By Ken Yasuhara, DDS - Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry
April 14, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   veneers  

For the most part, our flaws and imperfections are what make us unique. After our eyes, our smiles are the most distinguishing veneerscharacteristic, setting us apart from everyone else. But the truth is many people are unhappy with the state of their teeth, which can have a negative impact on their self esteem and overall quality of life as a result. That said, reluctance to invest in time consuming and costly dental treatments that drastically change how the teeth look can dissuade many people from making improvements to their smile. But there are aesthetic and restorative dental options for patients of Dr. Ken Yauhara in Honolulu, HI.

Dental Restorations in Honolulu

For people with minor chips, cracks, and discolorations to the teeth, where a full crown or Invisalign are not necessary, porcelain veneers offer the perfect solution for fixing small imperfections and upgrading the look of the teeth, without drastically changing them. Dr. Yasuhara, your Honolulu cosmetic dentist, uses veneers to enhance any or all of the characteristics that go into making a beautiful and unique smile:

  • Size
  • Shape
  • Color
  • Alignment

Who is a Good Candidate for Dental Veneers?

In cases where major tooth decay is present, or a tooth suffers a significant break from an accident or is completely knocked out, a dental filling or crown would be appropriate. For significant spacing and alignment problems, traditional orthodontics or Invisalign are recommended. Porcelain veneers are a great solution for people with generally healthy teeth with minor cosmetic imperfections. Made from a thin layer of porcelain, they are placed over the tooth and shaped to match the texture and hue of a natural tooth. They can lighten the teeth, reshape them to look more even and symmetrical and fix minor chips and cracks to correct a smile that may have become a little dull from wear and tear over time.

Get Porcelain Veneers in Honolulu

Veneers are a simple and effective way to improve your teeth and get a beautiful smile that reflects your unique style and personality. Contact your Honolulu, HI cosmetic dentist, Dr. Ken Yasuhara, at (808) 947-8900 to schedule an appointment today.