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Category: Restorative Dentistry

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 , ,

Tooth Replacement For The 21st Century

Not everything was better back in the “good old days.” Take dentures, for instance. Dentures have been around for generations and have certainly improved the lives of thousands of La Jolla people who have lost many or all of their teeth.

However, Grandpa’s traditional false teeth are not optimal tooth replacement. Traditional dentures can impede many essential oral functions: chewing, tasting, swallowing, talking, and smiling.

You may know denture wearers who have...Read More

Posted on March 13, 2020 By mark in , ,

How Are Dental Implants Priced?

Looking into how much dental implants cost and getting a simple answer can be frustrating. But there is a reason for that.

It can be confusing to research the cost of getting a dental implant and finding nothing solid on the internet. Let’s take a moment to justify why most dental practice sites don’t publish the cost of tooth implants.

1. The Math Might Come Out Higher Than it Should The number of teeth being replaced may be more than the number of implants needed to cover...Read More

Posted on February 28, 2020 By mark in , , ,

Total Mouth Reconstruction Is Now A Reality

Dentistry has advanced to a point where total mouth reconstruction is possible!

Have you had several teeth extracted? Do you have other oral issues like bone or gum recession?

Implants Can Be Used In Many Ways

Dental implants are strong, functional, and naturally-looking restorations with roots permanently anchored into the jaw bone.

Dental implants have been used for quite a few years to replace one or two missing teeth. They can now be used to provide a foundation for...Read More

Posted on January 3, 2020 By mark in , ,

Weston Spencer DDS – Conservative Comprehensive Dentistry Is Here For You

Hello, I’m Weston Spencer of Weston Spencer DDS – Conservative Comprehensive Dentistry, a well-respected dental practice in La Jolla, California.

The friendly team at Weston Spencer DDS – Conservative Comprehensive Dentistry would love to help you with any of your dental needs:

Pediatric dental counsel for new parents Immediate remedies for any pressing dental problems A gentle, friendly dentist for families with children Experienced care for patients with chronic...Read More
Posted on December 13, 2019 By mark in , ,

Looking For A Red Carpet-Caliber Smile?

When you see pics of your favorite stars, do you ever wonder how these men and women can project such perfection? Can ordinary Rancho Santa Fe folks ever achieve anything approaching celebrity-caliber attractiveness?

When it comes to sensational smiles, the answer is a resounding “Yes!” There many effective cosmetic dentistry procedures available that can produce considerable results. We offer complete smile makeovers that combine various procedures to transform your smile, and...Read More

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