Why Aren’t You Smiling?

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It’s unfortunate, but true: a lot of people don’t smile because they are embarrassed by the state of their teeth. Cosmetic dentistry from Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City can transform any smile into something truly memorable!

Cosmetic dentistry refers to a range of procedures that make positive changes to the appearance of your teeth. Even one small change can make a big difference. Several small changes be transformative!

There are many techniques we can use, depending on the state of your smile: we can correct teeth that are discolored, chipped, mis-shapen, and even missing.

  • Teeth whitening. No over-the-counter product can match the whitening power of professional teeth whitening. We offer Zoom! whitening, a light-activated process that can give you a brilliant white smile in just one office visit.
  • Porcelain Veneers. Veneers are thin shells of medical-grade porcelain that are affixed to the front of your teeth. They are used to cover chips, gaps, and other flaws, giving you a perfect smile.
  • Dental implants. Are you missing a tooth? A dental implant is a titanium post that is inserted into your jaw, where it forms a solid foundation for an artificial tooth. The new replacement looks and functions like the real thing.

These are just a few of the cosmetic dentistry procedures available at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City. To get an idea of what we can do for your smile, please visit our smile gallery, and then call us to schedule an appointment!

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-755-6000

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015

 

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Bleeding Gums After Your 6-Month Cleaning?

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Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are important for prime dental health. However, some people worry because their gums tend to bleed after a thorough cleaning at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City.

Is this a problem? Well, it depends. If your gums bleed for a couple days after your dental cleaning, don’t worry about it. But if the bleeding and tenderness last longer, you really need to return to our office so we can check you for signs of gum disease.

Gum disease arises when plaque builds up along the gum line. You might also experience bad breath, painful chewing, and loose teeth.

Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss, so it’s something we take very seriously. It responds best to treatment when it’s caught in the early stages.

At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, our services include general dentistry, and specialties like dental implants. Call our office to schedule an appointment today.

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-755-6000

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015

 

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Is Perfect Possible?

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Are you thinking about improving your appearance with a smile makeover? Are you skeptical when you hear promises of a “perfect” or “celebrity” smile? Well, at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, so are we.

After all, perfect is a pretty tall order! So let’s do a reality check, and review two of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures and the results you can expect.

Porcelain Veneers

The application of porcelain veneers can remedy several aesthetic dental problems. They can fix chips, cracks, minor tooth misalignment, tooth discoloration, unattractive tooth shape, and disproportionate tooth size.

Can a porcelain veneer create a perfect tooth? While veneers do not repair decay, they can turn unappealing teeth into aesthetically perfect teeth.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a non-invasive cosmetic dental treatment that dramatically improves a smile. However, some dentists guarantee amazing results for any patient who wants a whiter smile.

We only recommend teeth whitening for patients who are good candidates, and offer Zoom! teeth whitening. Zoom! is a light-activated process that can transform your smile in a single office visit; it’s far superior to any over-the-counter whitener.

Porcelain veneers and teeth whitening are just a few of the cosmetic dentistry solutions that create sensational smiles, at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City. Are they perfect? You be the judge! Call us to schedule an appointment today!

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-755-6000

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015

 

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Kenneth Hovden DDS Cosmetic Dentistry For Drop-Dead Gorgeous Smiles

Kenneth Hovden DDS Cosmetic Dentistry For Drop-Dead Gorgeous Smiles

At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, we use cosmetic dentistry to create drop-dead gorgeous smiles for our patients. And we do it every day!

While creating beautiful smiles is our goal with any cosmetic dentistry procedure, it isn’t a simple process. The overall objective is ensure the health and function of our patients smiles, along with their appearance.

Our teeth are subjected to a lot of wear and tear, and even the brightest smiles can become dull over the years. Our cosmetic dentistry toolchest includes things like in-office teeth whitening, which takes about an hour, and a professional-strength, take-home whitening kit.

If you teeth have unsightly chips or cracks, cosmetic dentistry can address them with porcelain veneers. Veneers are thing shells of medical-grade porcelain that are attached to the front of your teeth to produce a smile your friends will envy.

These and other cosmetic dentistry procedures can all be drawn together into a smile makeover that leaves you with a brilliant, dazzling smile. A smile makeover brings out your very best!

To find out what cosmetic dentistry from Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City can do for you, call our office to schedule an appointment. We also offer dental implants, and a full range of other services. Call us today.

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-755-6000

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015

 

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Help For Tetracycline Stains At Kenneth Hovden DDS

Help For Tetracycline And Fluoride Stains At Kenneth Hovden DDS

At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly, our mission includes making the smiles of our patients white and bright. In this post, we are going to talk about ways to enhance your beautiful smile.

Maybe as a teen you were prescribed tetracycline to combat acne, but have now been left with discolored teeth. Or maybe the water you drank growing up had excessive fluoride, another cause of tarnished teeth.

If you are like many people, you have sipped thousands of dark beverages such as coffee, soda, and wine over the years, and your teeth are showing the effects.

One of the options we recommend are beautiful porcelain veneers . Veneers not only restore discolored teeth, but cover worn, chipped, and cracked teeth, too.

Porcelain veneers consist of a layer of medical-grade porcelain that is affixed to the front surface of teeth. Each veneers is individualy crafted for the tooth it is going to cover.

Porcelain veneers are just one of the cosmetic dentistry services we offer at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City. Call us to schedule an appointment today!

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-755-6000

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015

 

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Sparkling Smiles With Safe Bleaching

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One of the easiest ways to enhance your smile is through teeth whitening at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City. Whitening teeth is a straightforward, non-invasive method to improve your overall appearance and bring confidence to your daily interactions with people.

