General Dentistry

General Dentistry

crowns and bridges

Crowns and Bridges

If you have one or multiple missing teeth, we may recommend artificial teeth replacements. Earlier, only dentures were used as artificial replacements for missing teeth.

Dental Cleanings

Dental Prophylaxis, also known as dental cleaning, is an in-office dental procedure involving mineralized cleaning build-ups of bacteria-rich plaque or calculus.

Dental Sealants

Sealants provide protection for your teeth by keeping plaque from forming in the tiny crevices of the chewing surfaces. Our team often recommends sealants for children because kids’ teeth have small depressions in them that make them harder to properly clean through brushing alone.

Digital Impressions

In the past, getting dental impressions taken was nobody’s favorite part of a dental or orthodontic appointment. The putty that molds around the teeth didn’t taste great, and it could be hard not to gag when it oozed towards the back of the throat.

Enamel Shaping

Enamel shaping is a process by which Dr. Porrino uses a sanding disc to carefully remove small amounts of tooth enamel, then polishes the area.


Small cavities and fractures on teeth can be fixed with fillings. Tooth-colored resin materials are used chairside to rebuild the teeth and restore their natural look and contour.

Fluoride Treatments

We know that cavity prevention is a never-ending quest. Fortunately, there are many tools we use here at Scripps Family Dental to help fight tooth decay. The obvious ones include brushing, flossing, and regular checkups. Another great way to fight cavities is the application of topical fluoride treatments.

Mercury Safe And Mercury Free

For over a century, the most common material for dental fillings was silver amalgam, with more than 100 million Americans getting silver amalgam fillings. One would hope that something so common (and which is still used by 47 percent of dentists) would be completely safe.

Neuromuscular Dentistry For TMD Relief

Our teeth, joints, muscles, and nerves all work together in the proper alignment and function of our jaw. When any part of this delicate equation is overlooked, TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder) and other serious dental problems can develop.

Occlusal Disease Treatment

Occlusal disease is when a patient’s bite is not properly aligned. Because of the poor alignment, every time the patient bites down, the pressure begins to create problems with the teeth, muscles, jaw bone, and jaw joint. Occlusal disease is one of the most common dental disorders, while at the same time one of the most undiagnosed dental disorders.

Porcelain Onlays

Onlays are indirect fillings used to restore the tooth with severe damage of cusps in premolars and molars. Although Onlays are made using various materials, porcelain onlays are the best-suited for many patients. These restorations match the exact color of your teeth.

Tooth Extractions

Expressions such as “like getting teeth pulled” show what society at large believes about the dental extraction process, but that unpleasant mental image is a very outdated one.
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