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Traditional Dental Veneers and a Perfect Hollywood Smile

The Real problem with traditional dental veneers has little to do with how they function or their performance. Who determines what a normal, aesthetically pleasing smile looks like is the real issue.

America struggled for decades with defining “image” as a marketplace bent on exploiting peoples’ flaws for economic gain. The danger of this national obsession has become systemic since the days of Twiggy. Fashion magazines offer Photoshopped perfection as the standard to which we should aspire.

Effects of Marketing Traditional Dental Veneers

The effects of this insidious marketing made their way into breast implants and the definition of a Hollywood smile. Carving their bodies and their teeth, people use their resources to chase a false picture of their “perfect” self. People make investments in the tens of thousands of dollars at their dentist to get the “perfect” smile.

Traditional Dental Veneers Remind Yourself That It's Okay Not To Be Perfect.

Jane’s Traditional Dental Veneers

This message has become so endemic that people with nice smiles are convinced only a “perfect” Hollywood smile is acceptable.

One particularly relevant example of this is highlighted in a June 2015 article entitled “Saving Jane’s Smile.” Gary Nankin, DDS discusses how he “saved” the smile of a patient who was not content with her first set of #porcelain veneers.

According to Dr. Nankin, Jane was unhappy with her traditional dental veneers:

About a year prior to her visit to my office, Jane got porcelain veneers. Her previous dentist placed them on her six top front teeth (numbers 6 to 11). From the very beginning, she was unhappy with them. She said that they just never felt like they belonged. The veneers felt bulky, flat, uneven. Most of the time they were so uncomfortable that she just wanted to “rip them out”. In addition, food frequently got stuck behind them. She thought it looked like the surface of the teeth had “divots” in them.Curated from Saving Jane’s Smile

The high bar of “perfection”

The woman deemed a less than perfect set of veneers for which she had certainly paid at least $10,000.00, Dr. Nankin outlined his approach to “saving” Jane’s smile:

The sequence outlined for Jane’s treatment was as follows:

1. Endodontic referral for treatment of tooth number 15, followed by a composite core build-up.

2. Periodontal therapy in both the anterior region and upper left to achieve optimal tissue health.

3. Wax up of maxillary and mandibular teeth with the plan to place all ceramic restorations on her teeth. (4 to 15, and 22 to 27) Including the construction of a Sil-Tech® PVS index of both the maxillary and mandibular wax ups. This aids in the construction of provisional restorations and utilizing the general shape of LVI Smile Catalog, “Natural.”

4. Preparation of maxillary teeth and placement of permanent restorations.

5. Placement of dental implant by the periodontist followed by preparation of mandibular teeth and placement of permanent restorations.6. Restore the now fully-healed and osseointegrated implant in the position of tooth number 30.

Curated from Saving Jane’s Smile

The link between self-esteem and self-worth

Regarding a person’s smile, the strong link to self-esteem and self-worth make an imperfect set of teeth a concern. However, the picture in the article clearly illustrates what appears to be a well-constructed and healthy-looking smile. The entire premise is puzzling. How does a dentist promote “saving” a smile that 97% of the people in America would love to show off?

One of the primary reasons cited by an article in The Journal of the American Dental Association makes it clear:

…with the decrease in caries [ tooth decay] prevalence, the focus shifted gradually from functional dentistry to esthetic dentistry. As a result, the perception of tooth appearance in modern society could influence the changes in patients’ needs.

Curated from Patients’ Satisfaction With Dental Esthetics

Functional Dentistry loses out to aesthetics

In other words, patients aren’t visiting the dentist primarily for tooth decay. Therefore, “needs” are more centered on aesthetics than functional dentistry. As a result, emphasis has shifted to creating a plan seeking to achieve the perfect smile at huge cost. The previous study details the effects:

Aesthetics has become an important aspect of dentistry. Until about the last two decades, clinicians considered aesthetics to be far less important than function, structure and biology. Today, however, if a treatment plan does not include a clear view of its aesthetic impact on the patient, the outcome could be disastrous.

Curated from Patient’s Satisfaction With Dental Esthetics

Capitalizing on the Commerce of Imperfection with Traditional Dental Veneers

How disastrous was not spending tens of thousands of dollars on a second set of veneers for Jane’s smile? Reclassifying “aesthetics” as a necessary component of dental care is particularly troubling as we cannot accurately measure or manage it. People trusting professional opinions of dentists are vulnerable to being convinced. Minor, aesthetic problems with their smile, they are told, require expensive measures to correct in order to be “normal”.

The Real Problem with Traditional Dental Veneers

Hence, the real problem with veneers lies in the ever more pervasive use of cosmetic dentistry. Covering up even the smallest flaw in order to capitalize on the dysfunctional body imagery of a vulnerable population. Requiring Jane’s “before” smile to be saved sets a high bar for a “normal” smile. So high, in fact, that natural, God-given teeth can never compete.

The High Cost of Traditional Dental Veneers

A cosmetic smile enhancement should not have to cost a fortune. You decide when and if you are ready for traditional veneers to achieve your perfect smile. Brighter Image Lab created removable dental veneers allowing people time to evaluate all options before committing to porcelain veneers. We understand that people want to be proud of their smile. As a result, we offer Press On Veneers as a choice for a non-dental, reversible, and removable cosmetic smile contrivance. Call and talk to Laurie Hall today to find out more about Press On Veneers.

Affordable Cosmetic Dentistry

Does Snap-On Smile Qualify as Affordable Cosmetic Dentistry?

