Laser Dentistry San Diego

The Latest, Most Effective Dental Technology

Video: Enhanced Technology for Healthy Gums

At the Scripps Center for Dental Care in La Jolla, our periodontist uses the latest laser technology to keep your gums as healthy as possible. Our San Diego periodontist uses laser as a preventive method to prevent any infection in the gum tissue. At the Scripps Center for Dental Care in La Jolla, our periodontist uses the latest laser technology to keep your gums as healthy as possible. Our San Diego periodontist uses laser as a preventive method to prevent any infection in the gum tissue. Enlarge Video View All Videos

Scripps Center for Dental Care is committed to using only the latest technology, including digital radiography, dental digital imaging, dental microscopes, digital impressions, and laser dentistry, at our San Diego practice. We are constantly updating our practice with the latest advances in dental technology, a process that makes our patients' visits with us ever more relaxing, convenient, and efficient.

Laser Dentistry

The laser dentistry technology at our La Jolla practice enables us to provide a number of adjunctive services to ensure the health of the hard and soft tissues of our patients' mouths. These painless, minimally invasive procedures allow us to achieve more precise and more enduring results than were ever before possible.

Laser Dentistry Applications and Benefits

We can employ laser dentistry at our office in La Jolla for a vast array of procedures and services. Among these are cosmetic dentistry procedures such as tooth whitening with the BriteSmile® system and gum shaping for ideal smile results.

We also use lasers for advanced diagnostic procedures; as a result, we can now detect and remove incipient decay at a far earlier stage than was previously possible. Laser dentistry is used at our La Jolla practice for the early detection and treatment of cold sores and oral lesions and for high-speed curing of white fillings. We also employ lasers for a number of advanced oral surgery procedures, as lasers are far more precise than other, more traditional surgical implements. With laser dentistry, our patients need much less anesthesia, achieve rapid healing and most procedures can be performed with simple numbing injections, allowing our patients to remain comfortable yet alert.

Digital Radiography

Scripps Center for Dental Care uses state-of-the-art digital radiography to conduct patient x-rays. This system greatly increases the efficiency of the x-ray process and offers many benefits to both the patient and the dentist. Benefits of this technology include:

  • Up to 90 percent less radiation than traditional film x-rays.
  • Instant digital x-ray images appear right on the screen.
  • Environmentally friendly - no chemical developing.
  • Crisp, clear, panoramic, high-resolution images.

With digital x-rays, a panoramic image of the patient's entire mouth appears on a monitor conveniently located in the treatment room. The easy-to-use features of digital radiography allow patients to see areas of concern quickly and with greater clarity than ever before. The patient and dentist can then spend more time reviewing the images together and discussing possible treatment options. For more information about this exciting new technology, please contact our La Jolla dental office.

Digital Dental Imaging

For our patients who wish to undergo smile design or any other cosmetic or restorative procedures that may change the appearance of their smiles, Dr. Weston and the Scripps Center for Dental Care team are pleased to offer digital dental imaging. With dental imaging, our dentists can use digital photography and the latest in computer imaging technology to give the patient a preview of what the new smile will look like. If you are considering an investment in your smile in the form of porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, or even a full smile makeover, we can use computer imaging to predict the outcome. Contact us at Scripps Center for Dental Care to learn more about smile previews with digital dental imaging.

Dental Microscopes

With dental microscopes, we can perform diagnostic examinations with more clarity and detail than ever before. The dental microscopes that we employ are ergonomically designed to be comfortable for our dentists to use for long periods of time, a feature that enables us to provide the most professional, thorough, and efficient treatment available. Our microscopes come equipped with integrated video cameras so that we can project detailed images of our patients' mouths onto monitors in the treatment rooms, which allows patients to become more personally involved in their treatment and overall dental health.

An added benefit to our patients is that the advanced features of our microscopes enable us to provide information about their diagnoses and potential treatments much sooner than was previously possible. This saves our patients valuable time and money, and early detection allows us to begin dental treatment sooner, promoting stronger dental health.

