Smile Transformations At Kenneth Hovden DDS

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This post is for anyone who isn’t comfortable with their smile. A smile makeover from Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City can change that for the better!

Common issues include yellow or misaligned teeth, too much or too little gum tissue, missing teeth, or broken teeth.

Few of us have naturally perfect smiles, but those that practice proper oral care can avoid many issues that impact the teeth. But some men and women are unsatisfied with their smiles even though they practice regular oral hygiene.

A smile makeover is all about using cosmetic dentistry procedures to make positive changes to your teeth. It combines two or more of these procedures to upgrade your smile.

The effects may be subtle, or they may be quite dramatic. We can make changes to the color of your teeth, close gaps, fix chips or cracks, or re-shape gum tissue. Since it addresses aspects you dislike, you can think of it as a customized smile.

The team at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City will work with you to customize a smile makeover plan. Possibilities include dental implants and porcelain veneers, but they don’t stop there. Call us to find out what we can do for your smile.

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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The Not-So-Obvious Benefits Of A Smile Makeover

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A cosmetic dentistry smile makeover from Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City is transformative for anyone who has been embarrassed by their smile for years. It’s not just about looking younger and more attractive, although it most certainly will do that. It can improve your life in ways you might not imagine.

How can a smile makeover transform your life?

1. It changes the way you are perceived by others.

Someone who smiles often and easily is generally regarded as a confident problem solver.

2. It brightens the mood in social settings.

When you freely smile, it is contagious. It enhances the mood in any setting and eases tension when necessary.

3. You will feel more confident.

When you quit focusing on making sure you hide your teeth, you have the strength to focus on ways to attain success in personal and professional pursuits.

A smile makeover from Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City is an investment in yourself that you will be happy about every day. We offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry procedures, including porcelain veneers and dental implants. 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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Look As Young As You Feel By Replacing Missing Teeth

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A wise person once said that everyone wants a long life, but no one wants to get old. Yet it happens. While some challenges that come with aging can’t be avoided, others can. At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, we help patients of all ages with their dental health issues.

Gaps In Your Smile?

Many dental problems common among retirees such as missing teeth, gum recession, tooth damage, and yellowed enamel, can be remedied.

Some people think losing their teeth as they age is inevitable. It isn’t. With a proper dental health routine at home and regular cleanings and checkups in our office (just like you’ve always done, we hope) your teeth can last a lifetime.

Changes

But the mouth does undergo changes as we age. The nerves in teeth may get smaller, to the point where teeth are not as sensitive to cavities and other issues. That means you may not feel as much tooth pain from a cavity as you once did. Regular checkups become that much more important.

If you do lose one or more of your teeth, dental implants may be right for you. Implants can:

  • Support a single artificial tooth
  • Support a set of dentures

To find out if you’re a candidate for dental implants, call Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City to schedule an appointment. We also treat conditions like sleep apnea. Call our office 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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Dental Implants, a Long Term Option

At least three million Americans have replaced a missing tooth and restored their smiles with dental implants, and that number grows each year. At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, we are providers of these dental marvels.

A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically implanted into your jaw. An artificial tooth goes on top of the post.

One of the things that make dental implants so popular is that they blend in so easily with the patient’s remaining teeth. They look and function like natural teeth, and are therefore an excellent, long-term option.

Another benefit of dental implants is that they prevent bone recession, which is common in people who have lost teeth. The titanium post goes where the tooth root used to be, which strengthens the bone.

For patients missing all of their teeth, implants can be used to anchor dentures, providing a much firmer, more secure fit. Many patients report newfound confidence in  themselves, after years of embarrassment caused by missing teeth.

Dental implants are one of the most significant advances in dentistry. To find out more about implants from Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, contact our office. We also provide porcelain veneers and other cosmetic dentistry 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


Are Dentures Inevitable?

Implant Anchored Dentures in Daly CitySome people believe that keeping their teeth healthy for a lifetime is unlikely, if not impossible. At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, we are happy to assure you that this is a myth. With proper dental hygiene, regular dental checkups and a healthy lifestyle, your teeth can serve you throughout your life.

At our practdice we help patients of all ages,  maintain their beautiful smiles. Dentures are not inevitable. And yet some patients will need them at some point. A superior option is implant anchored dentures.

These new fixed dentures won’t slip and slide in your mouth, so you can start eating confidently again. The dentures are anchored to dental implants – titanium posts that are inserted into the jaw, where they fuse with the bone.

Dental implants are one of the greatest advancements in dentistry. Whether it’s for a single tooth or implant-supported dentures, they are available at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City. We also offer 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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Ask Us About Denture-Stabilization Implants

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The condition of your teeth has a big impact on your quality of life. Denture wearers understand this all too well. At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, dental implants can replace a single missing tooth, or be used to anchor a set of dentures.

The Drawbacks of Dentures

While dentures are better than having no teeth at all, they certainly come with a host of downsides. They can irritate gums and make breathing, eating, tasting food, talking, and laughing challenging. And dentures are not a once-and-your-done solution for missing teeth. As the jaw shrinks, they necessitate relines.

Stop The Progression

But there is hope on the horizon! Dental implant technology can improve the quality of life for individuals who have been wearing traditional dentures. To a certain extent, implants curb the downhill progression of declining oral health due to tooth loss.

Dental implants can be used to replace several teeth and/or anchor overdentures. Mini dental implants (also called denture-stabilization implants) allow us to securely attach an appliance so that it won’t slip or irritate gums. Small titanium posts are placed into the jawbone and fuse with the surrounding bone, creating a strong base for an overdenture.

