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Cosmetic Dentist - Honolulu
Honolulu, HI 96813
Honolulu Teeth Whitening, Dental Implants, Veneers
Focusing on Your Overall Health
We believe that to achieve overall health, one must also have a healthy mouth. We look at our patients' overall health, and then focus on their oral conditions and educate our patients about their individual needs and/or strengths and what advancements in modern dentistry can now do for them.
All patients are screened initially by Dr. Sebastian and her treatment coordinator. Blood pressure and pulse readings are taken as a service to our patients. Extensive extra and intra-oral examinations are performed to evaluate each patient's condition and make the necessary recommendations for the patient. An oral cancer exam, caries (cavity) screening, periodontal screening, smile and occlusal (bite) analyses are also done. A consultation with Dr. Sebastian will follow where treatment recommendations are discussed.
Periodontal Therapy & Maintenance
85% of the adult population have periodontal disease and most of them are unaware of their condition. We strive to correct and prevent the disease with very thorough examinations and early intervention to help our patients preserve their teeth through preservation of the foundation consisting of the bone and gums. When indicated, patients may be referred to periodontal specialists to achieve optimum health.
Initial Oral Examination
Your initial oral examination includes a visual examination, charting, periodontal probing, diagnosis and treatment recommendations. We will also take x-rays, which includes the panoramic x-ray for proper diagnosis of the anterior (front) and posterior (back) teeth as well as the bite-wing x-ray series for proper diagnosis of proximal decay of posterior teeth.
Implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Implants are anchored to the jawbone or metal framework on the bone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge. In some cases, implants can be used to attach dentures.
Bonding is a process in which an enamel-like material is applied to a tooth`s surface, sculpted to an ideal shape, hardened, and then polished for an ideal smile. This procedure usually can be accomplished in a single visit.
Crowns and Bridges
Crowns are synthetic caps, usually made of a material like porcelain, placed on the top of a tooth. Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth's function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the tooth.
Whitening procedures have effectively restored the smile of people with stained, dull, or discolored teeth.The darker tissue of your teeth, the dentin, can become exposed as the outer layer of enamel is worn away by the effects of aging or things like caffeine and tobacco.
Special thin laminates, called veneers, can often be used to correct discolored, worn down, cracked and chipped teeth. Veneers can also be used to close unsightly gaps between teeth. Stronger types of veneers made of porcelain, also called composite veneers, typically last longer because they are bonded to the tooth.