Category: Restorative Dentistry
Have you ever heard the phrase ‘I’d rather have a root canal’ to describe something painful or unpleasant? At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA, we perform root canal therapy for our patients and many report minimal discomfort.
Root canal procedures have advanced significantly in recent years. For many patients, the procedure is no more stressful than getting a filling.
How do you know if you need a root canal? You should talk to us immediately if you experience...Read More
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
In this article from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla, we look at dental bridges and how they compare with dental implantsDental 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