Small dental problems that are put off become big problems over time.

Sometimes you get so busy taking care of your loved ones that you may have neglected your own dental health, or put it off due to circumstance.

Replace silver fillings

You may consider replacing silver fillings not only because they’re ugly, but because they can be dangerous.

White composite fillings match your tooth color.

They’re stain-resistant, safe, strong and non-allergenic.


Sometimes decay overcomes a tooth, and the tooth itself must be replaced. Think of dental crowns as a replacement cap for your tooth.

In general, a porcelain crown will take 2 visits, and maybe a total of 2-3 hours.

Dental implants

dental implant is a replacement tooth that is permanently anchored into the jawbone.

It’s permanent, looks natural, and works and feels like real teeth.

When working with Drs. Dale Trudeau, Thomas Fitzpatrick, Nikko Johnson, and Erik Balinghasay of Del Mar Family Dentistry, we can evaluate your current smile and discuss your cosmetic and restorative goals. Then, we work together to create a customized treatment plan that includes restorative and cosmetic services to get you where you want to be! A combination of the cosmetic treatments available in our office may be recommended based on your unique situation.

Call Del Mar Family Dentistry today to discuss restorative dentistry solutions!

If you are considering any of our restorative dental treatments for yourself or a family member, we invite you to call our Solana Beach, CA, area office by dialing (858) 360-3102. Our facility is conveniently located at 625 Valley Avenue and serves those in the surrounding areas of Encinitas, Carmel Valley, and Oceanside, California.

Dr. Dale Trudeau

Dr. Dale Trudeau

Dr. Thomas Fitzpatrick

Dr. Thomas Fitzpatrick

Dr. Nikko Johnson

Dr. Nikko Johnson

Dr. Erik Balinghasay

Dr. Erik Balinghasay

Del Mar Family Dentistry is served by four experienced and talented physicians: Drs. Dale Trudeau, Thomas Fitzpatrick, Nikko Johnson, and Erik Balinghasay.

Dr. Dale Trudeau has served the community of Del Mar and Solana Beach since 1984. He is a graduate and former instructor at USC School of Dentistry and has completed many hours of advanced training in restorative, cosmetic, implant dentistry, and Invisalign. He is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA), San Diego County Dental Society (SDCDS), and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Trudeau is active in the community and volunteers at many local charities and youth organizations.

Dr. Thomas Fitzpatrick is a graduate of Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) in San Diego and Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry. He is a Research Associate at PLNU, YMCA, and Foundation for Worldwide Health, along with being a member of the ADA, CDA, Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), and SDCDS. Dr. Fitzpatrick has a passion to provide sustainable dental services to underserved communities both locally and globally. In 2013 he founded Cura Coffee Company to help fund the non-profit work of Cura Smiles. This non-profit has been able to build a dental clinic in the diverse community of City Heights, San Diego to help serve the underserved in their dental needs.

Dr. Nikko Johnson is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma and Oklahoma University College of Dentistry. After completing her dental residency, she practiced as a general dentist in Oklahoma and North Carolina before obtaining her Master of Science in Periodontology from the University Of Detroit Mercy School Of Dentistry. Among her competencies are prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal diseases and treatment modalities with advanced oral plastic surgeries. She has had the honor of providing dental care to veterans for many years.

Dr. Erik Balinghasay is a graduate of the University of California San Diego(UCSD) and University of California Los Angeles(UCLA), School of Dentistry. Upon graduating from UCLA, he pursued advanced speciality training in Endodontics, the dental specialty related to root canals, at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is a Board-Certified Endodontist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.