What Are Tooth Gems?
Tooth gems are jewels attached to the surface of your teeth with a powerful adhesive, which is designed to hold them in place for 6+ months. For some, one small stone is applied to the center of the tooth. For others, a jewel-encrusted cap is placed on an entire tooth or an entire row of teeth. People usually prefer to use them on their visible teeth to enhance the cosmetic effect of their smiles.
They usually have a lifespan of about 6 months, but can sometimes last longer. If they come off sooner than that, the wearer was not following the aftercare instructions.
Since it’s merely attached to the tooth enamel, it doesn’t hurt. The process is quick & painless. There is no drilling or filing of the natural tooth. The tooth is prepped and the gem is glued on with a dental adhesive. A UV light is used to cure the glue and you are on your way.