Missing Pieces In The Mouth?

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A missing puzzle piece may not ruin a jigsaw puzzle, but a missing tooth can be very unsightly and ruin your smile. At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City we have dental implants that can restore a smile.

A missing tooth can cause more than an unpleasant appearance. When a tooth and its root are gone, the teeth on each side of the gap begin to rotate. This can result in trouble eating and even speaking.

To make matters worse, the missing tooth root can also lead to bone recession. The jawbone is stimulated and kept healthy by biting and chewing action. When the root isn’t there anymore, the bone actually begins to recede. This leads to a shrunken appearance in the face.

Dental implants can solve this. An implant is a post that is placed inserted in the jaw. These posts are usually made of medical-grade titanium, which is ideally suited to fusing with human bone. Once it does it forms a solid foundation for the artificial tooth it will support.

Dental implants have been hailed as one of the most important advances in dentistry, and they’re available at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City. Patients from San Mateo, Pacifica, and Half Moon Bay come to us for implants, and for complete cosmetic dentistry. Please 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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3 Point Checklist Before Your Dental Consultation

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Looking for a dentist because you’re losing the battle with plaque build-up, chipped teeth, tooth pain, stains, or tooth decay? Please give us a call at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City.

This blog post offers three steps to take before you arrive at our office.

  1. Analyze your hygiene routine and gaps in technique or consistency.
    When do you brush your teeth? Do you floss? How often? If not, why? We can take a look at your habits and ascertain what is holding you back, if anything.
  2. Identify pain or problem areas throughout your mouth.
    Persistent or intermittent? Sharp or dull? Triggered by hot or cold? Living with pain is needless with the technology and expertise available these days. Usually there are uncomplicated solutions to seemingly big pains. Let us address all your aches.
  3. Identify and explain what you want your smile to look like.

If you can describe your prime smile, we can look at how to achieve it. There are numerous possibilities for an outstanding smile transformation as well as dental maintenance procedures. Cosmetic dentistry runs the gamut from teeth whitening to veneers to dental implants.

At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City we improve smiles with cosmetic dentistry every day. People from San Mateo, Pacifica, and Half Moon Bay also come to our office for restorative dentistry. Call 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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It’s Not About Vanity

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At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City we create beautiful smiles with cosmetic dentistry every day.

Smile enhancement with cosmetic dentistry can have positive changes on your life. The smallest improvement can boost your self-confidence. We have many techniques we can use, depending on the state of your smile: we can correct teeth that are discolored, chipped, mis-shapen, and even replace any  that are missing.

Cosmetic dentistry aims to complement your overall dental health. We do more than recommend specific procedures. We consider the shape, alignment, color and condition of the teeth, and the facial shape and coloring of each patient. There is no one-size-fits-all treatment.

Your smile may get dull over the years, but cosmetic dentistry to look your best is not about vanity. At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City we can create your dream smile! Patients from San Mateo, Pacifica, and Half Moon Bay also come to our office for complete restorative dentistry services. Call us today 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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Getting Ready For A Dental Implant?

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This post from Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City concentrates on the preparation required for a dental implant.

What is a dental implant?

Simply stated, a dental implant is a titanium post inserted into the jawbone. The bone and the post grow together and become a solid foundation for one or more artificial teeth. This foundation is so strong that implant-supported teeth  function like natural teeth; most patients have normal biting and chewing power.

Who can benefit from dental implants?

Ideal candidates for a dental implant include patients with missing teeth, dentures, or bridges who have healthy oral tissue, ample bone structure, and are in good overall health. For most patients who have lost teeth, dental implants are a good option.

What preparation is needed?

Dental implants take multiple visits and the process varies from patient to patient. If we determine that you don’t have enough bone mass at the implant site, bone grafting can promote new bone growth.

The dental implant process can take up to a year, start-to-finish. At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City we have placed them in patients from San Mateo, Pacifica, and Half Moon Bay. People also come to our practice for our complete 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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Is Your Smile Holding You Back?

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In this post from Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, we begin with something we’d classify as Murphy’s Law.

You leave the house on a pressing errand, looking completely disheveled. Inevitably, you bump into someone you know. How do you feel in your ill-fitting sweatpants and stained T-shirt?

Attractive clothing, well-groomed hair, and a fit body boost morale for most people. But do you know what others notice first? Your face. Specifically, your smile and eyes. Study after study has shown that sensational teeth and eyes always capture attention.

Now, it’s difficult to change your eyes unless you get colored contacts. But beautiful smiles are within reach, because at name of practice we can work miracles with cosmetic dentistry. We can turn ordinary smiles into stunning first-impressions.

Cosmetic Dentistry Options

Available cosmetic dentistry procedures include:

  • Teeth whitening. We can transform your smile from dull to dazzling.
  • Porcelain veneers. Cover chips, cracks, and other tooth imperfections.
  • Dental implants. Replace missing teeth with state-of-the-art implants that look and function like natural teeth.

If you are not satisfied with your smile, cosmetic dentistry from Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City can help. Patients from San Mateo, Pacifica, and Half Moon Bay also come to us for complete general dentistry services. Call 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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Lighten Up!

