U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free

Dr. Jonathan Scharf

Cosmetic Dentistry
Exton, PA
50 years experience male

Locations

Office

Exton, PA

Address

101 John Robert Thomas Drive., Exton, PA
Directions

Insurances accepted

No Value

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
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Doctor Q&A

180 Answers
0 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
The : The only thing that we know for certain based on you description of the prblem is that it needs immediate attention. It could be a gum abcess or a co... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Every : Every patient's enamel reacts differently to zoom. Sometimes each tooth will have some varaition seen as white "splotches". This can be either a te... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Dr. : Dr. Funari is giving you good advice. This infection has now progressed into a medical emergency and you should return to the er asap. They will fin... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
The : The above answers are basically true. It is very difficult to stop night grinding--it's just a habit that seems to be stress related. If you can't a... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Porcelain : Porcelain is not a material that responds to chemical whitening. If they are not white enough they would need to be remade.
A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Dr. : Dr. Funari has given you most of the possibilities. I would still suggest a call to your dentist to evaluate your discomfort and direct you as to wha... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Each : Each hygienist or doctor may have a different technique or work at a different pace when deep cleaning. I can't answer for your doctor, but if you ha... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
It : It may be that or it may just be the fact that it's in a dental office and it's not you so the interaction is different. Try laying him back in your ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
I'm : I'm not certain if you now have permanent or temporary crowns. It is not uncommon to have some discomfort with temporary crowns but in any case i wou... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
I : I congratulate you for knowing the importance of saving teeth as opposed to unnecessary extraction. Without an exam and x-ray it's hard to know your ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Way : Way too young to worry. Often these teeth will come in slightly crooked and the lips and tongue straighten them out. If there is a thumb sucking hab... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Sounds : Sounds like there may be quite a bit of preliminary work needed even before considering caps. Can't quote in this forum, but i know you need to get a... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Congratulations : Congratulations on your choice to have invisalgn. You are being given correct information and your case is planned to take 28 weeks. Most invisalign... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Even : Even though your insurance covers only two checkups a year there is usually provision for emergency treatment in between. Do not wait--go get it look... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Most : Most dental proceedures and ailments have a scientific name as well as a more commonly used name more familiar to the patient (i.e. Periodontal diseas... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
The : The professional in office whitening systems that are light activated (uv or laser) are the best and last much longer than the otc products. Your car... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Three : Three votes for no! it won't grow back but we sure have great dental materials that will make you think it did!
A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
There : There are two types of staining-extrinsic-coffee, tea, red wine, etc. And intrinsic-color from the underlying dentin layer of your teeth. Surface irr... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
I : I recommend that children be seen at 30 months for their first visit. Going for a ride in the chair, light cleaning and exam. Just get to know the r... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
The : The reason for your pain may be complex but your solution is simple--call your dentist immediately. This is not a situation to fool with!
A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
I : I agree with the above answer in that adults present with a greater amount of dental work and periodontal issues than children. The good news is that... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
It : It cetainly would be difficult to accept a front tooth capped in full gold, but if we are talking areas that are not of esthetic concern, gold will st... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
IT'S : It's difficult to diagnose this way but there are altenatives to braces such as invisalign which is much less intrusive and may correct your problem. ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
The : The fact that it getting better may be an indication that you wil be ok if you can hang in. If you can't, a root canal will probably give you immedia... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
I : I agree completely with the other answers that you have been given. General dentists as well as pedodontist have the same objectives when doing patie... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Bleeding : Bleeding gums indicate that there is a problem. It may be a dental problem, or it could be a systemic medical issue. Start with your dentist, as thi... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Since : Since this is a dental site i assume that you are referring to the implications that eating the hard kernels have on your teeth. I know it's fun to c... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Very : Very simply, if it doesn't feel right get it checked. There could be a number of reasons for the sensation that you are experiencing but only a clini... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Porcelain : Porcelain and other filling materials do not respond to the whitening process although I have seen badly discolored front fillings brighten slightly d... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Bruising : Bruising can occur after any injection, but in this case it really sounds like nothing more than a bruise and not an allergic reaction. Bruising can ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
The : The difference is that a pedodontist focuses on complex pediatric dental problems as well as difficult behavioral management issues. For routine dent... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Unfortunately : Unfortunately the human body doesn't choose who has insurance and who doesn't. The need to repair your tooth remains regardless. You must get it che... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
It : It could be an abcess but also a normal blanching of the gum tissue where the permanent tooth is approaching the surface. When in doubt, check it out... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
I : I don't think the issue is incompetence-actually recognizing the difficulty of retreatment and referring you to a proper specialist with the skill and... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Healing : Healing time varies depending upon the extent of the surgery (the number of teeth extracted) and the patient's general health. Usually the impression... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
It : It depends somewhat on the material that the crown is made of, but if it's not surface stain that can be polished off the usual remedy is to remake th... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Very : Very difficult to tell you why in this forum but no question you should call your dentist asap! anything from a loose filling to an abcessed tooth-ge... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
You : You have been put on antibiotics to contain the infection and to prevent its spread. The draining that you are experiencing is the infection leaving ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
The : The standard guideline is bite wing x-rays (the 4 you bite down on) once a year and a full mouth complete series or panoramic x-ray once every 3-5 yea... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
I : I can assure you that both smoking and chewing are extremely dangerous habits that affect the tissues in the mouth. Chewing has a direct effect on th... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
It's : It's ok but i would prefer to see you use a sonicare children's electric toothbrush. The head is smaller and it will do a great job. You're lucky he... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
They : They may not go exactly back to where they were but they may end up where you don't want them to be. If your orthodontist told you to wear it, then i... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
I : I understand your apprehension but consider the risk of injury if your child is moving about uncontrollably during a procedure. You may want to talk ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
In : In office light (laser or uv) activated tooth whitening does not cause damage to the teeth or gums in the hands of a competent clinician. You may exp... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
The : The best peace of mind will come from knowing that as soon as you make an appointment you will have started on the road to finding the solution to you... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Frenectomy : Frenectomy is recommended when there is fibrous attachment between teeth interfering with orthodontic closure of spaces. It is a simple procedure but... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
This : This can vary depending on the extent of the crown lenghtening and your body's ability to heal. In my office we usually allow a minimum of 8 weeks fo... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
I'm : I'm not trying to be smart but the best home remedy is your telephone. Take an otc pain med and call for an emergency appointment now!
A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
We : We cannot give a fee without seeing the exact problem. It could be anything from a minor reshaping to a bonding, veneer or crown. The fees vary grea... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Of : Of course start with a good cleaning to remove surface stain. My presonal preference is in office whitening as opposed to otc types. The uv light ac... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions, provide medical advice, write prescriptions, and more.

Ask doctors free
Answer emailed
in 24 hours or less

Testimonials
Recommendations and Thank you notes are endorsements given from patients or other doctors.

69
Recommendations
96
Thank you notes
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
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Share thanks in your own words...
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful!
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful!

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
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions, provide medical advice, write prescriptions, and more.
Answer emailed
in 24 hours or less