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Greetings to all of our patients!  

I want to take this time to reach out to you all and reconnect so as to let you all know what we've been up to during the Novel Corona Virus Pandemic.  I want to state that our #1 priority is, and has always been the health & safety of our patients, and, of course, to provide to you the highest quality dental care we can!  

I am sure most of you have questions and concerns regarding the safety of dentistry during this time, so we'd like to share the measures and actions we are taking to ensure your safety here at our office.

First of all, the culture here will be a little bit different in the “post novel corona virus world”.  At least until researchers come up with therapies and /or a vaccine!  We will be implementing some new systems in our practice to mitigate the risk of disease transmission here.  

What to expect when you come to the office?  Prior to your appointment, when Diana calls you to confirm your appointment date and time, she will ask a few quick questions regarding your medical status, and any symptoms suggestive of an illness...We ask that if you are ill with a fever, coughing, etc. to please reschedule for when you are well.  

When you come to the office, we ask that you wait in your car in the parking lot.  Diana will be calling you at your appointment time to let you know that your dental operatory is ready for you.  Susie, Chelsea or I will meet you outside to take a quick, touch-less temperature scan of the forehead, and then escort you directly to your treatment room.  

We will be spacing out our patient appointments so that there is only one patient on the dentistry side with Susie and I, and only one patient in the hygiene side with Chelsea.  For the most part, no one is allowed to wait in the lobby until further notice...We will of course, accommodate people escorting children or elderly patients.

All surfaces will be disinfected with Hospital Grade Disinfectants (as we've always done in the past) between patients.  All door knobs, light switches, etc. will be disinfected every 30 minutes throughout the day!  This will mitigate the risk of any infectious disease transmission via surfaces.

Ever since the HIV epidemic in the 1980's, dentistry as an industry has employed “Universal Precautions” (masks, gloves, “single use” disposable equipment, etc.) to mitigate disease transmission.  

The most concerning of transmission routes for infection, including novel corona virus, is via “'aerosols”.  Dentists and hygienists  have used “High Volume Evacuation” (HVE) routinely for decades to capture aerosols generated by dental hand pieces (drill) and ultra-sonic scaling devices.  HVE reduces aerosols by 90% !  

We will continue to use HVE for all procedures that generate aerosols.  In addition to HVE, we've invested in Medical Grade H-13 HEPA aerosol scavengers in our operatories (basically a very powerful vacuum) with a snorkel hose that we can position adjacent to the treatment field to scavenge any aerosol the HVE misses.

We have also invested in nine medical grade H-13 HEPA air filtration units placed throughout the office which will completely clean/turn over the air every 10 minutes, or six times per hour.

Another investment made was having medical grade UVC (Ultra-Violet C) units installed in our Central  Air Conditioning/Heating units that kill Bacteria and Virus as the air passes through. 

Finally, we will fog the office with Hypochlorous Acid, a human safe, yet powerful disinfectant at the end of each day.

We want you all to know that we are taking all possible precautions and measures to ensure your safety, and the safety of our team here!

To further streamline your experience at the office, we will be scheduling return visits for you in the operatory, at the end of your appointment.  We will make available electronic payment options in order to minimize visiting the front desk.

Warm regards,

Dr. Paulerio and Team

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Dental Crowns

A damaged tooth can cause pain, make eating difficult, affect the clarity of your speech, and have a negative impact on your self-esteem.

The advanced CEREC® system allows Dr. Louis Paulerio to restore a natural tooth in a single visitwithout an uncomfortable temporary crown.

Learn how Point Loma Family Dentistry in San Diego, CA, can give you something to smile about with a same-day crown...

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Dental Crowns Repair and Protect Damaged Teeth

Durable Results

A crown is placed over a compromised tooth after treatment for decay, trauma, or a root canal. The treatment protects the weakened tooth from further damage and can prevent the need for extraction.

A Trusted Solution

Made of incredibly strong, medical-grade porcelain, crowns are designed to withstand normal biting forces. With regular visits to the dentist and proper at-home care, dental crowns can last up to a decade or more.

Natural-Looking Restoration

Crowns are precisely matched to the shade of your surrounding natural teeth to blend seamlessly into your smile. CEREC restorations are also made of all-ceramic materials that are five times stronger than porcelain, so there is no need for a metal substructure. This produces incredibly natural-looking crowns that refract light just like enamel. 

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Ann N.

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Dr. Paulerio and his entire staff are wonderful and always have been. We have known them for many years and it has always been a good experience. Would not change a thing. Five stars for sure. Our whole family goes there and we all feel the same way. Perfect!!! 

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Karen M.

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I highly recommend Dr. Paulerio. I got a crown this morning and the whole procedure was done in 2 1/2 hours. I appreciate the technology he uses and the training he has gotten to make this available. His staff is friendly and professional. I'm so happy that a friend of mine recommended him.

