I went to my dentist about getting porcelain veneers. They were pretty pricey. I did some research and there are snap-on veneers that are much less expensive. I can even get them online for less money and save going to a dentist. Are these a decent alternative?
It depends on what type of results you want to get. If you are looking for a beautiful result, you want porcelain veneers. If you don’t quite have the money, I actually recommend you wait and save up to have it done right.
The snap-on veneers you can get are not the same material. While porcelain veneers are obviously made from porcelain, the snap-on types of smiles are made from acrylic. This will not look as natural, nor will a dentist be able to get the variety and subtle differences in opacity you can get with porcelain veneers. The one good thing about these is that if you hate the results you can just take them off, while porcelain veneers are permanently bonded on.
The best type of snap-on teeth are called Snap-on smile. These are done through a dentist. If you are going to get this type of makeover, this is the brand I’d recommend, even though you would have to do it through the dentist. He or she will fit you for it the appliance, but even then, when it returns, there will need to be minor adjustments made in order to get it to fit properly. These adjustments require special tools. I would not use the online versions as this will not be possible for you and you’ll end up with painful spots.
Just make sure you have lower expectations for the snap-on smile than you would for the porcelain veneers and you should be fine.
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