Tooth Implants: The Role Of The Abutment

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The dental implant procedure involves three main parts: The implant—also called a post or artificial tooth root The abutment—a connector piece The prosthesis—artifical tooth crown, dental bridge, or denture/partial denture In today’s message, we describe the crucial connecting component: the abutment. What Is An Abutment? The abutment is the connector piece between the implant and […]

Want To Keep Your Enamel Healthy? Avoid Doing These 11 Things

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1. Chewing on hard foods We’re looking at you Bone-in ribs and pitted fruits. 2. Chewing on hard objects This includes fingernails, pencils, pen caps, and ice. 3. Grinding your teeth If you grind your teeth, talk about it with your dentist. An appliance can safeguard your smile. 4. Eating too much sticky food Gummy […]

Are Dentures The Only Answer For Extensive Tooth Loss?

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At Marcos Ortega DDS, we restore smiles for patients with severe tooth loss. What is total mouth reconstruction? Modern restorative dentistry makes total mouth reconstruction a reality! Total mouth reconstruction restores all the teeth with dental implants and/or implant-anchored dentures. What are dental implants? Dental implants are strong, functional, and naturally-looking restorations Dental implants replace the tooth […]

Infant And Toddler Teeth Q&A

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Today’s post is for new San Diego parents. It contains beneficial counsel about caring for baby’s and toddler’s teeth. How should I clean my toddler’s teeth? For infants, gently clean their gums with a piece of gauze or soft cloth. The ADA does not recommend any toothpaste for infants. When your child is three, a […]

9 Things To Know About CEREC Crowns

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CEREC stands for “Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics.” The “chairside” refers to the dentist’s chair. What is CEREC? Dental practices with CEREC technology have a state-of-the-art milling machine that fabricates tooth restorations CEREC dentists use CAD/CAM software to create custom crowns that fit perfectly CEREC crowns are designed, manufactured, and placed in the same […]