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Why you should choose porcelain veneers
Porcelain veneers can give you a custom-made smile, guaranteed to make you proud. You deserve to have the renewed confidence a beautiful smile can bring. Porcelain veneers are the modern, state-of-the-art treatment to reshape your smile. Dr. Wynn H. Okuda in Honolulu, Hawaii wants you to know the many reasons why you should choose porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers from your Honolulu dentist can reshape your smile by fixing many major and minor imperfections in your front teeth including:
- Excessive, uneven wear from poor tooth alignment or grinding
- Chipped, jagged edges from aging or using your teeth as tools
- Stains and discolorations from smoking, coffee or medications
- Breakage and damage from injury or trauma
- Spaces, gaps or overlapping teeth due to genetics
There are many reasons why you should choose porcelain veneers to reshape your smile. These are just a few:
- Porcelain veneers are beautiful and natural-looking, because porcelain reflects light, just like your natural teeth.
- Porcelain veneers are strong because they are created out of high-tech materials.
- Porcelain veneers are durable; they will last for many years with proper care.
- Porcelain veneers are conservative because Dr. Okuda only removes a minimal amount of tooth surface.
- Porcelain veneers repel stains and remain sparkling white.
For amazing before and after photos of what porcelain veneers can do to reshape smiles, please visit the smile gallery page on Dr. Okuda’s website at http://www.okudacosmeticdentistry.com/before-and-after-smile-gallery.html
Dr. Okuda begins your porcelain veneer treatment by removing just enough tooth surface to accommodate the thickness of the veneers. Then Dr. Okuda will make a model of your teeth and send it to the dental laboratory where skilled dental technicians create your veneers. At your next appointment, Dr. Okuda will cement your beautiful new porcelain veneers.
If your smile isn’t all it can be, it’s time to think about porcelain veneers to reshape and renew your smile. Don’t wait! Get the smile you deserve by calling Dr. Wynn H. Okuda in Honolulu, Hawaii. Call today and get started on reshaping your smile!
Ready to hide dental imperfections once and for all? Now you can with veneers!
Nothing looks better than a pristine smile. But if certain imperfections have you smiling less than you would like then it’s time to talk to your Honolulu, HI cosmetic dentist Dr. Wynn Okuda about whether veneers can help.
These wafer-thin shells may not seem that impressive at first but when they are added to the front of your teeth, you’ll be amazed just how much they can improve the overall look of your smile. Porcelain veneers are custom-made to cover surface imperfections and change the color, shape or size of a tooth or teeth.
While veneers can be made from a variety of materials porcelain tends to be the most popular because it is resistant to stains and also reflects light the same way as natural teeth. However, resin veneers often require less tooth enamel removal prior to placement. In order to decide which type of veneers are the best kind for you, you’ll need to talk with your dentist in Honolulu, HI.
When to Consider Dental Veneers
Veneers are most commonly used to hide:
- Discolored teeth
- Misshapen or worn down teeth
- Spaces between teeth
- Chipped, cracked or fractured teeth
- Misaligned, crooked or uneven teeth
If you are dealing with unsightly teeth and are looking for a way to get a whiter, straighter and more attractive smile then veneers may be the best option for you. Veneers can be used to fix so many different dental problems so find out how you can benefit from these cosmetic restorations.
Getting Your Veneers
Once we’ve evaluated your smile and determined that veneers are right for you, we will need to take X-rays and impressions of your mouth. These impressions will provide a lab with the proper tooth measurements from which to create your perfectly shaped and crafted veneers.
Next, your teeth will need to be prepared for your veneers. We will remove about ½ millimeter of enamel from the front of your teeth to prepare for the added thickness of the veneers. Don’t worry, this isn’t painful and many times this can be performed without needing local anesthesia.
Veneers are usually fabricated within one to two weeks. After which, you will come into our office for a fitting. We will temporarily apply the veneers to make sure you love your new look. Once you have approved your veneers will be permanently attached.
For all your general, cosmetic and restorative dental needs, turn to Dr. Wynn Okuda DMD, Inc. in Honolulu for the smile you want. We are here to cater to all of your smile goals. Call us today to schedule a consultation.