The Rate of Bone Loss After Extraction Can Be Slowed or Stopped With an Implant

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The alveolar bone The bone surrounding the teeth is called alveolar bone. It’s main job is to support the teeth and provide a heavy-duty foundation for tooth roots. Normal mouth function maintains bone health. As you chew, it stimulates bone cells to continuously produce new bone. What can cause alveolar bone loss? Extraction When 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 […]

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

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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 […]

What To Do If Your Crown Comes Off

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Quite often, people get stressed out if their dental crown moves or comes off completely. It may have shifted or come off while brushing, flossing, or even simply eating. Call us at Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego. You may need emergency dental care. In the meantime, this is what to do: THERE ARE THREE STEPS: […]

Avoid Sports Injuries: Protect Those Teeth!

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At Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego, we provide comprehensive full service dentistry for patients. We want to raise awareness of the importance of athletic mouth protection. Patients should think of custom mouthguards as a critical part of their protective gear. Did you know- over 5 million teeth are knocked out per year? Many of […]

Chipped Tooth? No Need To Panic With Marcos Ortega DDS

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There are basically two ways to handle a chipped tooth: 1. Panic. 2. See Dr. Marcos Ortega right away and get on with life. Dr. Marcos Ortega at Marcos Ortega DDS can fix a chipped tooth in a jiffy by determining the right solution and expertly preforming the procedure. Decay, missing teeth, braces, even crowns […]