Restore Chewing Ability

Some denture users retain only ten percent of their chewing capacity. Implant-supported dentures, however, can restore near-normal chewing ability. Improved chewing function can result in better nutrition and overall physical well-being. The psychological benefits are equally valuable.

To find out more about denture implants from Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, please give our office a call. We also offer cosmetic and general dentistry. 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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Let’s Talk About Your Smile! Schedule A Dental Implant Consultation

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What’s the first step in getting a permanent dental implant? It’s not an X-ray. It’s not an exam. It’s an informative, low-key consultation at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City.

Take Your Time

We don’t pressure you into treatment. We simply explain your options and answer your questions thoroughly. Take all the time you need. We want you to be comfortable.

Tell Us About Yourself

You’ll have the opportunity to discuss your goals and expectations. Successful dental implant consultations help us deliver the highest level of dental care.

We Are Proud Of Our Success

While you are here, you can examine photos of dental implant patients. You know what they say…a picture is worth a thousand words!

You may be wondering:

  • What type of specialty training have you received?
  • How many dental implants have you handled?
  • What is the success rate for dental implants?
  • What additional cosmetic dental services do you provide?
  • Am I a good candidate for a tooth implant?
  • Do you offer sedation dentistry?

We will answer all of these questions and any other ones you have. We also talk about the costs of tooth implants and financing options if needed.

We want you to have all the information you need if you are considering a tooth implant.

You’ll Like It Here At Kenneth Hovden DDS

We will show you our comfortable, well-appointed office and our many patient amenities. If this is your first visit to Kenneth Hovden DDS, you’ll discover whether you feel comfortable with our treatment team. (We are sure you will!)

Take The First Step Toward A New Smile

Take the first step and schedule a permanent dental implant consultation. This is necessary for making an informed decision about dental treatment.

At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, we provide dental implants, and a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services. Schedule a consultation 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 Reasons To Ditch Your Dentures For Dental Implants

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Traditional dentures allow people to chew foods harder than mashed bananas and flash some teeth when they smile. But they can be unstable, irritating, embarrassing, and inconvenient. Implant-supported dentures from Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City are a major step forward.

Dental implants are titanium posts inserted directly into the jawbone. A single implant can support one artificial tooth, while several implants can support a set of dentures.

Implant-supported dentures provide the following benefits:

  • Stability – Implants don’t move around in your mouth.  This permits normal chewing, swallowing, and speech.
  • Bone Retention – The post prevents the bone loss that almost always occurs after a tooth is extracted
  • Dental implants prevent jaw muscle dysfunction that can occur when remaining teeth are forced to compensate for missing teeth
  • Implants eliminate gum irritation caused by traditional dentures
  • No need for denture relines
  • No denture adhesive needed, because they are anchored in your jawbone.

For more information about implant-supported dentures, call us at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City. We also offer cosmetic dentistry services, such as porcelain veneers. 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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Better and Better: The Future of Implants

At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, we are always reminding our patients to brush and floss their teeth. It’s the best way to ensure healthy teeth and gums. But we know that in spite of everyone’s best efforts, some of our patients are going to lose a tooth. When that happens, we recommend dental implants as the best solution.

Humans have experimented with replacing lost teeth for thousands of years. Archaeologists tell us that the first known instance of an implanted tooth comes from the remains of an Egyptian king, whose upper jaw had a copper peg in it. They think it was hammered into place, but that’s an image we do not want to dwell on.

Other ancient cultures experimented with carved bamboo, pieces of stone and steel, and even sea shells. Rest assured, dental implants since then have come a long, long way. Today dental implants are a titanium post that is surgically placed in the patient’s jaw. One implant can support a single artificial tooth. Multiple implants can support a set of dentures.

Dental prognosticators say that implants are going to get even better, and that improvements aren’t that far down the road. We can expect faster healing and even lower failure rates, which are already pretty low.

At present, the most common cause of failure in dental implants is oral microbial infection. New generations of dental implants are expected to feature a reservoir that slowly releases anti-microbial medicine that prevents the growth of bacteria.

To find out whether dental implants are right for you, call us at Kenneth HOvdeen DDS in Daly City. Other services include cosmetic dentistry such as porcelain veneers. 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

 


Check Out The Checkup!

At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, we want to see each one of our patients for a cleaning and checkup twice a year. Most of the time we try to schedule your next dentist appointment even as you leave the office from your latest one.

There are some very good reasons for seeing us twice a year. Along with daily brushing and flossing, six-month cleanings and checkups are the best way to ensure you have good dental health. That means clean teeth with no cavities, and pink healthy gums.

Most appointments begin with a cleaning from the hygienist. During the cleaning we’ll scrape any tartar from your teeth. Tartar is hardened plaque, and you can’t get it off with a toothbrush and floss. That’s one of the reasons brushing twice a day is so important: it helps prevent plaque buildup! Scraping tartar off of your teeth is known as scaling.

Once your teeth are scaled, we’ll polish them with a gritty toothpaste. This is pretty harsh stuff, and it does a fabulous job removing any surface stains on your teeth. Sometimes patients wonder if they can get something like it for use at home. The trouble with that is that it’s just too abrasive to use every day.

After scaling and brushing, the last step is flossing. Then, it’s the dentist’s turn.

During the checkup we look for any new cavities that may have appeared since your last visit. We might take X-rays, although this is not done at every visit. We’ll examine your gums, too, for any signs of gum disease.

Finally, we’ll look at your tongue, throat, face and and head, and your neck. We’re checking for swelling or redness, or any signs of cancer.

And that, in a nutshell, is how your visit to the dentist goes. At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, our services include general dentistry, and specialties such as 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