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Can Dental Implants Save You Money in the Long Run?

October 19, 2020

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Man smiling at dental implant appointment

Did you know that 120 million Americans are missing at least one of their teeth? Plus, roughly 36 million U.S. adults are missing all their teeth! So, if you are missing one, a few, or an entire arch of teeth, you are not alone. Fortunately, thanks to advancements in dentistry, there are a number of safe, durable, effective tooth replacement options available. But which is best for your smile and your wallet? Read on for what to think about when considering the dental implant cost in Torrance.

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Want To Save Money? Visit Your Dentist!

October 5, 2020

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Piggy bank in a row of cardboard teeth

Have the tumultuous events of this year put you on a strict budget? Is the rapidly approaching holiday season causing you to cut expenses where you can? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, then you may be considering canceling your routine dental appointment to save money. However, according to the Journal of Dental Medicine, every dollar invested in preventive care can save you between $8 and $50 on cosmetic and restorative treatment in the long run! Wondering how? Here are three reasons to visit your dentist every six months and how dental insurance can help make your trips affordable!

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4 Issues That Can Keep You from Getting Dental Implants (+ How to Fix Them!)

September 24, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — bluecoast @ 3:25 pm
Dentist talking to patient about dental implants

Are you missing one, a few, or an entire arch of teeth? Then you are not alone. In fact, 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth! Years prior, dental issues like this would involve restorations that were high maintenance and obvious. Fortunately, patients today can opt for the latest dental implants that are durable, natural-looking, and prevent your jawbone from deteriorating. However, potential candidates need to meet a few qualifications to be eligible. Read on for the issues that can keep you from getting dental implants in Torrance and how your dentist can help!

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Will Getting Veneers Make Your Teeth Sensitive?

September 17, 2020

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Woman smiling with porcelain veneers

Do unsightly stains, small cracks, or misaligned teeth negatively impact your smile? If so, then you may be considering veneers! Not only can they fix a multitude of cosmetic issues in a single treatment, but they also can last 20+ years and have a low-maintenance cleaning routine! However, many patients considering this popular cosmetic treatment wonder if the small amount of enamel that is removed during the preparation process will lead to tooth sensitivity. If you have found yourself wondering something similar, then read on for the answer!

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Will Insurance Cover My Full Mouth Reconstruction?

August 25, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — bluecoast @ 4:30 pm
searching for dental insurance to cover full mouth reconstruction in Torrance

Full mouth reconstruction in Torrance is a comprehensive treatment plan that can correct everything that is robbing your smile of its aesthetic and functional potential. In many cases, the process can be long and require complex procedures, a fact that leads many patients to wonder about the monetary costs involved. They are also curious about whether their dental insurance will help to pay for their treatment. The answer to that question really depends on which services are involved in the full mouth reconstruction process.

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Waterpik or Dental Floss: Which One is Right For You?

March 6, 2020

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a young woman standing in the mirror and using a water flosser

You know it is important to floss between your teeth. For years, you’ve been using the same type of dental floss to effectively remove stubborn bacteria and food particles, but could there be a better way? Water flossers are a popular alternative, but do they really work? Can they provide the same results as a traditional floss? Let your dentist in Torrance offer some of the pros and cons associated with each so that you can make the right decision for your oral health.

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4 Materials Used to Make Dental Crowns

January 28, 2020

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Dental Crowns

When hear the phrase “dental crown”, what kind of picture forms in your head? Do you imagine a restoration made out of gold, or do you think of something that closely resembles an actual tooth? The modern dentist has plenty of options for creating a dental crown in Torrance, and each kind comes with advantages and disadvantages to consider. Below are 4 examples of material that might be used in your crown; take the time to learn each of their pros and cons so that you can pick the one that best suits your smile!

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What to Do If Your Dental Crown Falls Out This Holiday Season

December 5, 2019

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woman covering mouth with hand

You’re throwing a holiday party with some friends and family members and having a blast. The music and food are excellent, and everyone is getting along. You take a celebratory bite of a yummy holiday sugar cookie, but this one turned out much harder than the others. You hear something go crunch in your mouth. You spit out your food into your hand to find that your dental crown has come off! What should you do? Read on to learn more about dental crowns in Torrance and what to do if they come loose or fall off during the holiday season.

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Do Your Dentures Not Fit Properly? Here’s What to Do

December 1, 2019

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doctor holding dentures in Torrance

When you first got your dentures in Torrance, you were over the moon. You could finally eat your favorite foods and sing your favorite songs once again. But that was a few years ago, and your dentures are starting to slip around when you talk. They feel uncomfortable every now and again. What should you do? Read more to find out.

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What’s the Process of Getting Dental Implants?

November 20, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — bluecoast @ 8:07 pm
dental implant

If you’re missing one or more teeth, odds are you’ve thought about, or at least heard of, dental implants in Torrance. These titanium posts are inserted directly into your jawbone, perfectly mimicking the roots of your natural teeth. They can last for decades, or even the rest of your life with proper care. However, it’s not a simple procedure, and treatment usually takes months with several appointments. Let’s take a closer look at the whole dental implant process.

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