Crowns – A tooth can lose its normal shape and size for a variety of reasons. A crown covers your tooth to help restore its original shape and size. Crowns can also be used to make teeth stronger and look better. Crowns have a variety of uses. In some cases that require a large filling, there isn’t enough tooth remaining to keep the filling in place. A crown can strengthen the tooth and hold the filling. Crowns can also protect teeth that are weak, or help fix ones that are broken. Discolored or misshaped teeth can be covered by a crown, as can dental implants.
We have two options for crown delivery:
We are a CEREC enabled office, and can offer same day delivery on crowns. The entire process takes approximately two hours from start to finish.
We really like the zirconia crowns offered by some of the local labs. The finish is beautiful, and the crown is EXTREMELY strong. There’s a fun video of me trying to smash one with a hammer! Delivery is usually about a week, but the results are fantastic.
Sedation Dentistry – Whether you have a dental phobia or are just feeling tense about an upcoming procedure, sedation dentistry can help. We can administer careful levels of a sedative that allows you be both deeply relaxed and able to communicate with your San Diego dentist.
Invisalign – Who hasn’t heard of Invisalign? We a premier office and have done tons of cases. What do we do differently? Well…Invisalign isn’t for everyone, and there are other less expensive options which we will also review with you to help you make the best decision.
Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation – This minimally-invasive technique for correcting receding gums is much easier and less painful than gum grafting. A tiny “pinhole” is all that’s necessary to reposition a small amount of gum tissue. This procedure is an absolute game changer, and my patients who are suffering from receding gums are thrilled with the results and recovery time.
TMJ/TMD Treatment – Bite alignment problems can contribute to TMJ symptoms. Dr. Agatep is that rare dentist in San Diego who specializes in neuromuscular dentistry, enabling her to administer TMJ treatments.
Sleep Apnea Treatment – Sleep apnea can be related to jaw alignment issues that block the airway during sleep. A custom-fitted night guard can help us keep the airway open.