Cosmetic Showdown: Porcelain Veneers vs Snap-On Smile®
You want to improve the look of your smile, but you’re not sure where to start. At Carolina Smiles, we offer a number of great cosmetic options that can all give you a more beautiful smile. But if you’re looking to change the overall appearance of your teeth, you’re probably considering porcelain veneers, but did you know that there’s an affordable, non-permanent alternative for getting a brand new smile?
Snap-On Smile® is a smile that is designed just for you and literally snaps into place over your teeth. But which is a better fit for your needs: veneers or a Snap-On Smile? Well, that all depends on your needs and the changes you want to make to your smile.
Porcelain Veneers: A Permanent Change to Your Smile
Veneers are thin, durable sheets of porcelain that we sculpt to give your smile a boost. You can change your teeth as subtly or drastically as you want with veneers.
Pros of Veneers:
- Cover chips, close gaps, and corrects severe discoloration
- Change only the teeth you want
- Thin veneers give you a natural feel
- When cared for, veneers can last for decades
Veneers are a permanent change to your teeth because some enamel has to be removed for their placement. If you decide on veneers as your cosmetic treatment of choice, be prepared for a drastic and permanent change to your smile.
Snap-On Smile: Try a New Smile on For Size
Don’t think you’re quite ready to permanently change your smile? Try on a Snap-On Smile. Choose from a variety of styles and shades. We’ll take an impression of your teeth and have your very own Snap-On Smile ready for you in about three weeks. You’ll come in for a quick fitting and leave our office with a new, beautiful smile.
Pros of Snap-On Smile:
- Cover gaps, chips, crowding, and most other cosmetic imperfections
- Great for people who aren’t good candidates for bridges or dental implants
- Easily snaps into place with no removal of enamel required
- A more affordable alternative to veneers
Because your Snap-On Smile isn’t bonded to your teeth, it may take some time to get used to. You can certainly still eat and drink with your Snap-On Smile in place, but there will be a period of adjustment. But for many, this is a small sacrifice to make in order to get a smile that they’re proud to show off.
In the end, your cosmetic treatment is your decision. But you will want to consider not only the change you want, but also how permanent of a change you want and how much of your budget you want to invest in your new smile. Schedule a cosmetic consultation with us to discuss your options and what will best meet your needs.