Endodontists, oral surgeons, and general dentists use dental crowns in San Diego, sometimes called caps, in many restorative treatments. A crown adds strength to a tooth that has a large filling or has been injured. A crown can also correct bite misalignments and it’s usually necessary after a root canal. In a dental implant procedure, attaching […]
Are floss picks better than regular floss? That might seem like an innocuous question, but it’s an issue within general dentistry, and one that our patients at Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego ask from time to time. The short answer is that it’s better to use a floss pick than not floss at all. […]
This post looks at one of the miracles of modern science: restorative dentistry. At Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego, we define this as restoring your teeth to a healthy, functional, pleasing condition. Say you were a biomedical engineer working in dentistry before the advent of dental restorations. The men and women of your generation […]
In need of a dental crown? At Marcos Ortega DDS, we provide the dental care you need with exceptional service you deserve. At our San Diego practice, you’ll always get the royal treatment. A dental crown is a covering for a tooth that has been damaged and/or worked on. Shaped like a tooth and placed […]
Restorative dentistry has advanced significantly over the years and there are now several effective ways to fix decayed teeth. In today’s post, we are going to focus on two similar types of restorations: dental inlays and onlays. Where possible, an inlay or an onlay can be a less-invasive substitute for a complete crown and either […]
If you are considering a multi-procedure smile makeover or extensive restorative dental work, here are four considerations: All At Once Or Over Time? At Marcos Ortega DDS, our San Diego smile makeover patients can often receive several (or all) procedures in one visit. It all depends on the specific procedures necessary to achieve your perfect […]
One of our specialties at Marcos Ortega DDS is San Diego dental implants. Whether you have damaged or lost your tooth due to injury or periodontal disease, we have custom treatment plans to restore it.
“Every tooth in a man’s head is more valuable than a diamond.” -Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote, 1605 When Cervantes wrote Don Quixote, there was no way to replace teeth that were lost to trauma or decay. We are fortunate to live here in San Diego at a time where there is a permanent replacement […]
I recognize that my clients have other choices in San Diego area dental practices, and I work continually to earn their trust and surpass their expectations. Each Mission Hills, Mission Valley, and Hill Crest dentistry client is unique. Many of my patients come in twice-yearly for an exam and cleaning. We help them maintain excellent oral health. Some Bankers Hill cosmetic dentistry clients come to me seeking major restorative dental work. It is extremely gratifying to complete a smile makeover and see the client’s reaction when they see the result for the first time.