What is Snap-On Smile
Snap-On Smile is a patented, easy and painless way to obtain a beautiful smile. It was invented by a dentist who realized that not everyone can afford thousands of dollars to get a Hollywood smile make-over.
Gere at Elegant Dental Care, Dr Sohn can custom fit a Snap-On Smile for you, that is thin and strong with the look of natural teeth. You can eat and drink with your Snap-On Smile. It’s easy to care for and can be a temporary or long-term provisional cosmetic solution. It’s available for upper and lower teeth.
Snap-On Smile’s unique, proprietary formula of hi-tech dental resin make it very thin yet extremely strong. It fits right over your own teeth to give you a beautiful, natural looking smile—even if you have stains, chips, gaps or missing teeth.
For many people, Snap-On Smile has been life changing. It gives back the confidence to smile. Thousands of people worldwide have already experienced the unique benefits of Snap-On Smile.
Snap-On Smile is for just about everyone!
Snap-On Smile is an affordable and life-changing solution for people of all ages. Getting a Snap-On Smile simply requires two, short, painless visits with no drilling, no shots and no change in tooth structure.
It may be an excellent choice for:
- Gaps, crooked, stained or missing teeth
- Those who are not candidates for bridges or implants
- Anyone who would like a Hollywood smile without the expense and discomfort of complex and invasive dental procedures
- Anyone who has an old-fashioned removable partial denture and wants a beautiful, more comfortable alternative
It’s easy, it’s painless and you can start today
- Dr Sohn will take an impression of your teeth
- Then you pick the style and shade of your new smile
- You come back to Ein about three weeks for a final fitting and you wear your Snap-On Smile home
The treatment can be particularly beneficial for patients who have lost teeth and do not qualify for a traditional bridge or dental implants. For instance, individuals who have sustained jawbone deterioration or whose teeth are too damaged to support a bridge may be excellent candidates.
Snap-on Smile does not require any enamel reshaping or removal. It is often recommended to patients who want an affordable, conservative, and reversible treatment option.
Snap-On Smile can also temporarily replace missing teeth while patients wait for their jaws to heal after implant surgery. Additionally, many dentists recommend the appliance for those preparing for full cosmetic makeovers. Patients with decay or gum disease will first need to undergo treatment for these conditions.
The Treatment Process
Receiving a customized Snap-on Smile requires just two visits to your dentist’s office. At the first appointment, you will discuss specific cosmetic goals. Then the dentist will take impressions of your teeth to make sure the arch is a near-perfect fit. Finally, you will choose from various shades and styles to ensure a virtually identical match to your natural teeth.
Fabrication of each Snap-on Smile takes place at a proprietary lab and usually requires about three weeks. When the device is completed, you will return for a second appointment. If necessary, you can request slight adjustments though this is rarely needed thanks to the lab’s precision and high-quality materials.
Living with Snap-on Smile
Snap-on Smile is simple to use and easy to care for. You will need to remove the arch at night but can wear it the rest of the day – even when eating and drinking. Patients should be very meticulous about their dental hygiene when wearing Snap-on Smile. Because food and bacteria can become trapped under the prosthetic, it is especially important to rinse with water and brush after eating. Snap-On Smile should be treated with a specific cleaning solution which is available from your dentist.
Weighing Pros and Cons
Snap-on Smile is a risk-free way for most patients to enhance their appearances and self-confidence. However, it may not provide as comprehensive or lifelike results as some patients desire.
A Cost-Effective, Conservative Enhancement
One of the most notable advantages of Snap-on Smile is that it is very economical. Patients who could not otherwise afford smile makeovers can now achieve a dramatic enhancement. The arch can also be a great solution for those who are saving up for smile makeovers or who need to stage their treatments to fit their budgets. With Snap-on Smile, they can still enjoy beautiful grins while they wait.
In addition, Snap-On Smile does not require any dental reshaping or enamel removal so there is no risk of dental sensitivity or structural damage. The treatment process is also very quick, allowing patients to forgo multiple trips to the dentist for a series of multi-stage cosmetic procedures.
Strictly Cosmetic Results
At the same time, patients should be aware that there are some drawbacks to Snap-on Smile. The arch is not permanent, so it will eventually need to be replaced. In addition, though it is carefully designed to be completely natural-looking, it is not quite as realistic as other cosmetic options, such as porcelain veneers. Finally, it can be a great way to replace missing teeth, and it is often more stable than a removable bridge. However, fixed bridges and implant-supported restorations fully fill in the gap between missing teeth to prevent shifting dental alignment. Implants also protect a healthy jawbone by preventing bone recession. In contrast, Snap-on Smile primarily addresses the aesthetic effects of missing teeth.
Enhance Your Smile
To learn if Snap-on Smile is right for you please give us a call and schedule your appointment with Dr Sohn. He will evaluate your concerns and goals, then discuss Snap-on Smile and other options, so you can make an informed decision to find the best path to achieve a beautiful smile.