Advanced Implant Dentistry in Honolulu, HI

Stronger, Healthier Smiles at Advanced Restorative Dentistry 

Missing teeth can negatively impact your health. Replacing them doesn’t just help you look your best, it also helps you feel your best, too. Your overall health will benefit from having a smile that works the way it’s supposed to do. 

At Advanced Restorative Dentistry, Dr. Michael Nishime and his knowledgeable team offer dental implants to replace missing or severely damaged teeth. Take action to restore your smile so you can stay strong and healthy for years to come. 

Call our office located in Honolulu, Hawaii, by dialing (808) 732-0291 for a consultation or book your appointment online by clicking below. 

How Tooth Loss Affects Your Health

In a 2014 study by the American College of Prosthodontists found that 178 million Americans were missing at least one permanent tooth. Today, tooth loss is still a common problem that can damage your smile, lower your self-esteem, and more. 

Dangers of Missing Teeth

Missing teeth can increase your chances of developing issues such as: 

  • Gum inflammation, infection, and recession 
  • Indigestion
  • Nutritional deficit
  • Dental drift 
  • Resorption 

The longer a missing tooth goes untreated, the greater your chances are of developing more serious health issues. Removable dental appliances can help restore the appearance of your smile. However, they can’t preserve your jawbone density or prevent wear and tear on your gums.

For this reason, Dr. Nishime recommends dental implants as the most effective method to restore the complete function of your smile. 

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are lifelike tooth restorations used to replace any missing or damaged teeth. Made of biocompatible titanium, implants are anchored directly into the jawbone for unmatched support and strength. Dental implants can come in the form of crowns, dentures, and bridges.  

Dental implants are made of three separate parts:

  1. The titanium implant is the foundation
  2. The abutment is the connector piece between the foundation and restoration 
  3. The restoration is placed to replace missing teeth

What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

Unlike dentures, dental implants won’t slide around in your mouth, never need to be removed, and can be cleaned just like natural teeth. Implants can last a lifetime with proper care and offer many advantages such as:

  • Look, act, and feel like your natural teeth 
  • Prevent jawbone deterioration
  • Improve ability to chew and speak with ease
  • Secured to your jaw
  • Resistant to decay and staining

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The Dental Implant Process

Initial Consultation

Before receiving your custom-made dental implants, you’ll visit our office in Honolulu for a consultation. Dr. Nishime will examine your oral health and mouth with a CT scan. This advanced technology produces high-quality 3D images that can display the entirety of your mouth.  

In some cases, a supplemental procedure such as a bone graft or gum graft may be necessary to prepare for implant placement. 

Dental Implant Surgery

If dental implants are right for you, we can begin the process right away. You’ll return to our office to undergo implant surgery. Here’s what to expect:

  1. Before the procedure, we’ll provide you with an anesthetic to prevent you from feeling any pain. Sedation dentistry is also available for patients feeling anxious and uneasy, upon request. 
  2. Dr. Nishime will begin by making incisions into your gums. He’ll place the titanium implant directly into your jaw, where it’ll integrate itself into the bone. Then the incisions will be sewn shut.
  3. The healing process known as osseointegration can take up to six months

Restoration Attachment

Once you’ve healed completely, you’ll return to our Honolulu office to finish the last step of your treatment. Dr. Nishime will securely attach your customized restoration to the implant fixture. You’ll walk out of our office the same day with a fully functional, stunning new smile! 

Frequently Asked Questions

To learn more about dental implants, call Advanced Restorative Dentistry at our office located in Honolulu, Hawaii by dialing (808) 732-0291. You can also book your appointment online and we’ll get back to you shortly.

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