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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Reinvent Yourself With A Smile Makeover

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A cosmetic dentistry smile makeover from Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City can boost your self-confidence. Maybe you’ve got an upcoming job interview, or a new relationship. A brand-new smile can make all the difference!

A smile makeover may include any of several cosmetic dentistry procedures, from teeth whitening to porcelain veneers. They can have a huge impact on your smile!

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 single cosmetic dentistry technique 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. Other services include general 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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5 Tools For Tooth Transformations

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Teeth that are damaged or misshapen can really detract from your smile, but thanks to cosmetic dentistry from Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, you can do something about these and other issues. There are fixes for nearly any tooth problem!

Some of the most popular and effective procedures include:

  1. Veneers. Porcelain veneers are extremely thin shells of medical-grade ceramic, custom-made to match the from of your teeth. They are cemented in place to dramatically improve your smile.
  2. Bonding. This procedure uses a strong tooth-colored resin to close spaces, repair chips and cracks, or change the shape. The resin is molded into place and hardened for secure adherence.
  3. Recontouring. Thismeans reshaping a tooth by removing small bits of enamel to improve its shape or length.
  4. Crowns. Natural-looking dental crowns cover the tops of damaged teeth.
  5. Clear Braces. Patients of all ages are transforming their smiles with clear braces. They are removable, so they come out at mealtime and when you brush your teeth. Best of all, they work!

At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City we use cosmetic dentistry to improve smiles every day. We also offer general dentistry services, and much more. 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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5 Reasons To Choose Cosmetic Dentistry

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When was the last time you looked into the mirror? Were you totally satisfied by what you saw? If the answer is, “Not really,” then you may want to review these five great reasons to check out cosmetic dentistry at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City.

  1. The first reason is that a little cosmetic dentistry goes a long way. Some of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as teeth whitening, are simple and easy to do, but they can have compelling results.
  2. Next, you might be surprised at how cost-effective it is! Next time you are in the office, ask for a price chart. You may be pleasantly surprised.
  3. Don’t worry about pain, we will keep you comfortable. Many people expect the services to be painful, but dentists are trained to help you stay relaxed and free from discomfort.
  4. You’re never too old! Many people think that cosmetic dentistry is only for the young, but teeth continue to change throughout your life and these procedures may be exactly what is needed.
  5. We can treat your particular cosmetic dental problem. Some folks have been led to believe that they have to live with chipped, cracked, or missing teeth, but we have the tools and  to fix a wide array of dental troubles.

At Kenneth HovdenDDS in Daly City, we use cosmetic dentistry to transform smiles every day! Services also include restorative dentistry. Call now 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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A Wise Investment That Pays Off Every Day

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You may not sport a sparkling 3-carat diamond on your finger or zip around town in a shiny Ferrari, but you can flash a celebrity-caliber smile. Cosmetic dentistry from Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City is an investment in you. And it pays off every single day.

Cosmetic dentistry has been called part science and part art. That’s a pretty good definition. It uses sound dental techniques to bring positive changes to your smile!

Possibilities include:

  • Teeth whitening. Professional teeth whitening surpasses any whitening product you’ll find at the store.
  • Porcelain veneers. Veneers are used to cover chips, cracks, and gaps in your smile, or replace eroded tooth enamel. They give you a brilliant smile!
  • Straighter teeth. Clear braces are a big improvement from old-fashioned metal braces. They align your teeth and improve your smile subtly; most people don’t realize you’re even wearing them.

At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City , we use cosmetic dentistry to improve smiles every day. We also offer dental implants and other special 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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Kenneth Hovden DDS: A Reason To Smile

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At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, we continue to achieve fantastic results with our cosmetic dentistry smile makeovers.

There are a lot of folks out there who are not pleased with the appearance of their smiles. Their teeth may have grown a little dull over the years, or there may be gaps between some of them. There may be a chip from a long-ago accident.

The good news is that you don’t have to live with any of these imperfections if you don’t want to. Cosmetic dentistry offers a range of procedures that can improve any smile.

To name just a few:

  • Dental implants can replace missing teeth with artificial teeth that look and function like the real thing. They are one of the wonders of modern dentistry.
  • Porcelain veneers are thin shells of medical-grade porcelain that are affixed to the front of your teeth. They are great for covering chips and cracks that detract from your smile.
  • Teeth Whitening can give you the brilliant smile you’ve always wanted. We use Zoom! whitening, a light-activated procedure that delivers spectacular results.

Cosmetic dentistry from Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City can transform any smile! 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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Creating Memorable Smiles At Kenneth Hovden DDS

Creating Memorable Smiles at Kenneth Hovden DDSA smile takes but a moment, but the memory of it lasts forever. You can make your smile memorable and beautiful with a cosmetic dentistry smile makeover at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City.

Cosmetic dentistry is a broad term that specifies dentistry with an emphasis on aesthetics. Of course, we perform general dental procedures in addition to advanced cosmetic dental treatments.

When designing a smile makeover, the patient’s goals and expectations are discussed. We consider the shape, alignment, color and condition of the teeth. The patient’s age, health condition and lifestyle also influence the plan.

Procedures include:

  • Teeth whitening. We use Zoom! teeth whitening to get you the most dazzling smile possible.
  • Porcelain veneers. Veneers cover chips, gaps between teeth, and other flaws to leave you with a perfect smile.
  • Dental implants. Missing a tooth? Dental implants are replacements that look and function like the real thing.

A cosmetic dentistry smile makeover from Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City will transform your smile! 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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Does Whitening Toothpaste Work?

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Are yellowing teeth getting you down? If so, you are not alone! Everyone, it seems, would like to have whiter teeth and a better smile. Teeth whitening at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City may be just what what you need.

Of course, there are lots of over-the-counter products you might want to try. Any grocery store will have plenty of options in the dental care aisle: just about every major brand of toothpaste offers a whitening version.

Whitening toothpastes work by adding chemical agents that can gently polish and whiten teeth. They do a fairly good job, and the abrasives in them are no harder on tooth enamel than ordinary toothpastes.  However, these products can only remove stains that are on the surface. This generally results in whitening by roughly one shade.

Professional whitening, on the other hand, can whiten your teeth up to eight shades. We offer Zoom! teeth whitening, a highly effective, light-activated procedure that can whiten your smile in just one visit!

Professional teeth whitening at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City is just one of our cosmetic dentistry options. Other services include sleep apnea and snoring treatment. 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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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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