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How to Choose the Best Dentist For Dental Implants

Selecting a Top Dental Team to Place Your Dental Implants

Considered the “gold standard” for replacing missing teeth, dental implants typically require a multi-stage treatment plan to effectively restore lost form and function. Dr. John Weston and Dr. Nicholas Marongiu of Scripps Center for Dental Care delineate what patients should look for when selecting a skilled implant dentist for their needs. San Diego, CA — Dental implants offer unrivaled security and long-term results when compared to other tooth replacement options. […]

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Tips For Invisalign®

If you wish you could gain a straighter smile without the inconveniences of braces, Invisalign® may be the perfect orthodontic system to achieve the results you desire. The time it takes for metal braces and Invisalign® to straighten teeth is very similar, but your Invisalign® plan can often be completed faster than traditional braces as long as treatment is optimal. With that in mind, our board-certified orthodontist, John Jerome, DDS, […]

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San Diego Dentists Explain How to Find the Best Cosmetic Dentist for You

San Diego Dentists Give Tips on Finding the Best Cosmetic Dentist

Dr. John F. Weston and Dr. Nicholas C. Marongiu of Scripps Center for Dental Care offer patients in and around San Diego tips on selecting the most qualified cosmetic dentist for their needs. San Diego, CA—While many people associate “going to the dentist” with semi-annual oral exams and professional cleanings, cosmetic dentistry is a unique branch of the field that aims to progress beyond preventative care. Along with optimizing your […]

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How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

Porcelain crowns have a variety of uses that work with the ultimate goal of reinforcing and strengthening your tooth. When a tooth has been weakened by decay, a root canal, or a dental injury, dental crowns function as durable yet hollow “caps” that are placed over the enamel to shield it from further damage. Thanks to the realistic appearance afforded by porcelain, the dental crowns from our San Diego cosmetic […]

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What is the Difference Between All-on-4 and Dentures?

Attached dentures and All-on-4® implant dentures are both effective ways to replace an entire row of missing teeth, but the similarities between the two treatments generally end there. Dentures can indeed help circumvent some of the cosmetic and functional issues caused by missing teeth, but they often lack the security and comfort that allow individuals to eat, drink, and speak with confidence. Since they are fastened to the gums with […]

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Connection Between Sleep Apnea and Accelerated Aging

Sleep apnea is a very common condition in which those affected continuously pause or stop their breathing during sleep. Since this occurs while patients are asleep, those who have sleep apnea often have no idea they stop breathing throughout the night unless their partner tells them, or they experience some of the common daytime symptoms, such as headaches or constant fatigue. While some of the health risks linked to sleep […]

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How Often Should I Clean Invisalign® Aligners?

Invisalign® is widely regarded as a state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment to straighten teeth without the conspicuousness of traditional braces. Among their many benefits, the thermoplastic aligners worn during the Invisalign® process require almost no additional maintenance besides regular oral hygiene to remain in good condition, often making them a significantly more convenient orthodontic system when compared to metal braces. These aligners should be cleaned twice daily, typically at the same time […]

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La Jolla Cosmetic Dentist Among Featured Speakers at CDA Presents: Anaheim 2019

CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry is a bi-annual convention held by the California Dental Association to showcase the latest technological and clinical advances in the field of dentistry. Dr. John F. Weston, an Accredited Fellow of the AACD and co-owner of Scripps Center for Dental Care, was a featured speaker at the Anaheim 2019 gathering, which drew over 27,000 dental professionals from around the world. La Jolla, […]

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San Diego Dental Practice Stands Out With Two AACD-Accredited Cosmetic Dentists

Scripps Center for Dental Care Features Two AACD-Accredited Cosmetic Dentists

Dr. John F. Weston and Dr. Nicholas C. Marongiu— co-owners and two lead dentists at Scripps Center for Dental Care—hold accredited status with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), making the San Diego-based dental practice among the only offices in the region with more than one AACD-accredited dentist. San Diego, CA—Scripps Center for Dental Care is distinguished as one of the few practices whose team of dentists includes two […]

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Why Do Dental Implants Fail?

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Dental implants have long been considered the gold standard of tooth replacement, boasting a success rate of nearly 98 percent according to the Journal of Oral Implantology. The popularity of dental implants is due, in part, to the long-lasting results provided by the restoration. When properly placed, dental implants can provide decades of use. While implant failure is rare, it is possible if certain factors before or after the osseointegration […]

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