Are you experiencing pain due to missing teeth? Do you avoid smiling because of a broken tooth? Are you looking for a more secure option than a traditional denture or dental flipper? If you answered, “Yes” to any of these questions, dental implants may be the solution for you.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is anchored in your jaw to hold a replacement tooth, bridge or denture in place. Implants are made from titanium alloys and bone-like ceramic materials that are biocompatible with body tissue. They act as an anchor to provide a solid base for artificial tooth replacement.
Made from durable material such as titanium, these artificial roots act as stable support for the crown, bridge or denture that is attached to it. Depending on the type of dental implant and the complexity of the procedure, they can be inserted into the upper or lower jawbone and/or gums using local anaesthetic only with typical outpatient procedures. s about dental procedures.
In addition to restoring your smile and confidence, dental implants can also:
● Reduce pain
● Help to stabilize your teeth and prevent further tooth loss
● Let you enjoy your favourite foods again
● Improve your digestion through better chewing
● It takes 3-6 months for the jaw bone to fully form around the implant and heal
● Temporary crowns are put in place so that the patient can eat, speak and smile as normal while healing
● Next, an impression of the abutment will be taken to create the patient’s permanent alteration
● The impression will be placed permanently on the implant
● Like getting used to a new pair of glasses, the teeth and smile will feel natural in no time
Call the team at Lance I Teramoto DDS, Inc. to discuss if dental implants might be right for you!
We are embracing the future of dental technology in order to keep your pain and discomfort at an all time low.
From the moment you step inside our practice your comfort is our number one priority.
We expect the best. We are setting new standards of what it means to visit the dentist.
Our office is conveniently located at 4747 Kilauea Avenue, suite 101.
Dr. Teramoto's Office will help you direct bill your insurance.
Dr. Teramoto and Team strive to give you a positive experience during every visit.
Dr. Teramoto has cared for many individuals and families who enjoy his personal approach. You’ll benefit from his knowledge, experience, and careful attention to your dental health and comfort. After all, Dr. Teramoto’s passion in life is to make you feel and look your very best.
We all have different passions in life. Our families. Our favorite past-times. Our work. For Dr. Lance Teramoto, it’s Family and Cosmetic Dentistry for the health conscious individual.
We're blessed to have such amazing patients that have posted 5-star reviews on Google. Here are a few reviews we love!
"Friendly and efficient staff.......Dr. Teramoto is a personable and efficient dentist..I highly recommend his practice"
"Dr. Lance Teramoto and his staff are incredible. I've been through many dentists and so glad to have been recommended here! Kind, professional, easy access, and most important excellent on the cleaning and maintenance of my teeth. Have been going to Dr. Teramoto for over 8 years now and recommending family members to go. Thank you Dr. Teramoto and staff! =)"
Dr. Lance Teramoto established his dental practice in 1985. He had just returned home to Honolulu from Washington D.C. where he completed his studies in dentistry. Born and raised in Mililani, Hawaii, Dr. Teramoto graduated from Leilehua High School in Wahiawa, Hawaii; earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern California, and received his Doctorate in Dental Science (DDS) from Georgetown University, School of Dentistry in Washington, D.C.
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