Tooth Replacement on Kauai
Unfortunately, millions of Americans live with missing teeth. If you’re one of them, a gap in your smile probably makes you feel self-conscious and causes you to avoid smiling altogether. This can be a real disadvantage when interacting with others in business and social settings.
If you’re ready to learn more about your options for tooth replacement, Kalaheo Dental Group is ready to help.
State-of-the-art technology and dental techniques give us access to more tooth replacement solutions than ever before. Today we can choose from dental implants, fixed bridges, or updated dentures.
Dental Implants – A Healthy Solution
When you lose a tooth, you also lose its root. The root of your tooth does more than hold your tooth in place. Its presence in your jaw keeps surrounding teeth in their proper place and helps stimulate bone growth. Dental implants are the only solution that replaces the missing root while preserving and promoting the healthy growth of your jawbone.
Implants are basically a tooth root replacement system. A titanium post is surgically placed in the jawbone and gradually bonds with the surrounding bone to secure it in place.
An implant can support a variety of restorations, such as a single crown, multi-unit bridges, and full arch dentures. The result is a healthy, permanent tooth structure that feels natural and allows you to smile confidently.
Modern, Natural-Looking Dentures
If you’re considering dentures but are worried about the effect they’ll have on your appearance, we’d like to put your mind at ease. Dentures created by the team at Kalaheo Dental Group are customized to look as much like natural teeth as possible. We spend a lot of time talking to you about your goals so that the results meet your expectations.
A common complaint among denture wearers is the feeling of insecurity when wearing dentures that slip and move when eating and speaking. If you'd like to avoid this problem, we'll be happy to talk to you about dental implants and how they can help hold your denture securely in place.
Implant-supported dentures can truly transform your life. Dentures secured with dental implants allow you to chew with the same comfort of natural teeth, and you don’t have to worry about your dentures moving out of place.
A dental bridge is designed to fill the empty space left by a missing tooth. Bridges are made up of an artificial tooth secured to neighboring teeth with dental crowns.
Dental bridges are effective because they can be used to solve several problems:
- Filling the space left by a missing tooth
- Preventing shifting of surrounding teeth
- Providing a permanent alternative to a removable partial denture
A customized bridge fastens securely to existing teeth making it very stable. In certain situations, we may suggest a dental implant to support the bridge for the ultimate strength and functionality.
Take the Next Step to a Beautiful Smile
With all these solutions available, there’s really no reason to live with a smile that doesn't live up to your expectations. Take the first step and call to make an appointment with Dr. Lutwin, Dr. Quade, or Dr. Rita. We’ll discuss your current situation, explain your choices, and work with you to make a decision that addresses all your needs.
We’ll work around your schedule so you can get in to see us when it’s most convenient for you. If you’re concerned about financing options, please give us a call. We work with most major insurance providers and will be happy to answer your questions about coverage. If you’re uninsured we can discuss our in-house financing.