Dr. Jonathan Scharf

Cosmetic Dentistry
Exton, PA
51 years experience male

Locations

Office

Exton, PA

Address

101 John Robert Thomas Drive., Exton, PA
Directions

Insurances accepted

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About

Bio

It is my goal to utilize advanced training, artistic talent, clinical expertise, and extensive experience to create smiles that enhance the appearance of my patients while complementing their personalities and lifestyles. I am dedicated to providing high quality care, assuring my patients’ long-term dental comfort, health and beauty.

Specialties
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Cosmetic Dentistry

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A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 51 years experience
No, : No, that is not true. Slightly is not a scientific term and there are specific guidelines that determine the suitability of invisalign for a particul... Read More
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Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 51 years experience
Only : Only one way-replace them!
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Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 51 years experience
It's : It's unlikely that your tooth was cracked during your cleaning visit. Oftentimes teeth can become sensitive after a cleaning and then return to norma... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 51 years experience
I : I can't tell you that the same thing will happen to you but i know that the best chance that you have to avoid that fate is to seek professional care ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 51 years experience
Minor : Minor corrections can be made by contouring teeth but if the corrections are significant it would require removal of too much enamel. Orthodontic tre... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 51 years experience
As : As stated by the other docs the black buildup is probably tarter that needs to be professional removed. It is not the cause for retaining baby teeth.... Read More
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Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 51 years experience
As : As stated above, it is impossible to answer your question as thae fee will vary depending on the difficulty of the extraction and whether or not you h... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 51 years experience
I : I agree with dr. Timmerman. I have never seen composite materials rival the vitality and realism of a beautiful porcelain crown or veneer made at a q... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 51 years experience
Yes-as : Yes-as long as one thing has nothing to do with the other..If you just have cooked teeth and it is truly an orthodontic problem then orthodontic treat... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 51 years experience
In : In my office an exam and cleaning with checkup x-rays is $212. Sounds like you doc is in the ball park.
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A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 51 years experience
As : As stated could be many things but you must get it checked out.
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A 85-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 51 years experience
Decay : Decay is the absence of tooth material and shows up darker on an x-ray. Because the beam passes more easily through this area and gives more exposure ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 51 years experience
This : This is not a situation to fool with. Any infection is serious and needs immediate attention. Have him call and get evaluated before it's too late!
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A female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 51 years experience
There : There are many reasons for needing a root canal, but the fact that you were given an antibiotic indcates that an active or looming infection is eviden... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 51 years experience
Your : Your pain is quite intense based on your description and it warrents further evaluation. I am complete agreement with the other docs as to what it ma... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 51 years experience
The : The initial healing will take place within ten days to two weeks, again depending upon the technique and extent of the procedure. If crowns or veneer... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 51 years experience
You're : You're being given good advice. The situation you have now (gingivitis), once controlled, is reversible. Should you allow it to progress to the next... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 51 years experience
Be : Be certain to use a waxed floss. I question why this is happening. It could be rough fillings, decay, or calculus (tarter) buildup between the teeth.... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 51 years experience
You're : You're being given good advise. I applaud your dentist for checking your mouth for these things and informing you. Don't panic-the odds are way in y... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 51 years experience
Honestly, : Honestly, an otc med will take the edge off but call for an immediate emergency appointment before it's out of control.
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A female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 51 years experience
Having : Having many teeth extracted is a major procedure that can take time to heal. The discomfort that you are experiencing can range from normal post-op p... Read More
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Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 51 years experience
Pain : Pain can often radiate due to nerve pathways. It is possible that you have a problem tooth, but also could be some jaw pain due to clenching or grind... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 51 years experience
To : To make it simple, decay is the destructive process that causes a cavity. Above explanations are correct!.
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A female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 51 years experience
Zev : Zev is correct-heat on your face is bad-it can draw the infection out toward the outside of your face. If you have any concern about the progress of ... Read More
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Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 51 years experience
Crown : Crown lengthening is in effect a gum surgery. Depending on the diagnosis, just removal of the soft tissue or more aggressive removal of surrounding b... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 51 years experience
I : I have performed hundreds of "zoom" whitenings and most have no sensitivity but some have a transient sensitivity that lasts about 24 hours. Not much... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 51 years experience
