Best Cosmetic Dentist in San Diego

Should I get cosmetic dental treatment?

More and more people today are opting to get cosmetic dental services in San Diego. Straight, white, healthy teeth are no longer exceptional —they’re the norm. If you want a more attractive smile, make an appointment a tour dental clinic in San Diego for a consultation with our cosmetic dentist. She can go over with you exactly what it is about your smile that you are dissatisfied with, then make recommendations to correct it. Getting cosmetic dental work can do wonders for yourself-confidence. Many of our cosmetic dentistry patients have gone on to enjoy more confidence, better relationships, greater success at work and have even started engaging in new hobbies, all because of improved self-image.

Thinking of getting veneers? Veneers can not only make your smile prettier, but they can also protect your teeth. Make an appointment for a consultation with our dentist.

Did you know…

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Veneers can provide protection to your teeth’s natural enamel.

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What You Can Expect at Your Cosmetic Dental Consultation

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Initial Visit

At your first consultation with our cosmetic dentist in San Diego, she will ask you what it is about your smile that makes you unhappy. You will be encouraged to be specific and point out exactly what you would like to change so that our cosmetic dentist fully understands your goals.

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Dental Exam

At your initial visit, our cosmetic dentist will also do an examination of your teeth and entire oral cavity. This helps us determine strategies and next steps in your cosmetic dental treatment plan. Additionally, you may need some restorative work before we can begin your cosmetic dental work.

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Custom Treatment Plan

There may be more than one solution to your cosmetic dental needs, and our dentist will make this clear to you as she develops your treatment plan. For instance, Invisalign corrects gaps in teeth, but so do veneers. Your cosmetic dental treatment plan is specific to you, your needs and what you hope to achieve with cosmetic dental care.

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Explore Your Options

To assist in your decision, your dentist will provide you with a variety of different options. Together, you’ll choose the right cosmetic treatment for your needs, budget, and lifestyle.

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Scheduling & Payment

Once you and your dentist have decided on the right cosmetic treatment plan, we’ll schedule your next appointment and provide guidance on how to best pay for your treatment.

Cosmetic Dentistry Options

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Take-Home Teeth Whitening

Whiten your teeth on your own time in the privacy of your own home. Our teeth-whitening kits are easy to use — just pop in a tray each night and watch your teeth gradually get whiter in the span of a week or two.

Over-the-counter teeth-whitening kits are not as strong as the ones we provide at our San Diego dental clinic. Additionally, with “whitestrips,” the result is often visible stains between teeth where the tape can’t reach. This doesn’t happen with professional teeth whitening. Our dentist custom-makes the bleach trays just for you, so your results are better, and you can reuse the trays for subsequent teeth-whitening treatments.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

Getting your teeth whitened in our San Diego dentist office is faster than opting for at-home treatment. That’s because after our cosmetic dentist puts the bleach on your teeth, you sit under a special blue light that speeds the teeth-whitening process. You need to spend only about an hour at our dentist office for this teeth-whitening treatment. However, if you have never had your teeth whitened or they are badly stained due to smoking or coffee, tea or red wine consumption, you may need more than one treatment. If you have a special occasion coming up such as a wedding, in-office teeth whitening at our dental office is the perfect choice.

Dental Bonding

When you have teeth with imperfections, dental bonding may be the right solution for you. Our cosmetic dentist uses dental bonding to fix chipped or broken teeth, to correct misshapen or discolored teeth, or to close gaps between teeth. Dental bonding achieves similar results to dental veneers, but is usually less costly. Bonding is a malleable substance that the dentist sculps to correct the shape and look of your teeth. Once finished, the dentist exposes your teeth to a special light which hardens the bonding to make it strong and durable. Bonding quickly improves the look of your smile.


Many of the patients at our San Diego dental clinic choose porcelain veneers to correct issues with their teeth, including discolored teeth, misshapen teeth, unusually small teeth and teeth with gaps between them. With this cosmetic dental solution, our dentist removes a thin layer of the enamel on the front of your teeth to make room for the veneer. For this reason, veneers are not removable, only replaceable; however, porcelain veneers can last from 10 to 30 years with proper care. Porcelain veneers give patients a truly beautiful smile, restoring not just their teeth, but also their confidence.

Cosmetic Dental Makeovers

If you have numerous issues with your teeth, you may be interested in a cosmetic dental makeover. A cosmetic dental makeover may encompass two or more cosmetic dental procedures. For instance, you may want both teeth whitening and straightening, and in that case, our dentist may recommend in-office bleaching and Invisalign. Each cosmetic dental makeover is planned and executed based on the patient and their individual goals. At our San Diego dental clinic, we offer complete cosmetic dental services, including veneers, dental bonding, orthodontics and more.


When you’re looking for an inconspicuous method of straightening your teeth, you want Invisalign. Unlike traditional braces with metal brackets and wires, Invisalign uses clear aligner trays to shift and straighten crooked teeth. They’re less noticeable and more comfortable than traditional braces, and you can take them out to eat and for special occasions. Our dentist recommends Invisalign for both children and adults who want a safe, effective method of straightening teeth and closing gaps between teeth. Make an appointment today at our San Diego dental clinic to find out if you are a good candidate for Invisalign.

Did you know…

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A single in-office whitening session can brighten your smile by up to 10 shades.

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Cosmetic Dental Services FAQ

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How can cosmetic dental treatment help me?

Cosmetic dental services can repair your teeth so that you can have the beautiful smile you have always wanted. Our cosmetic dentist uses porcelain veneers, dental bonding, Invisalign and teeth bleaching to help patients achieve their goals. If your teeth are stained, crooked, misshapen, chipped or cracked, our dentist can help. At our dental office, our cosmetic dentist sees hundreds of patients who yearn for whiter, brighter smiles and straighter teeth. Make an appointment today at our dentist office in San Diego to find out if you are a good candidate for a cosmetic dental treatment.

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Who can get cosmetic dental services?

Most people are good candidates for cosmetic dental services. When you come into our San Diego dental clinic for a consultation with our cosmetic dentist, she will evaluate your oral health, checking for issues such as cavities or gum disease. If you have any issues, our dentist will need to correct them before you undergo cosmetic dental treatment.

Can I get multiple cosmetic dental treatments at the same time?

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Yes, sometimes this is possible — but not always. For instance, if you want teeth whitening and Invisalign, you may opt to get the whitening done at the same time our dentist takes impressions of your teeth for your Invisalign trays. Our cosmetic dentist also often does dental bonding and tooth contouring at the same time. A cosmetic dental makeover, by definition, involves two or more cosmetic dental procedures. When you come in for a consultation with our cosmetic dentist, she can tell you whether it is possible to provide the cosmetic dental treatments you need concurrently.

Does dental insurance cover cosmetic dentistry?

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It depends on the type of treatment. For instance, even though dental implants are not cosmetic, they are not covered by insurance. Orthodontics, including Invisalign, was once considered cosmetic, but now insurance usually pays a portion of the cost. Dental bonding or other restorative services might be covered if your teeth were broken or injured in an accident. But teeth whitening and porcelain veneers are almost never covered. However, we don’t want that to stop you from getting the cosmetic dentistry services you want. Talk to the staff at our San Diego dental clinic about payment options for cosmetic dental services.

Did you know…

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A person’s satisfaction with their smile has a powerful effect on their mental health.