Gaps, discoloration, and chips in your teeth can cause feelings of embarrassment and make you self-conscious about your smile.
Veneers are thin shells that cover these imperfections, giving your teeth a whiter, straighter, and healthier appearance.
Dr. Garrett B.K. Oka at Sweet Tooth Dental in Kailua-Kona, HI, can craft custom veneers to give you a beautiful smile.
What Are Veneers?
Veneers are thin porcelain shells that are attached to the front surface of each tooth. This cosmetic dental procedure covers imperfections such as:
See How a Veneer Is Placed
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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.
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Candidates for Dental Veneers
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 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
Visit a Dentist That 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
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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.
Cleaning and Care
Cleaning your dental veneers is as simple as brushing with a soft-bristle toothbrush, flossing, and attending regular dental cleanings and exams. While porcelain veneers are durable, they may become more susceptible to damage over time. It is advised that you take special care or limit eating foods such as:
Frequently Asked Questions
How much do dental veneers cost?
The cost of veneers varies based on each patient's needs. 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.