5 Alternatives To Snap-On Teeth
Though when you first hear the idea of a snap-on smile, you may think, “Wow, that’s a great idea.” Unfortunately, after weighing the pros and cons, you may decide that snap-on teeth are not right for you. There is no need to give up your hopes on getting that perfect smile you have been dreaming of. There are other options available to you, such as:
1. Dental Implants
One of the most common types of dental implants would be traditional or snap-on dentures. Traditional implants, also called all-on-four dentures, are permanent dentures that are held in place using four implants. Meanwhile, snap-on dentures are to be removed every night for cleaning. Every morning you then “snap” the dentures back in place using the 6-8 implants placed in your jaw. Though they snap in place, they can be worn while you eat or drink. Lastly, they typically do not cost much more than custom snap-on teeth and will last much longer. Partial dentures are an option as well depending on the type of dental treatment you need.
Veneers are a permanent dental solution as well. This cosmetic dentistry procedure requires the dentist to place the customized shell to the front of your tooth thus changing the color, size, and shape of the tooth. The veneers are typically made of porcelain or composite resin. Veneers may cost more than a snap-on smile, but the veneers will always look more natural.
3. Traditional Braces
If you suffer from dental issues such as an overbite or crooked teeth, traditional braces may be the best option for you. The hardest part about having braces is they require frequent visits to the dental office for adjustments and rewiring which is part of why they are so expensive. However, if you have gaps or teeth that are not adequately aligned you may not be able to wear snap-on teeth.
If you are not a fan of having a “metal mouth” you are in luck! You can now transform your smile using clear aligners, typically known as Invisalign. Throughout the process, you will wear multiple clear aligners designed to gradually move your teeth. Regardless of your choice, we offer both orthodontic options here at Friendly Dentistry. If you have questions about which option is best for you based on your tooth structure, we are more than happy to meet with you and discuss any available options with you.
4. Dental Bonding
This is another dental procedure that is typically non-invasive. The dental bonding procedure is when a tooth-colored resin is applied to your tooth. The cosmetic dentist will then cure the resin material using a special curing light. The procedure is typically fairly quick and you can leave our dental practice that day with a radiating smile.
5. Teeth Whitening
If the color of your teeth is your main concern, taking the time to treat yourself to a teeth whitening treatment may be just what you need. In as little as one session you can see dramatic results revealing a refreshed smile.
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So in order to answer our question at the beginning, should you think twice about getting snap-on teeth, it would seem that there are plenty of other options that will last longer making them more worth your investment. Regardless of your idea of the perfect smile, the first step (and the safest step) to getting there is scheduling your free consultation with a member of our staff at Friendly Dentistry in Greensboro, North Carolina. We will assess your dental care situation and provide the best options for you!