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Porcelain Crowns (Caps)

Enhance Your Smile with Quality Dental Crowns in Waikiki, Honolulu 

Cracked, broken, or infected teeth can cause significant distress and discomfort. At the practice of Stephen R Ho, DDS, we offer excellent dental crown solutions that restore your smile and get you out of a stressful situation. Our experienced and friendly team utilizes cutting-edge tools and techniques to deliver exceptional dental restorations that seamlessly integrate with your natural teeth.

Helping our patients regain their health and relieving discomfort is our primary goal. We understand that emergencies can happen anytime, and we strive to provide same-day appointments whenever possible. Our practice is dedicated to promptly addressing your dental concerns and providing beautiful restorations that offer a natural look and feel. We look forward to helping you restore your smile and get back to good oral health. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for our skilled Honolulu dental crown services!


What Are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are caps made from durable materials placed over damaged or broken teeth. These crowns encompass the entire tooth, strengthening its structure and improving functionality while enhancing your smile's aesthetic appeal. Dental crowns are versatile treatment options and can be placed anywhere within your mouth, from beautiful front teeth to sturdy back molars.

We always prioritize the preservation of your natural tooth structure. However, in cases where restoration is not possible, we provide extraction and dental implant services as part of our treatment options. Implant-supported crowns can restore your smile while supporting the health of your jawbone. Our dentist will collaborate with you to determine the most suitable approach based on your needs.

Our Honolulu Tooth Crown Process

Getting a crown is usually a very straightforward process with three distinct phases. We have streamlined this process to make it as comfortable and convenient as possible for our patients. The process generally follows these three steps:

  1. Oral Examination: Our dentist conducts a comprehensive oral examination during your initial consultation. This involves thoroughly assessing the problem tooth, adjacent teeth, and gum tissue using advanced diagnostic tools. This examination allows us to determine if a dental crown is an appropriate solution for your issue.
  2. Cleaning, Repair & Temporary Crown: If your natural tooth can be repaired, we carefully clean and prepare it for a temporary crown. Precise impressions of the affected tooth are taken and sent to a trusted dental laboratory, which uses them to create a lifelike restoration.
  3. Permanent Dental Crown Placement: Once the dental lab sends us your custom crown, you'll return for the placement appointment. We'll prepare your tooth for the permanent crown and bond your crown to the tooth. Depending on the case, we use specially designed dental cement and other materials to maximize durability and longevity.

Caring Emergency Crown Services

Whether you need a crown because of root canal therapy or a painful broken tooth, we understand these situations can be distressing. We dedicate ourselves to getting you out of pain and easing your stress during these difficult situations. We strive to accommodate same-day appointments whenever feasible and want you to return to a comfortable, healthy smile as quickly as possible. If we determine you require advanced care for complex needs, especially in the case of root canal treatments, we'll help you manage pain and refer you to a trusted endodontist who can help you.

Dental Crown FAQs

We know selecting a practice to provide you with a tooth-saving dental crown is a big choice. That's why we prioritize answering your questions promptly so you never feel like you're in the dark about our services. Some of the questions we often receive from our patients include:

How long do dental crowns usually last?

Dental crowns can last 10-15 years or more with proper maintenance. Regular dental checkups and good oral hygiene can improve the longevity of your crown.

Getting a dental crown may involve some discomfort. However, the procedure generally not considered painful. We'll numb the area to make the procedure more comfortable. You may experience mild sensitivity or soreness after the anesthesia wears off, but this usually subsides within a few days.

While the crown itself doesn't develop cavities, the underlying tooth structure can still be susceptible to decay. Maintaining excellent oral hygiene practices is crucial to prevent cavities from forming around the base of the crown. Regular brushing, flossing, and dental checkups are essential to protect the health of your supporting tooth.

Quality Honolulu Dental Crown Services

At the practice of Stephen R. Ho, DDS, we are devoted to enhancing your quality of life by eliminating tooth pain and concerns related to damaged or infected teeth. When you require tooth crowns to restore and maintain your oral health and function, our skilled team is primed to assist. We value the opportunity to get our patients out of pain and complete their smiles, and our team looks forward to helping you or your loved ones with tooth-saving crown services. Contact our practice today and take the first step toward restoring your smile's health and beauty with our Honolulu dental crowns!