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Improving Smiles and Self-Confidence with Cosmetic Dental Care

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Thanks to advances in dental techniques and technology, achieving your ideal smile through all-inclusive cosmetic dentistry has never been more accessible!

With a wide variety of cosmetic solutions, each designed to strengthen the health, function, and aesthetic qualities of your smile, look no further than the team at Beautiful Smile Dentistry for a truly comprehensive approach to your cosmetic dental needs.

From restorative cosmetic enhancements with porcelain crowns and composite fillings, to smile rejuvenation with teeth whitening and veneers, we can help you achieve your ideal look. Contact our office to schedule your consultation today!


Can I Improve My Smile's Health and Beauty at the Same Time?

Absolutely! Cosmetic dentistry can do so much more for you in addition to improving aesthetics on the surface. In fact, truly radiant smiles cannot exist without a strong foundation of oral health.

Whether you’re unhappy with the current shade of your teeth or have multiple imperfections you’d like corrected, aesthetic dental care provides you with the opportunity to reinforce strength to vulnerable parts of your smile, and establish ideal oral health, all while rejuvenating appeal.

Our cosmetic dental procedures can:

  • Even the shape, size and symmetry of teeth
  • Reduce unwanted gaps between teeth
  • Correct misalignment or an uneven bite
  • Lighten the color of teeth by several shades
  • Repair chipped, cracked or decayed teeth
  • Replace one to many missing teeth
  • Replace old or failing dental treatments

Although typically recommended for adults, individuals of all ages can benefit from our cosmetic services. In fact, there are many services we can tailor to children, teens, and seniors!

Our 7 Most Popular Cosmetic Dental Procedures Sure to Make You Smile!

CERCE® Same-Day Dental Crowns: Instead of waiting up to two weeks to complete your crown treatment, we fabricate and place your life-like restoration within a few hours! We provide these crowns to treat severely decayed, poorly shaped, damaged, or discolored teeth, allowing for renewed strength and beauty once more.

Dental Implants: A dental implant serves as the root of a missing tooth which anchors an artificial tooth or teeth when supporting a crown, bridge, or denture. They are titanium posts that fuse with tissue and bone once inserted into the jaw bone. This process, called osseointegration, helps provide many benefits to your smile’s aesthetic and overall health.

White, Composite Fillings: This cosmetic treatment uses enamel-colored materials which can be easily shaped to natural teeth for repairing chips, cracks, and fractures.

Porcelain Fixed Bridges: Two crowns support our fixed bridges on opposite sides of the gap to replace one to four missing teeth in a row.

Dental Veneers & LUMINEERS ®: These thin, yet durable shells made of beautiful porcelain are custom-made to fit over your front teeth. They’re designed to mimic the look, feel, and function of natural, healthy teeth while also addressing multiple smile imperfections.

Take-Home Teeth Whitening: Professional teeth whitening uses specialized whitening solutions distributed into customized, take-home trays for delivering luminous, even results. Our office provides comprehensive whitening with Phillips® Zoom.

Invisalign® Orthodontics: This alternative to traditional metal braces, consists of virtually-invisible aligners for straightening your smile comfortably and discreetly.

How Can I Find Out Which Treatment is Best for My Smile?

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For our team to deliver the smile you deserve, we must first conduct a detailed discussion of your smile needs, concerns, and goals, as well as perform a thorough examination of your current oral health.

Once ideal health is determined, Dr. Calixto evaluates all associated factors regarding your smile; such as skin tone, hair color, eye color, how your lips move when your talk, and any other important aspects. This intricate evaluation is essential when recommending the best cosmetic treatments that will benefit your smile the most.

Renewed Strength and Appeal with CEREC Crowns

Patients of all ages may need dental crowns due to many factors such as advanced decay, severe dental staining, missing teeth, or extensive damage from an injury or accident. In the event of dental trauma or emergency, we can help you recover your smile in a single dental visit.

At our San Diego dental office, our team is proud to offer fast and reliable treatment with beautiful crowns fabricated using CEREC technology. This innovative, in-office technology simplifies the design, creation, and placement process of your dental care to a single office visit, all while maintaining the same strong and life-like quality dental crowns are famous for.

Discover the Difference of Same-Day Restorations!

