Reliable Dental Implants in Honolulu
For those with missing teeth, speaking, eating, or even smiling can be a difficult experience. Dental implants offer the opportunity to replace missing teeth from root to crown, giving you a complete, fully functional smile once more. Eugene M. Azuma, DDS, and his team provide experienced dental implant services to Honolulu patients. Whether you're missing a single tooth or several, we have the skills to rebuild your smile completely and permanently.
We're committed to helping you enjoy your best smile through personalized, high-quality treatment. Dr. Azuma will work with you to help you feel comfortable and confident in your treatment at every step. If you're looking for expert dental implant treatments in Honolulu, we have you covered. Contact our practice today to schedule your consultation!
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Why Choose Dental Implants to Replace Missing Teeth?
Dental implants are surgically inserted in your jawbone to serve as the roots of your missing teeth. They are the only tooth replacement solution capable of replacing an entire tooth from root to crown. The implant posts, typically made of titanium, serve as the root, while a restoration is attached to the implant using an abutment.
The implant post will fuse with your jawbone, ensuring that your implants won't slip, cause bone damage, or make noise the way fixed bridgework or dentures often do. Moreover, the materials can't decay like your natural teeth that support traditional bridgework can.
Who is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a highly effective treatment for replacing missing teeth, but they may not be for everyone. In general, a dental implant may be right for you if you:
- Have a jawbone that has fully grown
- Have one or more missing teeth
- Have healthy oral tissues
- Don't have underlying health conditions that may affect bone healing
- Don't smoke tobacco
- Have adequate bone to support the implants or can have a bone graft
- Are willing to commit months to the healing process
- Are unable or unwilling to put on dentures
Our Dental Implant Process
Dental implants are ideal for patients who have one or more missing teeth and are looking to restore their smile. Our dentist considers several important factors before commencing the implant process. For instance, if you are suffering from gum disease, our team will address it before the implants are placed. We also discuss your medical history and current medications to create the safest and most effective dental implant treatment plan.
Our Honolulu dental practice can place your dental implants using precise x-rays and digital imagery. We'll map out where your implants should be placed for the highest chance of long-lasting success. Our skilled dentist will surgically place your implants and allow your jawbone to heal and bond fully with the implant root. After the healing period, your implants will support various dental restorations such as bridges, crowns, and dentures.
At our practice, we strive to preserve your natural teeth and dental structure whenever we can. However, sometimes it may be necessary to remove decayed or damaged teeth to promote oral health. Our dentist can provide gentle tooth extractions when needed and discuss your various options for replacing the tooth. We often recommend dental implants because they effectively restore your teeth from the root to the crown.
Same-Day Dental Crowns
Our practice is equipped with the CEREC® dental crown restoration system, the latest technology in single-day crown replacement. With the CEREC milling system, we offer a custom-fitting crown in just a few hours. Moreover, there is no need for temporary dental crowns or taking impressions and sending them to a lab.
Overall, CEREC® has revolutionized the dental restorative process, and some of its benefits include:
- The restoration procedure can be done in a single visit
- Less costly and less time-consuming
- No need to take physical impressions
- Crowns that last over ten years
- Metal-free restorations
Choosing Your New Implant-Supported Restoration
Dental implants can support a variety of dental restorations to revitalize your smile. Once your gums have fully healed, we'll make impressions of your mouth and any remaining healthy teeth and use them to make your realistic-looking artificial teeth.
We'll finally place your restoration once your jawbone is strong enough to support the use of your new tooth. Here are the options you have for replacing your missing teeth with dental implants:
- A dental crown to replace a single missing tooth. The crown is held in position by an abutment.
- Dental bridge to replace several missing teeth in a row or restore significant gaps in your smile.
- Full or partial dentures attach to the implant abutment to replace up to a full arch of missing teeth.
Exceptional Dental Implants in Honolulu
At the dental practice of Eugene M. Azuma, DDS, our caring team is at your service with the exceptional dental implants you need to rejuvenate your smile. No matter your reasons for missing teeth, you can count on our dentist to provide you with the Honolulu dental implant treatment you deserve. We're committed to providing a positive, high-quality experience from the moment you step through our doors. Contact our office today to determine if dental implants are the ideal procedure for you.
CALL US: (808) 528-2221 REQUEST APPOINTMENT