Everyone wants a smile that looks confident and beautiful. For a long time, the only option that people had was dentists such as Dr. Terri Alani of Houston who offered a selection of cosmetic options, among them the Snap-On Smile. As one of the primary providers of Snap-On Smile, Dr. Alani lectures nationally about the merits of Snap-On Smile. For years, dentists touted the Snap-On Smile as the most affordable cosmetic dentistry option for delivering patients an attractive smile.

Until now.

Press On Veneers has emerged with a new approach to fixing a smile without ever touching the teeth. Bil Watson set out to revolutionize cosmetic smile enhancement through the use of technology, changing the face of smile makeovers.

What Is Press On Veneers?

Press On Veneers is a groundbreaking cosmetic contrivance that will dramatically change the appearance of your smile. A temporary cosmetic solution, it requires no drilling, grinding, or dentist visit and is an appealing alternative to veneers. Press On Veneers doesn’t change or alter the teeth in any way. It does not involve dentistry at all; it’s simply a snap on smile alternative for patients who aren’t ready to commit to permanent cosmetic dental work.

Lab Direct Snap-On Smile Alternative is better than Affordable Cosmetic Dentistry

A cosmetic makeover with Snap-On Smile typically starts with a consultation appointment at a dentist’s office, such as Dr. Alani’s Houston dental office. During such an appointment, your Snap-On Smile trays will be custom-made for you.

However, Brighter Image Lab found a trip to the dentist just adds time and money to the removable veneers process. Snap-On Smile doesn’t fix gaps, stains, or misalignment in teeth. So why go to a dentist for affordable cosmetic dentistry that isn’t even dentistry?

As a purely cosmetic process, Press On Veneers cut costs by removing the dentist entirely. It turns out “affordable cosmetic dentistry” doesn’t require any dental skills at all. Using state-of-the-art technology, the revolution in dental veneers is that they aren’t dental. They’re a cosmetic procedure like teeth whitening resulting in a more beautiful appearance without ever changing your smile.

The Press On Veneers Reviews

While many of the cosmetic benefits of Press On Veneers are obvious, there are some key benefits to our clients.

First, you save money. Press On Veneers costs less than the $1800.00 price at the dentist. Unlike the traditional Snap-On Smile, we knew it was important to make a snap on smile affordable.

More importantly, the Press On Veneer is different. It is lightweight, wafer thin, durable, and natural. We harnessed technology to create a purely cosmetic contrivance. It looks so stunningly real, no one will know they aren’t real teeth.

The Press On Veneer is entirely cosmetic, unlike flippers or dentures. The reason we bring it to you lab direct is because it has no value whatsoever as a dental appliance. Your dentist couldn’t even bill you for it as a dental appliance because it has no dental value whatsoever.

Until Affordable Cosmetic Dentistry Exists, There’s Press On Veneers

Press On Veneers didn’t want to compete with the dentists. We know that when it comes to a beautiful smile, technology creates an artistry that no one can replicate. It creates the impression of a beautiful smile.

Read the reviews of our clients and see the unretouched before and after pictures. There really is no comparison between Snap-On Smile and Press On Veneers.

Thinner, more realistic, less bulky, and more natural. Our client reviews make it clear that a beautiful, affordable smile is not only possible, it’s just one click away.

Call and talk to Laurie Hall to start your process.

Start grinning from ear to ear with your removable dental veneer.

Press On Veneers by Brighter Image Lab

Over five years ago we began creating new Press On Veneers ™ for our clients, and started helping smiles go from bad to beautiful.

What do we do?

At Brighter Image Lab, we believe that everyone has the right to a bright, beautiful smile. With our lab-direct business model we have developed a unique process to give our clients the smile they deserve at a greatly reduced price.

Using advanced technology, our design team and lab technicians work to create custom-veneers for each individual client. New Press On Veneers ™ are a single piece that fit over the front 10 – 12 teeth on the top and 6 – 8 teeth on the bottom. They ensure that teeth are covered when talking or smiling.

Why is our business necessary?

Press On Veneers by Brighter Image Lab

Unfortunately, not everyone has access to regular dental care. More than 47 million people in the United States live in “dental health shortage areas”. As many as 130 million Americans don’t have dental insurance.

Frankly, dentists are not doing their part to help those in need, and someone needs to step up to help. While the number of businesses offering dental insurance has continued to fall, the cost of a visit to the dentist has risen rapidly.

People with chipped, cracked, missing, or misaligned teeth need a solution that won’t cost them several thousand dollars, and we are happy to be able to offer that to them.

Brighter Image Lab is a dental laboratory that deals directly with the public. We bypass a dentist visit in order to craft custom-made veneers for a fraction of what they would spend otherwise.

Are New Press On Veneers ™ right for everyone?

Many people are good candidates for New Press On Veneers ™. In order to qualify, a client must have four natural teeth on the target arch (top or bottom).

The veneers grip onto the back of existing teeth. They hold to the teeth by the mouth’s natural suction. Once in place, the tongue cannot move the veneers, and there is no need for any glue or dental adhesive.

How do I get Press On Veneers?

When you’re ready to place your order you can do so below. Our website has a full list of pricing for New Press On Veneers ™, all of our information, how-to videos, and more.

#BrighterImageLab was founded in 1997 by Director Bil Watson. The company began as teeth whitening business, but eventually realized there were needs that weren’t being addressed. People were unhappy with their smile because of more than just slight discoloration.

Because of our lab-direct system we are able to serve clients all over the world. Contact us with questions or give us a call at 1-888-257-2455.