Manoa Dental: Restoring Beautiful, Functional Smiles with Dental Implants in Honolulu
Dental implants provide a long-lasting solution to missing or badly damaged teeth that require extraction. Dr. Choy is pleased to offer stable restorations with dental implants in Honolulu as part of our comprehensive dental services.
The Basics of Dental Implants
An implant procedure involves placing a titanium implant where your missing tooth was in one appointment. The implant acts as a prosthetic tooth root to help stimulate your bone from resorption(shrinking) since the tooth is no longer there. We determine exactly how and where to place the implant through a thorough exam and advanced 3-D imaging techniques. Most patients can return to work the same day as your surgery and feel very little to no discomfort the next day. During the healing process, the bone grows around and fuses with the implant – a process called osseointegration, which can take between two to six months depending on your bone quality.
After the dental implant has stabilized, we cement or use another attachment to connect a dental crown that is custom made to blend seamlessly with your smile. Dental implants require that you have sufficient healthy bone in your jaw to secure the implant and that you're healthy enough to heal well.
The longevity of the implant is determined not only by the health of the bone quality, but more importantly by how it coordinates with your remaining teeth as you bite together. Implant placement is 95-100% successful but severe problems will start to occur if it is not placed within your bite correctly. The key test of success is when you start chewing on your new implant since that is when the most stress is placed on it.
Dr. Choy will evaluate you personally to determine whether you are a good candidate.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants provide a number of significant oral health benefits, including:
• No shift or clicking: Your dental implant is securely anchored in your mouth, offering normal bite strength with maximum stability similar to a natural tooth.
• No shifting of adjacent teeth: When there is a gap in your smile, your existing teeth will attempt to close the space. The placement of a dental implant prevents your teeth from shifting in their alignment.
• No bone loss: Without your natural tooth root to stimulate your bone, the density of this material can diminish by resorption, affecting the shape of your face.
These advantages not only let you talk and chew more easily, but also boost your appearance and give you a better overall quality of life.
Manoa Dental Provides Superior Implant Dentistry in Honolulu
Dr. Choy is a highly experienced and most credentialed clinician in Hawaii with decades of experience in implantology and restorative dentistry. Dr. Do's renowned success in the area of cosmetic dentistry further supports natural and durable results. Working closely together, Dr. Do and Dr. Choy look for the big picture around the implant procedure. They understand that the placement of a tooth ties into many other issues, such as jaw alignment and TMJ, and are committed to taking a comprehensive approach. An implant is such a rewarding treatment that it should not be evaluated by where a missing tooth is, but by how the implant tooth will function correctly within the entire mouth. Our implant procedures include single implants, multiple teeth replacement, mini implants, and full-mouth restorations with All-on-4.
Whether you need a single or multiple implants, our primary goal is to restore as much functionality as possible, taking into consideration elements such as gum health and wear on your teeth. We educate our patients about what to expect with implant treatment and how to care for their implants properly. We're able to complete all parts of the implant procedure right in our comfortable office, which is equipped with the best in modern dental technology including 3-D imaging. Our focus on establishing positive relationships with our patients and doing work correctly the first time guides us every step of the way--helping people is what it's all about!
Make Your Dental Implant Appointment Today!
If you're ready for a long-lasting, beautiful solution to your missing or damaged teeth, call our office and make your implant consultation appointment today. We happily provide dental implants in Honolulu, Manoa, and for patients from all over greater Hawaii.