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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dr. Weston and Dr. Nick Are Heading to Chicago for the AACD’s 2018 Scientific Session!

Each year, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) gathers its members for a four-day conference to present some of the latest innovations in aesthetic dental treatment. We are very excited to announce that two of our experienced dentists here at Scripps Dental Care, Dr. John Weston and Dr. Nicholas Marongiu, will be attending this year’s event, bringing their expertise to the AACD 2018 Scientific Session in Chicago! The annual […]

What Are the Side Effects of Sedation Dentistry?

Many patients experience anxiety when visiting the dentist and receiving treatment, whether it’s a routine exam or something more complex. Fortunately, sedation dentistry options can make this experience far more comfortable for individuals with dental anxiety. Our skilled dentists offer a range of sedation methods, and the one for you will depend on your needs and goals. Each one has benefits and drawbacks, so please don’t hesitate to ask for […]

What Is the Difference Between All-on-4™ and Dentures?

Two of the most popular methods to replace all missing teeth are traditional dentures and All-on-4™, an innovative technique that uses dental implants and a dental appliance to restore the smile. Each option has its benefits and drawbacks, and your unique needs and goals will help determine which one is ideal for you. Our experienced dentists have provided a quick overview of each option to aid in your research: Traditional […]

What Is All-on-4™?

Missing teeth can be a problem for numerous reasons, from a lack of confidence when smiling to difficulty eating and speaking. While a full set of dental implants is the gold standard treatment, this approach is not right for everyone. Similarly, traditional dentures may be affordable, but they have a number of drawbacks that can give patients pause. If this is the case for you, All-on-4™ may be the ideal […]

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