Smile Again With the Help of a Veneers Honolulu Specialist

by | Apr 16, 2013 | Dentist

A beautiful smile lights up a room. However, many of us have less than perfect teeth. Stains, gaps, poorly shaped teeth, and chips can all make an individual feel self-conscious about smiling. There are many ways to solve the problem, but some methods offer a more permanent solution. One such method is to have veneers applied to the teeth. A cosmetic dentist who is skilled with applying veneers Honolulu can make that perfect smile a reality.

Cosmetic dentistry can fix the problems that nature didn’t get right on its own. Veneers are made from thin pieces of porcelain or a composite material, and are adhered to the existing teeth in order to cover up imperfections or damage. Since a tiny amount of tooth enamel must be removed in order for the veneers to lay flat, the process is irreversible. Porcelain veneers cost more than the composite kind, but they will stand up longer over time. Plus, porcelain veneers have a more natural look, since it’s easier to blend them with a patient’s natural tooth coloring. All veneers however, resist staining well, even from cigarettes, tea, and coffee. A cosmetic dentist can help a patient select the right type of veneers for his needs and budget.

Having veneers put in place requires more than one visit to the dentist. On the first visit the dentist will diagnose what needs to be done, and set up a treatment plan for the patient. On the second visit the dentist will make the teeth ready for the veneer application by lightly buffing off the top layer of the enamel, about 1/2 of a millimeter. This can take anywhere from 1-2 hours, and may require a local anesthetic. The dentist will also create a mold of the teeth during this visit, which will be used to make the actual veneers. On the third visit the dentist will adhere the veneers to the patients teeth and make sure that the fit is correct, so that they will sit comfortably in the patient’s mouth and blend with the other teeth.

A veeners Honolulu specialist can create the illusion of perfect teeth. Through the use of veneers, a patient can finally have the smile that they always dreamed of. With proper care and regular brushing, the veneers should last for many years to come.

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