Digital Impressions

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Gone are the days of trays, putty, and return visits. Scripps Center for Dental Care is one of the few San Diego offices to offer Digital Impression technology. Our patients' visits are even more comfortable and efficient than ever before with one of our newest technologies, the Lava Chairside Oral Scanner. The Chairside Oral Scanner or "C.O.S." provides patients with the most comfortable, accurate digital impressions available. About the size of a toothbrush, the C.O.S. comfortably scans teeth, capturing continuous three dimensional digital impressions. With the C.O.S. our patients can view their teeth on the touch screen monitor and, in a matter of minutes, our dentists can examine precise modeling impressions and email the information directly to the lab. Digital impressions result in excellent fitting crowns, veneers and bridges and saves time through shorter visits.

To learn more about our digital impression technology, visit the 3M LavaTM Chairside Oral Scanner C.O.S. website .

Sleep Apnea Diagnosis and Treatment

Do you think you have a sleeping problem?

Sleep Apnea Treatment San Diego

Scripps Center for Dental Care now offers a home testing service for patients who feel they may have a sleeping problem. Common signs of sleeping problems include snoring and daytime sleepiness. Heavy snoring can interrupt sleep and may negatively impact a person's health or personal relationships. Most importantly, snoring has been shown to be a predisposing factor to a much more significant condition known as sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is an actual cessation of breathing during sleep, which has been linked to health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and stroke, depression, anxiety disorders, sexual dysfunction, and memory loss.

Sleep Apnea Treatment San Diego

A home sleep test allows patients to undergo an evaluation for sleep disorders in the comfort and privacy of their own home. Scripps Center for Dental Care has contracted with Sleep Diagnostic Solutions (www.sleepds.com), which provides testing equipment and access to Board Certified Sleep Physicians to review the sleep study data. If you're diagnosed with sleep apnea or snoring, you may qualify for oral appliance therapy to treat the condition. An oral appliance is a dental device worn during sleep to help hold the airway open and reduce the severity of sleep disruption.

At Scripps Center for Dental Care, our goal is for you to experience overall health and wellness. Improving your quality of sleep with dental solutions like oral appliance therapy is just another way that we can help you. If you're interested in a comfortable and convenient home sleep test, please contact us to today to schedule an appointment.

Performance Mouthwear

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We are proud to announce that Scripps Center for Dental Care has been certified to offer a unique and incredible product to you. The Under Armour Performance Mouthwear is powered by ArmourBiteTM technology, which has fifteen years of research and development and the approval of satisfied professional, collegiate, amateur, and novice athletes. The technology is patented, the performance is proven, and the advantages are undeniable.

Now you can unlock the power you never knew was there, and your jaw is the key. You've probably never been told that relaxing your jaw could help you perform better, but that's because nobody knew. A few people were on to something hundreds of years ago: Ancient Greek athletes bit down on leather straps for an edge during competition; Viking and Roman warriors clamped down on leather bits for focus on the battlefield. They knew it worked, but the concept never evolved, until now.

Performance Mouthwear has been engineered to unlock your true power and potential. It's all in you, but it's blocked by one of the human body's instinctive reflex systems: teeth clenching. With safe, custom-built Performance Mouthwear, athletes in any sport-from golf to football, running to hockey, basketball to yoga-can capitalize on this innovative technology that reduces cortisol (the stress hormone) and lactic acid, helping to increase a person's performance levels.

Contact Scripps Center for Dental Care today to learn more about Under Armor Performance Mouthwear. You can also view this ArmourBiteTM UA Performance Mouthwear advertisement (PDF ) for more information.

Learn More about Laser Dentistry

For further information about the advanced dental technology, including laser technology, available at our La Jolla practice, please contact Scripps Center for Dental Care today.

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9850 Genesee Ave
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