Same Day Dentistry Torrance, CA
For many people, time prevents them from receiving the dental care they need. Luckily, with same day dentistry, dental care is more accessible than ever. Same day dentistry uses modern technology to condense the time it takes to complete more complex dental procedures into a single day.
Same day dentistry is available at Steve S. Kim, DDS in Torrance and the surrounding area. With the help of computer-assisted design and an in-house manufacturing system, we can ensure that many of your more complex dental needs are met in just a single visit. Whether you are interested in teeth whitening, restorations, or tooth replacement, state-of-the-art dental technology makes it possible to restore or improve your smile on the same day you make an appointment.
Same day dentistry services are as varied as standard dental services. See if you are eligible for same day treatment. Call Steve S. Kim, DDS at (310) 872-2354 to schedule your visit today.
Replacing Crowns and Veneers
Though designed to last between five and 15 years, crowns and veneers can and do chip, break, fall out, and fail. Breakage or failure can happen for several reasons, including biting down too hard or chewing on non-food objects. Regardless of why crowns or veneers break or fall out, the damage can cause pain, discomfort, or embarrassment until fixed.
Offices that offer same day dentistry have the equipment and know-how to fabricate prostheses in-office. This equipment negates the need for the back-and-forth between dental office and lab and, subsequently, the need for additional appointments. As a result, patients can enjoy a restored smile within hours of damaging it instead of having to live with the issue for weeks.
“Offices that offer same day dentistry have the equipment and know-how to fabricate prostheses in-office.”
Same Day Options for Replacing Missing Teeth
Tooth replacement options take weeks to months to complete, depending on which procedure a patient undergoes. For many people, it is unacceptable to have to wait months to be able to chew, smile, talk, and socialize comfortably once again. Fortunately, same day dentistry also includes Same Day implants.
Traditionally, the implant process is lengthy and requires multiple steps. However, with Same Day implants, the dentist skips the wound healing and osseointegration processes and places the implant on the same day after extracting the decayed tooth. This eliminates months of waiting and the discomfort that comes with it.
“However, with Same Day implants, the dentist skips the wound healing and osseointegration processes and places the implant on the same day after extracting the decayed tooth.”
Same Day Teeth Whitening
Many teeth whitening methods rely on one particular ingredient to be effective: time. However, certain in-office whitening procedures that use high concentrations of hydrogen peroxide in their solutions can yield visible results right away. These procedures also utilize a high-tech light source, which breaks up the molecules that cause stains and discoloration. Over-the-counter solutions and other forms of in-office whitening, on the other hand, can take weeks or months to achieve any drastic difference.
“… certain in-office whitening procedures that use high concentrations of hydrogen peroxide in their solutions can yield visible results right away.”
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Same Day Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is a popular and conservative alternative to dental veneers and other procedures designed to enhance a smile. Dental bonding uses a tooth-colored composite resin material to conceal imperfections in teeth.
The bonding resin serves as a protective coating for the teeth, safeguarding them against future damage. Due to its conservative nature, dental bonding is something most dentists can perform in the office on the same day. Unlike some treatments, bonding does not necessitate prosthetics or the help of a lab.
“Due to its conservative nature, dental bonding is something most dentists can perform in the office on the same day.”
Candidacy for Same Day Dentistry
Patients should note that not everyone is an ideal candidate for same day dentistry. Many of the procedures that can be performed in one appointment rely on a foundation of good health. Given this information, patients should remain realistic about what their dentists can and cannot do in a single appointment.
If a patient has less than stellar oral health, the dentist may need to prep the mouth for subsequent procedures or refer a patient to a specialist. For instance, if a person who is missing teeth also has gum disease, the dentist will need to treat the gum issues (that likely caused the tooth loss) before proceeding with the restoration process.
“Patients should note that not everyone is an ideal candidate for same day dentistry.”
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Frequently Asked Questions About Same Day Dentistry
Q. Are same day dentistry and emergency dentistry the same things?
A. No, they are not. When patients experience a dental emergency, they need urgent assistance to stop bleeding, infection, swelling, or severe pain or to save a tooth. Same day dentistry is for people who value convenience and speed.
Q. How much dental work can be done in a single day?
A. This depends on several factors. The length of the appointment is one of the most influential considerations in Same Day dental procedures. At Steve S. Kim, DDS, we will do as much as we can while keeping you safe.
Q. What are the benefits of same day dentistry?
A. There are several advantages to this type of dentistry. The first and most obvious is convenience. Same day dentistry also allows you to enjoy a restored smile quickly and with fewer appointments. Finally, it can be less expensive since it requires fewer visits.
Q. Does same day dentistry have pitfalls?
A. This process is not for everyone. If a patient undergoes same day dentistry despite being a less-than-ideal candidate, the results may not last. Moreover, the procedure may do more harm than good. Our team will do all that is necessary to make sure same day dentistry is right for you.
Q. How can I prevent the need for same day dentistry?
A. We understand that accidents happen. However, prevention is always the best line of defense. Keep teeth safe and healthy by eating a balanced diet, maintaining a good oral hygiene routine, and refraining from using your teeth to tear things open.
Quality Dental Services Can Transform Your Smile
By visiting us as soon as possible, our team can help get you the professional treatment you need. Instead of waiting around and allowing the symptoms to get worse, we can provide you with treatment options.
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance (though not necessarily the function) of a person’s teeth, gums and/or bite.
- Dental Caries
- Dental caries are also known as cavities and result from a lack of proper oral hygiene leaving plaque that forms tiny holes in the teeth.
- Dental Filling
- A dental filling involves restoring the structure of the tooth by using metal, alloy, porcelain or plastic to fill the tooth.
- Dental Sealants
- Dental sealants contain a resinous material that we apply to the chewing surfaces of the posterior teeth to prevent dental caries.
- Gingivitis is the inflammation of gum tissue that results from plaque, other infections in the mouth and poor oral hygiene.
See if Same Day Dentistry Is Right for You
Advances in dental technology have drastically improved the dental patient experience by speeding up the time it takes to complete comprehensive procedures. Take advantage of these advancements and call Steve S. Kim, DDS at 310-872-2354 to see if same day dentistry is right for you.
Helpful Related Links
- American Dental Association (ADA). Glossary of Dental Clinical Terms. 2022
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry® (AACD). Home Page. 2022
- WebMD. WebMD’s Oral Care Guide. 2022
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