Tooth Gem FAQ
- What are tooth gems?
Tooth gems are a popular accessory that brightens and enhances your smile! Swarovski crystals or gold charms are applied to the tooth with an oral-safe bonding adhesive and cured with a curing lamp. The procedure is non-invasive, super quick, and painless! Gems are usually applied to any of the front 8 teeth on the top and bottom row, shown in the picture below.
- Who can get tooth gems?
You cannot get tooth gems if you have gum disease, tooth decay, plaque buildup, oral cancer, or any type of veneers, crowns or caps. If you currently wear retainers or Invisalign, you cannot receive this service. If you do not have any of these you can receive this service.
- How long is an appointment?
Application time is anywhere between 20-45 minutes depending on your desired style. The more gems being applied, the longer the appointment time.
- How long do they last?
With proper aftercare, tooth gems are expected to last from 3-12 months or longer.
- What happens if my tooth gem falls off early?
If your gem falls off within the first month, it can be replaced free of charge. This excludes 14kt/18kt gold charms. Please contact us to book a replacement appointment if this instance occurs.
- How do I prep for my appointment?
Please make sure to eat, brush your teeth, and floss about 2 hours before your appointment time.
- How do I take care of my tooth gems?
Do not eat for 4 hours after application. Be gentle and eat soft foods the first day after the application. Do not smoke or vape, eat sticky or hard foods, or drink soda/coffee/tea for 24 hours after your appointment. Brush your teeth and floss 2x daily AFTER 24 hours. Do NOT pick at your tooth gem. Your gem takes 24 hours to reach maximum strength.
- How can I remove them?
Never pry or pick at your tooth gems. It is always best to go to a dental care office and get them removed professionally.
- Can I still get my teeth whitened?
Yes! You can still get your teeth whitened and cleaned by professionals. But the space occupied underneath the tooth gem will not be affected and remain the same.