Snap-On Smiles® Guide

When it comes to Snap-On Smiles®, you may have ideas about what they are and if they really work. As your Bloomfield Hills cosmetic dentist, we want you to understand your oral health options. As incredible as it may sound, a Snap-On Smile can yield amazing results that people testify to loving time and time again. For more information, keep reading.


A Snap-On Smile requires no shots, drilling, or change in your teeth’s structure. The piece is created to snap on painlessly and easily so that everyone can enjoy their own smile without needing to undergo surgery.

The process starts with the dentist taking an impression of your mouth. If you have a few missing teeth, don’t worry. We can still work with you on forging a Snap-On Smile so that you can once again show your teeth when someone says “cheese!” A proper impression will show accurate margins in your mouth and the heights of your contours for any existing teeth. This dental process should never be rushed and will help ensure that your new Snap-On Smile is just right.

Snap-On Smiles also won’t just fall off either, so don’t worry about that. Yes, there are instances in which they may come off but those are few and far between and can often be avoided. Snap-On Smiles are not like kid’s Halloween teeth but rather they’re high quality, professional-grade cosmetic solutions for people looking to create a beautiful smile.


This is the fun part a lot of people love. You actually get to pick and design your new teeth!

As your local Snap-On Smile dentist, we’ll work with you on finding the best design and color to match your oral palate. There are a lot of small variances that require a professional eye to get just right and that’s what we’re here for. We want you to walk around joyfully showing off your smile to everyone you meet.


After around one week, your Snap-On Smile will be ready and we’ll bring you back in to have it fitted correctly. This process is pain-free and helps ensure that every little detail fits just right and isn’t going to budge.

It’s not uncommon for your mouth to feel a little strange at first, as something new has been added to it. But in a few days, it’ll feel completely natural. While you’re in our offices we’ll be sure to go over some phonetic exercises with you so your tongue gets a feel for your new teeth. These include things like saying “seventy-seven,” “success seeds success,” and the classic “she sells seashells down by the seashore.” Tongue twisters are good to practice at home in front of the mirror as well as they’ll continue to help you get used to your new smile and give you more confidence when speaking in public with them.


Once set in place with resin, we’ll provide you with a simple polishing. This is to make sure your new smile shines bright while fitting snug.

As your aesthetic dentist, we want you to be able to enjoy normal foods and beverages again with comfort. Be sure to treat your Snap-On Smile like you would normal teeth, though, as leaving food and residue on them can taint their beauty and reduce their years. At the end of the day, make sure to remove your Snap-On Smile with two hands. Careless behavior can cause unwanted damages or early malfunction of them. Proper cleaning is also required, which we’ll go over with you in our offices.


If you’re in love with your Snap-on-Smile, you can take the next step and convert them straight to Lumineers®! This is a wonderful option that people tend to enjoy because it seals in the Snap-On Smile while still being reversible because your natural tooth structure is still intact! Lumineers give you more options when it comes to eating sticky foods or chewing on gum.


If you have any questions, or if you’re ready to start smiling again with a Snap-On Smile, feel free to reach out and contact us online, request an appointment, or call us by phone at (248) 681-8100. As your Waterford, MI dentist, Dr. Taylor’s Family Dental Center is here to provide you with the best services in oral care.

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