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Are you curious about dental crowns and how they work? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Our Honolulu, HI, world-class cosmetic dentist Dr. Wynn Okuda is happy to sit down with you and discuss the restorative dentistry that they offer. A porcelain crown is a popular option because it offers both restorative and cosmetic benefits and can be used to address a variety of problems. Here’s why porcelain crowns are placed:
Preserve a Damaged Tooth
The goal of our dental team is to provide you with restorative treatments to support and preserve your natural teeth, even when they are damaged. If you come into our Honolulu, HI, office with a broken or cracked tooth, we will often recommend a porcelain crown. This tooth-shaped cap is placed over the tooth to protect it from further fracturing. A crown restores durability and function back into the tooth after an injury.
Strengthen a Weak Tooth
From severe decay to an infected dental pulp, there are many issues that can cause a tooth to weaken. Of course, when this happens it’s important that you turn to a qualified dental professional who can provide you with restorative dentistry that can improve the health and function of your smile. If you have severe decay, an excessively worn tooth, or a tooth that requires a root canal, then a crown is going to be the restoration of choice for rebuilding and strengthening the tooth after treatment.
Improve a Tooth’s Appearance
The porcelain crowns that Dr. Okuda and the team offer are made to look just like a real tooth, so you won’t even notice the difference between your crown and your natural teeth when you smile. We crafted winning restorations including crowns, veneers, and bridges to give you a smile you can feel proud of. We custom design each crown we provide to our patients, ensuring that you get a tooth that’s the perfect size, shape, and color for your unique smile.
“Crown” a Dental Implant
If you need to replace a single missing tooth and you’ve decided to turn to us for implant dentistry, then you might already realize that a dental crown must be placed on top of the metal implant in order to complete the false tooth. This crown is made to mimic the look and size of your natural teeth so that when it’s cemented into place over the metal post, your dental implant will look just like the rest of your smile.
If you think your smile could benefit from a porcelain crown, then call our award-winning dentist Honolulu, HI, Dr. Okuda today to learn more and to schedule a consultation with us at (808) 734-1099.
What's the best way to show off a great smile? Have a world-class cosmetic dentist in Honolulu, HI, design and craft one for you. The only Board Accredited Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Wynn Okuda remakes smiles which have simple to very complex aesthetic and restorative issues. Hands-on and compassionate, Dr. Okuda and his team can tell you just what you need to look and feel your very best.
Cosmetic dentistry consultation in Honolulu, HI
It starts with a personal conversation with Dr. Okuda in which you tell him what you want to improve. Is it uneven tooth length, stained enamel or gaps from missing teeth? Are your crowns past their useful service time? Do you have a gummy smile? Dr. Okuda will address all these issues and make suggestions which make sense for you.
Dr. Okuda will base his recommendations on findings from your complete oral examination and X-rays. Top priority is your dental health, followed by aesthetic considerations. Whatever your need and preference, Dr. Okuda will carry out the treatments on premises, personally crafting restorations such as crowns, implants and porcelain veneers, ensuring quality, patient satisfaction and a very reasonable timeline.
While not every patient Dr. Okuda treats is a famous celebrity, many are just that. However, celebrity or not, you'll receive red carpet treatment, and your smile will show it.
Offered cosmetic services
Wynn H. Okuda, DMD, Inc. offers an amazing range of cosmetic dental treatments, many of which he has improved upon with great skill and artistry. He aims for natural-looking results which enhance the facial features and improve a patient's self-image, too. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry says that having an attractive smile is a true personal asset, and Dr. Okuda believes that, too.
His offered cosmetic services include:
- Full-mouth rehabilitation, a combination of restorations and aesthetic treatments which optimizes oral health, function and appearance
- Porcelain crowns and veneers to enhance and protect tooth structure
- Professional teeth whitening to remove dental stains safely and quickly
- Composite resin bonding to repair small flaws
- Dental implants to replace missing teeth
- White fillings to restore decay and replace old amalgam fillings
Your best self
Show it off through a great-looking, vibrant smile. Dr. Okuda and his staff would be honored to help you attain it. For your complimentary cosmetic dentistry consultation, please call the office in Honolulu, HI, at (808) 734-1099.
If one of your teeth doesn’t look as good as it used to, a crown can make it look like new. Porcelain crowns, in particular, are the ideal restorative option for a number of reasons. Take a moment to explore how getting porcelain crowns at the Honolulu, HI cosmetic dental office of Dr. Wynn Okuda can restore both the look and function of your teeth.
In most cases, when there are one or two problem teeth, one of the first solutions your dentist will consider is crowns. Dental crowns are a replacement for the outer enamel of a tooth that’s healthy on the inside. When all of the teeth are strong, they support each other and improve the overall function of your mouth. The addition of just one crown can make your smile considerably stronger and healthier.
Crowns can be created using metal and ceramic material, but porcelain is the material of choice for most dentists. That’s because it has a combination of durability, resiliency and good looks that is unmatched by other dental materials. Porcelain is very smooth and feels as natural as human tooth enamel. Dr. Okuda specializes in porcelain crown installations at his Honolulu cosmetic dental office.
The Crown Placement Procedure
You’ll have to visit your dentist at least two times to have a crown installed. At one appointment, the outer enamel layer will be removed to make room for the device. An impression will be made and a temporary acrylic crown will be added to preserve the spacing of your teeth. At the follow-up appointment, the newly fashioned permanent crown made of porcelain will be bonded to the surface using a strong dental bonding agent.
Does Your Smile Need Restoring?
A porcelain crown can do wonders for restoring the appearance and function of your teeth. Some patients forget that they even have a crown after a while because they look so natural and blend in with the rest of your teeth. Call (808) 734-1099 today to schedule a visit to Dr. Okuda’s Honolulu, HI cosmetic dentistry.
Let porcelain crowns restore strength and function back into a broken or decaying tooth.
It can be frustrating to find out from our Honolulu dentist, Dr. Wynn Okuda, that you are dealing with a broken, decaying or infected tooth. Many people that come into our office complaining of dental pain are often dealing with damage that has reached the inside of the tooth. If you are dealing with this issue find out more about dental crowns and how they can help.
What is a dental crown?
While dental crowns have been around for a very long time, the magic of advanced dental technology has been able to design crowns that truly look just like the crown of a real tooth. These hollow tooth-shaped caps are custom-designed to fit over your tooth to become its new and improve outer surface.
Why do I need a dental crown?
Imagine how weak a damaged tooth is, whether from injury, serious decay or an infection. Imagine how easy it would be to further damage a tooth that is already not as strong as it should be. Now you know why a dental crown is needed. A dental crown can fully restore function and strength back into a tooth that so desperately needs it.
Our Honolulu general dentist wants to preserve as much of your natural tooth as possible, but since it’s damaged the best way to do this is often through a dental crown. By placing the crown over the tooth and cementing it into place we can breathe new life back into your smile.
While dental crowns are often restorative in nature they may also be used for aesthetic purposes as well. While less common, a crown may be placed over a tooth that is severely malformed, uneven or discolored. If the tooth cannot benefit from veneers, teeth whitening or other cosmetic treatments than we may recommend getting a dental crown to improve your tooth’s appearance.
Have questions about dental crowns? Want to find out if they are right for you? Then call our Honolulu dental office today to schedule your consultation.
- To cover a broken or chipped tooth
- To protect a weak tooth from breaking (this weakness could be due to significant dental decay)
- To securely hold a dental bridge
- To hide a dental implant
- To hide a misshapen tooth
- To conceal a significantly discolored tooth