Can I Update My Metal Fillings?
Cavities and tooth decay are very common dental concerns for patients of all ages. Fortunately, these issues are easily addressed with preventive dentistry treatments like fillings, crowns, inlays, and onlays — restorations that protect a vulnerable tooth against further damage. If you had a cavity as a child or in the distant past, it’s possible that you received metal amalgam fillings or crowns to help reinforce the affected tooth. Metal […]Next Page »
Can Porcelain Veneers Stain?
Porcelain veneers are well-known for their ability to enhance the beauty and symmetry of your smile. Since one of the main benefits of veneers include their ability to conceal deep staining and discoloration that teeth whitening cannot reach, many individuals wonder whether these restorations also have the ability to resist staining. Fortunately, porcelain veneers are generally impervious to staining agents such as coffee, tea, wine, and other dark food/drinks. In […]Next Page »
What Can All-on-4® Do For My Smile?
It’s not uncommon for individuals who have dentures to feel self-conscious about their smile, especially if their dentures often slip in and out of place. This lack of security is one of the primary reasons why patients seek out implant dentures — an upgrade to traditional removable dentures that doesn’t require messy pastes and adhesives. Rather than being attached to the gums with paste, implant dentures are permanently affixed to […]Next Page »
Multispecialty Dental Team in La Jolla Offers One-Stop Shop for Smile Reconstruction
The interdisciplinary team at Scripps Center for Dental Care, a leading practice in Southern California, is composed of specialists from every field of dentistry, providing San Diego patients with one all-encompassing location for cosmetic, restorative, preventive, and surgical dental services. La Jolla, CA — While some patients’ dental needs may only be limited to routine check-ups and semi-annual cleanings, most people require services that go beyond the capabilities of preventative […]Next Page »
How Can My Smile Make Me Look Younger?
A bright, beautiful smile can be a key feature to communicate youthfulness, vitality, and approachability. On the other hand, deficiencies in your teeth and other dental flaws can unintentionally age your appearance and, therefore, inhibit confidence. A smile makeover can be a dynamic way to address several dental concerns at once, allowing patients to recapture a radiant smile and potentially rejuvenate their face by years. Depending on your individual needs, […]Next Page »
How to Fix Gapped Teeth
While braces are an obvious and effective solution to close gaps in your smile, our cosmetic dentist understands that many patients would prefer not to undergo an entire orthodontic treatment plan to address a minor aesthetic flaw, and therefore seek alternative solutions. Fortunately, there is another convenient, long-lasting, and minimally invasive treatment option designed to produce a more even, symmetrical smile: porcelain veneers. A porcelain veneer is a thin yet […]Next Page »
Things to Know Before a Smile Makeover
For many patients, a smile makeover can be the perfect cosmetic dentistry option to both correct oral health concerns and achieve a better, brighter smile—all in the same personalized treatment plan. The smile makeover process differs for each patient depending on their needs and desired outcome; however, there are a few key facts that every person considering a smile makeover should know before their visit: You will be able to […]Next Page »
How to Choose the Best Dentist For 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. […]Next Page »
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, […]Next Page »
San Diego Dentists Explain How to Find the Best Cosmetic Dentist for You
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 […]Next Page »