Frequently Asked Questions
Do you see patients of all ages?
Yes! Torrance Dentistry is open to whole families, including children, adults, grandparents, and everyone in-between. Our wide variety of available services has something for everyone, whether you’re in need of a routine check-up that refreshes your smile or more advanced restorative work for correcting worn/damaged teeth.
How often should I visit the dentist?
If a patient has generally good oral health, Dr. Steve Yabuno recommends that they visit our Torrance, CA practice for a thorough oral exam and cleaning every six months, or twice each year. However, certain circumstances (such as the presence of periodontal disease) may increase this frequency. Above all else, our goal is to help you maintain a healthy, strong smile with professional maintenance and support.
Why are dental implants the right choice for replacing my missing teeth?
Dental implants are highly successful for many reasons. Their structure is virtually identical to that of a missing tooth, which means that they both look and feel completely natural while preserving your oral health in the process. They’re also durable, functional, and built to last – in fact, many thrive for the rest of the patient’s life!
However, no one tooth replacement solution is the right fit for every single patient. Our team will review all the available options with patients in great detail so that they can be sure to select the one that best fits their personal needs, budget, and level of available time commitment.
Will I have to see a separate specialist to have my dental implants placed?
Not at all! Our team at Torrance Dentistry includes Dr. Calvin Dang and Dr. Violetta Kenigsberg, two periodontal specialists who have the advanced training and experience to surgically place implants. We’re proud to be able to offer every step of this important and transformative procedure here in one convenient location for the benefit of patients in need.
Dental care makes me nervous. Can your team help me relax?
Yes. Dr. Yabuno offers comfortable electronic anesthetic delivery and effective sedation dentistry techniques like nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”) and oral conscious sedation. We want to keep patients calm, comfortable, and as pain-free as possible throughout their treatment with us.
I can’t make it to a dental appointment during regular business hours. Do you offer extended appointment times?
We understand how difficult it can be to schedule needed visits to the dentist when your daily routine is just too demanding. That’s why our practice is open on Saturdays from 8:00am to 2:00pm! These times are perfect for busy professionals, big families, and other patients who need a little extra convenience.
Do you accept my insurance?
Our team members will file the necessary paperwork for your PPO insurance plan, maximizing the available benefits that you’re entitled to. For patients without insurance, convenient financing plans are also available through CareCredit! Visit our new patients page to learn more about your options.