A Snap-On Smile is a type of dental prosthetic that snaps over a patient’s teeth. Unlike traditional dentures that are clipped onto healthy teeth to replace adjacent missing teeth, a Snap-On Smile is a removable dental prosthetic that snaps over a patient’s natural teeth to cover dental imperfections and improve the look of the smile. It’s like a removable set of veneers but covers whole arches of teeth. At Dieterlen Dental, this removable dental prosthetic is fabricated with thin, but strong, resin materials. Because they are removable, Snap-On Smile patients can eat, drink, brush, and floss while wearing the dental prosthetic.
Due to their thin resin materials, Snap-On Smile patients do not require any messy dental adhesives. The Snap-On Smile is extremely durable and can last up to ten years before needing to be replaced.
How Is a Snap-on Smile Made?
Many patients choose Snap-On Smile because it is fast to apply and can be easily removed if not needed. The Snap-On Smile is custom-designed to fit over your teeth. First, we will take an impression of your teeth. Then, we will send that impression to our partner lab, where they will craft your Snap-On Smile.
After we have fabricated your Snap-On Smile, we will call you back in for a follow-up appointment. At this appointment, we will check your fit and your bite, and make any adjustments as needed. Once we are sure your Snap-On Smile fits comfortably and correctly, we will provide you with instructions on how to take them off and take care of them before letting you go on your way.
The Advantages of a Snap-on Smile
The most obvious advantage of Snap-On Smile is the smile. Patients can enjoy the look of a Hollywood smile without having to go through extensive, invasive, and uncomfortable procedures. With Snap-On Smile, patients can smile with confidence and ease.
The Snap-On Smile is an affordable, non-invasive way of concealing cracked, chipped, discolored, or otherwise damaged teeth. The Snap-On Smile is removable, meaning that patients will be able to remove it to eat and drink. This also means that patients don’t have to worry about the Snap-On Smile affecting their speech.
The Snap-On Smile fits right over your existing teeth, giving you a beautiful, natural-looking smile. Because it is removable, you can take your Snap-On Smile off to clean your teeth, or put them on for special occasions or events.
The Snap-On Smile is made from a durable resin material, making it stable and comfortable for your mouth. The Snap-On Smile is made of several artificial teeth shells held together in an arch, which snap right into place over your existing teeth.
How Does the Snap-on Smile Work?
The Snap-On Smile is a very thin removable dental appliance that can easily blend into your teeth. It fits over your teeth as a fingernail fits over a nail, covering up any imperfections your natural teeth might have. The thin, veneer-like prosthetics are precision-engineered to fit over your teeth and look completely natural.
Caring for the Snap-on Smile
Your Snap-On Smile needs to be cleaned twice a day, at least every night when you take it off before you go to bed. Brush your Snap-On Smile gently with a soft toothbrush and water. Do not use toothpaste to help preserve its finish. If there are stains, soak the Snap-On Smile in a half cup of water mixed with half a cap of Snap-On Smile Cleaning Powder for 15 minutes and then rinse it in running water. After cleaning, store the Snap-On Smile in its carrying case. Don’t forget to brush and floss your teeth after taking off your Snap-On Smile.
For patients who want to improve the look of their smile, but don’t want to undergo extensive procedures, the Snap-On Smile is a great alternative. For more information, visit Dieterlen Dental at 3015 E. 91st Street, Tulsa, OK 74137, or call (918) 299-2400.