Alternative to Porcelain Veneers
April 17, 2018
Porcelain veneers can provide you with the balanced and aesthetically flawless smile you’ve always wanted. But some patients are hesitant to choose veneers because they understand that removal of a small amount of dental enamel is necessary for best final results.
If you’re looking for alternatives to traditional porcelain veneers, consider the following options:
These removable prosthetics create the appearance of a beautiful new smile as soon as you snap them into place. Made of natural looking resin, Snap-on Smile mimics the sheen and coloration of your dental enamel. This treatment is recommended for patients who want a smile makeover without the commitment of porcelain veneers. Snap-on Smile is also cost-effective and can be an affordable alternative to traditional cosmetic restorations.
Patients who choose Snap-on Smile can eat and drink with their new teeth in place, as the bottom of the prosthetic has openings that expose the biting surfaces of natural teeth; however, patients are cautioned to avoid hard or sticky foods. Snap-on Smile also aesthetically replaces missing teeth and can make your smile look straight and even.
For the best of conservative dental care and beautiful results, many patients choose Lumineers. These are also called no-prep veneers, as natural tooth enamel typically does not have to be removed to create the best possible results. Lumineers are thinner than their traditional porcelain counterparts, making them ideal to obtain a flawless smile with less dental work overall.
Whitening and Manual Tooth Shaping
Patients who are looking for a symmetrical and balanced smile often think they must choose veneers, but there are combinations of other procedures that may suit their needs without requiring prosthetics. Natural teeth can be whitened to achieve a bright new shade, and surrounding teeth can be shaped to design a more uniform smile. While veneers may be recommended for teeth that are too deeply stained to be treated with bleach, whitening works well for many patients with mild to moderate dental discolorations.
Which Veneer Alternative is Right for you? Contact our Office!
At Smile Studio, we take an individualized approach to patient care, ensuring you receive the results you’re looking for. If you want a more beautiful smile but are interested in veneer alternatives, contact our team today to learn more about which procedure will work best for you.