Frequently asked questions
Tooth Gem FAQ
How does the jewel sparkle?
Our Crystal teeth jewels are glass crystals, made in Germany.
Their flat back is surfaced with a special coating to create a sparkle and shine like a diamond.
How long will the tooth jewel last?
A Tooth jewel applied according to our instructions on a natural tooth will stay on until you decide to have it removed again.
Based on our experience it can stay on for.. a few days up to a few years.
Can I feel the jewel on my tooth?
Tooth jewels range from 0.4mm or 0.9mm thick and 1.8mm to 7mm in diameter.
Initially something on your tooth will feel different, but a few days after the application you will get used to the new feeling.
Will the jewel harm my tooth?
No. The jewel is bonded to the enamel like a orthodontic bracket or a filling to your front tooth, without any drilling or pain. The procedure and removal can be compared to the placement and removal of orthodontic brackets. When it is removed it it simply popped off and the tooth will be polished to remove any remaining bonding material.
Does the jewel impede brushing?
No, the presence of the gem will not make any difference regarding dental hygiene.
However, it is recommended not to use an electric tooth brush for the first 24 hours after the jewel has been attached.
What if the jewel falls off and I swallow it?
The jewels are tiny glass crystals or gold. They have no sharp edges. It will basically come out "the natural way" the same as it went inside your body.
However, if you received your tooth gem from Five and Dime, you have two weeks from the time you received it, to come back and have it replaced for free. Otherwise you will have to repay the fee you paid to have it done,
Can I still have my teeth cleaned by my dentist/hygienist?
Yes, you can and should still have your teeth cleaned by a professional.The jewelry will not cause a problem for the hygienist cleaning your teeth. The area underneath the jewel is sealed like a filling and will not let in any bacteria. The hygienist can easily polish on top and around the jewel with a soft point.
- If you received a tooth gem from Five and Dime and it falls off within a two week period, we will replace it at no charge. You must notify us within the two week period, otherwise you will be charged the normal fee to have it replaced. There are no exceptions.
How much does it cost?
Depending on the size and material of what you want applied,
The price starts at $50 & goes up from there.
Do I need an appointment?
It isn't necessary, but you can book an appointment on our site/call the shop.
You can walk after 2pm most days.