My teeth are yellow, chipping and make me look so old. What can be done to have my smile look younger and my teeth stronger? Are crowns or caps the only solution?

Widsom Tooth Vaneer - Generations Magazine - February-March 2013These are the questions I hear often. As people get older they become concerned about their teeth looking yellowed, darkened, worn down, showing cracks, or being different colors. Solutions for making a smile look refreshed, brighter, youthful and stronger (or a “Smile Rejuvenation”) vary, depending on a patient’s needs.

In today’s technology we no longer have to fully crown or cap teeth to have them be healthy. I have found that porcelain veneers are an excellent solution for many seniors, for healthier and stronger teeth. The myth about porcelain veneers is they just make a smile beautiful.

Porcelain veneers allow the dentist to remove the least amount of tooth structure while reinforcing your natural teeth. Veneers, which are thin shells that fit over the front of your teeth, are often used as a minimal invasive alternative to crowns. Porcelain veneers allow you to have a natural, youthful smile, by brightening the color and altering the shape of the teeth. These restorations are ideal to have your teeth not only look better but be stronger as well, when the goal is to keep your teeth for a lifetime.

For more information call our office for a complimentary consultation.

Wynn H. Okuda, DMD, Inc.

Cosmetic, Implant and Restorative Dentistry
3660 Waialae Ave., Suite 315, Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96816

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