Patients can dramatically transform their smiles without any permanent alteration to the tooth structure with Snap-On Smile®. Placed directly over your existing teeth, this removable appliance conceals imperfections such as stained, misshapen, or gap teeth. It is also a useful method for previewing the results of a potential smile makeover before committing to sometimes costly treatment. Dr. Bruce Lee and Dr. Robert Lee work hard to customize your appliance so that it complements your features as naturally as possible their Centennial, CO, practice.
What is Snap-on Smile?
Snap-On Smile is a quick, affordable solution to concealing cosmetic imperfections. Because the appliance fits over the teeth rather than treating them directly, it serves as an economical alternative to more in-depth cosmetic dentistry procedures such as porcelain veneers and teeth whitening.
Made from realistic-looking resin and tinted to conceal the natural teeth, each Snap-On Smile is customized to the patient so it fits seamlessly over the top or bottom arch of teeth. Patients can eat and drink comfortably without removing the appliance.
Is Snap-on Smile Right for You?
Snap-On Smile can conceal a variety of minor cosmetic flaws, including:
- Gapped teeth
- Missing teeth
- Crooked or uneven teeth
- Stained or discolored teeth
- Cracked or chipped teeth
- “Gummy” smiles
Unfortunately, the appliance is not suitable for every patient. Because Snap-On Smile is placed over and supported by the existing teeth, it is not a feasible option for patients with no remaining natural teeth. Additionally, if you suffer from advanced periodontal disease, Dr. Lee will typically recommend that you receive care for that condition prior to any cosmetic treatment.
How the Treatment Works
Our doctors can design and fit a Snap-On Smile in two simple visits, with no anesthetics or structural changes to the teeth. During your first appointment, Dr. Lee will examine your teeth and gums to make sure that you have a healthy enough foundation for Snap-On Smile. If this is the case, you and the doctor can use a guide to pick the shade and style that most closely matches your ideal smile. He can then take impressions of your teeth to send to an off-site dental lab, where a skilled technician can fabricate the customized device.
In about two weeks, you can return for a follow-up appointment and try on the appliance. If necessary, the doctor can smooth out any rough edges to prevent chafing. He will also provide you with cleaning solutions and detailed instructions on how to care for your appliance.
For patients who are considering a smile makeover, this may only be the first step in the process. Once you have gone home with your appliance and tested it out, you can determine whether you are happy with the Snap-On Smile alone or if you want to pursue further treatments.
Style Your Smile Today
If you are interested in dramatically transforming your smile without undergoing extensive or costly cosmetic dentistry procedures, contact The Dentist of Colorado today about the benefits of Snap-on Smile. You can reach us online or by calling (303) 400-9700.