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I Broke a Tooth. What Should I Do? Nov 2nd, 2020

Breaking a tooth is a serious problem, even if it only seems like a little chip or crack. Our team at South Bay Prosthodontics in Torrance, California, specializes in restorative dental techniques to repair broken, damaged, or missing teeth. If you chip, crack, or break off a piece of a...

Help! I Have Dental Anxiety Oct 11th, 2020

People rarely put a trip to the dentist on their list of favorite things to do. But more than 60% of people worldwide admit to having dental fears, anxieties, and phobias. In the United States, these feelings keep one-third of Americans from getting the oral health care they need. At...

Your Customized Road to a Winning Smile Sep 15th, 2020

When it comes to getting a winning smile, everyone has different needs. At South Bay Prosthodontics, our team specializes in restorative dental techniques to repair broken, damaged, or missing teeth.  Whether you have a single tooth affecting your smile or you need full mouth rehabilitation, we can guide you through...

Preserving Your Dental Health Before and After Radiation Treatments Aug 17th, 2020

Your smile is probably the last thing on your mind when you learn you need cancer treatment. It’s important to note, however, that radiation therapy for cancers in your throat, neck, or head can actually jeopardize your oral health. At South Bay Prosthodontics in Torrance, California, our experienced specialists work...

The Many Benefits of Bridges Jul 20th, 2020

Even when you practice the best dental hygiene, you can end up losing teeth. In fact, approximately 69% of Americans 35-44 years old  have lost at least one permanent tooth, and your risk of tooth loss only increases with age.  Further, ignoring lost or missing teeth increases your chances of...

Inlays: A Great Defense Against Tooth Decay Jun 16th, 2020

If you have a large cavity or damage on the chewing surface of your tooth, it’s easy to assume you need a dental crown. But custom-made inlays could offer effective results and leave more of your healthy tooth tissue intact.   Traditional dental crowns repair damage by covering your entire tooth...

How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies en Route to Our Office May 6th, 2020

Sometimes a dental emergency is obvious, like if you accidentally knock out one of your teeth. However, sometimes it’s harder to know the signs of an emergency, and if you have one, what you should do while waiting for treatment. At South Bay Prosthodontics in Torrance, California, our team specializes...

What to do When You Break a Tooth Apr 15th, 2020

The outside of your tooth has a protective coating of enamel, the hardest mineralized tissue in your body. Even with this hard, protective surface, your teeth can still sustain damage. Several things can lead to a broken tooth, ranging from car or sports accidents to chewing a piece of ice...

5 Reasons Dental Veneers May Be Right for You Mar 13th, 2020

There are certain things we have to live with, but having to display imperfect teeth isn’t one of them. Further, thanks to the numerous dental issues that veneers can fix, they can transform your smile within a few office visits. At South Bay Prosthodontics in Torrance, California, our team specializes...

The Importance of Pre-Radiation Oral Treatment Feb 12th, 2020

Going through cancer treatment is hard enough, but it’s even harder when you develop unpleasant side effects, especially in your mouth. Unfortunately, this can be a common problem when undergoing radiation therapy for head and neck cancer. At South Bay Prosthodontics in Torrance, California, our experienced prosthodontists have advanced dental...

Don't Let Anxiety Prevent You From Getting the Care You Need: We Offer Sedation Dentistry Jan 2nd, 2020

No one looks forward to a trip to the dentist, but that doesn’t mean you have to dread it. At South Bay Prosthodontics, in Torrance, California, we understand that even routine dental care can cause anxiety, and that’s why we offer sedation dentistry.  With sedation dentistry, you can get the...

Not Your Father's Dentures: These Prosthetics Have Come a Long Way Dec 3rd, 2019

When you think of dentures, do you picture the classic children’s wind-up toy of chattering teeth? If so, then perhaps you need a quick primer on the many advances in these prosthetics. Although dentures have always been a careful equation of function and form, today’s dentures may leave you guessing...

Dental Implants Look and Function Just Like Natural Teeth Nov 15th, 2019

If you’re missing some or all of your teeth, you’re not alone. Did you know the American College of Prosthodontists estimates about 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth and more than 36 million have lost all their teeth?   For many Americans, dental implants are the preferred solution...