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We accept most PPO dental insurance plans.

Teeth Cleaning is recommended twice a year. Please call today to schedule an appointment.
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Dentistry of Del Mar

Our dental office is located in beautiful Del Mar, CA.  We strive to provide you with excellence in dentistry.  We offer general dentistry and specialize in cosmetic dentistry and dental implants.  Years ago we realized that the county desperately needed emergency dental services.  We still to this day offer same day and emergency appointments to those in need.  We accept most PPO dental insurance with appropriate copay.  Please feel free to contact us with any question you may have.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry includes procedures including Porcelain Crowns, Implants, Porcelain Veneers, Invisalign, Bonding, White Fillings, Teeth Whitening, Porcelain Bridges, crown and bridge restoration, implant placement, pull wisdom teeth, teeth cleaning, root canals and more.

What do we offer at Dentistry of Del Mar?

  • Cosmetic and restorative dentistry treatments, including teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, teeth bonding, dental crowns and composite fillings

  • Cleaning and preventive treatments

  • Periodontal care and deep cleaning

  • Dental implant surgery and bone grafting

  • Wisdom tooth extractions

  • Surgical extractions

Most dental problems don’t have any symptoms until they reach more advanced stages, so don’t wait for things to hurt! It is best to get a thorough dental exam in order to diagnose and treat problems early. Waiting often makes problems more difficult and more expensive to fix.

Root canal therapy is intended to be a tooth saving procedure that removes the pulp, or living tissue from inside a tooth. Each tooth typically has from 1 to 3 roots and each root has 1 or 2 tunnels or canals that stretch the length of the root. In a healthy tooth, these canals are filled with tissue (consisting of the nerves and blood vessels) that keeps the tooth alive and provide sensations like hot and cold. Sometimes the tissue can become damaged or diseased due to decay, fracture or trauma. This in turn can cause a toothache or there may be no pain at all.

During root canal treatment a hole is created in the top of the tooth to locate the canals. The dentist cleans and disinfects these canals and seals them with a special filler material. Root canal therapy is highly successful and with today’s technology. Dr Rutley has performed over 7,000 root canals over the last 30 years.

Time is your enemy when an accident or any trauma dislodges a tooth. First locate the
tooth, or teeth, and determine if the tooth broke or if the entire tooth and root came out
in one piece. Gather together the pieces youve found, and with warm water gently rinse
off obvious dirt or debris. Avoid touching the root as much as possible. Place and
transport the tooth in saline (this is the same solution used to clean contacts and can be
purchased at any pharmacy) or in some of the person’s own saliva.
Rush the injured person and tooth to the dental office. Ideally the tooth will be re-
implanted. The tooth may also be splinted to the adjacent teeth for a period of time.
This is a true dental emergency and Dr Rutley is available via our emergency service 24
hours a day to assist you.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Dental Implants and Smile Makeovers

Specializing in CEREC Crowns, Dental Implants and Smile Makeovers.

Smile designs are custom made in house using CEREC porcelain crowns.

Preventative Care

Teeth Cleaning

Preventative Care is our top priority.  Generally two cleanings a year are recommended.  We offer skilled and detailed cleanings to help maintain your teeth and gums.

Root Canals

Tooth Pain

If you have tooth pain and a need root canal it can be done by our dental office in a single appointment.  The most successful root canals are performed in a single appointment and not drawn out into a several week long procedure. This could lead to root canal failure.