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Category: Restorative Dentistry

Are Dental Implants Experimental?

Dental implants are tooth replacement marvels that have been placed in millions of people. They look and function just like the real thing, and are available at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA.

Technically, dental implants are not replacement teeth. The actual implant is a titanium post that is inserted into your jaw. In a few months’ time it fuses with the bone. One implant is a solid support for one artificial tooth. Several can support a bridge or full dental arch.

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Posted on July 22, 2022 By PM Blogger in ,

Are Dentures the Only Answer for Extensive Tooth Loss?

Your teeth are meant to last a lifetime, and with proper home care and regular checkups at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA, they can. But sometimes things go wrong, in spite of everyone’s best efforts. Dental implants are an ideal solution for anyone who loses one or more of their natural teeth.

Dental implants are titanium posts that are inserted into the jawbone, where they fuse with the bone. Once they do, they become rock-solid supports for one or more replacement...Read More

Posted on July 15, 2022 By PM Blogger in ,

Replace Old Silver Fillings

Superficial cuts in the skin subside without a trace, infections are wiped out with antibiotics, broken bones mend, and inflamed tissues subside. Our teeth, unfortunately, can’t regenerate. Decay can be halted in its progress, but scientists are still years away from actual enamel regeneration. That’s why the team at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA always emphasizes preventative dentistry.

The healthiest mouths have all teeth intact and free of current or...Read More

Posted on June 24, 2022 By PM Blogger in , ,

Swollen Gums?

If you are worried about swollen gums or an aching tooth, you’re not alone. You should have your symptoms checked out right away, because they could be a sign of gum disease, a serious but treatable condition at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA.

Gum disease is progressive. Before it reaches the advanced stage, it is called gingivitis, which is inflammation in the gums. An early sign of gingivitis is bleeding when you brush or floss your teeth.

Gingivitis develops when plaque is...Read More

Posted on February 18, 2022 By PM Blogger in ,

Tooth Implant Placement: Before, During, After

Dental implants are rapidly becoming the tooth replacement option of choice. Millions of Americans have chosen implants, like those available at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA. Once the decision is made, patients usually want to know what’s involved every step of the way.

Before the Procedure

It begins with a consultation and preliminary exam. We’ll take X-rays of your teeth and jaw to make sure you have enough healthy bone structure. If you don’t, we may recommend bone...Read More

Posted on December 24, 2021 By PM Blogger in ,

What are Implant-Stabilized Dentures?

Imagine being able to replace your missing teeth with dentures that are so stable, they seem more like natural teeth than ordinary dentures ever could. With implant-supported dentures from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla you don’t have to imagine: they’re here.

Anyone who wears orindary dentures knows how difficult it is to keep them secure in the mouth. Everyday things like eating and speaking. That’s not an issue with implant-supported dentures.

The reason for that...Read More

Posted on July 2, 2021 By mark in ,

Tooth Implants: The Role Of The Abutment

Dental implants, like those available from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla, are one of the true marvels of modern dentistry: artificial teeth that look and feel like the real thing.

A dental implant is actually a titanium post that is placed in the jaw. It provides the support for the artificial tooth. A single, implant-supported artificial tooth consists of three components:

The implant, also called a post or artificial tooth root The abutment, a connector piece The prosthesis, artifical tooth...Read More
Posted on May 21, 2021 By mark in ,

Bridging The Gap

Do you have a missing tooth that diminishes an otherwise attractive smile? At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla we can fill the gap with a dental bridge, and help you get back your sensational smile!

A dental bridge could be the perfect answer for your missing tooth. A bridge not only restores your smile: it can help you chew and speak properly.

Traditional bridges are strong enough to replace a missing molar. In order to  get one, you need to have natural teeth on each side of the gap...Read More

Posted on December 18, 2020 By mark in ,

Isn’t a Dental Bridge as Good as an Implant?

In this article from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla, we look at dental bridges and how they compare with dental implants

Dental bridges aren’t ideal

Dental bridges have been the go-to tooth replacement for many years, but they are not problem free.

Many people with bridges say they are difficult to keep clean. It’s hard to get toothbrush bristles or dental floss under the bridge. If you have limited mobility, it’s almost impossible.

Without proper cleaning, bacteria...Read More

Posted on June 5, 2020 By mark in ,

Dental Implants – A Fresh Start After Losing A Tooth

Are you one of the many La Jolla men and women who has had a tooth extracted?

If the tooth had been bothering you, it may have been a relief. Unless, of course, the tooth was in the front of your mouth and now the gaping hole shows every time you smile. Ignoring it is hardly possible because your tongue can’t leave the gap alone.

I’m Missing a Tooth. Now What?

Once the tooth has been taken out, you have many vital decisions to make.

Do I want a dental bridge? Is a dental...Read More
Posted on March 27, 2020 By mark in , ,

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