Correcting Severe Dental Problems At Kenneth Hovden DDS

Correcting Severe Dental Problems in Daly City

Each restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedure performed at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City can address a specific issue. A porcelain veneer can correct the surface of a tooth that is discolored or has had enamel loss. Bonding can fill a small chip in an otherwise healthy tooth.

Some dental problems are more extensive and require a combination of procedures. Crown restoration combined with soft tissue grafts can restore a severely decayed tooth with the root exposed. A bone graft and dental implant can restore a missing tooth in an area where the jaw bone has receded. Orthodontia followed by tooth bleaching totally transforms a smile by straightening and whitening.

What is the difference between tooth bleaching and whitening? Whitening is the term for procedures which remove surface stains to restore the degree of natural lightness. Bleaching goes even further by lightening teeth beyond their natural shade.

We live in an age where virtually any dental issue can be corrected. To find out what cosmetic and restorative dentistry from Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City can do for your, give us a call! Find out why people from San Mateo, Pacifica, and Half Moon Bay trust us with their smiles. 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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Daly City Wants Silver Screen Smiles

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A smile makeover is all about using cosmetic dentistry procedures to make positive changes to your teeth. At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City we can combine two or more of these procedures to upgrade your smile.

The effects of a smile makeover may be subtle, or they may be quite dramatic, like what you’d see on a movie star. 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 procedures include:

  • Porcelain veneers
  • Bonding
  • Dental implants
  • Teeth whitening

Porcelain veneers are thin layers of medical-grade ceramic that are attached to the front of the teeth. They can be used to cover gaps, chips, and stains.

Bonding involves using a composite resin to repair decay, chips, or fractures. It can also be used to make teeth seem longer. The color of the resin matches that of your teeth.

Dental implants have been hailed as one of the great advances in the history of dentistry. A titanium post is inserted into the jaw, and in time fuses with the bone. An artificial tooth is fitted on top of that, and it looks and functions like a natural tooth. Implants can also anchor a set of dentures.

Teeth whitening. Everyone wants whiter teeth, and teeth whitening is one of the most in-demand cosmetic dentistry procedures there is. Professional whitening surpasses any over-the-counter product you can find.

At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City we’ll customize a treatment plan that gets you the smile you’ve always wanted. We’ve used cosmetic dentistry to improve the smiles of patients from San Mateo, Pacifica, and Half Moon Bay. We also offer complete restorative dentistry services, and much more. 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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Do Veneers Make Teeth Look Bigger?

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Porcelain veneers do not make your teeth look larger – unless you want them to. A veneer can correct many flaws and is a minimally invasive restoration. Porcelain veneers are among the cosmetic dentistry procedures available at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City.

Veneers are an easy way to cover chips or cracks in your teeth, or gaps between them. They are thin shells of medical-grade ceramic cemented to the front of your teeth. Each veneer is custom-fitted to the tooth it is being affixed to.

Although veneers are generally considered a cosmetic procedure, they can also be used to replace lost enamel. The enamel that covers teeth is one of the strongest substances in the human body, but it can be damaged from years of consuming acidic foods or drinks, by acid reflux, or even by brushing your teeth too vigorously over the years. Veneers are an excellent remedy.

One caveat: when a veneer is placed over a tooth, a thin layer of existing enamel must be removed to make room for it. That means they are a permanent procedure.

Porcelain veneers are just one of the cosmetic dentistry procedures offered here at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City. Find out why people from San Mateo, Pacifica, and Half Moon Bay trust us with their smiles! 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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Smile Makeover Questions Answered At Kenneth Hovden DDS

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At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City we use cosmetic dentistry every day to create fabulous new smiles for our patients. We call this a “smile makeover.” What exactly does it entail?

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
  • Clear braces

A beautiful smile is the sum of its parts. With the patient’s input, we do a smile analysis to evaluate his or her 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. Patients from San Mateo, Pacifica, and Half Moon Bay also come to our office for dental implants and much more. 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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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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