If you have questions about our practice,
you can read through our frequently asked questions below. If you
do not see the information you need here, please call us at 808-944-1155
so we can help you. Dr. Yoshimura is a personable guy who loves to
talk to his patients and answer their questions.
Dr. Yoshimura loves dentistry, so
he is always fascinated with changes and new developments in the
field. He attends 100 to 200 continuing education courses a year
at some of the finest dental institutions in the country. Most of
these courses focus on the latest in cosmetic and restorative dentistry.
Dr. Yoshimura also follows up his training by attending many study
clubs associated with these dental institutions.
Since he knows how important staying
on top of the field is, Dr. Yoshimura encourages the rest of his
staff to be lifelong learners. He is also active in a variety of
prominent dental organizations, such as the American Dental Association,
the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the America Equilibration
Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry. If you are curious
about a new procedure or a study that you heard about, ask Dr. Yoshimura.
Not only will he know about it, but he will be happy to discuss it
In this day and age, we know deciphering
your insurance benefits can be confusing. We are happy to help you
with insurance concerns. Our office team is familiar with most insurance
plans and will process the necessary paperwork for you.
Our office accepts cash, check and credit cards, including Master
Card and Visa. Any amount not covered by your insurance is your responsibility.
In this day and age, we know deciphering your insurance benefits
can be confusing. We can also help you with any insurance concerns.
office team is familiar with most insurance plans and will process
the necessary paperwork for you.
With so many whitening products being
advertised on the market, many of our patients ask about the best
method to whiten their teeth. Since each mouth is unique, we need
to evaluate your teeth in order to recommend a specific product.
If your teeth are cracked, chipped or discolored, Dr. Yoshimura may
recommend one of our restorative services, such as veneers or bonding.
If you want to bleach your teeth, we offer several bleaching products,
including Zoom®, Opalescence®, Nite White®, or Day White®. To find
out which method is right for you, call us today at 808-944-1155
to schedule an appointment.
A lot of things make us different.
First, we complete a comprehensive examination of your teeth, gums,
joints and other tissue in your mouth when you first visit us. We
even create a digital photo album of your mouth using our digital
x-ray and intra oral camera. That way, we can see everything going
on in your mouth and show you what is happening as well.
From there, we create a customized
dental treatment plan that is designed around your life. In this
plan, we consider a number of factors, such as the stability of your
bite and the structure of your jaw.
Finally, we treat you with high quality
cosmetic and restorative services in a state-of-the-art facility
that includes the latest equipment and is manned by a highly-trained
and exceptionally gifted staff. To truly know what makes us different,
however, we suggest that you stop in and see us. Or you can schedule
an appointment by calling us at 808-944-1155.
It is said that there is nothing to
fear except fear itself. We think that is the problem with a lot
of dentists - they do not tell you what is going on in your mouth
and make their treatments seem mysterious. When you do not know why
a problem is occurring or why a treatment is being suggested, dentistry
can seem a little scary.
Dr. Yoshimura takes the time to do
an exhaustive examination of your mouth. With this exam, he can show
you where problems are occurring and offer you options on what you
can do about it. He can also use Caesy, the patient education system
in our office, to explain why the procedures he suggests are the
best for you. When you have the knowledge, you can work with Dr.
Yoshimura to design a healthy and beautiful smile and maintain it
throughout your lifetime.
When Dr. Yoshimura recommends these
services, it is usually as part of a permanent restoration. All of
these products are comfortable in your mouth, long-lasting and look
You can learn about some of these
procedures on our Patient Education page. You can also use Caesy,
the patient education system in our office, to print information
on a particular procedure. If you are curious about any treatment
we recommend, we welcome your questions. Dr. Yoshimura strives to
keep up on the latest research and can explain why these procedures
might be best for you.
We offer several cosmetic services
to improve the appearance of your front teeth. Dr. Yoshimura is certified
in Invisalign®. With this product, we place a customized retainer
in your mouth. As you wear it over a period of a few weeks, your
teeth will be moved into the desired position. Dr. Yoshimura may
also recommend veneers, crowns or bonding to correct smaller problems
with your front teeth.
If you would like to enhance the appearance
of your smile, call us so we can schedule a consultation with Dr.
Yoshimura. After listening to your goals and concerns, he can suggest
ways to help you straighten your smile.
In a smile analysis, Dr. Yoshimura
looks at all the factors that compose a smile: the shape of a smile,
the size, the smile line; and the position of your teeth, lips, and
gums when you smile. He listens carefully to your concerns and what
you want to accomplish. Once we have this information, we can provide
a custom smile design.
Dr. Yoshimura can
use his digital imaging system to create images of your new smile.
He can also have his lab assistant create wax-ups of your new smile.
From there, we can see what your new smile will look like and even
let you test drive your teeth. We can then review the smile design
results with you and discuss the next steps to make it happen.