Esthetic Dentistry

South Bay Prosthodontics

Prosthodontists located in Torrance, CA

Esthetic dentistry combines art and science, helping you achieve a functional, beautiful smile that can last a lifetime. Michelle Ikoma, DDS, Mariaelena Rodriguez, DDS, and the team at South Bay Prosthodontics in Torrance, California, regularly use esthetic dentistry techniques to help men and women look and feel their best. To learn more about the benefits of esthetic dentistry, make an appointment by calling the office today.

Esthetic Dentistry Q & A

What is esthetic dentistry?

Esthetic dentistry is a branch of oral health care designed to improve your smile’s physical appearance and function. 

Esthetic dentistry provides more than a quick cosmetic fix. It involves a series of thorough exams, proper diagnosis, and a custom treatment plan that aligns with your individual needs. 

In addition, esthetic dentistry uses cutting-edge technologies and prosthetics to restore your self-esteem. Thanks to cosmetic procedures like composite fillings, inlays, and dental implants, achieving a beautiful, youthful smile isn’t just possible, it’s easy. 

What services does esthetic dentistry include?

At South Bay Prosthodontics, the team offers an array of esthetic dentistry services including:

Composite restorations

Composite fillings are tough and long lasting. If you crack, chip, or damage a filling, bridge, or crown, the team at South Bay Prosthodontics can use esthetic dentistry techniques to reshape your prosthetic teeth, fill gaps, and cover defects. 

Implant restorations

If you brush and floss regularly, your dental implants can last a lifetime, but accidents happen. If you participate in contact sports or lead a physically active lifestyle, you may break or knock out a crown attached to an implant. 

Esthetic dentistry provides a safe and effective way to limit pain and can address the problem quickly, before it gets any worse. 

Full mouth rehabilitation

As you get older, you’re more susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease. Combined with general wear-and-tear or radiation treatment for head or neck cancer, these factors can cause you to lose some or even all of your teeth. 

Full mouth rehabilitation is an esthetic dentistry technique that restores your smile to its near original condition, both cosmetically and physically, using a series of maxillofacial surgical techniques and dental procedures. 

Am I a good candidate for esthetic dentistry?

The only way to determine if you’re a good candidate for esthetic dentistry is to schedule an appointment at South Bay Prosthodontics. 

Following an oral exam, review of your medical history, and discussion of your goals for treatment, the team can develop a plan that aligns with your individual goals and vision. 

Whenever possible, the team at South Bay Prosthodontics uses non-invasive treatment options. However, if surgical intervention is necessary, you can relax with the help of nitrous oxide or another type of sedation. 

To see if esthetic dentistry is the right option for you, make an appointment at South Bay Prosthodontics by calling the office today.