Frequently Asked Questions
Here’s the scoop
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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?
18+ preferred, please bring your ID. I will accept under 18 with a parent or legal guardian present with proof of relationship.
How long will the tooth gem last?
Tooth gems can last anywhere from 3 months to multiple years with proper regular dental care.
what are tooth gems made out of?
I use only 100% Genuine Swarovski Crystals and 18k yellow, white and rose gold.
will it hurt?
Not at all! Tooth Gems are adhered to your tooth and not drill 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 3 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 it the gem will pass in the natural way. Tooth gems are smooth will not damage your insides.
how much do tooth gems cost?
Prices vary depending on your gem choice and the design of your gems.
1 round Swarovski crystal $60
+ each additional round crystal $30
+ each additional shape crystal $5-$10
18k Gold $100
+ each additional $80
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. You should not eat or drink anything other than water for a minimum of 2 hours after your appointment so plan accordingly before your appointment.
Can i still recieve 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, but know that the area of the tooth below your gem(s) will not receive the treatment and will not be the same color as the rest of your treated teeth.
Please note Invisalign can not be used with tooth gems as they will not fit your teeth. If you are using Invisalign you will need to wait until you have finished that process to get a tooth gem.
Do you accept walk-ins?
Anytime I am at the shop I am happy to take a walk-in. I will post walk-in days on my instagram @toothgemsbyshannon as well as the shops page. You can always call the shop to see if I am there 518-309-4444.
For an appointments please visit my booking page https://tooth-gems-by-shannon.square.site/ or you can book directly through my instagram https://www.instagram.com/toothgemsbyshannon
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.