Severe tooth decay can sometimes destroy a tooth to the point where a filling cannot keep it intact. If left untreated, these teeth can break down even further. In these cases, dentists rely on dental crowns to protect what’s left of the tooth. Dental crowns are one of the most essential restorations we offer. A crown can save a broken or decayed tooth by holding it together & protecting it from further damage. It can also serve as a beautiful replacement for an unsightly tooth. A crown, also called a cap, is an excellent way to cover teeth that are discolored or poorly shaped or to cover a dental implant. A crown can make your tooth stronger & improve its appearance. A crown acts the same way as a tooth, so after your crowns are placed, you should treat it the same way. Continue to brush & floss regularly & see your dentist for regular checkups!Book an appointment
Once we have determined the best kind of crown for you, we will schedule two appointments for you. During the first appointment, the dentist prepares your tooth for your custom-made crown. At the second appointment, they will permanently place the crown.
Thorough evaluation, X-rays, and impressions to assess tooth condition.
Identifying tooth damage, decay, or structural concerns requiring crown placement.
Precise tooth preparation, custom crown fabrication, and secure placement procedure.
Regular oral hygiene, avoiding hard foods, attending follow-up appointments.
In dentistry, a crown or a cap is a fake tooth that fits on top of a damaged tooth. They are custom-made to fit your smile & are built to last. There are several conditions that rely on crowns to save your teeth. You may even need a crown after undergoing specific dental treatments. A root canal or large filling can weaken an affected tooth & make it very vulnerable to cracking or breaking, so a crown is needed for protection. Crowns can also be used as a cosmetic treatment to improve the look of a misshapen or discolored tooth. There are several types of crowns available to you, & each one varies in terms of appearance & strength. Our doctors can help you determine the best crown for you, depending on your assessment.
Dental crowns offer transformative effects by restoring the strength, function, and aesthetics of damaged or decayed teeth. With a crown in place, a compromised tooth becomes revitalized, providing durability and protection while seamlessly blending with the surrounding teeth. This transformative treatment not only enhances your smile but also improves chewing efficiency, boosts self-confidence, and promotes overall dental well-being, allowing you to enjoy life with renewed comfort and a radiant, natural-looking smile.Book an appointment
Kokua is the Hawaiian word for selflessly helping others in the spirit of kindness & love. This is our dental care philosophy. Patient health, comfort, & convenience are our top priorities. Our philosophy shifts the spotlight away from procedures and dental education, prioritizing instead your comfort, accessibility, and peace of mind. With a focus on empathy and simplicity, our patient interactions echo this sentiment. Our team comprises caring individuals who prioritize your needs, ensuring that every interaction is infused with the spirit of kindness and love. Seamlessly convenient appointments, insurance-friendliness, and in-office dental plans underscore our commitment to making your journey with us as smooth as possible. At Kokua Smiles, it's not just about dentistry – it's about fostering an atmosphere where you feel heard, cared for, and attended to promptly.
We're your frontline in dental emergencies, providing personalized care for all ages. Our commitment transcends readiness – it's about accessibility. With extended 7-day service from 7 am to 7 pm, including weekends, Kokua Smiles is Hawaii’s Urgent Care Dental practice of choice!
Our low-cost in-house dental plan can cover your entire family at less than a dollar a day. We prioritize your oral health, offering convenient in-office plans and flexible, budget-friendly payment options, ensuring your smiles shine without financial worry. T&C apply*
Healthy smiles shouldn't cost an arm and a leg. Let us keep your teeth in check without breaking the bank. Your insurance works amazing here! We offer $0 cleanings for insured patients only. If your dental insurance requires a copay you will need to pay a small out of pocket cost.
Determining if dental crowns are the right treatment for you involves evaluating factors such as tooth damage, decay, or structural issues, as well as your overall oral health goals. Consulting with our skilled dentist is essential to assess your specific needs, discuss alternative options, and determine if dental crowns are the optimal solution for restoring and enhancing your teeth. Their expertise will guide you in making an informed decision tailored to your unique circumstances, ensuring the best possible outcome for your oral health and smile.Get a free consultation
To ensure a smooth and successful dental crown procedure, it's important to come prepared. Prior to your appointment, follow any instructions provided by your dentist, such as avoiding food and drink restrictions. Arriving on time and bringing any necessary documentation or previous dental records can help streamline the process. Additionally, having a list of questions or concerns ready to discuss with your dentist will ensure that you feel confident and informed about the procedure, making your dental crown experience a comfortable and well-prepared one.SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT
At Kokua Smiles, we pride ourselves on our exceptional team of dental professionals. Meet our experienced and compassionate staff dedicated to making your journey with us a positive and comfortable experience.
Dr. Lee is the best. He was very helpful & explained the procedures to help me understand what was going on.
I couldn't be happier with the dental care I received from Dr. Lewis & the staff at Wai'alae Dental Care. Excellent! Professional!
They were able to see me on short notice, figured out why I was in pain & proceeded to fix it for me right then & there. And everyone was super nice!
Kokua Smiles offers a variety of dental services, including routine cleanings, preventive care, restorative dentistry (such as fillings and crowns), cosmetic dentistry (teeth whitening, veneers, etc.), orthodontics, oral surgery, and more. We strive to provide comprehensive care to address all of your dental needs.
Yes, we are proud to offer dental care for patients of all ages, including children. Our friendly and experienced team is trained in working with kids, ensuring a comfortable and positive dental experience for your child.
It is generally recommended to visit the dentist every six months for regular check-ups and cleanings. However, the frequency may vary depending on your oral health needs. Our team will evaluate your condition and provide personalized recommendations. Our new patient special can cover your dental cleaning at only $99.
Scheduling an appointment at Kokua Smiles is easy. You can call our office during business hours, or you can fill out the online appointment request form on the website. Our friendly staff will assist you in finding a convenient time for your visit.
Yes, Kokua Smiles accepts most major dental insurance plans. We will work with your insurance provider to maximize your benefits. We also offer affordable in-office dental plans that can cover your entire family at less than a dollar a day. Please contact our office with your insurance information, and our team will verify your coverage prior to your appointment.
We offer a variety of payment options to accommodate our patients' needs. We accept cash, credit cards, and most dental insurance plans. Additionally, we provide flexible financing options and affordable In-House Dental Coverage Plans for you and your family!
Yes, we understand that dental emergencies can happen at any time. Kokua Smiles offers emergency dental care services to address urgent oral health issues promptly. Please contact our office as soon as possible, and we will prioritize your situation.
The health and safety of our patients and staff are our top priorities. We strictly adhere to all recommended COVID-19 safety protocols. This includes frequent disinfection of surfaces, practicing social distancing, and implementing screening procedures. You can trust that your dental visit will be conducted in a safe and clean environment.