Inlays, Onlays, & Crowns

INLAYS:
We often encounter situations where a significant part of the biting surface of a tooth has been damaged and weakened. Here the material of choice would be a ceramic or gold inlay. Both are both well tolerated from a biological standpoint and provide the strength and durability that is needed.

ONLAYS & CROWNS:
When the defect to be repaired grows to a significant size, the strength of the tooth will be compromised. Teeth with very large silver amalgam fillings often develop cracks that extend deep into the tooth structure. These teeth are best restored by a means that covers and reinforces the strength of the tooth by completely covering it. A ceramic or gold, onlay, or a full crown, accomplishes this objective.

Cerec Same-Day Crowns

Discover Same-Day Crowns with CEREC – HI Cosmetic Dental Care
Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic (CEREC®) has revolutionized dental procedures. Traditionally, if crowns, onlays, inlays or dental veneers were required to restore damaged teeth, multiple procedures and a great deal of waiting time in-between would be inevitable. CEREC® creates these ceramic restorations within minutes in our Honolulu dental office. This means that many treatments can be completed in just a single visit. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of CEREC then schedule your appointment to our Honolulu dentists today!

What is CEREC®?
CEREC® is comprised of several computer-assisted design (CAD) tools and a milling machine that creates custom ceramic restorative devices. CEREC® can benefit almost anyone needing a ceramic restoration. This is of great benefit to nervous patients, and it can also reduce the cost of treatment.

How can CEREC® benefit me?
CEREC® can benefit almost anyone needing a ceramic restoration.  Exceptions include patients who have a prior history of breaking ceramic devices and those with a deep bite. CEREC® devices are proven to last for over 5 years, but recent research indicates that most CEREC®-created restorations last for more than 10 years.

Additional advantages associated with CEREC® include:

  • No temporary restorations
  • High-quality ceramic products
  • Minimal invasiveness
  • Fewer injections and discomfort
  • Fewer dental visits
  • Cost effectiveness
  • More natural tooth is saved
  • Long lasting restorations
  • Biocompatible solutions


What is the CEREC® system comprised of?
The CEREC® System is sometimes called a CAD-CAM system. CAD-CAM means Computer Assisted Design and Computer Assisted Milling. The CEREC® system has three major components:

Acquisition device: This device is home to a high-quality camera and a medical grade computer. The function of this unit is to photograph the prepared tooth. Three-dimensional images are created of the tooth on the screen, which the dentist uses to design the perfect ceramic restoration.

Three-dimensional CAD software: This software allows the dentist to examine the tooth from every angle. It is the closest possible thing to holding the tooth in the hands and rotating it.

Milling device: This unit actually manufactures the custom restoration from the specifications entered into the computer. A ceramic block that best resembles the existing tooth color is chosen and placed into the unit.  Within minutes, the milling device produces the restoration the dentist designed.

What does a CEREC® restoration procedure involve?
The first step in the procedure is preparing the tooth for the restoration.  Depending on your particular case, the dentist will take photos of your affected teeth using one of CEREC’s® two imaging solutions.  If using CEREC® Omnicam, the dentist will take several images of the tooth, sending a three-dimensional, colored model to the CEREC® machine. If using CEREC® Bluecam, the dentist will coat the teeth with a contrasting agent before taking images of your teeth.

These images are transposed onto the computer screen, where the dentist will view the tooth from every angle and design the final restoration. When the design is complete, it will be transmitted to the milling unit.  

The dentist will insert a block of ceramic, matching your tooth color, into the milling machine which will then create the full crown, onlay, inlay, or veneer. Before affixing the restoration to the tooth, the dentist will perform a dry fit to ensure comfort.  Once a perfect fit is established, the restoration will be polished and affixed to the tooth with dental cement.

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(808) 946-6326

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Our Location

We're conveniently located one block east of Ala Moana shopping center—no need to go through Waikiki!

Waikiki Landmark Building
1888 Kalakaua Ave.
Suite C311
Honolulu, HI 96815

Our office features ample parking and valet, as well as the Biki Bikeshare access.

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Directions Heading East

Take Punahou St. Exit, turn RIGHT and head towards South King St.

Turn LEFT on South King St

Turn RIGHT on McCully St and cross the bridge.

Turn RIGHT on Ala Wai Boulevard

The Waikiki Landmark Parking is the SECOND driveway on the LEFT.

Directions Heading West

Take King St. Exit

Travel down Beretania St. and turn LEFT on McCully St.

Drive down McCully and cross the bridge.

Turn RIGHT onto Ala Wai Blvd

The Waikiki Landmark Parking is the SECOND driveway on the LEFT.

From Ala Moana Blvd.

Traveling towards Waikiki cross over the intersection of Ala Moana Blvd and Kalalaua Ave. and turn LEFT on PAU St.

Turn LEFT on Ala Wai Blvd

The Waikiki Landmark Parking is the SECOND driveway on the LEFT.

Our Location

We're conveniently located one block east of Ala Moana shopping center—no need to go through Waikiki!

Waikiki Landmark Building
1888 Kalakaua Ave.
Suite C311
Honolulu, HI 96815

Our office features ample parking and valet in our office garage, as well as the Biki Bikeshare access.

1 + 2 =

In association with:

Directions Heading East

Take Punahou St. Exit, turn RIGHT and head towards South King St.

Turn LEFT on South King St

Turn RIGHT on McCully St and cross the bridge.

Turn RIGHT on Ala Wai Boulevard

The Waikiki Landmark Parking is the SECOND driveway on the LEFT.

Directions Heading West

Take King St. Exit

Travel down Beretania St. and turn LEFT on McCully St.

Drive down McCully and cross the bridge.

Turn RIGHT onto Ala Wai Blvd

The Waikiki Landmark Parking is the SECOND driveway on the LEFT.

From Ala Moana Blvd.

Traveling towards Waikiki cross over the intersection of Ala Moana Blvd and Kalalaua Ave. and turn LEFT on PAU St.

Turn LEFT on Ala Wai Blvd

The Waikiki Landmark Parking is the SECOND driveway on the LEFT.