Even though they’re called “snap-on smiles,” they don’t just snap on to your teeth; they actually become part of your mouth with snaps that attach them to the crowns of your existing teeth. Your natural teeth aren’t altered at all unless you choose the version that has a gum-colored base rather than a transparent one. This may not be the best cosmetic option for patients with missing teeth or major tooth misalignments, but it is a quick and painless way to cover imperfections in your smile. It’s also a temporary solution that can be switched out easily at any time for a newer model or removed entirely if aesthetics don’t matter to you.
The customization process for a Snap-On Smile takes about two weeks from start to finish. Once you pick up your new smile, your dentist will give you a rundown of how to care for it. It’s best to use a soft-bristled toothbrush to avoid scratching the resin material that covers your natural teeth, but it’s not necessary to use toothpaste. Just rinse your mouth thoroughly with water after every meal or snack to prevent any buildup of food particles. You’ll also need to soak your new smile daily in a denture cleaner to keep it in good shape.
Caring for your Snap-On Smile is easy. Simply brush and floss your teeth as you normally would and you’re good! You won’t have to worry about any extra maintenance for your new smile. However, it’s still important to see your dentist twice a year for a professional cleaning and checkup. This will help you stay on top of your oral health while giving you a chance to ask any questions you might have about your new smile.
While a Snap-On Smile may be right for many patients, it won’t fix serious dental issues like a missing tooth or significant damage to the structure of your existing teeth. For that, you’ll want to consider something like dental implants or a custom-designed dental crown. Your dentist can talk with you about the options
A Snap-On Smile is a non-invasive procedure for patients who want to enjoy the appearance of a new smile without having extensive restorative procedures performed. The entire process can be completed within two visits of your dentist’s office. During the first visit, an impression of the patient’s teeth is taken and used to construct the snap-on smile. The patient then returns for the second appointment to have the snap-on smile placed over the natural teeth. The snaps are custom-fitted to the bite of the patient for maximum comfort. Patients can remove their Snap-On Smile at any time they desire.
Benefits of Snap-On Smiles include:
• They are easier to maintain than traditional dentures or partials.
• They don’t need to be removed for cleaning like regular dentures.
• They do not require the placement of any metal wires in the mouth.
• They can be removed to allow for brushing of the teeth and gums as needed.
• They are more affordable than alternative dental procedures.
• They offer a less-invasive option for patients who want to achieve a new look to their teeth.
• They can address aesthetic issues within the smile when other cosmetic procedures aren’t an option.
If you’ve wanted to explore cosmetic dentistry treatment options but are concerned about the invasiveness of certain treatments, you should contact a dentist to schedule a consultation today!
The first step to getting your new smile is coming into our office for a consultation with Dr. Royzman and Dr. Layport. During this appointment, we’ll go over the treatment options and answer any questions you have about the process. We’ll also take an impression of your teeth to make a custom fitting tray for your snap-on prosthesis. The second step is the attachment of your beautiful new smile. Dr. Royzman or Dr. Layport will attach the tray to your existing teeth and give you the beautiful smile you’ve been wanting!
To schedule an appointment for a snap on smile consultation in Allen, Texas, call Aesthetic Dental Partners at 972-278-6690 today.
Do you have questions about dentistry treatments such as veneers or Invisalign for teens? We can help with that too! Check out our free e-book on cosmetic dentistry for more information.
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