At Manoa Dental, our experienced cosmetic dentist, Dr. Keri Do, builds beautiful new smiles with porcelain veneers in Honolulu, HI.
Porcelain veneers are thin porcelain coverings that are placed over teeth to achieve a beautiful smile. It is the ultimate cosmetic treatment for a smile makeover. They can be used to correct crowding, discoloration, gaps or spacing, chipped or broken teeth. They usually require a minimum of two visits for treatment. There are many factors that define truly beautiful porcelain veneers.
Ideal for patients whose smiles may need more comprehensive veneer therapy to correct severe discoloration or mild misalignment, these traditional veneers use thin shells of porcelain that are placed over teeth to conceal damage or discoloration. As your natural teeth are prepared before the porcelain shells are placed, veneers can also be used to correct minor overlapping as well.
First, the amount of tooth structure removal. A true porcelain veneer should only cover the front surface of the tooth and require an extremely small amount of tooth structure removal, or in many cases, none at all. At Manoa Dental we aim to conserve as much of your tooth structure as possible because our ultimate goal is for our veneers to last a very long time.
Second, the skills of the ceramist or lab that will create that veneer. We choose only the best of the best. You can view how your veneers will be made by our skilled ceramist that won awards and lectures throughout the world (ask us about our ceramist credentials).
Third, the skills of the cosmetic dentist to deliver stunning results that mimic nature, reflect your facial shape, personality, gender, and style. Many minute details are also calculated such as the amount of light, translucency, and different colors. You should be able to achieve the look that you want. A smile makeover is a team collaboration between a highly-trained cosmetic dentist, a skilled ceramist, and the patient. When done correctly, they should feel very natural and look amazing.
Here is a testimonial from our patient restored with porcelain veneers:
"I needed a tremendous amount of work done on my teeth, both cosmetically and for health reasons. I knew if I didn't find the right dentist I would be terribly disappointed by the outcome. For two years I search for someone, both on the mainland and here in the islands, that I could trust to restore health to my teeth and to create a smile that would allow me to finally spontaneously express joy and laughter without the fear and embarrassment I had suffered for years. Finding Dr. Do was the perfect answer to every issue and concern I had. I had a very specific budget to work with and very clear ideas about what I wanted my outcome to be. Dr. Do was very sensitive to both these conditions and worked with me to achieve exactly what I wanted.
I loved going to my appointments. Beyond Dr. Do's incredible cosmetic, aesthetic and overall health dentistry expertise, she is just plain good fun to be around! While I was receiving the many treatments required to give me my beautiful, healthy smile, I was always cared for and treated in a very considerate and personal way by all the Manoa Dental Care staff.
Thank you, Dr. Do, for changing my life. My results have been miraculous.
With deep appreciations,"
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See Dr. Keri Do's Veneers Publications in the Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dentistry Journal!
Our Honolulu cosmetic dental office is your home for custom smile enhancement with porcelain veneers. To learn more about how porcelain veneers can help you get the smile you’ve always wanted, contact Manoa Dental today for your consultation.