Have you lost your confident smile? Maybe your teeth are stained or you’ve chipped a tooth? Have you tried every dental solution on the market to get your teeth whitened but can’t seem to get the look you want? If you have been less than thrilled with your smile then dental veneers may be right for you.
Pop-on, or snap-on, veneers are a great solution to common imperfections and an affordable way to transform your smile. It is recommended to reach out to a dentist before making a decision on which type of veneer is right for you.
Below, we look at the types of dental veneers, the process of getting veneers, and the estimated cost of the procedure.
What are Pop-On Veneers?
There are two types of temporary dental veneers. The first is known as pop-on or clip-on veneers. You may have also heard them referred to as snap-on veneers.
These are custom-made, removable dental prosthetics. They are used strictly for cosmetic purposes such as filling in a gap or covering up discoloration.
Pop-on veneers work like a mouthguard that simply fits over your natural teeth to hide imperfections. They should be taken out when they are not needed such as with eating, drinking, or sleeping. This is because the material they are made with tends to be easily damaged.
Pop-on veneers are a great alternative to permanent veneers because the process is simple – no dental injections or cutting of the gums. They are also a cost-effective way to create a great smile.
What is the Process for Getting Pop-On Veneers?
The two most commonly used temporary veneer options are custom veneers and instant or DIY veneers. Custom veneers are created at the cosmetic dental office whereas instant veneers are made in the comfort of your home.
Some dental offices offer custom snap-on veneers. The process is similar to that of instant veneers but with a more precise fit. They will start by taking an impression of your natural teeth. The impression is then sent to the lab to be recreated with a stain-resistant, BPA-free material.
Once the lab has created the veneer the dental office will contact you to schedule a fitting. If anything needs to be adjusted they will do so in the office. Typically, custom veneers will be the most comfortable option due to them having a better fit.
When creating removable veneers at home, you will purchase an impressions kit online. Once the kit arrives, you will create your custom veneers by heating them in hot water to soften the material. You will then apply the material over your natural teeth to form a mold.
Once the pop-on veneers harden over your natural teeth you will be left with an inexpensive set of pop-on veneers. These tend to not be as flawless as custom veneers because they are simply impressions of your tooth without any adjustments being made.
Instant veneers are used to cover a missing or chipped tooth until a person can make it to their dentist to discuss further options. One downside to temporary veneers is that they are just that: temporary.
These veneers are not a long-term solution because they can not be worn for long periods or while eating and drinking. You may experience further problems with your natural teeth if bacteria gets behind the veneer and causes decay.
How much do Dental Veneers Cost?
The cost of snap-on veneers will depend on which kind you decide to use and where you are looking to purchase. If you need both top and bottom veneers made then it would typically be double the cost.
The price gap is large because of the different options available for veneers. Companies price their veneers differently based on color options, size, and material used to make them. It is strongly recommended that you speak with a customer service representative when choosing which option is best for you.
Pop-on veneers are substantially more cost-efficient than traditional permanent veneers depending on which material they are made from – either porcelain or composite. The good news is that dental insurance can cover some of the cost if it is deemed medically necessary. Speak with your dental provider to see what options your insurance will cover.
What are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are a thin, toothlike material that is attached to the surface of your natural teeth to improve their appearance. They are not intended to strengthen existing teeth but are used as a cover for imperfections.
Permanent veneers can be made from porcelain or composite materials. Porcelain veneers are known to be the strongest and longest-lasting material. They are also the easiest material to color-match with the rest of your natural teeth.
What is the Process for Getting Dental Veneers?
The first step to getting high-quality, permanent veneers is to have a one-half millimeter of enamel removed from each natural tooth that the veneer will be replacing. This process is completed with a handheld sanding tool. They do this so that the custom veneer will have a new healthy layer to adhere to.
Once the enamel has been removed, the dentist will take an impression of the teeth so that the lab can recreate each tooth to specifications. This part is quick and easy.
After the lab has created the veneer, the dentist will check each tooth to confirm it is the correct size and color. They will trim down the molded veneer to ensure that it fits properly before applying the bonding material. Once the veneer is in place they will apply pressure and a light source to solidify the cement. Finally, the dentist will remove any excess cement and check your bite to confirm it is in the appropriate spot.
Are Dental Veneers Right for Me?
If you are looking to correct a tooth imperfection quickly and with little discomfort, then pop-on dental veneers may be right for you. They can correct the following issues with ease:
- Stained or Blemished Teeth
- Chipped Teeth
- Crooked Teeth
- Gaps Between Teeth
If you are experiencing any of the above imperfections and are looking for a solution let East Valley Dental Professionals help! EVDP is a full-service family practice that has been providing patients with top-quality care since the 1980s. Contact our team of professionals at (480) 838 – 3033 to schedule an appointment today!