Many of the patients who visit our Succasunna office for cosmetic dentistry ask about the value of Snap on Smile. This innovative technique to makeover the smile in a snap is appealing because it overcomes the hurdles that prevent many people from getting the smile they want. This removable appliance is custom made to fit over existing teeth and does not require alterations that would require ongoing maintenance regarding repeat treatment. However convenient and affordable Snap on Smile may be, it is important that patients know how to care for their cosmetic fixture to maximize its lifespan.
Snap on Smile Maintenance Tips
Just like natural enamel, it is possible that the resin material used to create a Snap on Smile fixture can absorb tiny particles from foods and beverages. As much as possible, patients with this fixture should avoid cigarettes, red wine, tea, coffee, and other products that are known for causing stains on teeth.
Who can be expected to avoid such a wide variety of foods and beverages! We understand that there may be occasions when you want to enjoy a nice cup of coffee while wearing your Snap on Smile. Knowing the characteristics of resin, dental professionals suggest a strict cleaning protocol for this product.
The Snap on Smile fixture should be removed daily. When it is removed, it should be cleaned, as should your teeth. Because the fixture fits over natural teeth, oral care is vital to the prevention of cavities and other problems. The Snap on Smile can be cleaned in the same way a denture might be cleaned, with a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste.
Before inserting Snap on Smile, it is important to brush thoroughly but gently. The removal of debris and bacteria before insertion is necessary for cavity and gum disease prevention.
Also, when inserting and removing Snap on Smile, it is important to use two hands, one on each side of the fixture. This eliminates imbalanced pressure that could cause fracture or bends.