You may already be familiar with traditional veneers, which are thin pieces of porcelain bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth to give you a beautiful, white smile. But there is a less-permanent option: snap on veneers.
These veneers fit over the top of your teeth like a mouthguard, changing the look of your smile. Conveniently, you can take them off whenever you want to without the help of a dentist, just like any other mouthguard.
How Are Snap on Veneers Made?
Getting these veneers is a relatively painless and easy process: Your dentist will take molds of your teeth and then send them out to a dental laboratory. When they're ready, your dentist will call you to come pick them up. Your dentist should do one final check to make sure that they fit properly before sending you on your way.
What Cosmetic Problems Can They Fix?
According to Dentistry Today, snap on veneers can be used to cover up a variety of dental problems, including missing and gapped teeth. Concerns about yellowed or stained teeth can also be addressed in this way.
But because the structure of your teeth isn't altered in any way to prepare for these veneers, these veneers cannot correct more serious cosmetic problems such as crooked teeth, which need to be treated by an orthodontist.
Why Choose Them Over Traditional Veneers?
There are many situations in which snap on veneers are a good choice, particularly for those who want to give their smile a makeover but aren't ready for a more invasive dental treatment. They're also good for people who are thinking of getting traditional veneers but need to try out the look before committing. Talk to your dentist to find out if you're a good candidate for snap on veneers.
Snap on veneers are a great way to quickly correct simpler cosmetic dental problems without the permanence and commitment associated with traditional veneers. However, no type of veneer can replace good dental healthcare. Be sure to brush with a toothpaste like Colgate® Enamel Health™ Whitening that strengthens enamel and gently whitens teeth twice a day, and visit your dentist for regular cleanings.
Learn more about veneers in the Colgate Oral Care resources.