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Restorative Dentistry

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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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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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 […]

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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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When Should I Consider Dental Implants?

The loss of one or more teeth can occur for any number of reasons. Regardless of the cause, the result is often distressing for the individual. You may not wish to smile due to your discomfort with your appearance; you may have difficulty talking or eating; you may even give up certain activities or foods. Fortunately, restoring your smile after tooth loss is easier and more effective than ever with […]

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How Do I Choose the Right Dentist for Dental Implants?

One of the many benefits of dental implants is that they can last for a lifetime—but only if they are placed by a skilled and experienced dental team. Choosing the right dentist to perform your treatment is arguably the most important step in your journey to restore your smile. But with so many options available, how can you find a professional that prioritizes your care? We offer some tips to […]

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Health Benefits of Invisalign®

Straightening your teeth with Invisalign® is about much more than simply cosmetic enhancement. This innovative orthodontic technique can also impart several oral health advantages. Some of the health benefits of Invisalign® include: Healthier teeth and gums Easier cleaning Improved overall health Less wear and tear and damage from crowded or misaligned teeth Less jaw pain caused by malocclusion (misaligned bite) Crowded teeth can often make brushing and flossing more difficult, […]

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Senior Dental Care: Rejuvenate Your Smile!

Seniors are more prone to serious dental issues like cavities, tooth decay, tooth loss, and gum disease. Years of eating and drinking can wear teeth down, causing them to weaken. As people get older, bone mass deteriorates, which could cause teeth to fall out or loosen. In fact, approximately 25 percent of adults over 74 have lost all of their teeth. This can be a real burden, and could seriously […]

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Popular Full Mouth Reconstruction Procedures

Simply stated, full mouth reconstruction is a treatment plan consisting of one or more restorative and cosmetic dental procedures to improve the function, strength, health, and stability of your gums and teeth. La Jolla cosmetic dentistry patients experiencing difficulty chewing or speaking, pain when biting down, TMJ (temporomandibular joint) issues, missing teeth, and tooth decay are good candidates for full mouth reconstruction. Full mouth reconstruction is tailored to the unique […]

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