Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Stained teeth?

If you have discoloration on your teeth, don't worry. There are many reasons why teeth may discolor including external staining, decalcification, or cavities as the most common causes. Dr. Keri Do is the most capable cosmetic dentist in Honolulu that can correct the problems and others as well. Whether you need a de-staining appointment, or a more involved procedure like a porcelain veneer, she can fix any discoloration.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Missing tooth replacement

Do you suffer from missing teeth? Do you have a bridge or removable denture that simply looks awful? Dr. Keri Do can change your life with her skill of cosmetic dentistry. The ability to make a fake tooth blend seamlessly with the adjacent teeth is one of the hardest tasks in dentistry. Her previous work on other patients is more than enough proof to show that she is great at what she does. At Manoa Dental, we are conveniently located in the heart of Honolulu with plenty of free parking for all our patients.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Porcelain Veneers

A quick and painless way to remodel your smile is to use porcelain veneers. They are thin layers of porcelain that bond directly to the front of your teeth and can change the shape as well as the color. The existing tooth does not need anesthesia since minimal tooth structure is removed or none at all. It is a more durable restoration that can change the tooth color for much longer than whitening, but not as invasive as having a crown put on the tooth. Dr. Keri Do of Manoa Dental is highly trained in cosmetic dentistry and can discuss your options at a consultation.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Your smile and first impressions

Our society has always valued appearance, and it's obvious in our commercials, movies, or celebrities. Someone's first impression of you is decided within the first 3 seconds that they meet you, and your smile is a huge part of that. Studies have shown that straight teeth or how great your smile looks actually gives someone a favorable impression of you. Cosmetic dentistry is the foundation for your smile and can improve it immensely. Dr. Keri Do is an artist with bonding and veneers among other cosmetic procedures, and can enhance anyone's smile.  Call Manoa Dental for a consult to see what she can do for you.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Enamelplasty

Cosmetic dentistry does not always involve removing tooth structure. Sometimes the best way to achieve an excellent smile is simply by re-shaping teeth contour, also called enamelplasty. This is a pain-free procedure since minimal adjustments are made to the teeth. It can make a huge difference almost as easily as whitening or even veneers in some cases. Dr. Keri Do will use the most conservative procedures to upgrade your smile. Call us for a consultation to see which options would work best for you.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Cosmetic Dentistry is the best way to transform your appearance

Cosmetic Dentistry can be a life-altering plan for your appearance. Unlike cosmetic surgery which has a painful recovery and variable outcomes, cosmetic dentistry can be virtually painless and consistent. Rejuvenating your smile can be done quickly with immediate and lasting results. Whether you choose to whiten, have bonding, or a full smile reconstruction, Dr. Keri Do can do it all because she has done it all. Call us for a personalized consultation on how to enhance your smile!

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Invisalign

Invisalign has become an extremely popular cosmetic dental procedure over the last decade. It has been promoted as "invisible braces". It uses a a series of clear trays made specifically for each patient and is able to move teeth by changing the tray every two weeks. It can be removed during eating and does not affect your speaking ability at all. There are some drawbacks that Invisalign cannot fix, but is a perfectly reasonable option for a majority of patients. If you are considering getting the Invisalign system, come in for an evaluation to see if it's right for you.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

In-office teeth whitening

Another popular cosmetic dentistry procedure is in-office teeth whitening. While many offices only provide a take-home kit, we offer the procedure in-office to boost the whitening. It takes about one hour in the comfort of our reclining chair, and we provide movies or tv shows for you to watch. In-office whitening takes no effort on your part as you wait for the whitening material take effect. 

Friday, February 15, 2019

Teeth whitening

Whitening your teeth is the simplest way to rejuvenate your smile with cosmetic dentistry. It is painless, and results can be seen immediately. No tooth structure is removed and completely reversible if you don't like your results. However you should be evaluated to see if you are a candidate for whitening since cavities can be mistaken for stains. We have a multitude of options for whitening depending on how quick or how slow your want your tooth color to whiten.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Cosmetic Dentistry fillings

 Silver fillings have been around for about 150 years. The material must be a minimum thickness and they don't look very modern. Current technology advances allow us to place resin fillings with minimal tooth structure removal as well as using a chemical bond to adhere the filling to the tooth. This restoration can be more conservative while also not looking as ugly as silver fillings. Schedule an appointment to see if resin fillings would work for you.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Porcelain Veneers

An excellent way to transform your smile into the showcase of your appearance is to place porcelain veneers. Veneers are extremely thin (0.5 - 1.00 millimeter thickness) porcelain coverings that are cemented to the front of your teeth. They can change the color and shape of your teeth instantly! In most cases, they don' require anesthesia since the amount of tooth structure removed is minimal making it an extremely comfortable experience. They only take two appointments and can enhance your smile immediately!


Friday, February 1, 2019

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

The premier organization for cosmetic dentists is the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry(AACD). The annual conference is a great stepping stone for dentists to dip their toes into what cosmetic dentistry is about, or to update their technique. However, the truly elite cosmetic dentists subject themselves to a detailed written test and rigorous standards for presenting clinical cases among their peers. Dr. Keri Do is one of these highly trained and skilled dentists. Since cosmetic dentistry is not a recognized specialty as this time, any dentist can claim that they are a cosmetic dentist. However, accreditation status is the closest anyone can achieve to become a specialist, as evident by their work and their continuous training to stay current. Don't be fooled by the title of cosmetic dentist, the best way to find an exemplary cosmetic dentist is to look for AACD accreditation, and judge their work for yourself.