Do you avoid smiling for photos and cover your mouth when laughing? Do look at photos of pristine smiles online or in magazines and wish yours looked the same?
Smile imperfections, such as chipped, missing, gapped, or severely stained teeth can keep an individual from proudly displaying their teeth. When perusing the Internet, you will find are a variety of cosmetic dentistry treatments available that can help transform your smile. One of the more common is dental veneers. Used for years by cosmetic dentists, this treatment has help radically renew smiles. Another less known but still effective option is Snap-on Smile®.
Dr. Abbey Lee provides both Grant Park dental veneers and Snap-on Smile® at our Atlanta, GA practice for patients interested in creating stunningly brighter and more attractive smiles. How do you know which one is right for you? Discussed below are some of the pros and cons to dental veneers and Snap-on Smile® to help you learn more about these excellent cosmetic dentistry treatments. You can also schedule your initial consultation by calling 404.328.7177 or filling out our online form to learn more.
Grant Park dental veneers are customized porcelain shells fashioned to permanently bond to the front of teeth to conceal a variety of cosmetic blemishes, including:
Your veneers will be manufactured by a trained dental technician from impressions taken of your actual teeth so that each veneer not only fits seamlessly over your teeth, but provides realistic results. You will be given the opportunity to select a shade of porcelain that closely resembles natural tooth enamel, while also delivering a brighter outcome.
Caring for your Grant Park dental veneers is much like caring for your natural teeth. You will need to use gentle brushing techniques, floss daily, and avoid certain foods and lifestyle habits so as not to damage your veneers. When properly cared for, your dental veneers can last several decades.
In order for dental veneers to fit seamlessly over the surface of your tooth, a small amount of enamel removal is required (typically about half to one millimeter). Because of this, the treatment is considered irreversible and your teeth will need to remain covered since enamel cannot regenerate. Certain individuals with thin and sensitive enamel may not qualify, or may experience ongoing dental sensitivity. Others who want to avoid permanent tooth structure changes prefer to select a different alternative.
Snap-on Smile® is a newer treatment on the market that uses an oral device made of composite resin to conceal tooth imperfections. This device is very similar to an Invisalign® aligner tray, but rather than clear aesthetics, the composite resin is shade-matched to look like your natural teeth. While Snap-on Smile® can conceal the same cosmetic imperfections listed above as Grant Park dental veneers, it can also cover missing teeth, providing an added incentive for those looking for an affordable tooth replacement option who may not qualify for dental bridges or dental implants. As an added benefit, no tooth structural changes are required, making the treatment completely reversible.
You will be able to enjoy complete dental function while wearing your customized, stain-resistant Snap-on Smile® device, and it can be easily removed each night for easy cleaning. Snap-on Smile® is a quick and cost-effective solution to achieving the smile of your dreams.
Even with proper care, Snap-on Smile® devices only last about three to five years before needing to be replaced. However, your device will come with a 12-month warranty that can be extended to three years if desired should anything happen to your Snap-on Smile®.
If you are interested in learning more about Grant Park dental veneers or Snap-on Smile®, we recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Lee at our Atlanta, GA practice. You can contact us online or by calling 404.328.7177.