In what is being billed as the world’s most expensive smile, a Dubai dentist has created gold, diamond-encrusted dentures valued at more than $150,000.

Dentures for a Good Cause

Dentures typically fulfill the noble cause of helping restore bite function and aesthetic appearance lost due to missing teeth. The diamond-enhanced dentures created by Dr. Majd Naji provide a literally dazzling smile, and though they are intended solely as an accessory rather than a dental appliance, their value is more than cosmetic.

According to a New York Daily News article, proceeds from the sale of the gold-and-diamond dentures will benefit the Dubai Autism Centre. Crafted from 10 grams of 24-carat gold and set with 160 diamonds, the eight-panel dentures are worth a jaw-dropping $152,700.

Such dental garnishments are increasingly popular in the United Arab Emirates, and the New York Daily News feature points that Dr. Majd has received additional orders for the gaudy adornments from the UAE royal family and other prominent clients. “This is a gorgeous brace,” says Dr. Majd of his creation in the article. “Who doesn’t want a sparkling smile?”

Dentures that Offer Function and Beauty

Most people seeking traditional dentures or The Denture Fountain of Youth® are doing so for more practical reasons.

Patients considering dentures generally desire comfort, a natural appearance, a smooth fit, and durability. The best dentures are custom crafted for the unique nature of your mouth and facial structure, and strike a perfect balance between beauty and functionality. FOY Dentures® are the natural evolution of standard dentures, and they provide a seamless smile while enhancing bite function and improving your facial appearance.

Those who need to replace missing teeth but find dentures, diamond-laced or otherwise, unappealing may benefit from dental implants. Dental implants are individually designed to look, feel and perform like your healthy, natural teeth, and they can provide permanent results with proper care. The implant components of dental implants act as replacement roots for the tooth-like dental crowns, and the bone in your jaw actually grows around the implants to hold them firmly in place as if your natural teeth.

At Smile Columbia Dentistry, we can offer you a much more functional—and less expensive—denture. Please call (803) 781-9090 today for an appointment with a Columbia, SC denture dentist.