
A second option for getting vampire fangs is to have your permanent teeth removed and replaced with dental implants. This requires a serious investment of time and money, so you should only do this if the teeth you're replacing are severely damaged or diseased and need to be extracted anyway.
Dental implants are false teeth consisting of a titanium post and crown. The post is inserted directly into the jaw bone for stability, and the crown is placed on top. The implants function just like the regular teeth they're replacing, have a high success rate, and can last over 40 years. An added benefit of dental implants is, unlike veneers, it may be possible to replace the crowns if they are damaged or there comes a point where you don't want the fangs any longer.
Be aware, though, the dental implant procedure is considered oral surgery, because the dentist will cut open the gums and drill a hole in your jaw to place the titanium post. This exposes you to the risks associated with surgery including infection and possible implant failure. The entire process of getting implanted fangs can take up to nine months.
It can cost an average of $4,250 per tooth for dental implants, and insurance typically doesn't cover this procedure either.
For more information about getting permanent vampire fangs, contact a dentist.Share