Some patients may have only one improvement they’d like to make while others have a few things they want to change. Porcelain veneers are the quickest option for a complete smile makeover, as this treatment can improve the color, reshape the teeth and correct some alignment issues. Howard H. Carrico III, D.D.S. offers dental veneers for our patients in Kaneohe, Kailua, Waimanalo, and Haleiwa.
Tooth veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are placed over the surface of the existing teeth. The veneer can be matched to your natural tooth color to create a natural, whiter looking smile. Porcelain veneers are stain resistant, but proper care is required to avoid staining the veneers over time.
Dental veneers are used by dentists to correct a range of problems, such as stained or discolored teeth, gaps between the teeth, misshapen teeth, chipped, or broken teeth. In addition, orthodontic problems, such as crooked teeth or crowding, can often be corrected with veneers, rather than wearing braces.
It takes two visits to the dentist for tooth veneers. On the first visit, the dentist will prepare the teeth for veneers and shave off some of the existing tooth structure. Molds will be made to create custom veneers for your teeth. After the veneers are crafted in a lab, you will return to the dentist to have the veneers permanently attached to the teeth. For more information about the treatments and procedures available for our patients in the Kaneohe, Kailua, Waimanalo, and Haleiwa areas, please browse our website and contact our office at (808) 261-6581.