Can you have your teeth tattooed?
Dear Dr Hughes
Can you please tell me if it is possible to have a tattoo on the teeth ,All the information i have read so far seems to imply that a tattoo can only occur on the soft tissue ,ie on the lips ,tongus ,pallete,skin,etc .
I would also like to know the reason why a dentist would do an amalgum filling then cover it with a porcelain crown .
I look forward to your reply
Thankyou for your time and for considering my question.
Hello Yes your assumption is correct, you cannot technically tatoo a tooth with an ink-based tatoo. However there are other clever ways to make a tooth ‘look’ tatooed…one way is to tatoo of print something on a porcelain crown or veneer.
If an amalgam filling is healthy and intact then they are often used to support a tooth under a crown, so sometimes it’s perfectly valid to do this
Hope that answers your questions
Dr Mark Hughes
Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981