Hello! Welcome to the Marcos Ortega DDS blog. If this your first visit, we hope you find useful information about our San Diego cosmetic dentistry practice. If you have read some of our previous articles, we are glad you checked back with us. We post new articles regularly.
My name is Dr. Marcos Ortega, DDS. I have been practicing dentistry in San Diego since 1986. Marcos Ortega DDS is a full-service dental office located at 306 Walnut Ave., Suite 25 in San Diego. In addition to providing comprehensive examinations and deep cleanings for clients in the San Diego area, we perform all types of tooth restorations.
When a tooth has decay or has been damaged, a dental restoration is needed to ‘restore’ the tooth to its previous intact condition. A dental filling is one of the most common and well-known types of restorations. A dental filling is used to repair decayed or damaged tooth surfaces. Most people have a few fillings in their mouth.
If you have old silver amalgam fillings, we can replace them with nearly-invisible fillings tooth colored. These fillings are made out of a strong composite resin. Many of our cosmetic dentistry patients have replaced their old silver fillings with fillings matched to their teeth. You can improve your smile instantly and relatively inexpensively by getting rid of the ‘metal’.
Another reason some clients have had their old fillings replaced is because they are concerned about the possible heavy metal toxicity of the mercury in the silver.
If you would like to replace your amalgam fillings, call us at 619-295-4545 to schedule a consultation. We are currently accepting new patients and would be happy to show you around our San Diego cosmetic dental office and introduce you to our friendly team.
Smile – it increases your face value!