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Do you think your teeth are too stained for teeth whitening to have any effect? Think again. At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, we whiten smiles for our patients every day.

There are two basic types of teeth stains: extrinstic, and intrinsic.

  • Extrinsic stains are on the surfaces of your teeth: discolorations caused by dark colored foods and drinks, smoking, and normal aging.
  • Intrinsic stains form on the inside but can be seen from the outside. Tetracycline, excessive fluoride, trauma, and aging can cause intrinsic staining. Though these stains are harder to remove, many patients with intrinsic staining can whiten their teeth with take-home whitening kits.

At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, we lighten up smiles with teeth whitening every day. People from San Mateo, Pacifica, and Half Moon Bay come to us for whitening and other cosmetic dentistry procedures. Call our office 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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Beautiful Teeth Without Breaking The Bank

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At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, our smile makeover patients believe that life-changing cosmetic dentistry is a valuable investment. Indeed, for most people, the value of a healthy, attractive smile cannot be measured in dollars. We agree, however, that cosmetic dentistry is not cheap.

Do you have to spend thousands of dollars to improve your smile? Actually, no. This blog post focuses on the most affordable cosmetic dental procedures.

Dental Bonding
In many cases, dental bonding can be used to repair a tooth that has been chipped.

Bonding involves a pliable resin material that is applied to the tooth to repair chips or cracks, or in some cases fill a cavity.

Teeth Whitening
Most Daly City people are aware that there are several different tooth whitening protocols. We recommend scheduling a tooth whitening consultation to discuss your options. Even inexpensive OTC tooth bleaching systems can be misused and lead to tooth sensitivity, damage to tooth enamel, and irregular coloration.

Regarding the cost of teeth whitening: if you select an at-home system from a drugstore, you may have to buy several packages to achieve even slight whitening. In-office whitening or a take home system from our office may be more cost-effective in the long run.

Cosmetic dentistry from Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City can transform any smile. People from San Mateo, Pacifica, and Half Moon Bay also come to us for sleep apnea treatment. Call 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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Let Your Smile Show Who You Really Are

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A smile communicates your emotions better than words ever can. The absence of a smile also sends a clear message. What if you want to smile but the issues with your teeth prevent you? Cosmetic dentistry from Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City can help.

You may have a warm and engaging personality, but no one can observe that personality without a smile. If you are usually too embarrassed about your teeth to smile, this post is for you.

Cosmetic dentistry procedures include:

  • Porcelain veneers. Thin shells of medical-grade ceramic are affixed to the fronts of your teeth. They cover chips and cracks, and gaps between teeth.
  • Teeth whitening. Professional teeth whitening surpasses any commercially available products you’ll find at the store.
  • Clear braces. Straighten your teeth subtly but effectively, without metal.
  • Dental implants. Missing a tooth? A dental implant is inserted in your jaw, and an artificial tooth is mounted on top.

Cosmetic dentistry from Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City can give you a whole new smile, and one you’ll love! People from xxx also come to us for complete general dentistry. Call us for 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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Get Those Teeth In Shape!

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Dental bonding is one of the most commonly-used cosmetic dentistry procedures, and it’s not difficult to see why. At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, dental bonding is an effective treatment for several different problems.

Bonding uses a very sturdy resin material that is tooth-colored. The material is applied to the teeth while it is soft, much like putty, and then it is set with a special light. This hardens the material which then bonds with the tooth and can be shaped and polished as needed.

Dentists will commonly consider dental bonding in the following cases:

  1. Repairing decayed, chipped, or cracked teeth
  2. To fill spaces between teeth
  3. To protect tooth roots that are exposed due to gum recession
  4. To change the general shape of teeth
  5. To repair discoloration as part of a complete smile transformation

At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City we offer general and restorative dentistry. Patients come to us from throughout the Bay Area, including San Mateo, Pacifica, and Half Moon Bay. Call for 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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You Know It When You See It

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You may not be able to say how and why all the components of a great smile blend in perfect harmony. But you know it when you see it. At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, we use cosmetic dentistry to create beautiful smiles.

You may be surprised at how many details go into planning for a smile makeover. Here are a few of the most obvious components:

  • Tooth Color: shade, brightness, uniformity
  • Tooth alignment: straight or crooked?
  • Tooth size and proportions: are some teeth much larger or smaller than the rest?
  • Tooth spacing: is there crowding or big gaps between teeth?
  • Gumline margins: how much gum shows when you smile?

Here are some other cosiderations that may be less familiar to the layperson:

  • The portions of the teeth that are visible when the mouth is at rest
  • The relationship of the smile line and the lip line
  • Zenith points: the highest point of the gumline in relation to the center of the tooth
  • Midline placement: the smile should be centered in the middle of the lips, mouth, and face
  • Mesial inclination: the tops of the teeth should angle slightly away from the midline

If essential design principles are not adhered to, the smile may look ‘off’. Or it could impact the function of the teeth and jaw. For example, a smile transformation carried out by an inexperienced cosmetic dentist could change the patient’s bite and put unnecessary stress on the restorations.

At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City cosmetic dentistry has improved countless smiles for our patients. You could be next! Patients come to our office from San Mateo, Pacifica,  and Half Moon Bay for dental implants, and other services. 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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