Take Your First Step Toward Your New Smile
- October 2, 2017
When you look at your smile in the mirror, do you see something you like?
Or do you see something that you want to change?
Maybe you want your teeth to look whiter and brighter. Maybe you wish your smile was straighter. Maybe you want to close a gap between your teeth or to fix your chipped teeth.
Or maybe you want a combination of these things.
And yet, you just aren’t sure what to do. We can help you find the right treatment at Gentle Dental Care.
If you aren’t ready to make a commitment, we may be able to help with a temporary option — Snap-On Smile. Call (860) 479-2397 or contact us online to learn more about this service at our Plainville, CT, dentist office.
What Snap-On Smile Is
Since Halloween is coming up, you have probably seen those novelty teeth that you can wear over your natural teeth. These can make you look like you have fangs if you are dressing up as a vampire or werewolf or like your smile has seen better days if you dress as a zombie.
In a sense, Snap-On Smile is as simple to wear as those novelty teeth. They slip over your natural teeth to hide their appearance. You can take them off or leave them one whenever you would like.
Now, Snap-On Smile is much higher quality than the things you might buy for your Halloween costume. They are made from a resin that looks like your natural teeth (only better).
Each set of Snap-On Smile is also custom-made to fit your teeth. This allows them to fit snugly but comfortably. This means you can leave them in while you eat (although there may be a few foods to avoid).
It also means you can feel comfortable wearing them in your daily life, whether you are meeting a client at work, meeting a friend for lunch, or meeting a date for a night on the town.
What Snap-On Smile Can Do
In a sense, Snap-On Smile is like a removable, temporary set of dental veneers. For that reason, Snap-On Smile can be used to conceal many of the same issues as veneers.
You can hide your yellow, stained teeth. You might be debating whether you should try professional teeth whitening. If you have particularly sensitive teeth, you may be hesitant to do this.
But Snap-On Smile can give you an idea what you smile could look like with brighter, whiter teeth. You may decide after wearing the Snap-On Smile cover that you will get whitening or veneers instead.
You can close the gaps in your smile. Many people have a gap or gaps between two or more teeth. Some people feel self-conscious about their smiles for this reason. Orthodontic care is one way to address this. This can take a year or more to complete, and it isn’t free.
Veneers are another way to address this issue, but again cost could be a factor.
With Snap-On Smile, you can give yourself a test run to find out what your smile could look like. For many patients, this provides a temporary solution until they are ready to decide if orthodontic care or veneers are right for them.
You can give yourself the appearance of straight teeth. Just like the previous issue, orthodontics or veneers could offer long-term solutions, while Snap-On Smile gives you a way to improve your smile while you think about what to do.
And you can hide your chipped, broken, and worn-down teeth. Getting multiple dental crowns or veneers could restore the appearance of your smile. Snap-On Smile can do the same.
What Snap-On Smile Can’t Do
Several patients have taken advantage of this service over the years. For most, it is a temporary fix while they save or try to decide which other restorative or cosmetic treatments can provide a long-term solution.
Each set of Snap-On Smile can last for a few years, but eventually they will need to be replaced. We want to make sure you are aware of that going in. If you decide to use Snap-On Smile as a long-term option, you need to know that you will have to replace it from time to time to maintain your new smile.
Are You Ready To Take That Step?
In a matter of a few visits to Gentle Dental Care and a few weeks, you could change the appearance of your smile dramatically.