Restorative Dentistry Can Save Your Smile

Restorative Dentistry Can Save Your SmileGregory skeens d.d.s.encinitas family dentistry

Routine dental appointments at Skeens Family Dentistry are important for several reasons. It helps maintain positive oral health and identifies early issues that may need to be addressed. Whether you need a small dental filling or a long spanning dental bridge, you are guaranteed to receive the highest quality of restorative dentistry in Encinitas. Our experienced team will work with you on all aspects of your treatment ranging from your dental benefits coverage to your post-restorative care instructions.

Restore your smile at Skeens Family Dentistry

Sometimes tooth decay is simply inevitable. While the most common cause for tooth decay is poor oral hygiene habits and the frequent consumption of sugar, there are other causes that may increase your risk for cavities.

  • Medications
  • Allergies
  • Dry mouth
  • Cancer treatment
  • Lack of fluoride

Your Encinitas dental clinic is dedicated to helping restore your smile to proper function and of course, cosmetically so you can leave confident and comfortable.

Dental fillings in Encinitas

A dental filling is the simplest way to restore small cavities. The benefits of a filling is that it helps prevent tooth decay from spreading to adjacent teeth and causing further damage and it saves your tooth from most expensive treatment and pain. Dental fillings are a virtually painless treatment that will leave your tooth in its natural shape and function.

We use the highest quality, BPA-free composite resin to help restore your tooth to guarantee your filling is safe and long-lasting. If you are in need of a slightly larger filling, we offer several cosmetic options depending on your needs and budget.

Invest in your smile

There are times where a dental filling simply isn’t enough to help save your tooth. No need to worry. Restorative dentistry in Encinitas delivers the best solutions for teeth that need a little but more support from cracking or wearing down.

A dental crown, or cap, is recommended to to cover the entire tooth to provide more support stability than a dental filling. Your dental crown is custom made to match your adjacent teeth and repair any damage from tooth decay or trauma. Crowns help hold a three or four unit bridge in place and cover malformed teeth. Crowns protect teeth following a root canal procedure. There are even crowns for children’s teeth if they have a large enough cavity or need a baby root canal (pulpotomy).

Skeens Family Dentistry offers the most advanced techniques using CEREC same-day crowns. We understand your time is valuable and that is why we help design custom ceramic crowns in a single dental visit using the highest digital technology. No more uncomfortable temporary crowns. No second or third dental visit. CROWNS IN ONLY ONE HOUR? It’s a dental dream come true! Contact our office to schedule a consultation to see if a ceramic crown is the right fit for you.

What type of filling is best?

Your Dental Clinic Encinitas practice is experienced to help you decide on the most appropriate type of filling for you. We understand many people avoid dentist because of fear or anxiety and budgetary reasons. This is why our team strives to create the most comfortable and friendly environment for our patients. Our office staff has experience working with your dental insurance and can discuss all treatment options available.

How long does a dental restoration last?

Dental fillings and crowns are designed to last several years to help maintain your tooth’s function and appearance. The truth is sometimes they need to be repaired or replaced after many years. However, the better you take care of your oral hygiene and attend routine dental visits, your restorations will have more longevity.

If you are in need of a natural looking dental restoration, trust your Encinitas clinic to provide you the best care for you and your family. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you rejuvenate your smile and keep your oral care in top shape for years to come.

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Dr. Gregory Skeens Encinitas Family Dentistry

Welcome to the Encinitas dental office of Gregory Skeens, JR., DDS. We are your home for caring dental treatment that supports superior oral health and helps you achieve the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. Our modern facility is equipped with cutting-edge technology and our team is here to make your visit enjoyable and relaxing.

We take a truly individualized approach to dentistry, which is why our practice is so popular. After every treatment, Encinitas dentist Dr. Skeens personally makes follow- up phone calls to patients to ensure that they are feeling well. Your comfort and well-being are of ultimate importance.

Gregory W. Skeens, DDS | 519 Encinitas Blvd Suite 104, Encinitas, CA 92024 | Phone: (760) 944-9288 | Text: (760) 933-3077 | Email:

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