Implants vs. Bridges: Know The Facts

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Hello San Diego visitors, welcome to Marcos Ortega DDS. Let’s talk about a traditional tooth replacement option common in San Diego: dental bridges. While dental bridges have restored smiles for generations of people, they are not without drawbacks. Many people with dental bridges find it impossible to keep the small areas around and under the […]

How Do Implant Dentures Work?

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Many men and women know that a permanent tooth implant is an ideal tooth restoration. Some don’t realize, however, that two or more can support a partial or full denture. This can be a less expensive option than having numerous implants while still providing many benefits as compared to conventional dentures. Today’s article answers the […]

You Know It When You See It

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You may not be able to articulate why all the characteristics blend in perfect harmony. We’re talking about a beautiful smile. At Marcos Ortega DDS, beautiful smiles are our specialty. We provide tooth implants and other cosmetic dental procedures for complete smile makeovers. You may be surprised at how many design elements Dr. Ortega must […]

Keeping You Comfortable

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At Marcos Ortega DDS, we make a conscious effort to help our patients feel comfortable. Though our chairs are cushy as can be, we are not only talking about physical comfort here. We are talking about emotional comfort. In other words, peace of mind. Here are four ways we are committed to your peace of […]

Is Tooth Decay Contagious?

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Your mouth has a thriving community of bacteria. There are from 200-300 types. But relatively few cause tooth decay. Bacteria that cause cavities are in the Streptococcus Mutans family. The bacteria mix with sugar. This mixture creates a powerful acid. The acid reduces the calcium in tooth enamel. When the bacteria stays on teeth, it […]

Innovative Implants For Confident Smiles

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Many individuals have experienced an improvement in self-confidence with a dental implant treatment at Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego. Nothing gives us more satisfaction than helping individuals dramatically improve their smile and overall self-assurance. We Offer The Latest Implant Options We provide the latest dental implants to correct dental problems and restore teeth. In addition […]

Super Smiles For Life

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Your child should be naturally proud of his or her smile. It expresses joy, laughter, and fun! To make sure your child has a healthy and appealing smile, start early. Really early. We recommend a child’s first dental visit when their first tooth erupts. An early check is the first step in preventing issues and […]

For A Healthier Smile, Stop Doing This

Categories: Dental health
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The team at Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego would like to discuss how to have a healthy smile. Here is a list of what NOT to do. Chewing sugared gum all day. Cavities, a sore jaw, or issues with your bridgework may result. If you must chew, select gum with Xylitol. Drinking soda and energy […]

Tooth Knocked Out? Call 619-295-4545 ASAP!

Categories: Dental Emergency
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It may sound like a catastrophe to many San Diego area dental patients, but having a tooth knocked out doesn’t always mean you’ll need cosmetic dentistry to fix your smile. If you can keep a cool head and remember a few simple instructions, chances are your tooth can be saved. The most important things for patients […]