Avoid : Avoid deeply colored foods, avoid habits such as pen, nail and ice chewing, and use a non-abrasive gel toothpaste. Otherwise live a normal life and e... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 51 years experience
This : This is nothing to fool with. I would call your dentist or ask for an immediate referral to an oral surgeon. Although an antibiotic may reduce the i... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 51 years experience
It : It sounds as though your jaw discomfort is related to the loss of your back teeth and an altered relaionship in you 'tmj". The jaw joint is very sens... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 51 years experience
NO! : No! very simply, the chance of you doing any good by "popping" the abcess is far outweighed by the possibility of you doing damage. The fact that it... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 51 years experience
Well : Well said by other docs--it is completely dependent on the needs and the plan. Sounds complex so i bet your in for two years--but only after a comple... Read More
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Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 51 years experience
As : As well stated in other answers a diagnosis and space evaluation is necessary, but porcelain veneers certainly can be used to increase the size of tee... Read More
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Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 51 years experience
You : You dentist knows the exact material that you guard is made from so he/she needs to give the final approval but in general the answer is yes!-the tabl... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 51 years experience
Nature : Nature will dictate how they come in but prudent monitoring of his eruption progress by an orthodontist with proper interceptive orthodontic intervent... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 51 years experience
Whether : Whether or not there is an alternative to braces depends on many factors. If closing the space between your two front teeth with bonding or veneers w... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 51 years experience
The : The most important thing about any treatment approach is to know it's limitations. I am an invisalign premier provider and I have done hundreds of ca... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 51 years experience
Sounds : Sounds like it's time to have a dentist check it out. Although it is probably no big deal, the only way to know what it is for sure is by a professio... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 51 years experience
I : I know that it's tempting to wait but that may not be in your best interest. Have it evaluated now to avoid bigger trouble. Also, there is usually a... Read More
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Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 51 years experience
Whenever : Whenever you notice an irregularity in your mouth it's a good idea to avoid self diagnosis and have your dentist look. The best device that you have ... Read More
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Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 51 years experience
The : The fact that your dentist wants to do a root canal makes me believe that he/she feels that it is restorable. If you have the tooth pulled you will n... Read More
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Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 51 years experience
Sometimes : Sometimes older fillings or crowns or even decay can present a floss tearing situation. If all has been checked and the areas between your teeth are ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 51 years experience
Most : Most "caps" or similar restorations placed at such a young age require replacement as the gums and facial structures mature. It may very well be tim... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 51 years experience
My : My first concern is that you want the teeth to look like they did before. If you recontour a broken or chipped tooth you end up with less tooth-usual... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 51 years experience
This : This is usually from residual cement, surface stain or decalcification resulting from less than ideal homecare. It is sometimes the result of the att... Read More
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Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 51 years experience
You're : You're being given good advise and accurate descriptions of what may be going on. It is impossible to diagnose the problem without an exam and an x-r... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 51 years experience
I'm : I'm a fan! they are not a fad. Would you rather use a power saw or a hand saw? I believe the efficiency of the electic toothbrush makes it easier t... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 51 years experience
Great : Great habits form early on, and you have a great opportunity to develop one for your daughter now. Use either a baby toothbrush or gauze to cleanse h... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 51 years experience
Basically : Basically avoid the things that stained them in the first place. Dark pigmented foods, coffee, tea, and smoking are no-no's. Use a whitening toothpa... Read More
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Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 51 years experience
There : There are specific mouthwashes for children that are excellent (act). Most have fluoride. This is not harmful as topical Fluoride is not an overdose... Read More
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Testimonials
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I endorse this dentist. I have worked with Dr. Scharf on numerous cases over many years. I have found John to be a talented dentist who blends the science and artistic aspects of cosmetic dentistry...Read More
I have worked with Dr. Scharf for over 17 years and can say he is one of the very best cosmetic dentists I have ever worked with. He is always available to discuss cases with me and is very caring tow...Read More
Nov 30, 2012
Dr. Scharf has excellent cosmetic skills and has a long standing history of providing care . I know of countless patients that have also been pleased with treatments as simple as a tooth colored whit...Read More
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
Graduated 1972MD

Awards

Top Dentists-Cosmetic Dentistry, Philadelphia Magazine
Top Cosmetic Dentist, Be Well Philly
Top Dentist, Main Line Today Magazine

Affiliations

Academy of General Dentistry
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
American Dental Association
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