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What Are Snap on Veneers?

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Have you ever wondered if there is a less permanent option other than veneers that will give you a beautiful smile? Traditional veneers are thin pieces of porcelain bonded to your teeth' front surfaces. Their purpose is to give your teeth a realistic but improved appearance. But the less-permanent option, snap-on veneers, fit over the top of your teeth like a mouthguard and can conveniently be taken off whenever you want without the help of a dental professional. This veneer mouthpiece is an excellent solution for those who want a more attractive smile but don't fully commit to permanent veneers.

How Are Snap-on Veneers Made?

Getting these veneers is a relatively painless and easy process: A dental professional will take molds of your teeth and then send them out to a dental laboratory. When your veneers are ready, your dental professional should do one final fitting to ensure these snap-on veneers fit correctly. Once you get the go-ahead that they're the perfect fit, you can head home with your new pearly whites!

What Cosmetic Problems Can They Fix?

Snap-on veneers can be used to cover up a variety of dental problems, including missing and gapped teeth. They can also address concerns about yellowed or stained teeth. Veneers can't correct more severe problems such as crooked teeth, as they are not meant to alter your teeth' structure. An orthodontist should treat more severe issues that you want to fix.

Why Choose Them Over Traditional Veneers?

Snap-on veneers are the preferred choice over traditional veneers in several situations. They're great for those who want a more attractive smile but aren't ready for surgery, whether that's because of its invasivity, cost, or other reasons. They're also suitable for people who think they may want traditional veneers but prefer to test them out before committing. As noted by the American Dental Association, the process of getting permanent veneers often involves a little removal of the enamel on your teeth. So if you prefer not to alter your real teeth, snap-on veneers are a great substitute.

Suppose you have any interest in cosmetically improving your smile. In that case, you should have a conversation with your dental professional to find out if you're the right candidate for snap-on veneers. They can also tell you the potential pros and cons of permanent veneers in the future.

Regardless, snap-on veneers are a great way to quickly correct more straightforward cosmetic dental problems without traditional veneers' permanence and commitment. However, no type of veneer can replace good dental healthcare! The best way to keep a beautiful smile is to brush and floss your teeth twice a day and continue to schedule regular cleaning appointments with your dental professional.

Oral Care Center articles are reviewed by an oral health medical professional. This information is for educational purposes only. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your dentist, physician or other qualified healthcare provider. 

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