Veneers

Gaps, discoloration, and chips in your teeth can make you feel self-conscious about your smile.

Veneers are thin shells that cover these imperfections, giving your teeth a whiter, straighter, and healthier appearance.

Dr. Garrett Oka at Sweet Tooth Dental in Kailua-Kona, HI, can craft custom veneers to give you a beautiful smile.

Veneers

Gaps, discoloration, and chips in your teeth can make you feel self-conscious about your smile.

Veneers are thin shells that cover these imperfections, giving your teeth a whiter, straighter, and healthier appearance.

Dr. Garrett Oka at Sweet Tooth Dental in Kailua-Kona, HI, can craft custom veneers to give you a beautiful smile.

See How a Veneer Is Placed

A small amount of enamel is removed from the tooth and a dental veneer is bonded to the surface. Our dentistry practice can use high-quality porcelain for a more natural-looking appearance.

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At Sweet Tooth Dental in Kailua-Kona, HI, we focus on compassionate and family-oriented care while using the latest dental technology to achieve the best results possible. Our dentist can provide porcelain veneers that are color-matched to your teeth so they blend in seamlessly and conceal any imperfections that are preventing you from showing off your smile.

Dr. Garrett B.K. Oka has over 20 years in practice, so you can rest assured that he has the skills necessary to handle your dental needs, whether they are restorative or cosmetic.

Still have questions? Fill out our contact form or call our Kailua-Kona practice today.

(808) 329-0889

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Candidates for Dental Veneers

During your initial consultation, Dr. Oka will examine your teeth and discuss your dental history and cosmetic goals. There are several factors your dentist will use to determine if you qualify for this cosmetic treatment:

Sufficient Enamel

During your exam, your dentist will determine if you have sufficient enamel. If you have worn or thin enamel, you may not qualify for veneers.

Degree of Misalignment

Dental veneers can give you a more symmetrical-looking smile by concealing a tooth that is crooked or misaligned. However, significant misalignment will typically require orthodontics, like ClearCorrect or SureSmile aligners.

Good Oral Health

Before you can receive veneers in Kailua-Kona, your mouth must be healthy enough to support them. If you suffer from gum disease, teeth grinding, or decay, these issues must be addressed first. Protective night guards and dental treatments such as fillings and gum disease therapy can help improve your candidacy.

Good Oral Hygiene

Patients must practice good oral hygiene at home and visit the dentist for general care to maintain their veneers. Healthy teeth and gums are essential to prevent decay under the veneer and to maintain optimal oral health.

Ready for a Permanent Solution

Because veneers require the removal of a small amount of enamel, it is important for patients to remember that once a tooth has been prepared, it will always require some sort of restoration. If you are not ready for a permanent solution, treatments like dental bonding with composite resin may be a better option.

Not a Veneers Candidate? You May Have Other Options

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Dr. Oka offers multiple cosmetic dentistry treatments. When you visit our Kailua-Kona office, he can assess your candidacy and explain your options. Even if veneers aren't right for you, you may still be eligible for procedures like teeth whitening, crowns, or dental bonding.

Visit a Dentist Who Sees You as a Partner

At our practice, we see you as a partner. We believe in keeping all of our patients involved and informed throughout their porcelain veneers treatment.

How? By earning your complete confidence. We do this with several different steps designed to make your visit as stress-free as possible.

It starts from the moment you enter our Kailua-Kona practice, where we'll happily welcome you into the office. This partnership will grow as we honestly assess your cosmetic dentistry candidacy, explain financing options, and take the steps you need to feel supported.

If you're ready to visit a practice that makes you a part of the team, contact us or call

(808) 329-0889

Dr. Oka and team
Dr. Oka and his caring Kailua-Kona team have seen the difference porcelain veneers can make. From improving your confidence to showing your teeth fully in photos, we can help you love your smile again.

