Twinkles is a small gem specially designed to bond firmly to the surface of the tooth. Made of 22-24k gold or 18k white gold set with diamonds or precious stones covering 1/4 - 1/3 of the surface - tiny and elegant it will enhance your smile without risk if damage or allergies. The diamonds we use are brilliant cut Wesselton SI 0,01 ct in all models except model round 0,02 ct
For a durable bonding Twinkles are glued witha dental composite glue by a professional. Tooth gems should NOT be bonded at home with normal glue. We do not supply glue with the gem as this is already available in the clinic. The bonding procedure is similar to bonding a dental braces, which leaves the tooth intact and allows an easy removal.
The gold setting is made with a slightly curved back to follow the shape of the tooth. The adhesive is applied by the dental professional to the tooth, the gem set in place and light cured for 60 seconds to harden the composite. The wearer may feel the Twinkles during the first few days of attachment. However, he or she will quickly get used to the presence of the gem. They are small and flat, designed to be barley felt.
No, the gems should not be attached with a normal glue because there is no safe do-it-yourself procedure that works.
Bonding dental jewelry is a fast and easy procedure that can be performed by a trained salon, or any dentist or dental hygienist using the dental adhesives already available in the clinic.
We sell only the gem, and then your professional salon or dentist will charge for bonding it to your tooth. Some dentist and salons also provides the gem.
Please note that Twindent cannot guarantee the professional bonding, you have to inquire about guarantees at your local clinic. Twindent guarantee the diamond in the Twinkles for 3 years.
A Twinkles mounted according to our instructions on a natural tooth (will not stick to porcelain caps) can stay on until you decide to have it removed at a dentist clinic, but generally, it stays on for around 1 year. Crystals may stay on for 3-6 months.
The diamond is shaped like a cone in order to create the well-known sparkle. We set the diamond in gold to create a flat surface in the back in order to attach it to the tooth.
The alternative would be to drill a hole in the tooth and that is what we want to avoid.
Swarovski and Preciosa crystals provided by Twindent are made of glass crystal with a flat back surfaced with a foil to create a diamond-like spark. The crystal is led free. The durability is inferior to the gold and diamonds, due to the construction of the foil/glass.
No. The Twinkles is bonded to the surface of the enamel like an orthodontic bracket. No drilling or damage to the tooth is done.
Twinkles has worked with tooth gems for over 20 years, and we have not got any reports where teeth has been harmed.
Removal should be performed by a dental professional. Removal is done by the dentist or dental hygeinist in the same manner braces are removed – the gem is polished off and will leave no visible mark on the tooth.
No, the presence of the Twinkles will encourage brushing since it brings more attention to the smile. You can also chew and have your teeth professionally cleaned as usual. The area underneath the Twinkles is sealed and will not be open for any bacteria.
There are no restrictions, but one should always obtain parental consent before bonding a Twinkles on a minor.
Yes, we try to ship to as many countries as possible, but check out here if we can ship to your country here >> Shipping costs will apply, and will be added at checkout.
It depends on where you are. Orders processed will take 3-8 business days to arrive in Europe. Overseas deliveries can take anywhere from 7-30 days. Delivery details and tracking code will be provided in your shipping confirmation email.
We pick the carrier that is optimal for the products shipped and the receiving country. Most of the time we use normal post service , UPS, DHL or Fedex.