Torrance Cosmetic Dentistry Creates Gorgeous Transformations
You should be showing your smile off proudly to the world, not hiding it behind your hand when you laugh or pose for a photo. At Torrance Dentistry, Dr. Steve Yabuno and the rest of our team are happy to offer several cosmetic dentistry services that can erase frustrating imperfections from your teeth and leave your appearance brighter and more confident than ever before. Our care is comfortable and virtually pain-free as well! Contact our Torrance, CA practice today to schedule your first consultation. New patients from Gardena, CA and surrounding areas are always welcome.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
If your teeth have become discolored or stained over time, it’s time to make a refreshing change. Dr. Yabuno can provide patients with a customized take-home whitening kit that’s a big step above the solutions you could find at your nearest store. All you have to do is wear your customized oral trays and high-grade whitening gel together for a certain amount of time each day – this can be done while you’re watching your favorite show or relaxing after the kids have gone to bed. Many patients notice gradual improvement after the very first use, with the most dramatic changes occurring after a couple of weeks.
Did you know that nearly 92% of the population will experience a cavity at one point or another in their lives? Thankfully, this common dental problem can be addressed simply and seamlessly with a tooth-colored filling for a superior aesthetic result. The procedure is simple – one of our doctors will remove decay from the tooth and then carefully apply the high-quality composite resin material, shaping it into place and hardening it with a special curing light.
In addition to their lifelike quality, tooth-colored fillings offer patients several other valuable benefits when compared to traditional amalgam fillings. Composite resin is able to directly bond with the natural enamel, allowing our team to preserve and strengthen more of your tooth’s remaining healthy structure. Additionally, the lack of metals means that the sensitivity the patient experiences when faced with hot and cold temperatures is greatly reduced. As long as tooth-colored fillings are cared for with oral hygiene and professional check-ups here at Torrance Dentistry, patients can expect to enjoy them for several years.
If your teeth are plagued with several cosmetic flaws, the thought of undergoing multiple procedures to correct them all can feel a little overwhelming. Alternatively, our team may recommend porcelain veneers as a comprehensive solution that transforms your smile for the better! Veneers are customized, wafer-thin porcelain restorations that are crafted to fit over just the front surfaces of the patient’s teeth instead of all around them like a dental crown. This hides imperfections like gaps, stains, cracks, chips, and much more safely from view behind a new appearance that’s natural, functional, and flawlessly beautiful.
The design, creation, and completion of porcelain veneers typically requires two appointments at our practice – one to prepare the affected teeth and take impressions, and another to place the finished restoration and ensure the patient’s satisfaction with the results. We look forward to giving you back the self-confidence you deserve!
Here in Torrance, our team is proud to offer all-ceramic restorations as an exceptional solution to dental damage, injury, cosmetic imperfections, and more. This high-quality material is an ideal match for natural tooth enamel – it even has the same translucent nature, shining and reflecting light alongside the rest of your smile. Your new dental crown, inlay, or onlay will also be comfortable, durable, and highly biocompatible, making them a great fit for patients who struggle with allergies/sensitivities to common dental metals.