Am I a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?

candidate for porcelain veneers

Patients in Kailua-Kona seek an easy and effective way to transform their smile without undergoing multiple dental treatments. With a cosmetic dentistry treatment like porcelain veneers, their smile can be corrected with thin shells of porcelain that are used to cover the front of your teeth. They are made to give your teeth a new shape or shade, giving you a brand new smile. Continue reading to find out more about porcelain veneers in Kailua-Kona and to find out if you are a candidate for porcelain veneers.

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Dental veneers, or porcelain veneers, are strong shells of thin porcelain that are custom made to fit over your teeth. These thin shells of porcelain can cover a range of problems including cracked or chipped teeth, stains, and even give length to your teeth to hide a gummy smile or to make your teeth more even. Porcelain veneers can also be used to make your smile appear straighter, meaning you don’t need to get braces! Your cosmetic dentist in Kailua-Kona is here to determine if porcelain veneers are the right solution for your smile.

Problems Porcelain Veneers Can Help:

  • Mildly or moderately gapped or crooked teeth
  • Uneven teeth
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Deeply stained teeth
  • Gummy Smiles
  • Mild or moderate misaligned teeth

As you read before, dental veneers can help solve tons of problems. If you have any of the problems listed above, you are most likely a candidate for porcelain veneers. Some of the requirements for patients who want porcelain veneers are they need to have a healthy smile. This means your smile needs to be free of cavities and especially periodontal disease. If you have any sort of gum disease, this can cause the porcelain veneer to fail. If you need to have any restorative dentistry treatment in order to become a candidate for porcelain veneers, Dr. Yokoyama offers plenty of restorative treatment options to make your smile healthy once again.

Porcelain Veneers Procedure

Once Dr. Yokoyama has declared you are the right candidate for porcelain veneers, he will need to evaluate your smile to determine how many veneers you will need to achieve your ideal smile. Some patients can have their smile transformed in as little as 6 veneers! After figuring this out, he will need to shave part of your enamel off of your teeth so that there is enough room for the veneer to be placed. He will take impressions of your teeth and then send them off to the lab for your veneers to be made. You will be set up with temporary veneers until the permanent ones return. Once they have returned, your custom made veneers are permanently installed on your teeth to transform your smile. These veneers will last you around ten years with proper care and dental hygiene.

Schedule a Porcelain Veneers Appointment Today

If you think you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers treatment, give Yokoyama, DDS a call at our Kailua-Kona dentist office to schedule an appointment. Our dentist will determine if veneers are the right solution for you.

We always strive to provide the highest quality of care possible because that is what I believe our patients deserve. We continually improve our techniques and service through continuing education and training. I keep up to date on the latest developments in dental materials, techniques and procedures in order to provide state of the art dentistry. Our greatest thrill in dentistry is to give a patient the beautiful smile that they have always dreamed of and help them maintain that healthy beautiful smile for a lifetime.