What are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are becoming quite popular these days as they have proved to be helpful in improving the smile of people who have chipped or stained teeth. When you come to Smile Hawaii you will be able to get customized dental veneers that will fit right over your teeth and improve their overall appearance. The dental veneers are extremely thin shaped and are designed in such a way that they can cover your teeth with absolute ease. These shells are attached to the front of the teeth and can change the color, shape, and even the size of the teeth. They are made from a resin material that has comparable properties to that of natural teeth to get you that bright smile that you have always dreamed of.
When you come to our Kahului Dentist Dr. Lance D. Ogata he will speak to you about the process so that we can see if it is right for you. Dr. Ogata is a professional in creating dental veneers. For dental veneers, there is a process that must be undertaken before the veneers are created and put in place. To provide you with a better understanding we have broken down the process of getting veneers so that you can be informed ahead of time.
If you are having the following problems with your teeth, then it is important that you discuss with your dentist.
- Discoloration of the teeth
- Worn down teeth
- Teeth that have been chipped or are broken
- Teeth that have gaps in between
- Teeth that are misaligned or irregularly shaped
Getting Veneers Process
Preliminary Office Exam: During this office visit you will have a chance to speak to Dr. Ogata who will explain the entire process and will take x-rays of your teeth. He will closely view your teeth and ask you if you have had any dental related issues in the past and will examine to see if getting veneers is the right option for you. If you have any questions you are free to ask him, and he will always be willing to advise you about the process and what all the steps are that will be taken to restore a healthy and beautiful looking smile.
Preparation: The preparation process involves trimming approximately half a millimeter of the tooth enamel so that the veneers can be placed. Dr. Ogata will also take an impression of the teeth so that the veneers can be customized to fit your needs.
Placing the Veneer: Once the veneers are ready our Dr. Ogata will check them to see if the fit and color are exactly what they should be. After this process, the dentist will prepare the teeth by cleaning them and making the surface rough so that there is adhesion to the veneer. To attach the tooth Dr. Ogata will use a special cement followed by an ultraviolet light so that it can harden at a faster rate.
Cleaning the Teeth: After the veneers have been placed you may be asked to follow up with Dr. Ogata to make sure that the veneers are in place properly, and you are not having any complications. If you have any issues that you are having bring them up so that the dentist can take a closer look to see if everything is healing properly and the veneers are right in place.
Dr. Ogata will advise you to follow a normal tooth cleaning hygiene routine. Once you have the veneers in place you will love to smile in front of others and will be happy that you decided to rely on us for your procedure. Dr. Ogata treats many patients on a regular basis and always loves to see people astonished by the overall outcome that the veneers provide. All our clients are quite pleased to get services from him as he is friendly and does his job with the utmost level of confidence. When you receive dental veneers from us, then your veneers are bound to be healthy for the course of five to ten years before you will have to replace them with new ones.
Advantages of Dental Veneers
There are many advantages to getting dental veneers as with them you will have natural looking teeth and your gums will also be able to adjust to the porcelain quite well. The reason we use porcelain veneers is that they are stain resistant and can be adjusted to your needs. Here at our clinic, we believe that veneers are a conservative means of changing the color and the shape of your teeth as they are a stronger and longer lasting alternative.
When you come to Smile Hawaii you will be surrounded by a wonderful group of dental assistants, staff, and our professional doctor Lance Ogata who are here to restore your smile and get you the treatment that you deserve. The process of placing the porcelain veneers is one that requires a lot of skill and precision and only a talented dentist like Dr. Ogata can help you meet your desired expectations. When you speak to him he will have a consultation with you so that during this process the size, shape, and the color of the porcelain can be discussed as per your needs. Getting veneers is a process that may take some time, but in the end, the results are quite wonderful and worth the effort that is put in. So, if you are worried about the appearance of your teeth do not stress any longer and make an appointment with us today. We are here to help you and guide you to the path of restoring your smile and boosting your level of confidence so that you feel great all the time.