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Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Dental Veneers in Kailua-Kona with Dr. Carter Yokoyama

Dental Veneers by Dr. YokoyamaThere are many different dental problems that a person may face. Accidental chips and cracks or tooth decay can mar the appearance of a tooth. Some teeth may have small but detectable levels of misalignment, or there may be slight but unsightly gaps between teeth. Perhaps there are severe stains on the teeth, making a person hesitant to smile. Dr. Carter Yokoyama can successfully treat all of these problems, and in some cases, all he needs is one dental treatment: porcelain veneers. By using porcelain veneers at his Kailua-Kona practice, Dr. Yokoyama can restore and enhance the appearance of your smile.

How Porcelain Veneers Work

Porcelain veneers are thin shells made of a special dental ceramic that are bonded to the front facing surfaces of your teeth. The porcelain veneers will protect the teeth from damage and provide an aesthetically pleasing appearance. They are quite durable and do not require a lot of tooth structure to be removed in order for them to be placed.

The porcelain veneers are semi-translucent, allowing light to affect them just like your actual teeth. This ensures that when the veneers are placed they will look natural and not appear artificial. Dr. Yokoyama will color-match the porcelain veneers to your existing teeth as well, further ensuring a subtle but extremely effective cosmetic dentistry enhancement.

The Dental Problems Porcelain Veneers Can Fix

canstockphoto6237354-minOne of the best things about porcelain veneers is their versatility. Dr. Yokoyama has used porcelain veneers at his Kailua-Kona office to solve a wide array of dental problems. Porcelain veneers can effectively mask chips and cracks. Porcelain veneers can also be used to cover major stains that teeth whitening cannot effectively address. Even some level of tooth misalignment can be dealt with through the expert use of porcelain veneers rather than through major orthodontic treatment. This has led many to refer to porcelain veneers as “instant orthodontics.”

Contact Us for a Porcelain Veneers Consultation

To find out if you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Yokoyama in Kailua-Kona. While porcelain veneers are able to address many different problems, an in-person visit with Dr. Yokoyama will allow him to determine if porcelain veneers are the proper treatment option for you. He will also be able to assess your dental health and develop a treatment plan that will best meet your current and future needs. We invite you to contact our dental spa in Kailua-Kona today to schedule a visit.

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Beautiful office, helpful and friendly staff, caring and knowledgeable doctor and hygienist, utmost care to keep everything clean and sanitary, current on research, new studies and technology within dentistry. Highly recommended Dr. Yokoyama’s office!
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The staff in this office are a blessing to the community. I've been visiting the office for more than five years now. I always leave my appointments confident that I had excellent quality, personalized care from professionals with high standards. On top of that, they leave you feeling like family and I come away better educated about the latest research and how to improve my oral/dental health
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I've always been warmly greeted by Michelle upon entering the very clean and professional office. She's been a great help in properly managing my dental benefits. All the staff has a great mix of professionalism and warm, personal care. Dr Yokoyama takes time to explain what is going on with your dental care and possesses great skill in his profession.
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Dr. Carter Yokoyama is the best dentist I've ever experienced and I've been on Earth a long while. The office/dental staff is exemplary, none better!

Meet Your Dentist, Dr. Carter Yokoyama

Dr. Carter S. Yokoyama grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii where he graduated from Punahou School in 1984. He completed both his undergraduate studies and dental school at the University of Washington, in Seattle. He graduated from the UW School of Dentistry in 1992 and is licensed to practice in both Hawaii and Washington. Dr. Yokoyama is an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and American Dental Association