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…


What You Need To Know About Oral Cancer

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During routine dental examinations, your dentist may look for signs of oral cancer. Oral cancer refers to cancers in the tongue, mouth, lips, jaw, and throat. Many Carlsbad dental patients don’t realize the seriousness of oral cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that over 39,000 people will get oral cancer this year.1 Consider this sobering…


Implant Dentures: Fixed Or Removable?

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Now denture wearers have a better option. Implant-retained or implant-stabilized dentures both provide numerous advantages over standard dentures. Secure in the mouth—no slipping Provides up to 100% natural chewing function The upper denture doesn’t cover as much of the palate Comfortable Little or no gum irritation Doesn’t impair the speaking capacity Strong and durable Implants…


Looking For A Red Carpet-Caliber Smile?

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When you see pics of your favorite stars, do you ever wonder how these men and women can project such perfection? Can ordinary Encinitas folks ever achieve anything approaching celebrity-caliber attractiveness? When it comes to sensational smiles, the answer is a resounding “Yes!” There many effective cosmetic dentistry procedures available that can produce considerable results.…