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Snap-On Smile

Snap-On Smile Solutions From Plainville, CT Dentist Office

When you want to completely transform the look of your smile, but do not want or cannot afford extensive reconstructive dental work right now, Snap-On Smile in Plainville, CT may be the solution you have been looking for. Though it is not a permanent solution, it is a fast and easy way to hide the imperfections of your natural teeth. Even with teeth that are crooked, gapped, or discolored, you can smile with confidence, knowing that your smile looks great! Snap-On Smile can be an affordable and life-changing solution.

Snap on smiles are a temporary fix but interestingly for some patients, they become a permanent fix, which is interesting to me. It is basically a process of making a clear tooth colored acrylic overlay that goes onto the front surface of the teeth, either top, bottom or both and it can be used to close spaces, replace missing teeth, cover over stains, fillings or old dentistry and things of that nature. Some people need it just for special occasions and they all of a sudden want to have a nice smile for a wedding, baptism or some special event in their life that they want to be in pictures and look good and they can’t wait a couple months for standard cosmetic treatments so it is a simple matter of taking a mold or impression which is extremely non-invasive and very easy on the patient. That goes to the laboratory and the laboratory makes the Snap on Smile which is basically acrylic teeth that kind of click on to little undercuts in the teeth and stays in place there. You wouldn’t want to bite into a tough piece of steak with that. You probably wouldn’t want to do that sort of thing but it makes an instantaneous improvement in someone’s smile and I have had patients where they had originally intended to go through and have it done on a stronger, more long-term basis but they tell me “well you know I don’t really care about my smile that much except when I go out or when I have dinner with my friends or something then I will snap those on and they look great”. Some people use them for a year or longer even.

Snap-On Smile is like a denture, but it fits on top of your existing teeth instead of replacing them. You just pop the device in and it snaps in place, right over your teeth, like a glove. Snap-On Smile is made of a thin yet very strong resin material and is available for your upper and lower teeth.

Getting a Snap-On Smile simply requires two short painless visits, with no drilling, no shots, and no change in tooth structure. Plainville, CT dentist Dr. Peltzer will take an impression of your teeth to use as a model for your custom-fitted Snap-On Smile. You can even pick out the style and color shade of your new smile, making it look straighter, whiter, and more attractive. After about three weeks, you will return to our office for a fitting to make sure your new smile looks and feels great. You can wear your Snap-On Smile home and start smiling everywhere with confidence right away!

If you have some missing teeth but are not a good candidate for bridges or implants, this is what you have been looking for. Snap-On teeth is also a positive option for people who want to get rid of an old-fashioned removable partial denture and trade it for a more comfortable and secure alternative.

Snap-On Smile can be a great relief for people who struggle with dental anxiety and are not ready to undergo complex or invasive dental procedures. You can have a smile that looks great while you prepare mentally and financially for the corrective restorative work you will eventually need.

Plainville, CT dentist, Dr. Thomas Peltzer and the team at Gentle Dental Care are experts when it comes to restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, short-term orthodontics, and even oral surgery with the option of complete IV sedation. But we understand that not everyone is ready to get complete dental treatment right away, due to anxiety, finances, or simply a busy schedule. That’s why we offer the temporary option of Snap-On Smile. We hope you will come to us for all of your dental needs and trust us to take great care of you when you are ready to improve your teeth and your smile permanently!

For an appointment, call our Plainville, CT dentist office at 860-479-2397, or use our online form to contact us.


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