Enchance your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry in Honolulu

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Your smile is your signature. Do not let esthetic errors overshadow your beautiful signature. A healthy and good-looking smile is considered as one of the most expensive ornaments because it can boost your self-confidence and can help you greatly in career and love life. When you are not happy with the way your teeth, gums and lips look, you may tend to hide your smile by covering it with your hand. This can hold you back from being yourself. Cosmetic dentistry is a field dedicated to improving the esthetics of the smile while not compromising on your oral health. Our cosmetic dentist in Honolulu, Hawaii has several years of experience in smile makeover. His skills and knowledge have helped us earn trust of many families in and around the city. Our dentist listens to the needs of each patient and sets a treatment plan accordingly. Visit our office and speak to our cosmetic dentist about your idea of a perfect smile. Our smile makeover process can bring about a major transformation in your appearance.

Cosmetic Dental problems with the smile

Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. Though these words are true, there are few esthetic aspects of a smile which are known to make it look more acceptable. The factors are related to the size, shape and color of teeth, the way they are arranged and the amount of gums visible. A cosmetic dentist brings about changes in these factors to enhance the appeal of the smile. Following are some of the common esthetic issues treated by our cosmetic dentist in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Gaps between teeth
  • Short teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Yellowed teeth
  • Missing tooth
  • Improperly shaped teeth
  • Crooked teeth

A smile makeover process addresses the esthetic issues mentioned above. The skills of the cosmetic dentist play a vital role in the results of smile makeover process. Outstanding results can be achieved based on the knowledge and experience of the cosmetic dentist.

Cosmetic Dentistry Procedure – What really happens?

Creating a beautiful smile involves both art and science. The process requires patience, skills and knowledge. The first phase of the treatment is the examination and smile assessment. Here our cosmetic dentist performs a comprehensive check of oral health of patients and looks for esthetic errors. Impressions of teeth, X-rays and photographs are taken to study the smile. Our cosmetic dentist asks you questions related to what you think of your smile, what you dislike and what you think can make your smile more beautiful. We make a note of your views and a feasible treatment plan is set accordingly. Our cosmetic dentist explains you how the smile makeover process can beautify your teeth and gums. It may involve a single process or it may be a combination two or more procedures. Once a treatment process is agreed upon, the smile makeover begins.

Smile makeover may complete in a single visit or it may require two or more visits based on the esthetic errors and the recommended cosmetic dental treatments. It is important for patients to follow the instructions of the cosmetic dentist and care for the smile to protect it.

Dental veneers

Dental veneers are a wonderful esthetic restoration that can bring about a major smile transformation. They are thin shells made of porcelain. They are bonded over the front surface of teeth. These porcelain shells can mask the errors in front teeth and give a new look to your smile. A number of teeth errors can be addressed using veneers.

Tooth whitening

Tooth whitening is recommended when teeth are stained or yellowed. The treatment is aimed at clearing stain and making teeth brighter and more attractive. It is a safe and effective treatment process which can be complete in a single visit. The improvement in brightness of the smile is measured using a shade scale.

Porcelain crowns

Porcelain crowns are caps that look exactly like your natural teeth. They are used to protect those teeth that are severely decayed or damaged. Porcelain crowns have esthetic benefits since they look bright and very similar to natural teeth. A patient may not have to bother about the crown being visible when he/she smiles.

Tooth colored fillings

Tooth colored fillings are those materials that are used to fill a cavity caused by tooth decay. They are custom-made to match the color of natural tooth hence they blend well with the tooth surface.

FAQs - Cosmetic Dentistry

What do we mean by cosmetic dentistry?

The word “cosmetic” refers to changes in one's appearance. Cosmetic dentistry is all dental work that restores or improves a person's appearance and smile.

What is a smile analysis?

The first step towards improving your smile, this analysis involves a complete study of all the elements of your smile including your teeth appearance and alignment, gums, jaws — and also your facial features and how they all fit together.

What problems can be corrected using cosmetic dentistry procedure?

Some of the problems that can be corrected using cosmetic dentistry procedures are:

  1. Gaps between teeth
  2. Short teeth
  3. Chipped teeth
  4. Misaligned teeth

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Lance I Teramoto DDS

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Monday 8:30 AM 4:30 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM 4:30 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM 4:30 PM
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