How To Prepare for A Dental Implant Procedure

Obtaining dental implants involves surgery or, in some cases, multiple procedures over several months. If you are ready to get dental implants, prepare your body for oral surgery and help your mouth to heal afterward. Proper preparation will also increase the chances of success of your dental implant, allowing you to enjoy a wonderful smile for many…


Don’t Let A Simple Dental Problem Become Serious

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Today in the La Costa Dental Excellence dental blog we are going to discuss those small irritations in the mouth that have the potential to become big problems. Injuries, sores, or inflammation in the mouth can be very uncomfortable. These non-specific irritations, called stomatitis, have many different causes. They may be caused by cold sores,…


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. Its main job is to support the teeth and provide a durable foundation for tooth roots. Normal mouth function maintains bone health. As you chew, it stimulates bone cells to continually produce new bone. What can cause alveolar bone loss? Extraction When a…


Dental Crowns At La Costa Dental Excellence In Carlsbad

Dental Crowns at La Costa Dental Excellence in Carlsbad

Dental crowns have been used in dentistry for over 2000 years. There is evidence that the Etruscans experimented with crowns on teeth using ivory and bone as early as 700 B.C. By 200 A.D., they began using gold crowns to construct artificial teeth. Ancient Egyptians fashioned tooth replacements out of seashells and then hammered them…


What is sedation dentistry?

Sedative dentistry focuses on practicing the use of medications that help patients relax during dental procedures. Call La Costa Dental Excellence to schedule an appointment with Doctor Stephen and Kimberly Dankworth. It is important to realize that dental sedation is not a treatment for pain. Dental sedation uses a number of devices to relax the patient…


Not Happy With Your Dentist?

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Hello! Whether you stumbled upon this blog by mistake or clicked here on purpose, welcome! In the La Costa Dental Excellence dental blog, we post informative articles about dentistry. This includes general dentistry, cosmetic dental treatments, preventative dental care, and news about our dental practice. Many of my patients visit my blog regularly and I hope…


Cosmetic Dentistry is Both Art and Science

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Cosmetic dentistry is an aesthetic endeavor while also combining the benefits of restorative dentistry with the goal of providing patients the smile they have dreamed of. Call La Costa Dental Excellence to learn more and discuss your needs with Dr. Stephen Dankworth DDS. Latest improvements in dental technology have given cosmetic dentists the ability to work with materials…