At Ala Moana Dental Care, we practice dentistry for the whole family. From preventive education & regular hygiene to identifying & caring for dental issues that may arise, your continued oral health is our top priority.
How Important Is Good Dental Hygiene?
Regular cleanings are an important part of your dental, and overall health. By coming in for routine care you can prevent dental problems before they become costly, painful, or both. Gum disease, which may be caused by poor dental hygiene, has also been linked to diabetes & heart disease.
The DIAGNOdent® is an early detection tool that uses a laser to locate hidden decay in the cracks & crevices of your teeth before it is otherwise detectable. This can mean less damage, less pain & less hassle down the road. Early detection & treatment are essential to preserving your beautiful smile!
Cracked Tooth Syndrome
Teeth may crack when subjected to the stress of chewing hard food or ice, or by biting on an unexpectedly hard object. Teeth with or without restoration may exhibit this problem, but teeth restored with typical silver-alloy restoration are most susceptible.
We offer state-of-the-art restorative care. We know that even when you do everything right, something can go wrong. If you are suffering from a dental problem, we are here to help. Modern technology, combined with the in-depth experience of our clinical team, can assure you of a successful & long-lasting result. Whether the cause is accident or disease, we can restore your smile.
Reclaim Your Smile With Crowns & Bridges!
If you suffer from decayed or missing teeth, restorative dentistry can help you. A crown can repair a damaged tooth, while a bridge provides a secure replacement for a missing tooth. Both look & feel completely natural, so don’t put up with discomfort any longer. Call us today for more details.
Dental implants are man-made replacements for natural teeth. The implants themselves are artificial tooth roots anchored in the gum or jawbone, on which replacement teeth are permanently secured. Because implanted teeth are fixed in the mouth rather than being removable like dentures, they allow a return to the comfort & function of natural teeth. Increased chewing ability means you can enjoy more nutritious foods, contributing to your overall health & well-being. In short, dental implants improve the quality of your life. They can improve your appearance, boost your self-confidence & allow you to speak with greater clarity.
If you’ve lost teeth from decay, injury or periodontal (gum) disease, dentures are the solution. Whether you need partial or full dentures, they’re essential not only to improve the look of your smile, but also your oral health. In addition to allowing you to eat as if you had never lost your teeth, dentures also protect against facial sagging that would otherwise occur & cause a more aged appearance. Dentures can also improve your speech. Denture maintenance combined with a regular regimen of proper brushing can guarantee you’ll lead a more comfortable, healthy life. Please call Ala Moana Dental Care today to discuss if dentures are the right option for you!
Having a great smile can make a huge difference in the way you look & feel. Ala Moana Dental Care offers a complete range of cosmetic treatments to create the confident smile you’ve always wanted. We begin with a detailed smile assessment, discussing with you which aspects you like & dislike about your smile. Once our assessment is complete, we will discuss with you treatment options to help your smile look more natural, youthful & healthy.
Mercury Amalgam (silver) fillings may be hazardous to your health. At Ala Moana Dental Care, we believe that the overall health of our patients always comes first. Accordingly, at our office we have elected to only use new & advanced fillings made of tooth-colored materials that contain no metals or mercury. It’s just one more way that we show our patients how much we care. Your safety & smile are our primary concerns!
ZOOM!® In-Office Teeth Whitening
Now you can have significantly whiter teeth in a matter of minutes. Both comfortable & affordable, ZOOM!® in-office teeth whitening can make your teeth up to six to eight shades lighter in as little as 45 minutes. ZOOM!® in-office teeth whitening is safe, effective, fast & performed only by dental professionals. Call Ala Moana Dental Care today for more details.
KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching™ System
Deep bleaching with KöR is one of the most effective & reliable ways to whiten your teeth permanently. Call Ala Moana Dental Care today for more details.
LUMINEERS® Porcelain Veneers
Veneers are an excellent alternative to crowns & can perfect your smile by masking stains, hiding chips, correcting misalignment & creating uniformity. We feature LUMINEERS®, which can be placed over existing teeth without the removal of any form of tooth structure. Therefore, anesthesia & temporaries are not required. This no-prep technique is perfect for stained, chipped, misaligned or spaced teeth. Bonding porcelain to enamel creates a solid, secure bond, meaning that you’ll have a safe, relatively easy, attractive & longterm solution with LUMINEERS®.
Invisalign® Clear Orthodontics
Invisalign® is the revolutionary way to help you get straight, even teeth without noticeable, painful metal braces. Virtually undetectable, Invisalign® aligners are made of strong, clear plastic that gradually guide your teeth into perfect alignment. Unlike metal braces, they have no wires or brackets. Tooth impressions are made, from which Invisalign® develops customized aligners that will slide directly over your teeth. Aligners are typically worn full-time (except when eating or drinking) for 12-48 months—no longer than you would wear traditional metal braces. Aligners are replaced every two weeks as your teeth shift into place.
We offer in-office digital x-rays for your convenience. Digital x-rays are computer-generated images. These images require up to 90% less radiation than with conventional film-type x-rays. Instead of using the traditional silver-oxide x-ray film that must be developed & then fixed in caustic & environmentally damaging solutions, the new system takes pictures via a small electronic sensor & instantaneously transmits a picture of the tooth onto the video monitor in the treatment room. Therefore, we can see your teeth & surrounding structures immediately. Feel free to contact us for more details or to make an appointment!
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a great tool for patients who may be uneasy about their dental procedures. The beauty of laughing gas is that your dentist can constantly adjust your level of sedation during the procedure & once shut off, the effects stop almost immediately. A few minutes after the procedure is complete, you’ll be back to normal!
Ala Moana Dental Care is certified to administer nitrous oxide for nervous patients. Call today to schedule your appointment, or to see if you’re a candidate for nitrous oxide sedation!
Sleep Apnea & Snoring Appliances
Did you know that people with sleep apnea can stop breathing for 10–30 seconds at a time while they are sleeping? This can happen up to 400 times in a single night! If you suffer from sleep apnea or snoring, we can help. Through the use of oral appliances, you’ll avoid the health consequences of sleep apnea, including increased rates of heart disease & stroke. These devices will also help relieve snoring, leading to a better night’s rest for you & your partner. For more information, call Ala Moana Dental Care today!