Dr. Uchida graduated from Punahou in 1983 and from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1990. He attended the University of Oregon in Eugene where he majored in biology. Upon graduating from dental college, Dr. Uchida served with the US Air Force Dental Corps for three years at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. He started his current private practice in 1993.
Instilled in him since his University of Iowa days in the early 90s, Dr. Uchida strives for quality dentistry. Quality dentistry means taking care of patients and going the extra mile for them, it means giving them the absolute best possible service, all the time. It’s as important as “aloha” is to Hawaii. Dr. Uchida and his staff works hard to give their patients high quality dentistry, always.
Replacing a single tooth with a single tooth implant does not endanger the health of the neighboring teeth. Because a dental implant will replace your tooth root, the bone is better preserved. Dental implants integrate with your jawbone, helping to keep the bone healthy and intact. Several missing teeth can also be replaced with individual implants. This method will place a dental implant at the site of each missing tooth, providing ideal replicas of your lost teeth. Multiple teeth may also be restored with an implant bridge, which is a prosthetic comprised of three or more crown units, depending upon the number of missing teeth.
One of the most rewarding and exciting new procedures in dentistry today is the system for making your previously loose dentures tight and comfortable. Mini dental implants provide denture patients with the ability to eat, smile, and speak with confidence. In as little as 1 hour, 4-6 dental implants can be placed, and your dentures can be fitted over the implants. The patient leaves the office with a stable denture, which can be used IMMEDIATELY. In addition, placement of these implants results in little to no post-operative discomfort. Many patients who were not candidates for conventional implants because they didn’t have enough bone or because of finances are now mini dental implant candidates.
Made of Hybrid Resin or Zirconia, the removable bridge involves the placement of between 6-10 implants, determined by bone volume and bone quality. This is a fixed hybrid bridge that can be detached by the dentist as needed at recall cleaning visits.