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Cosmetic Dentistry

Pacific View Smile Center

Kari L. Sakurai, DDS, Inc.

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Santa Monica, CA

It’s important for your smile to be healthy, but you should also feel confident about its appearance, too. If you want to improve the look of your smile, Kari Sakurai, DDS, can help. At Pacific View Smile Center in Santa Monica, California, Dr. Sakurai provides a variety of high-quality cosmetic dentistry procedures that can safely and effectively enhance your appearance. Schedule a consultation by calling the office or booking online, and learn more about cosmetic dentistry today.

Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is a dental field that focuses on improving the appearance of your smile. With cosmetic treatments, Dr. Sakurai can enhance teeth that are damaged, decayed, or less than aesthetically pleasing and give you a smile that’s whiter and more symmetrical.

What cosmetic services do you offer?

Dr. Sakurai offers a wide array of cosmetic dentistry services at Pacific View Smile Center, including:


If you have a damaged, decayed, or unattractive tooth, Dr. Sakurai can improve its appearance by covering it with a crown — an artificial tooth sealed on top of your tooth. 


If you want to fill in the empty space left by a missing tooth, a bridge offers a classic and effective solution. They’re made with a prosthetic tooth attached to crowns. Dr. Sakurai seals the crowns to the teeth adjacent to your missing tooth, leaving the artificial tooth to bridge the gap between your teeth.

Teeth whitening

Teeth whitening is one of the easiest ways to dramatically improve the appearance of your smile. Dr. Sakurai offers exceptional teeth whitening treatments with the Philips Zoom!® chairside whitening system, brightening your smile by up to eight shades in a single office visit.


Veneers are thin porcelain shells for covering cosmetic defects in your teeth, like cracks, chips, and stains. Dr. Sakurai permanently bonds veneers to your teeth, where they look like a natural and improved version of your smile.


Straight teeth and a properly aligned jaw make for a more aesthetically pleasing smile and a functional mouth. Dr. Sakurai offers several removable orthodontic solutions at Pacific View Smile Center, including Invisalign®, night guards, and snore guards.

What happens when I get cosmetic dentistry?

Every cosmetic dentistry service begins with a consultation. You tell Dr. Sakurai how you envision your dream smile, and she recommends one or more procedures to help you achieve that look.

She might also suggest a full mouth reconstruction or a smile makeover, wherein she combines multiple procedures to redesign your smile, making your dental experience more streamlined and effective.

Dr. Sakurai uses the most state-of-the-art technology at Pacific View Smile Center, like digital impressions for improved comfort and digital simulations of your improved smile with the iTero® scanner. 

Begin your cosmetic dentistry journey today and schedule a visit with Dr. Sakurai by calling the office or booking an appointment online.