Are Dental Implants Experimental?

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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 Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego. Technically, dental implants are not replacement teeth. The actual implant is a titanium post that is inserted into your jaw. In a […]

There Is Hope For Denture Wearers

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The condition of your teeth has a big impact on your quality of life. Denture wearers understand this all too well. Now there is a better option than conventional dentures: implant-supported dentures from Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego. Conventional dentures rest against the gums. They can irritate soft tissue, and make breathing, eating, tasting […]

Bridging The Gap

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Do you have a missing tooth that is detracting from your otherwise pleasant smile? At Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego 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 […]

Dental Implants: Too Good To Be True?

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Dental implants from Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego can be used to replace one or several teeth, or even anchor a set of dentures. They look and function like natural teeth. Does that sound too good to be true? You’ve probably heard some dental implant hype. Bite and chew like normal! Implant-supported dentures don’t […]

Can I Objectively Evaluate My Smile?

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A beautiful and healthy smile can be your best physical attribute. After all, your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. At Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego we use cosmetic dentistry to help our patients get fabulous smiles. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. If you look at […]

Bad Breath Q & A

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In this blog post from Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego, we have some answers to frequent questions about bad breath. Q. My wife says my breath is repulsive, but I brush twice a day. Shouldn’t that be enough? A. Bacteria can propagate and stink in hidden crevices that can only be reached with floss. […]

Why a Root Canal Is Not Something To Fear

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This post from Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego addresses one of the most feared dental procedures: the root canal. If you find out you need a root canal, don’t panic. When we recommend this procedure, it’s to repair and save a damaged or infected tooth. Why do people fear root canals? Simple: they have […]

Implants Prevent Denture-Related Health Problems

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25% of adults over 65 have no remaining teeth. Many people with missing no teeth choose conventional dentures. But there is a better, state-of-the-art alternative at Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego. Problems With Dentures Conventional dentures usually fit properly at first. But the mouth changes […]