How the Latest Trends in Cosmetic Dentistry Can Positively Impact a Person
WYNN H. OKUDA, DMD is a world renowned Cosmetic Dentist, board-accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). Dr. Wynn Okuda’s Dental Day Spa of Hawaii provides outstanding esthetic and implant dentistry to patients in a relaxed, spa setting. Here he answers your questions regarding the latest cosmetic dental procedures and their impact on people’s lives.
QUESTION: ARE MEN SPENDING MORE TIME IN YOUR DENTAL CHAIR THAN WOMEN?
DR. OKUDA: I would say at least equal time in the dental chair. Men in my practice are working high stress jobs and these stresses are taking its toll on their teeth. One issue that men have is they feel their teeth are getting smaller and looking older. As teeth age they get darker and the more stress, the more grinding and clenching, causing the shortening of teeth. Porcelain veneers fixes this issue for a close to perfect smile.
QUESTION: WHAT DO WOMEN REQUEST MOST WHEN THEY SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION WITH YOU?
DR. OKUDA: Most women want their smile to look rejuvenated. Having a youthful smile creates a youthful appearance. Oftentimes, patients who thought they wanted a facelift come in and restore their smiles, then realize they no longer need the facelift. Smile rejuvenation makes you look and feel younger…doesn’t everyone want that?
QUESTION: HOW IS IT POSSIBLE TO COMPLETE A FULL MOUTH RESTORATION IN JUST 2 DAYS?
DR. OKUDA: I created the Accelerated Cosmetic Treatment (ACT). In today’s hectic world, patients are too busy to be coming back and forth to the dentist, month after month. My ACT process allows me to provide long lasting, healthy results in as little as 2 visits. It’s like winding the clock back to a time when your teeth looked and felt a lot younger. This technique not only gives you a great smile, but also gives you health and function.
QUESTION: WHY WOULD A PERSON NEED A FULL MOUTH RECONSTRUCTION?
DR. OKUDA: Both men and women are much harder on their teeth today than they were 30 years ago. We are also living longer now and our lifestyles are outliving our teeth. We need to rejuvenate our mouths so we can have healthy teeth throughout our lifetime. Removing decay and rebuilding the tooth structure to a more youthful appearance is key to having a happy and healthy retirement.
QUESTION: HOW DO YOU SEE YOUR PATIENTS’ LIVES CHANGED AFTER YOUR PROCEDURES?
DR. OKUDA: It’s an amazing transformation that occurs in the first all-day visit. Immediately patients can see what their permanent teeth will look like. The physical changes to their face and smile are very dramatic but more importantly, as their inner smile begins to show through, patients lead a fuller, happier, and more successful life.