There are lots of over-the-counter whitening products, from toothpastes to gels to whitening strips. None of them can match the results you’ll get from professional teeth whitening.

We have two options: in-office treatment, and take-home kits. In the office we use Zoom! whitening, a light-activated process that can transform your smile in about an hour. Take-home whitening kits also deliver fantastic results, but at your own pace.

Each method can give you the brilliant smile you’ve always wanted. You may wonder how our take-home kits are any better than what you’ll find in the grocery store. The answer is that they are professional strength.

Professional-grade teeth whitening from Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City can whiten teeth up to eight shades. It is the safest, most convenient way to achieve a fabulous white smile. We also offer dental implants, and a wide range of other services. Make an appointment with us today!

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-755-6000

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015

 

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Smile Perfection

San Francisco low cost teeth whiteningAt Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, we create perfect smiles for our smile makeover patients.
Here are some of the cosmetic dental procedures we use in smile makeovers.

Implant Dentistry
Dental implants are the ultimate tooth restoration. A dental implant consists of a metal post that is inserted into your jawbone. The post replaces the root of the missing tooth.

After a few months, it fuses with your jawbone to provide a stable foundation for an artificial tooth. For most patients it is the preferred restoration. Implants can also be used to attach dentures and partial dentures for innovative no-slip implant/denture combos.

Dental Crowns
A mainstay of cosmetic dentistry, dental crowns are more beautiful than ever. New fabrication technologies and materials have improved the aesthetics and durability of this restorative option.

Veneers
A veneer is a more conservative treatment than a full crown. This is a good choice for men and women whose teeth are structurally sound but have unsightly issues such as discoloration, chips, cracks, or imperfect shape.

Inlays/Onlays
Inlays and onlays (indirect fillings) are designed and developed using dental CAD/CAM software. These fillings are strong, attractive, and precisely fitted to the cavity.

Tooth Whitening
Teeth whitening is the crowning touch for a sensational smile. (It’s the only thing you need if you are fortunate enough to have perfectly-shaped and aligned teeth.)

At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, we offer general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-755-6000

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015

 

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Do I Floss My New Tooth Implant?

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Dental implants are one of the great steps forward in dentistry. A typical implant consists of a titanium post inserted in the jaw, and an artificial tooth that goes on top of it. They’re available from Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City.

Caring for a dental implant is not much different than caring for your natural teeth:  they require brushing and flossing as well. Like natural teeth, food debris can form plaque, so they must be cleaned regularly. The flossing technique is a little different.

Criss-Cross Shoe Shine

Insert the floss behind the implant and bring both ends through to the front. Cross the strings, and trade hands so your hands aren’t crossed. Now move in a shoe-shine motion to clean all around the implant.

Some people prefer the tape style floss over the traditional type.

Gentle and Thorough

When brushing, use a soft toothbrush and low-abrasive toothpaste. Aggressive brushing can damage the soft tissues in your mouth and bring about gum recession.

Manual, Electric, or Sonic Brush?

You can use a manual brush, electric, or sonic type. If it is tough for you to brush with a manual brush, try an electric or sonic style.

Some patients are advised to use an interproximal brush to clean around the implant area.

You may also be prescribed an antimicrobial mouth rinse. This is an measure of protection if you have diminished mobility or are susceptible to inflammation.

Dental implants from Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City can be life-changing. We also offer general dentistry services. Schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-755-6000

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015

 

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This Is The Year For A New Smile!

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At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, we use cosmetic dentistry to create total smile makeovers for our patients.

If you are not familiar with the latest dental advances, you might not realize what cosmetic dentistry can do for you. If you are not satisfied with your smile, or are embarrassed by the condition of your teeth, we can help.

A smile makeover means using the techniques of cosmetic dentistry to make positive changes to your smile. These techniques might include:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Bonding
  • Gum contouring
  • Dental implants
  • Clear braces

A beautiful smile is the sum of its parts. With your input, we do a smile analysis to evaluate your smile. Our goal is to bring the teeth, skeletal structures, and muscles into harmony. It’s a complicated endeavor, requiring an understanding of how all of these components relate to one another.

Any one of the techniques listed above will go a long way toward transforming your smile. Two or more can leave you with the smile of your dreams.

To find out what cosmetic dentistry can do for your smile, call us at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City. We offer a wide range of services, including specialties like treatment for sleep apnea. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-755-6000

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015

 

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6 Ways To Improve Your Smile

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Who would say no to a prettier smile? With so many cosmetic dentistry options available, like those from Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, anyone can get the smile they want.

Here is a quick look at some of the most popular treatments.

  1. Teeth whitening is a very common procedure used to lighten stained teeth. This quick and easy procedure is usually done in the dentist office, and the results can be extremely dramatic.
  2. Bonding is a popular treatment that uses a dental composite that resembles enamel. This material is applied to the surface of the teeth, sculpted into the desired shape, and then hardened and polished.
  3. Tooth reshaping is a simple way to improve the appearance of your smile. It involves removing part of the enamel and can be used to fix small chips or to change the length or position of teeth.
  4. Porcelain veneers are custom-made porcelain coverings that are very thin. They are bonded to the teeth and can be used to close gaps or cover discolored teeth. We offer standard and prepless veneers.
  5. Dental implants are the ideal replacement for a missing tooth. They look and function like natural teeth.
  6. Finally, there is the smile makeover. A smile makeover combines treatments to get you the smile you want.

At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, we offer a full range of cosmetic dentistry options. Other services include sleep apnea treatment. Call to schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-755-6000

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015

 

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