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Cosmetic Dentistry – Rancho Bernardo, CA

Visit an Expert on Beautiful Smiles

Not only does Dr. Howard offer many different dental treatments to enhance your smile’s appearance, but he is one of only 466 dentists in the world that are
Accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. This on top of his many years of experience helping neighbors in Rancho Bernardo and beyond achieve the smile of their dreams is exactly what makes him stand out from the rest in terms of cosmetic dentistry in Rancho Bernardo, CA. To start planning your smile makeover,
give him a call!

Actual patient with flawless smile after cosmetic dentistry

Why Choose Nelson Y. Howard, D.D.S. for Cosmetic Dentistry?

Porcelain Veneers

Patient's smile after porcelain veneers

One of the most comprehensive solutions for imperfections in teeth are Porcelain Veneers. These ultra-thin sheaths of dental ceramic are customized in every single way, ensuring that they look like a natural part of your smile and look lifelike next to your existing teeth. Everything from the color to the shape to the size are personalized to your smile, so no one other than you and your dentist will know that you have veneers placed!

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Metal-Free Dental Restorations

Closeup of smile after metal free dental restorations

Cosmetic dentistry wouldn’t be very effective it the restorations used weren’t made from tooth-colored materials! Instead of utilizing metal materials like silver, gold, nickel or copper to create dental restorations, we always utilized high-quality ceramics and composite resins. In the case of dental crowns, ceramics are molded and shaped to best fit over your damaged teeth, then custom-shaded so they blend in with your smile as closely as possible. With proper care, your metal-free restorations should last for many years.

Dental Bonding

Closeup of smile after dental bonding

When you only have minor imperfections you want to address, such as permanent stains that teeth whitening can’t fix, cosmetic cracks and chips that do not need dental fillings or crowns, or gaps that you’d prefer to fill without using orthodontics, direct bonding is a great solution. This treatment uses composite resin to treat small imperfections in teeth and often takes just one appointment to complete. With regular brushing and flossing, direct bonding can last for up to many years without any issues.

At-Home Teeth Whitening

Patient using at home teeth whitening kit

Considered to be one of the most popular forms of cosmetic dentistry out there, at-home teeth whitening is a fantastic solution for addressing tough stains on teeth that no amount of brushing seems to resolve. This whitening kit from Opalescence is filled with professional-grade teeth whitening gel that you won’t be able to find in stores. It’s much more powerful than the ingredients found in whitening strips and “whitening toothpastes” and gives your smile a professionally whitened appearance after about two weeks of daily use.

Gum Recontouring/ Crown Lengthening

Actual patient smiling after gum recontouring

Is there too much gum tissue above your teeth? Feel like you have more gum tissue on your teeth than what is normal? While this appearance can develop as a result of genetics, it does not cause any harm to your oral health. However, if you wish more of your natural teeth were visible in your smile, gum recontouring is a perfect solution! To complete this treatment, we utilize our in-house soft tissue diode laser. If you need to have a restoration placed but gum tissue is getting in the way of treatment, we may also perform this procedure.

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