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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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Am I a Candidate for Implant Dentures?

Restoring the smile after tooth loss can provide a multitude of benefits, but many patients fear they are not ideal candidates for what is considered the best technique: dental implants. Fortunately, even if you are unable to have a full set of dental implants, implant dentures can be a great alternative. Implant-supported dentures typically use four to six implants to secure a full arch fixed appliance. As a result, this […]

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What Is an Endodontist?

One of the many benefits of choosing Scripps Center for Dental Care is our experienced team of dental professionals representing every dental specialty. Our highly qualified endodontist, Dr. Christopher M. James, is taking this opportunity to discuss the purposes of his dental field. As an endodontist, Dr. James focuses his attention on diagnosing tooth pain and providing treatment. Most patients visit an endodontist when they need a root canal, but […]

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Highlights of the AACD 2018 Scientific Session with Dr. Nick and Dr. Weston

Each year, our AACD-accredited cosmetic dentists attend the annual American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Scientific Session to advance their understanding of the latest techniques and technology and to share their knowledge of best practices and patient care. The 2018 conference, held in Chicago, provided an ideal backdrop for Dr. John Weston and Dr. Nick Marongiu to participate in a wide range of entertaining and informative opportunities among other leaders in […]

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Dr. John Weston Featured in Dental Products Report

As a thought leader in the dental industry, Dr. John Weston is often asked to review new techniques and technologies and provide his input as a service to other dental professionals. In a recent article published in Dental Products Report, Dr. Weston discusses the benefits, drawbacks, and best practices for RelyX™ Unicem 2 self-adhesive resin cement. Dr. Weston explains that the product is best used for securing dental crowns and […]

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