What are tooth gems?
Tooth gems have been around for a long time. They look like diamantes or you can get them in gold or silver shapes and designs.
How are tooth gems applied?
There are two ways to apply them. The first is by applying some glue to the gem and the tooth and in a few minutes you’re done. The second way is permanent tooth gems – these are drilled into the tooth and are extremely hard to remove! Anyone can do this but I would be very careful because there are some horrible stories out there of people who now regret it. What people don’t realise is that if you get a permanent tooth gem, in time the gem will fade and you’ll be left with the backing of the gem permanently on your tooth. By removing it, you will still be left with a small hole in the tooth.
So are tooth gems safe?
Well they will cause long term damage in the future as the glue that is used is harmful to enamel. As the gem will stay in place anywhere from 1 month to a year, when it does eventually fall off, you might find some discoloration on the tooth as well.