How do you measure “dental success?” A check-up with no cavities? A perfect smile? A crown that looks as natural as the surrounding teeth?
It could mean all those things and many more.
For a child, dental success could be defined as a childhood free of cavities, learning daily dental hygiene practices, and gaining an understanding of why its important.
For a teenager who is hesitant to smile because of misaligned teeth, dental success could be measured by a successful course of orthodontic treatment resulting in a beautiful smile that restores confidence and boosts self-esteem.
For a middle-aged San Diego man who neglected his teeth in his youth, dental success could be defined as restorative dentistry that stabilizes his dental condition and improves his oral health.
For a woman with tetracycline stains but otherwise healthy teeth, dental success may be as simple as in-office same-day tooth whitening.
Consider a man with several missing teeth who can only eat soft foods. Dental success might require natural-looking implant-anchored dentures that allow him to eat steak for the first time in years.
What are your goals for your smile? What is the current state of your oral health? Schedule a consultation with Marcos Ortega. At Marcos Ortega DDS, our goal is your complete satisfaction. We are devoted to providing patient-focused dental care of the highest standard. We can give you valuable guidance. You could be our next success story!
Marcos Ortega DDS
306 Walnut Ave, Ste 25
San Diego, California 92103