Welcome to our practice website. We congratulate you on taking the first step toward better periodontal health. At Torrey Pines Periodontal & Implant Center your smile is our first priority. This website will help you better understand your course of treatment and answer any questions you may have related to periodontal therapy.

When you visit our Periodontal practice in San Diego, CA, your smile and periodontal health is our top priority.

Office Philosophy

We believe the mouth is a window into ones overall wellbeing. Our team is devoted to promoting optimal oral health, comfort, function and esthetics through state of the art periodontal and dental implant therapy: Our goal is to exceed patient expectations and provide an exceptional patient experience.  Dr. Lofthus and His entire team is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle care that you deserve.

For over twenty-five years Drs. John E. Lofthus, DDS and John S. Sottosanti, DDS have been performing cutting edge periodontal and dental implant therapies in the San Diego/UTC areas.

Our experienced team of professionals are excited to offer personalized care in our modern, high tech facility in the UTC area. We will work closely with your general dentist to coordinate an individualized treatment plan that will meet your oral health goals. 

Part of our commitment to serving our patients includes providing information that helps them make more informed decisions about their oral health needs. This website is a resource we hope you’ll find both useful and interesting.

Periodontists John E. Lofthus, DDS and John S. Sottosanti, DDS, San Diego, CA, practice a full scope of periodontics with expertise ranging from dental implants to cosmetic periodontal surgery and gum grafting. John E. Lofthus, DDS and John S. Sottosanti, DDS can now correct a wide variety of periodontal (gum) disease. Our office is located at 8899 University Center Lane, Suite 100, San Diego, CA. Call us at San Diego Office Phone Number 858-459-4364. Even a subtle change in your smile helps you to project an image of self-confidence and high personal esteem. When you feel good about yourself, it shows in your appearance.

Dental Implants San Diego CA

Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. Dental implants are changing the way people live. With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life. For more information about dental implants or to schedule a consultation appointment, call our office in San Diego, CA at San Diego Office Phone Number 858-459-4364.

Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery San Diego CA

These procedures are a predictable way to cover unsightly, sensitive, or exposed root surfaces and to prevent future gum recession. If you are unhappy with the appearance of short unsightly teeth this can be greatly improved by a combination of periodontal procedures by Torrey Pines Periodontal & Implant Center and cosmetic dentistry by your dentist. For more information about cosmetic periodontal surgery or to schedule a consultation appointment, call our office in San Diego, CA at San Diego Office Phone Number 858-459-4364.

Dental Implants Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.

Dental Implants Presentation

Dr. Lofthus and Dr. Sottosanti are specialists in periodontics and implantology. We specialize in conservative and surgical treatment of gum disease including cosmetic procedures to aesthetically enhance your smile, as well as dental implants that can replace single or multiple missing teeth.

Although no one likes to go to the doctor or dentist, we strive to make your visits with us as comfortable and pleasant as possible. We strongly believe that our patient’s comfort is an important part of quality dental care.

Dr. Lofthus and Dr. Sottosanti believe that your right to choose a dentist is an important freedom. We work closely with your dentist, but a referral by a dentist is not required to visit our office. We also welcome referrals from patients and friends of the practice.

We are extraordinarily proud of our staff, which is comprised of caring and dedicated professionals. They ensure that the patient’s surgical and administrative needs are met as efficiently and smoothly as possible.

Our goal is to make you feel comfortable and relaxed. We are here to listen to your questions and concerns and to help provide solutions leading to your better health. Please don’t hesitate to e-mail us if you have any questions regarding your care, or call us at San Diego Office Phone Number 858-459-4364. Our fax number is 858-459-0633.

What Is A Periodontist?

A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal (gum) disease and in the placement and maintenance of dental implants. Periodontists are experts in the treatment of all forms of periodontal disease, including gingivitis, periodontitis, and gingival recession.

The American Dental Association recognizes periodontics as one of the nine specialties of dentistry. Periodontists receive extensive training, including three years of additional education beyond dental school.

By choosing a specialist you will benefit from the latest procedures for treating periodontal disease and placing dental implants tailored to your needs. In addition, Dr. Lofthus and Dr. Sottosanti can perform cosmetic periodontal procedures to help you achieve the smile you desire.