Dentists in Joondalup are fielding more and more requests for “quick fix” solutions to creating a better smile. The proliferation of TV shows such as “Extreme Makeover Australia” have popularised the quick, superficial solution for many cosmetic ills. While these can work great in some cases, they are not always the best solution.
Here are two popular quick fixes and when they are and aren’t appropriate.
Also known as “snap on teeth,” this is a resin appliance that is placed over the teeth to create a better smile. Clip on teeth have some advantages. They can be used as a “test” to see if a patient’s gums are able to tolerate a more permanent cosmetic solution. They can also provide a “model” that allows patients to see how their teeth will look after they are provided with a long term solution.
However, not everyone can tolerate clip-on teeth. They don’t work out well if you have protrusive teeth or removable teeth. Those who just want a quick fix and don’t want to improve their dental health are usually disappointed. They need to be replaced much more often than their advocates would want you to believe.
If you do want to try clip-on teeth, know that they are just temporary. Make sure your dentist tells you about other problems you may have, such as tooth decay or periodontal issues. Remember that the appearance of snap on teeth will be greatly dependent upon your smile line, occlusion and bite.
Ultimately, you may be settling for a look that isn’t what you want. You can usually obtain a better look with crowns or veneers.
We love teeth whitening. We offer it here. But please remember one important thing: don’t ever entrust your teeth to anyone who isn’t a dentist. DIY teeth whitening or teeth whitening “specialists” can damage your enamel and damage your gums. Your mouth deserves the best care it can get.
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