As much as we try to care for our dental health, tooth loss happens. Dentists have mastered the art of replacing lost teeth & their toolkits are full of solutions to fit your specific needs. It is essential to understand that replacing a missing tooth is not just about looks. After losing a tooth, the surrounding teeth can shift out of place & it may become difficult for you to bite, chew & speak. The resulting bone shifting can even affect your overall facial structure. Replacing missing or rotten teeth is essential to keeping your mouth healthy in the long run. A missing tooth can cause more trouble than just an unsightly gap in your smile. Tooth loss can cause your remaining teeth to shift around the gap, changing the alignment of your smile & even causing changes in your facial aesthetics.Book an appointment
Getting a dental bridge is more involved than your average checkup. If you’ve gotten a dental crown in the past, getting a bridge will be a pretty similar experience for you.
Thorough assessment, impressions, and X-rays to evaluate tooth condition.
Identifying missing teeth, assessing jawbone health and dental alignment.
Customized bridge fabrication, precise fitting, and secure placement procedure.
Regular oral hygiene, gentle cleaning around the bridge, dental check-ups.
Dental bridges are designed to replace a missing tooth & to stabilize the teeth on either side of the gap. Few types of bridges are available, but in most cases, bridges consist of a fake tooth (known as a pontic) supported by one or more neighboring teeth. Unlike a dental implant, a tooth replaced by a bridge is not directly rooted in your jaw but is instead attached to nearby teeth.
Dental bridges offer transformative effects that go beyond filling the gaps left by missing teeth. They restore not only your smile's appearance but also your ability to chew, speak, and maintain facial structure. By bridging the empty spaces, these prosthetic devices provide stability, prevent tooth shifting, and distribute bite forces evenly. This results in improved oral functionality, increased self-confidence, and a rejuvenated smile that can positively impact your overall well-being. Experience the transformative power of dental bridges, as they seamlessly blend with your natural teeth, giving you a reason to confidently show off your beautiful and complete 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.
Say goodbye to missed school and work for dental appointments. Our extended hours, including late evenings and weekends, offer ample convenience. With appointments available 7 days a week, before and after work, and even on Saturdays and Sundays, we prioritize your busy lives, ensuring scheduling ease for you and your family.
Determining if a dental bridge is the right treatment for you involves considering factors such as the number of missing teeth, the health of surrounding teeth and gums, and your overall oral health goals. Consulting with our skilled dentist will help assess your specific needs, discuss alternative options, and determine if a dental bridge is the optimal solution for restoring your smile. 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 overall well-being.Get a free consultation
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.