Kailua-Kona Patients Are Truly At Ease Here

"Excellent team of providers who are positive, safe, and caring. The ‘doc’ is cool. Laid back but professional. Comprehensive first-patient visit. Probably best dental experience ever for me." Paul Knoll

Veneer Placement WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR APPOINTMENT IN KAILUA-KONA

Dr. Oka is prepared to craft beautiful, custom-made veneers to conceal any imperfections that are preventing you from showing off your smile.
Dr. Oka is prepared to craft beautiful, custom-made veneers to conceal any imperfections that are preventing you from showing off your smile.

Consultation

During your initial consultation, Dr. Oka will examine your teeth and discuss your dental history and goals to determine if porcelain veneers are right for you. Dr. Oka will use digital technology to take comfortable impressions of your mouth to craft your custom veneers.

Preparation

A dental veneer requires a small amount of enamel to be removed from the tooth. This ensures the veneer fits and bonds properly to the tooth. Traditional veneers require about 0.5 to 0.7 millimeters of enamel to be removed, but the amount varies by patient. Our dentist will remove just enough to prevent the veneer from appearing bulky so it blends in seamlessly with your natural teeth. You will be provided with temporary veneers while your porcelain veneers are created.

Wax-Up Models & Fabrication

Before we approve the creation of your permanent veneers, we'll use a method known as wax-ups to help you preview your results. This will allow us to make any fine adjustments and ensure you are completely satisfied with your results.

A trusted dental lab will use your digital impressions to craft your porcelain veneers. Once they're created, you can return to our office where Dr. Oka will ensure proper fit, function, and comfort before the veneers are permanently bonded to each tooth.

Finishing Touches

Another way we make sure you're completely happy with your veneers? We offer fine-tuning finishes, even after your veneers have been placed. We encourage our patients to go home, live with the veneers, and come back in for adjustments in shape and color if you're not completely happy with the final product.

Frequently Asked Questions About Veneers

How much do dental veneers cost?

Veneers start at $1,650 per tooth before tax at our office. Some patients will only require one or two veneers, while others may need more. Your dentist can give you an estimate during your initial consultation.

Does insurance cover veneers?

Because veneers are considered cosmetic dentistry, dental insurance will not contribute to the cost; however, our Kailua-Kona practice offers financing options through CareCredit® and Springstone℠ to make veneers a more affordable treatment option for our patients.

Does receiving veneers hurt?

Dr. Oka will use local anesthesia so you feel no discomfort when he prepares your teeth for veneers. Any discomfort after your treatment can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication, but it may not be necessary. You may only feel mild sensitivity as you adjust to your veneers.

How long do porcelain veneers last?

On average, veneers last around 10 years before they need to be replaced, but can last much longer with proper care. Over time, the porcelain can become worn down and more susceptible to damage, so patients should plan on replacing them eventually.

How long does it take to get veneers?

At our Kailua-Kona dental office, it takes about two to three weeks from the time we prep your teeth to placing your final veneers. This is a relatively quick process to get you the smile of your dreams.

What materials are veneers made out of?

The trusted lab that we've worked with for many years uses IPS e.max®, zirconia, and a mix of the two to craft your custom veneers. These materials give the veneers a natural look without sacrificing strength and durability.

 
Did We Miss Your Question?

You may still have questions about the veneer process and if this transformation is right for you. Join us at our Kailua-Kona dental office to learn more about cosmetic dentistry procedures, like veneers. Call our practice or request an appointment online to get started on achieving your dream smile:

(808) 329-0889

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"The staff, Melissa and Dr. Garret were great. Would definitely continue to come to their dental office in the future." Antonio Valentin
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Sweet Tooth Dental Garrett Oka, DDS

Dr. Garrett B.K. Oka and his team strive to provide patients with the highest level of service and top-quality dental care in order to build lifelong relationships. We want you to enjoy all the benefits of a stunning smile and optimal oral health. Our popular services include:

  • Dental Implants
  • Veneers
  • Dental Crowns
  • ClearCorrect®

To schedule an appointment, contact us online or call (808) 329-0889.

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