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Local dentist offers positive approach to dentistry

Dr. Weston Spencer said there is nothing more beautiful than a healthy smile. As a specialist in conservative comprehensive dentistry, Spencer said the teams at his Rancho Santa Fe and La Jolla dental practices pride themselves on providing superior care for patients.

“We take the time to listen carefully to each patient’s unique cosmetic goals and then devise a treatment plan personalized to his or her particular case,” said Spencer. “We work together with our patients to ensure they achieve and maintain their optimal oral health and desired cosmetic outcome.”

Spencer said the restorative dentistry treatments they offer are used to repair damage to the teeth and gums, while general dentistry treatments include a patient’s regular visits, which are necessary to maintain oral health. In addition to offering these services, the dental practices also provide cosmetic dentistry.

“People who come to us for cosmetic dentistry don’t always have a big problem that needs to be fixed. Often, they just want to look and feel better about their smile,” said Spencer.

The dental offices focus on various treatments designed to improve the appearance of a patient’s smile, including porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, tooth-colored fillings, dental crowns, and Invisalign.

“The biggest advantage to cosmetic dentistry is how you feel about yourself,” said Spencer. “Many people hesitate to ask about their options with cosmetic dentistry thinking that it might be unnecessary, but in actuality numerous studies show that our ability to smile without hesitation directly correlates to our overall confidence in social situations.” Whether someone is looking for a new job, a new relationship or making other changes in their lives, he said how someone smiles or perceives their smile, can give them the confidence to pursue their goals.

“Cosmetic dentistry encompasses the physical appearance of a smile, as well as giving a patient the tools to maintain a healthy mouth,” he said.

In order to offer quality cosmetic dentistry, Spencer said he makes it a priority to attend regular meetings and classes to stay-up-to-date with current training and materials. Every year, he spends hundreds of hours continuing his education in cosmetic-related training. He is a member of several organizations such as the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry where he said he learns from some of the best dentists in the world.

“We continue to better understand what people are looking for and how they feel about their mouth and their smile,” said Spencer.

After graduating from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry at the top of his class, Spencer began practicing in La Jolla with Dr. James Lovell in 2011. He opened an additional location in Rancho Santa Fe in 2016. The practice recently celebrated its one-year anniversary and is open to treat patients on Thursdays, and all weekdays for after-hours emergencies. Spencer’s goal is to add more time to his Rancho Santa Fe schedule in 2017. That being said, his patients are always welcome to book an appointment in La Jolla any other day of the week.

Since opening the Rancho Santa Fe location, Spencer said he and his team have been overwhelmingly grateful for the support the community has shown. In addition to sponsoring activities at the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center and establishing relationships with local residents and businesses, he sets aside time to educate those in the surrounding area about good oral health, which includes talking to seniors at the Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center.

Due to its close proximity to R. Roger Rowe School, the dental office offers a walking service for children to come for an appointment. “We enjoy making our services available for the whole family,” said Spencer.

The practices accept all PPO dental insurance plans and set a high standard for the quality and level of dentistry offered. “That allows us to be more conservative on how and when we treat patients,” said Spencer. “We don’t always have to treat everything right away if it’s not necessary.” He encourages patients to always ask questions to ensure they understand the treatment plan prescribed.

“All of our treatments contribute to an aesthetically pleasing, naturally radiant smile that projects warmth, spirit, and vitality,” said Spencer. “There’s nothing more exciting than seeing a patient leave with an incredible smile.”

For more information or to make an appointment, contact westonspencerdds.com, 858-215-2153.

Address: 5951 La Sendita Suite B-1 Rancho Santa Fe, 92067.

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