Pop On veneers are becoming more popular and gaining traction. As a dental hygienist, I came across this brand through my research and thought it was interesting, and I wanted to know more, especially what are Pop On veneers?
Pop On veneers are snap-on tooth veneers that are non-permanent and removable—made out of a BPA-free resin that is resistant to stain and custom-made to the individual’s teeth. Wearing snap-on veneers can improve the appearance of their smile but increase bad breath, cavities and gum disease.
I wanted to make an unbiased resource so people can read and learn about them and fully understand the risks and prevent issues that can arise. Pop On veneers (including all snap-on veneers) pose risks, and most of the websites I read were biased and trying to sell a product.
So, in this post, I give my full unbiased review to answer some common questions about the possible detrimental side effects, but I also discuss the positives.
Dental hygienist’s honest review of Pop On Veneers
Pop-on veneers are not a healthy option for the teeth. If a family member or friend asked me if I recommend Pop On veneers or any other snap-on veneers, I would advise against them. However, some circumstances may be a good option for a short-term basis, which I will go over at the end of the post.
Also called clip-in veneers, snap-on veneers are a quick way to improve the aesthetic of our smile. But, looks are not everything and what happens underneath the Pop On veneers is the issue.
Traditional veneers are glued to the teeth with special dental cement, providing a complete seal so no air or bacteria can get underneath. Pop On veneers do not have a seal, as they do not use dental cement to attach to the teeth.
The space between the tooth and the veneer is open. There is no seal, allowing bacteria to get in between the Pop On veneers.
On natural teeth, our saliva helps to rinse away bacteria, the acid that the bacteria produces, and food debris, protecting the teeth and preventing tooth decay.
While wearing the Pop On veneers, they block that steady flow of saliva that protects our teeth, and the bacteria and food debris can start to create cavities and cause gum disease.
So ultimately, wearing Pop On or snap-on veneers can cause more damage to the teeth in the long run.
However, there are some circumstances where Pop On veneers are a good option, as long as they are removed regularly for cleaning, dental hygiene is maintained and being mindful when eating with them.
Can you eat with pop on veneers? Hygienist explains
Just because you can eat with Pop On veneers doesn’t mean you should. The Pop On veneer website says you can eat with them, but here are my thoughts and concerns with their recommendation.
Eating Pop On or snap-on veneers can trap food and sugar underneath the veneers and contribute to tooth decay and gum disease.
Again, as I previously mentioned, snap-on veneers block the saliva from cleaning away bacteria and food debris that contribute to cavities and gum disease.
And not to mention, when the food gets stuck, it will start to break down and can cause horrible breath.
If you are wearing snap-on veneers, please clean them after eating!
The possible detrimental side effects of Pop On Veneers
If you are considering Pop On veneers or any snap-on veneers, it is vital to understand the detrimental side effects of wearing them. Below you can find a list of how Pop On and snap-on veneers can cause issues;
1. Alter bite (how teeth come together)
One of the most significant issues I have with snap-on veneers is that there is no oversite of a licensed dental professional. The patient is not in the chair receiving the snap-on veneers that the dentist can check to make sure they fit okay, not impinging on the gum tissue, and not putting too much force on the teeth that can cause tooth movement, chipping, and cracking.
2. Increase in cavities/tooth decay and tooth stain
As previously mentioned in this post, while wearing the veneers, food and bacteria find their way in between the veneers and the teeth where the saliva cannot effectively rinse the teeth. The consequence is an increase in cavities/tooth decay and tooth stain.
3. Bad breath
Although cavities can cause bad breath, so can gum disease, trapped food debris and poor oral hygiene, all attributed to wearing snap-on veneers. Bad breath is unpleasant for both the individual and anyone they are around.
If any of my family, friends, or patients ever came to me and asked me about Pop On Veneers, I would encourage them not to buy them (and tell them to run like hell away from them). I encourage them to try and choose a more long-lasting permanent solution if they were looking to make changes to their smile.
If you want to know more about actual customer reviews and complaints, all you need to do is read the disputes on the Better Business Bureau. They have had issues for a while, confirming what I am saying here.
However, that is not an option for some people, and there are some circumstances where buying snap-on veneers.
The benefits of Pop On Veneers
There are some circumstances where Pop On Veneers are one of the only choices people have in terms of access to cosmetic dentistry.
Having a dental professional complete a full overhaul of the teeth is extremely expensive and sometimes completely out of reach.
We have to understand this and see the benefits they can provide people who do not have access to care.
I know and can see it when people have a life-changing smile experience (I did myself), especially replacing missing teeth or fixing broken teeth. Having a complete smile is a massive contributor to self-confidence for most people.
Having missing, misaligned, or chipped teeth can prevent people from getting a job or cause anxiety or depression, affecting our entire well-being.
If Pop On Veneers or snap-on veneers are the only choice, I always recommend having a dental hygiene appointment first, so the impressions taken for these Pop On Veneers are accurate, and they can aid in getting the mouth healthier.
If there is too much build-up on the teeth, it will affect how the Pop On veneers fit over the teeth. Having a complete oral hygiene assessment is essential because a dental professional should address the health of the teeth and gums to ensure a proper foundation for the snap-on veneers.
Also, there could be a cavity that needs to be treated, and if done so after the impressions are made, the snap-on veneers won’t fit as well and could put too much pressure on the teeth, causing issues.
If you have Pop On Veneers or are getting them, please be aware of everything included in this post, as I don’t want any ill effects to happen to your teeth/mouth. Please try not to wear them as much as you can. The less you wear them, the better it is for your overall oral health and well-being.
I hope you have a great day,