How can we help you?
Here at Hawaiian Island Dental, we always welcome and encourage our patients' questions. There's a lot involved with achieving and maintaining a healthy smile, and we'll provide the information and support you need to make it easy and convenient.
Please take a look through some of the questions that we hear most often from our patients. If you have other questions, don't hesitate to call or email us so we can help you find the answers you need.
When you experience tooth loss, your appearance, comfort, and confidence all suffer. Eating all the foods you love can be painful, and it may be challenging to form certain words when you speak. There’s a noticeable gap in your smile, and your confidence level falls.
Replace Missing Teeth with Dental Implants
At Hawaiian Island Dental, Dr. Jaurequi places and restores dental implants to help you get back your smile and quality of life. A dental implant is a titanium tooth root restored with a dental crown and looks, acts, and functions like a natural tooth.
Dr. Jaurequi places the implant in your jawbone during an in-office procedure that takes about an hour. As bone and tissue heal around the artificial root, it starts to act like a real tooth root to keep your jawbone healthy and prevent bone loss. Eventually, the implant becomes a permanent part of your dental anatomy, just as your natural tooth root was.
A Complete Tooth Replacement
When we attach the dental crown to the implant, you have a complete tooth replacement, from the root in your jaw to the crown that shows when you smile. If you stay current with six-month dental cleanings and brush and floss conscientiously, your implant could last a lifetime.
Is a Dental Implant Right for You?
Many people are good candidates for dental implant placement, and the first place to start is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jaurequi. Using leading-edge technology, he can determine if an implant is right for you or if you’re better suited to a dental bridge or partial denture.
If you're ready to learn more about tooth implants, please call our Lihue dental office to schedule an appointment.