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Pacific View Smile Center

Kari L. Sakurai, DDS, Inc.

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Santa Monica, CA

If you want to redesign the appearance of your smile, veneers offer a minimally invasive solution. Kari Sakurai, DDS, provides beautiful veneers at Pacific View Smile Center in Santa Monica, California. Get started on your dream smile today and schedule an appointment with Dr. Sakurai by calling the Pacific View Smile Center offices or booking an appointment online.

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that look like the front side of a tooth. Dr. Sakurai bonds your veneers to your teeth, where they effectively cover cosmetic imperfections in your smile. They’re typically made from porcelain, which looks just like tooth enamel and creates a very natural appearance.

Veneers are a quick, simple, and effective method for improving the appearance of your teeth or completely changing their character. They’re one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures because they provide patients with excellent results and minimal difficulty. 

How can veneers improve my smile?

Veneers cover the entire front of your tooth, making them an excellent solution for improving the appearance of teeth that are:

  • Cracked, chipped, or worn down
  • Stained 
  • Crooked or crowded
  • Spaced too widely
  • Misshapen
  • Too large or too small

Dr. Sakurai can also use veneers to make your smile more symmetrical, even, and uniform.

What happens when I get veneers?

When you get veneers at Pacific View Smile Center, you start with a consultation. You discuss how you want your smile to look and select a shape, color, and size for your veneers that helps you achieve that dream smile.

Then, Dr. Sakurai removes a thin layer of enamel from the surface of your teeth and takes a digital impression of your mouth. She sends that impression to a state-of-the-art lab, where a technician customizes your veneers to fit perfectly on your teeth. You wear a set of temporary veneers while you wait for your permanent ones, which only takes a matter of weeks.

When your permanent veneers are ready, you come back to Pacific View Smile Center, and Dr. Sakurai bonds them to your teeth, giving you a beautiful new smile.

How do I care for my veneers?

Veneers don’t require any special care, and can be maintained with proper brushing, flossing, and regular cleanings and exams with Dr. Sakurai. Porcelain is slightly more prone to chipping and cracking than natural tooth enamel, so you should avoid biting down on hard objects. Otherwise, veneers are very durable and, with proper care, will last you a long time.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Sakurai by calling the office or booking online, and discover your new smile today.