They say your smile is your best accessory, but this isn’t always the case when your teeth are stained, crooked or missing. Your local dentist offers solutions to these dental problems, but many treatments tend to be expensive and lengthy. For example, laser teeth whitening can cost up to $1,000 or more for each session, while corrective braces usually start at $5,000. You have to keep your braces on for several months or years, depending on how much work needs to be done on your teeth, and visit your dentist regularly for adjustments.
Patients with missing teeth get removable dentures or dental implants. Dental implants cost an average of $4,500 for each crown and implant. Patients with thin bone in the jaw may need bone grafts before dental implant placement, adding to the cost (grafting using your own bone is about $2,000). In addition to the expense, patients need to wait for their wounds to heal before permanent implants can be placed.
If you don’t have the time or the resources, there are other options to improve your teeth’s appearance. One is snap-on teeth.
Why Wear Snap-On Teeth?
Snap-on teeth are removable veneers that literally “snap on” to your front and back teeth to hide imperfections. Snap-on teeth can be customized for each patient. During consultation, the dentist may take dental x-rays and teeth impressions. The dentist then creates a preliminary model of the teeth using resin material. The dentist sends this model to the lab that creates the snap-on teeth.
In essence, snap-on teeth are meant to look like an improved version of the patient’s natural front teeth. A set can cost at least $500. Besides being more affordable, snap-on teeth are convenient. They can be worn like removable dentures, except that they go over existing teeth instead of fitting onto bare gums. You can put them on and take them off in seconds. Snap-on teeth also provide a practical and reversible solution for people who want to look their best during job interviews, business presentations, weddings and important events.