Frequently Asked Questions
Tooth Gems

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What are Tooth Gems?

Tooth Gems are a semi-permanent, painless way to add some bling to your teeth. Tooth Gems are bonded to your tooth with the same adhesives a dentist uses to apply braces - TOOTH GEMS ARE NOT DRILLED INTO YOUR TEETH.

Do I need to Be 18 Years old To Get A Tooth Gem?

There is no age restriction for tooth gems. If you are under 16 I may require a parent/legal guardian to be present.

How long will the tooth gem last?

Tooth gems can last anywhere from a few months to multiple years with proper dental care.

What are tooth gems made out of?

I use only 100% Lead Free Crystals and Opals as well as 18k yellow and white gold.

Will it hurt?

Not at all! Tooth Gems are adhered to your tooth and not drilled in, therefor the only discomfort is having to keep your mouth open during the procedure!

How long do they last and what if I swallow it?

Tooth gems last anywhere from a few months to multiple years with proper care. Tooth gems are usually removed by your dentist but if the gem falls off on its own and you swallow the gem, it will pass the natural way. Tooth gems are smooth and lead free will not damage your insides.

How much do tooth gems cost?

Prices vary depending on your gem choice and the design of your gems.

Crystal Gems
1 Round Crystal Gem: $60
second round crystal gem: $30
additional gems $20
Shape Crystal Gem or Opal: $70
second shape crystal gem or Opal: $40
additional shaped gem or opal $30

18k Yellow or White Gold
1 Gold Gem: $120
+ each additional gold gem: $100

Butterfly $130
Disco Ball $175
Window $150

How should I prepare before my appointment?

If possible brush your teeth before your appointment, I have disposable toothbrushes and toothpaste to brush your teeth at the appointment as well. It is preferred that you not eat or drink anything other than water for 2 hours after your appointment .

Can I still receive regular dental treatments?

Absolutely. If you are concerned about treatments with your dentist/orthodontist, it may be best to schedule those 1 week prior to your appointment.
You can still have teeth whitening procedures done with tooth gems.
Please note Invisalign can not be used with tooth gems as they will not fit your teeth. If you have retainers I can place gems around your retainer, if you are booking an appointment and have retainers please let me know when booking so I can plan accordingly.

How Do I Schedule/Do you Accept Walk-Ins?

Anytime I am at the shop I am happy to take a walk-in. I post on my instagram when I am taking walk-ins @toothgemsbyshannon
You can book an appointment through my Instagram or my email

Do you accept tips?

I never expect to be tipped, however I always appreciate it. I accept tips in the form of anything cute and tooth related, anything from Sage Wine on Front St or cash.