Cosmetic Dentist In Honolulu Enhances Patient Visits With State-of-the-art Cerec Technology
With no rubber impressions, no gaging trays, no temporaries, and no waiting two or more weeks for a final restoration, patients can visit Dr. Ako for CEREC dental crowns in Honolulu. With less than 6% of the dentists in the state of Hawaii having the CEREC capability, Dr. Ako is the exception and is proud to offer CEREC technology for the creation of crowns in one easy visit for his patients.
"It is important for my patients to enter our office with confidence knowing the outcome of their procedure will be exceptional. Patients can watch their own restoration being made right in front of them, and with CEREC, CAD/CAM Digital Dentistry, crowns can be made in a single visit, custom shaded to beautifully mimic natural teeth," said Dr. Jason Ako, Honolulu dentist.
CEREC, an acronym for ceramic reconstruction, was first introduced in 1987 and utilizes CAD/CAM technology (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing). As a CEREC dentist in Honolulu, Dr. Ako is at the forefront of CAD/CAM technology to provide his patients with exceptional restorative dental care.
The first step for CEREC includes an infrared photo taken of the patient's tooth, which is used in the designing of the dental crown through 3D imaging. This information is then sent to the milling machine through wireless or direct-wired transmission.
Next, the block of CEREC porcelain is put in the milling machine where the crown is created. When the crown is completed, Dr. Jason Ako, Waialae dentist, can permanently place the crown with strong dental cement. Once this is complete, patients will have a new, natural-looking crown made in as little as an hour with no messy impressions, no temporary crowns, and less dental anesthesia.
Whether patients are in search of a straighter smile with Invisalign, repairing damaged teeth with dental crowns in Honolulu, or any other cosmetic procedure they can turn to Dr. Jason Ako of Kahala Cosmetic and Family Dentistry for dental care they can trust. With the use of CEREC - CAD/CAM dentistry - Dr. Ako further proves his commitment and continuing efforts to provide his patients with state-of-the-art dental care.
About Kahala Cosmetic & Family Dentistry: Owned and operated by Dr. Jason Ako, Kahala Cosmetic and Family Dentistry is a solo practice that was established in 1989. It is a cosmetic and family dental office, offering complete dental preventive and restorative dentistry. Located in Kahala, across from Kahala mall, they have two hygienists and are open every other Saturday for maximum patient convenience. Dr. Jason Ako is a graduate of Iolani High School and Creighton University Dental School and has been recognized by his peers as one of the Best Dentists in Honolulu Magazine in 2007, 2009, and 2010, listed as one of America's Best Dentists by the Consumer Research Council of America in 2006, 2007 and 2010, and recognized as one of the top Dentists by Hawaii Medical Service Association Pride in Practice program in 2007. He is passionate about the opportunities available in advanced dental education and patient treatment. Dr. Ako regularly attends advanced continuing education courses in Hawaii and throughout the mainland.
Dr. Jason Ako
4747 Kilauea Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816