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The team of professionals at Point Loma Family Dentistry strives to provide patients with the best dental treatment available. Both Dr. Paulerio and our staff are committed to continuing education, the latest proven technology, innovative procedures, and cutting-edge materials. We take extra steps to make your visit to our San Diego dental office as comfortable as possible and offer oral conscious sedation.

The highest standards of quality and safety are employed throughout our office, including digitally integrated techniques and workflow so we can provide you the comprehensive dental care you deserve. Dental technologies at our office include digital 3-D cone beam CT scanning, CEREC Primescan, and digital radiography, which uses 70-90 percent less radiation when compared to traditional imaging. To learn more about dental crowns, or to schedule an appointment at our office, contact us online or call:

(619) 223-3811

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The Point Loma Family Dentistry team combines advanced technology with personally tailored treatment plans.

Dental Crowns Can Solve a Number of Issues

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For Dr. Paulerio to place a dental crown, a certain amount of healthy dental tissue is necessary to support the porcelain restoration. If your tooth is too compromised or weakened, an extraction may be necessary. In this case, a dental implant can replace your tooth's roots, allowing our dentist to then restore your smile with a custom crown.

Strengthen Damaged Teeth

If an injured or decayed tooth cannot be repaired with a filling, Dr. Paulerio may recommend a dental crown to strengthen its remaining structure.

Protection after a Root Canal

Dr. Paulerio may recommend root canal treatment if decay has reached the inner portion of your tooth. A dental crown is typically placed afterwards at our San Diego, CA, office to protect the remaining tissue.

Conceal Cosmetic Issues

Cosmetic imperfections such as discolored and disproportionately sized teeth may be a source of embarrassment, causing you to hide your smile. Dental crowns are custom-crafted to blend with your natural teeth, and can provide added coverage to conceal flaws that other dental procedures such as porcelain veneers and dental bonding my not be able to provide.

Restore Missing Teeth

An implant-supported dental crown can replace a single missing tooth. These dental crowns do not require the modification of adjacent teeth, unlike traditional dental bridges, and can also prevent the jawbone recession that accompanies tooth loss. 

​Meet Our Dentist A Trusted Instructor in Same-Day Restorations

Louis E. Paulerio, DDS, graduated from the University of California, San Diego and attended dental school at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. After graduation, he moved back to his hometown of Point Loma where he has been practicing family and cosmetic dentistry for over 20 years. He is affiliated with the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and San Diego County Dental Society. He is also a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and a Diplomat of the International Dental Implant Association.

Dr. Paulerio has been using CEREC technology for a decade. As a Visiting Faculty member of CEREC Doctors, the largest training company for this advanced digital technology, he also teaches CAD/CAM techniques (computer-aided design and manufacturing) to other dentists.

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I was recommended by a friend of mine who is a dental hygienist, she had worked for several places in different areas and considered this office on top of her list. So pleased I took her advice! Dr. Paulerio and his staff are extremely friendly, thorough and make the process comfortable and easy. They seem to truly care for each of their clients, their office is comfortable and their location is very convenient including parking.

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Juliette M.

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I had called and was able to get an emergent app that day to have an issue addressed. Dr. Paulerio and his staff stayed after hours to take care of me! Felt like they cared so much about my needs. The office is very modern with the best technology to care for people in the community! Definitely recommend!

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Reshaping the tooth ensures the crown will have a strong foundation and natural appearance.

CEREC Dental Restorations

The all-digital treatment process is quick, comfortable, and produces beautifully lifelike results.

in 5 Easy Steps

The all-digital treatment process is quick, comfortable, and produces beautifully lifelike results.

Digital Scan

Point Loma Family Dentistry in San Diego, CA, uses the new CEREC Primescan to take precise optical impressions of your smile, avoiding the discomfort and goopy mess of traditional impression trays.

CAD Modeling

The 3-D images are transmitted to the CEREC software, allowing our dentist to design a precisely customized restoration.

CAM Fabrication

Once Dr. Paulerio puts the finishing touches on the design of your new dental crown, the information is sent to the in-office CEREC mill to craft your new crown out of a solid piece of medical-grade porcelain. 

Refinement

To ensure your restoration fits comfortably and looks completely natural, our dentist can make chairside adjustments to your new dental crown.

Crown Placement

Our dentist, Dr. Paulerio, will securely bond the restoration into place so you can leave the appointment with a fully restored smile.
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Point Loma Family Dentistry

Dr. Louis E. Paulerio is a top-rated dentist who is committed to providing the latest dental treatments in a caring, warm setting. He is a member of several prestigious dental organizations, including: 

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • International Dental Implant Association

He also uses CEREC technology to create beautiful, long-lasting dental restorations in just one appointment. Ready to schedule a consultation at our Point Loma office? Request your appointment online or call us at (619) 223-3811.

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