Dental Implants

All About Dental Implants in Honolulu, Hawaii

man checking out his smile after getting dental implants in Honolulu. HawaiiAt Manoa Dental, Dr. Malcolm Choy is an expert in dental implants, from surgery to finish all at one location. Dental implants are a solution for missing teeth that are second to none. Dr. Malcolm Choy does both implant surgery and implant restoration from start to finish. By using a state-of-the-art 3D CBCT Technology, Dr. Choy can accurately place an implant in the ideal location to ensure the longevity of your implant tooth. Without the ability to visualize where the implant needs to be, you won't receive the full benefits of an implant. At Manoa Dental, we are pleased to offer these procedures as part of your ideal treatment plan included with our comprehensive services.


Here is a testimonial from our patient:

When I first visited Manoa Dental Care I knew I was in the right place. With my first consultation, I felt like I was visiting family, the staff is friendly, the atmosphere relaxing, and I could get all my dental services in one place. Mahalo Dr. Do and Dr. Choy for all the work you have done to make me smile again. As a teacher, your smile is very important to your work and when I lost a tooth, I was embarrassed to get in front of the class each day to teach with a gap in my smile. Dr. Do and Dr. Choy explained in detail my many options and I ultimately chose an implant. Every visit back, I thank Dr. Choy for not only the painless and professional procedure but for my new tooth. If you can love a tooth, it gave me back my smile and confidence to be in front of the class.

– A smiling and grateful teacher, Rochelle

The Basics of Dental Implants in Honolulu

Honolulu dental implant and restorationAn implant procedure involves replacing a missing tooth with an implant post and dental restoration. The implant acts as a prosthetic tooth root to help stimulate your jaw bone and prevent resorption (shrinking), which can occur when you are missing teeth for a prolonged period of time. 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 the 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 a custom-made dental crown to blend seamlessly with your smile. Our Honolulu 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 your bone quality but, more importantly, by how it makes contact with your remaining teeth as you bite together. Implant placement is 95-100% successful, but severe problems can occur if 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 in Honolulu

Dental implants provide a number of significant oral health benefits, including:

  • No decrease in chewing strength: Your dental implant is securely integrated into 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, your bone density can diminish by resorption, affecting the shape of your face.

These advantages not only let you talk and chew more easily, but they also boost your appearance and give you a better overall quality of life.

Manoa Dental Provides Superior Honolulu Implant Dentistry

middle aged couple at the beach smilingDr. Choy is the most credentialed implant 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 at the entire treatment plan around your implant procedure. They understand that the placement of a tooth ties into many other issues, such as jaw alignment and TMD, 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 was, but how the implant tooth will function correctly within the entire mouth. Our Honolulu dental 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 grinding on your teeth.

We educate you about what to expect with implant treatment and how to care for your 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!

Exceptional Dental Implants in Honolulu

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. Contact Manoa Dental for your complimentary consultation today!


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