Snap-On Smile: Everything You Need to Know

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Are you looking for an easy and quick fix-it-all cosmetic dental solution? Then you’re in luck! There is a cosmetic dentistry option available for you that fits the bill. Although it’s not restorative or permanent, it does offer a more affordable method to achieve a smile that gives you more confidence. We’re talking about the Snap-on Smile, also known as removable veneers.

Although snap-on smiles aren’t the perfect treatment option for everyone, they offer patients a more accessible way to get that perfect Hollywood smile. And good news! They’re available for both your upper and lower teeth. That makes them great for special events like weddings, graduations, or other celebrations.

Fast, simple, and affordable. Can snap-on smiles be so good? Keep reading to find out more!


What is a Snap-On Smile?

A snap-on smile fits over your teeth, giving you a natural-looking smile. They’re removable veneers that cover up stains, chips, and gaps. This product is thin, durable, and made of advanced dental resin. Even better, they’re normally quite comfortable, and the process to get them is painless and simple.

You can find more information about our services with snap-on smiles here. Or, keep reading to see if they’re the right option for you!

Snap-On Smile Process

The snap-on smile process takes place at a dental office and usually takes two visits. During these consultations, you will choose the shape and colour of your new smile. There are three steps:

  1. Your dentist takes an impression of your teeth and sends it to a lab
  2. Lab technicians make a custom set of inserts and mail them back
  3. At your second appointment, the dentist ensures a proper fit

Can something so simple be so perfect? Well, in short, there are a few things to consider. We’ll cover those now!

Daily & Longterm Use With Removable Veneers

Snap-on Smiles are easy to care for, and eating and drinking do not cause problems. Depending on the patient and how they use it, removable veneers can be a short-term or long-term solution. Especially if you get a cheaper option from a less-reputable source, removable veneers don’t last as long as the porcelain version. Reminder, beware of online deals that look too good to be true!

Pros and Cons of a Snap-On Smile

Although snap-on smiles are a fantastic cosmetic dentistry innovation, they aren’t the right option for everyone. Check out this list to see if you should consider another option such as porcelain veneers.


  • More affordable than veneers
  • Painless fitting
  • Removable and easy to clean
  • Fast improvement to the appearance of your smile


  • Can be uncomfortable
  • More prone to damage
  • Increases risk for oral health issues

Keep in mind that inserts should never be used as a replacement for dental work and orthodontics.

Alternatives to False Teeth Inserts

Snap-on Smiles are a specific brand of removable veneers. Meaning, other brands operate a little differently. Most of these other brands are take-home kits. And while they have some effectiveness, you won’t get the assuredness of a professional installation.

Aside from removable veneers, there are also more permanent treatment options. If your problem is alignment, there are treatments like Invisalign, which we’ve covered in our article here. Or if it’s a hygiene issue, a cleaning and proper at-home oral health routine might be the correct answer.

Here’s a quick list of more permanent solutions than removable veneers:

As you can see, there are many options to choose from! That’s why you should book your free consultation with Dawson Dental now.

Are Snap-On Smiles Right For Me?

Because snap-on smiles are an affordable alternative to more expensive dental cosmetic dentistry, they appeal to many people. That being said, they certainly are not the right treatment for everyone.

Who Should Get a Snap-On Smile?

If you’re looking to correct any of the following, then you should give us a call and plan out your snap-on smile!

  • Stained teeth
  • Slightly crooked teeth
  • Missing teeth or gaps
  • Those who want to replace partial dentures with a more comfortable solution

This is a general list, but remember that fake teeth inserts are not a viable replacement for dentures and permanent dental work.

Who Should Not Get a Snap-On Smile?

If you have any of the following dental health concerns, then there are probably better treatment options for you.

  • Cavities
  • Gum disease
  • Severely crooked teeth
  • Jaw alignment issues
  • Damaged teeth

In most cases, the above dental health concerns require professional restoration or orthodontic treatment. Whether it’s a filling, braces, or gum treatment, Dawson Dental has you covered. Check out the full list of our services here.

Risks of Snap-On Smiles

You might be wondering if a product so simple and affordable works. The short answer is ‘yes’, but the long answer is more complicated. Snap-On smiles are an effective ‘cover-up’ treatment. However, they do not address the root problems of your oral health concerns.

There are a few concerns to watch out for when using removable veneers. Because there’s a small gap between the insert and your teeth, a few things can happen:

  • Increased risk of plaque
  • Increased risk of tooth decay
  • Discomfort

So do you think a snap-on smile is the right choice for you? Don’t wait for your perfect smile any longer– give us a call now!

The Best Cosmetic Dentistry in Ontario is Dawson Dental

Snap-on smiles are a modern invention that is storming the scene! Finally, there is a very accessible and affordable option for those looking for a short-term solution. Perfect for events and special occasions, removable veneers have lots of applications. Whether you’re looking to look good in a specific photo, or just want to add more confidence to your daily smile, they might be the perfect treatment option for you.

All the positives aside, though, removable veneers aren’t the perfect fix-it-all solution. They’re more effective in the short term, and there are some minor issues to consider. The good news is that most of these concerns can be addressed through proper hygiene and consultation with your dentist.

If you’re looking to take your smile to the next level, contact us at Dawson Dental. With locations all over Ontario, we are sure to have an office near you fully equipped to treat your oral health concerns. And if you’ve got dental anxiety, don’t worry! We are experts at ensuring the process is comfortable and accessible.