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Welcome to Bay View Dental A Modern Practice for the Whole Family
"Dr Megan is caring and kind. The procedure was well explained and painless. Staff is efficient and well trained."
Cheryl Cunha, 5-Star Review
"Met with Dr Emerson for the first time and he is great. He takes the time to explain the procedures which i appreciate."
Pam, 5-Star Review
Welcome to our dental practice! At Bay View Dental in San Diego, CA, Drs. Mark Emerson, Megan Shelton, and our dental team provide a wide variety of treatments to help you achieve a confident smile and excellent oral health. Over the last two decades, we have maintained a commitment to patient-focused, respectful, and advanced dental care.
We treat patients of all ages, and we are happy to care for whole families during a single appointment. Conveniently located in Clairemont, we serve Pacific Beach, La Jolla, and communities throughout San Diego County. If you are looking for experienced family dentists who provide treatments with a personal touch, we encourage you to contact us today.
Get to Know Our Dentists Dr. Mark Emerson, DDS
Dr. Mark Emerson earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Southern California about 40 years ago. He has been active in dentistry ever since, and he opened Bay View Dental in Clairemont in 2000.
Dr. Emerson is skilled in many forms of dentistry, and he is trained in straightening smiles through Invisalign treatment. He enjoys working with patients of all ages, and he is always excited to meet new patients.
Dr. MEGAN SHELTON, DMD
Dr. Megan Shelton earned her Doctorate of Medical Dentistry from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in 2012. Over the last 10 years, she has proudly served as a general dentist in the U.S. Navy and in private practice both in her home state of Kentucky and here in Clairemont.
Dr. Shelton is passionate about helping patients improve their oral health in a comfortable and educational environment. Her commitment to you is to provide just that with a touch of southern charm and hospitality.
We're Grateful for Our Patient Reviews "My whole family loves Bay View Dental!"
First impressions are amazing. Great customer service from the ladies behind the counter. The Hygienist catered to my teeth and spoke to me about my hygiene and how to keep my teeth looking amazing. She listened to my concerns and also spoke with the Dentist ahead of time so he was prepared to have a detailed conversation with me. Both of them are amazing and loved their bed side manners. Thanks Yall, I will be coming back!View on Google
My whole family loves Bay View Dental! When our kids had to accompany us, the front office staff helped keep them entertained while the hygienists and Dr. Emerson took great care of us! Eventually, we moved the kids to the practice, too, and I couldn't be happier we did. The staff is so caring and even my kid who used to be the most reluctant to go to the dentist now looks forward to seeing everyone in the office. Thanks, team!View on Google
Creating Beautiful Smiles Each Day A Real Patient's Transformation
A dental crown is a cap that covers a damaged or decayed tooth. Dentists can also use crowns along with dental implants to replace teeth. At our Clairemont office, we can produce precisely crafted crowns and other restorations in a single office visit using advanced CEREC technology.
Dental implants are titanium rods that act as prosthetic tooth roots. Once implants are placed in the jawbone, they provide outstanding support for crowns, bridges, or dentures. For most patients with missing teeth, dental implants are the best restoration option available in modern dentistry.
Having crooked teeth may make you feel self-conscious. While traditional orthodontics like metal braces are effective at straightening teeth, they aren't subtle and can be uncomfortable. Our dentists are providers of the Invisalign system, which uses clear, removable aligners to discreetly and comfortably straighten teeth.
If you have cosmetic issues like chipped, cracked, or stained teeth, veneers may be right for you. Veneers are ultra-thin ceramic shells that our dentists can attach to the front of teeth to conceal imperfections. They are made from durable, natural-looking materials that can be color-matched to the surrounding teeth.
Advanced Technology Same-Day Crowns with CEREC
Our San Diego practice features the revolutionary in-office CEREC system which allows Dr. Emerson and Dr. Shelton to provide patients with durable dental crowns in just a single appointment at our Clairemont office.
After treating a weakened tooth, your dentist will take a detailed digital impression of your smile, allowing you to skip the mess of traditional impressions. With these digital impressions, they can design a dental crown that will blend seamlessly with your smile. It will be fabricated from a porcelain ceramic blank that has been selected to color-match your surrounding teeth.
Your new crown will be ready in about 20 minutes. Once your permanent custom crown has been completed, your dentist will make any adjustments to ensure you are both are happy with the fit, form, and function. They will then permanently affix your new crown to your treated tooth. You will leave your appointment free of discomfort with a newly restored smile you can be proud to share with the world.
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5 Stars for Our Team "I highly recommend Bay View Dental."
I've been going to Bay View Dental for 5 years. I love the staff and Dr. Emerson is wonderful! I highly recommend Bay View Dental.View on Google
I’ve always had a hard time with going to the dentist but the kind staff at bay view make it so much easier and pleasurable. I feel like I’m in safe hands and they do their best to keep things affordable.View on Google
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At Bay View Dental in San Diego, CA, we are invested in your success. If you are looking for dentists who will listen to you without judging, make you feel comfortable, and help you improve both the look and health of your smile, book an appointment with us today.
You can request a free initial consultation by contacting us online or by calling:
Why Should I See a Dentist?
We understand that taking the time to visit the dentist can be inconvenient and, for many people, a cause of anxiety. However, basic at-home care is simply not enough to keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible.
Regular appointments at our dental practice in San Diego, CA, have many benefits, including:
- Thorough cleanings that eliminate plaque and bacteria that brushing and flossing can't alone
- Early detection of serious conditions like gum disease or tooth infections
- Preventive treatments that make the development of oral health issues less likely
- Cosmetic benefits like whiter teeth and healthier-looking gums