The Difference Between Plated and Solid Gold Grillz

Grillz are the ultimate dental accessory. First made popular by celebs like Flavor Flav and Nelly, gold dental accessories quickly became an icon in hip hop culture. Dental bling went onto fascinate other stars like Rihanna, Justin Bieber, and even Kim Kardashian. Now you can spot it everywhere from red carpet events to small towns across America. If you’re looking for the best gold grillz, you’ll have two basic options: plated grillz or custom fitted grillz. While the two may seem similar, they are quite different. 



What are Plated Grillz?

Plated Grillz

If you’re looking for pre made dental accessories that give you the solid grillz look for a lower cost, gold-plated will be a perfect choice. These dental accessories are pre-made in one standard size designed to fit most people. They are made from stainless steel or sterling silver and then plated with real gold. By using semi-precious metals, it ensures that your grillz will never tarnish and they will be durable enough to last a lifetime.

Plated Grillz Fitting Process

Because the plated grillz come in one standard size, you won’t have to make an impression. You just purchase your grillz, and it comes with everything you need to adjust your mouth piece for the most comfortable fit. You’ll start by carefully bending the mouthpiece to fit the shape of your teeth. Adjust the prongs until it fits comfortably and snugly in place.

Pros and Cons of Plated Grillz

There are several advantages to buying plated grillz rather than a custom fitted option.First, the pre made models are available anytime. They are convenient and easy to use because you won’t need to make an impression and the fitting process is done in less than a minute.They are also much less expensive than custom fitted gold dental grillz. However, there are also a few drawbacks. With plated grillz, you’ll be relying on fragile prongs to give you a secure fit. They have a higher defect rate than the custom fitted styles and they may be uncomfortable for some depending on the size and shape of your mouth.

What are Custom Fitted Grillz? 

Custom Fitted Grillz

If you want solid gold dental accessories that offer ultimate comfort, you’ll want to order custom fitted gold grillz. These grillz are made using a mold of your teeth to give you a perfect fit. Shaped from solid gold, each piece is custom made, giving you a unique one of a kind grill that offers a lifetime of comfort and style. Choose from custom fitted grillz in 10K, 14K, and 18K gold options. If you prefer white gold, you can choose from 10K or 14K options.

Custom Fitted Grillz Fitting Process

When you order your custom grillz, you’ll receive everything you need to create an impression of your teeth. The process takes around 10 minutes, and you can enlist the help of a local dentist if you don’t feel confident to do it alone. To make an impression, you will mix the white and blue putty for 30 seconds. Continue to knead it and roll it together until it blends into one color. Then roll it up into a sausage shape and place it in the included tray.Carefully use your fingers to lift up your lip and put the tray in your mouth, pushing upwards to force your teeth into the putty. The putty should completely cover your teeth and gum line.Hold the putty tray in place for 6 minutes and then gently wiggle it off of your teeth. Be careful not to jerk the mold in a downwards motion, or this could ruin your impression. When the mold is finished, you should be able to see the shape of your teeth and your gum line.Place the completed molds into the bag and then mail it back using the prepaid shipping label and instructions that came with your kit. Once we receive your mold, our jeweler will create your custom fitted pure gold grillz and then ship them back to you.

Pros and Cons of Custom Fitted Grillz

When it comes to quality, there is no comparison between premade and custom fitted grillz. The custom option is made from pure gold. You won’t have to worry about fading or tarnishing as long as you care for your grillz. The custom fitted grillz are also far more comfortable.Because they are designed to give an exact fit to your mouth shape and size, they provide a snug, secure fit that won’t pinch or rub.The only real downside to custom fitted grillz is the higher price tag. A pure gold dental accessory will cost more than a gold-plated option because it is made from higher quality materials. It also takes a little longer to receive your grillz when you choose a custom fit because a jeweler creates your grillz using the impression you made of your teeth. On average,it takes around a month from the time you order until you receive your finished custom gold grillz.