Pembroke Pines, FL dentist explains Snap-On Smile
Snap-on Smile veneers are so innovative that people have a lot of questions about how the concept works.
- What is Snap-On Smile?
Sometimes called “temporary veneers,” Snap-On Smile is a removable oral appliance made of sturdy yet very thin dental resin that covers your teeth to improve their appearance. A Snap-On Smile can be made for the upper or lower arch.
- What smile problems does it address?
Snap-On Smile is ideal for gapped teeth, missing teeth, crooked teeth, chips, fractures, and teeth stains. (It is not a substitute for restorative treatment for tooth decay or damage.)
- What is the process?
Your new smile can be ready in just two dental appointments. At the first, you make some basic style selections and Dr. Ruiz takes impressions. Your appliance is fabricated at a dental lab. You return to Pines Dental Associates in about three weeks for fitting and care instructions.
- How does the appliance impact daily activities?
Most people adapt quickly to speaking with the appliance inserted – and they usually can’t stop smiling! You can enjoy beverages and most foods with Snap-On Smile inserted, but gum or chewy foods may damage it. You can wear it all day if you’d like, or to look your best for special occasions.
Finding Snap-On Smile “near me”
Only a dental professional can determine if this treatment is right for you. As one of a limited number of Snap-On Smile dentists in the Miramar, Cooper City, and Hollywood area, Dr. Ruiz has focused training. He performs a thorough evaluation of your oral condition and takes time to understand what you want to accomplish. After a discussion of treatment options, together you determine if Snap-On Smile enhancement is your best choice.
Patients who want a non-invasive, affordable, and reversible method rather than a permanent restorative approach to improve their smile are ideal candidates for Snap-On Smiles. It is a quick and easy solution for patients who want to look, feel, and function better without much effort.
Snap-On Smile doesn’t require the natural teeth to be altered in any way, unlike traditional veneers where a little bit of the tooth enamel has to be removed. Veneers are permanently bonded to the teeth, whereas Snap-On Smiles can be removed when you want to. Snap-On Smiles are more affordable than traditional veneers.
Most last two to five years before they have to be replaced.
No, you don’t have to wear it every day or all day. You can snap it over your teeth whenever you want to, ex. on special occasions, and have them carefully stored at other times. That is why many people prefer them.
Carefully remove the appliance with both hands, gently moving it from side to side without squeezing or flexing it. Remove and rinse it after meals. Use a soft toothbrush to clean the inner parts of the appliance twice a day. Regular toothpaste can dull the Snap-On Smile, so use plain water instead. You can use special products to remove stains, including tea, coffee, and food dyes, and plaque and calculus build-up. Talk to Dr. Ruiz about suitable products.
Dr. Milton Ruiz believes everyone should be able to attain excellent oral health, and his mission is to provide the highest quality care at the most affordable cost to all his patients. Dr. Ruiz is a general dentist with over 25 years of expertise who graduated from Tufts Dental School in Boston.
Dr. Ruiz has completed over 500 hours of continuing education in his decades of practice to keep current on new technology and improvements in dentistry. He is skilled in all aspects of dentistry, including cosmetic dentistry, root canal therapy, sleep apnea therapy, orthodontics, Invisalign certification, Oral Conscious Sedation, and restorative dentistry. You can rely on him to make your dental visit as comfortable as possible.