By Ken Yasuhara, DDS - Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry
October 28, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

Even with increased awareness of the dangers of gum disease, and greater access to preventive at home and professional dental care,dental implants some degree of tooth loss still affects millions of Americans every year. Although it is most commonly associated with aging, tooth loss can affect anyone at any time. Whether the result of periodontal disease or trauma, missing teeth can have a profound impact on our self-esteem, health and overall quality of life. But losing teeth no longer has to be a permanent condition, thanks to the development of dental implants.

Dr. Ken Yasuhara, you aesthetic and restorative dentist in Honolulu, HI, advises healthy adults with sufficient bone density in the gums to consider dental implants as a permanent solution for partial or full tooth loss.

Restore Your Smile with Dental Implants in Honolulu

What is the difference between dental implants and other restorative options like dentures, crowns and bridges? While dentures and other dental restorations have also benefited from improvements in dental technology and procedures in recent years, implants offer the closest design to a natural tooth, by replacing the root as well as the crown. Once it is implanted in the jaw, the implant fuses with the surrounding bone tissue, which permanently anchors it in place and helps to promote healthy tissue growth and stability in the gums. This helps to decrease the risk of potentially serious oral health problems like bacterial infections and inflammation.

When the implant heals, Dr. Yasuhara attaches the cosmetic crown to complete the restoration. Implants generally have a very high success rate, and function just like natural teeth, with no need to remove or secure the restoration in place with adhesives. Adults in good health who can commit to rigorous oral hygiene at home, and regular professional follow up appointments and treatments are usually good candidates for dental implants.

Find a Dentist in Honolulu

If you are missing one, a few, or all of your natural teeth, dental implants are the next best thing in dental restorations. For more information and to find out if you are eligible, contact the office of Ken Yasuhara, DDS Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry by calling (808) 947-8900 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Yasuhara today.