CEREC technology involves advanced CAD/CAM digital imagery being used to craft quality crowns within a few hours. From tooth preparation to affixing your crown, this proven method can be completed within a single appointment.

Because same-day crowns require little preparation, they help preserve more of your natural dental structure, while eliminating the need for a temporary prosthetic.

CEREC technology crowns are:

  • Fast
  • Convenient
  • Reliable
  • Precise
  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Natural-looking
  • Dr. Calixto uses 3D imaging to obtain accurate measurements of your tooth and proximity to neighboring teeth. The design is then edited with our CEREC computer technology to match the unique aspects and appeal of your natural teeth. Once the final design is ready, we transfer it to our in-office milling machine for fabrication.

    Thanks to this prompt and innovative process, every CEREC crown we provide is as beautiful as they are functional and long-lasting.

    Restoring Smiles After Tooth Loss with Porcelain Fixed Bridges

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    When even one tooth is missing from your smile, it negatively impacts essential functions of eating, speaking, and digestion functions.

    With quality prosthetics, like porcelain fixed bridges, one to several missing teeth are replaced completely with the help of two dental crowns acting as anchors, supporting the bridge on both sides of the gap.

    Bridges can help address bite complications and preserve the integrity of your surrounding teeth, making them an effective treatment option for those suffering from missing teeth.

    Providing Life-Like Fillings for Aesthetic Restoration

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    Many individuals still have amalgam (metal) fillings from when they developed cavities at a younger age. Unfortunately, these kinds of fillings may begin to crack and break down after decades of use, releasing gases with traces of mercury throughout the smile.

    For your continued health and safety, our team provides white, composite fillings, which are a more sustainable and aesthetically pleasing alternative for protecting and restoring teeth.

    Why We Use Quality Materials for Our Crowns, Bridges, and Fillings

    Composite and porcelain material that make up fillings, crowns and bridges act the most like natural teeth in terms of feel, function, and aesthetics. These materials are precisely matched to the contours and brilliance of your natural teeth.

    In addition to their appealing benefits, our enamel-colored cosmetics are safer as they have no silver, gold, metal, or mercury components.

    Creating Harmonious Smiles with Veneers and LUMINEERS

    Both porcelain veneers and Lumineers ® are used to improve the cosmetic balance of teeth. They are effective treatments for correcting various smile concerns such as dental gaps, wear, shape, size, alignment, and shade. Continue reading to discover their similarities and differences.

    Porcelain veneers are shells that mimic the semi-translucency of natural enamel, which can mask teeth with multiple functional and aesthetic concerns. In preparation, natural teeth must be altered only slightly to ensure a perfect fit.

    Lumineers® are a specific brand of non-prep veneers that are made from patented porcelain. They are very thin, making them easy to apply directly to the surface of teeth.

    What Does Getting Porcelain Veneers Involve?

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    Placing veneers is a minimally-invasive procedure consisting of two visits. The first visit involves a detailed discussion of your aesthetic needs and goals as well as picking your veneer shade and taking impressions of the treated teeth.

    The surfaces of your teeth will also be altered about half a millimeter in preparation of your veneer placement. Your porcelain veneers are bonded into place at the second visit.

    What is The Process of Getting Lumineers?

    Treatment with Lumineers also typically involves two appointments. During the first visit, impressions are taken from which a mold of your veneers are created. The bonding and placement process usually take less than an hour during the second visit.

    Helping You Choose the Right Veneers for You

    Each procedure comes with its own advantages and drawbacks to consider, so consulting with our dentist about each will help you feel more confident about making the right choice for your smile.

    The best way to find out the most appropriate cosmetic care for you is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Calixto and his team. We’ll carefully examine your smile before recommending an aesthetic dental plan personalized to you.

    Achieving Luminous Smiles with Professional Teeth Whitening

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    Professional teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic services available. We offer an excellent way to brighten your smile conveniently with customized take-home treatments. This form of whitening makes it easy to highlight the natural appeal of your smile when distributed by our team.

    Our dentist will prescribe the best level of whitening solution to go with your kit and answer any questions you may have. You’ll be fully equipped with the confidence to safely and effectively whiten your smile at home!

    Why Opt for Take-Home Teeth Whitening? Continue Reading to Find Out!

    Unsure if professional teeth whitening is worth it? Continue reading to discover three important benefits you can only get with teeth whitening from our professionals!

    1. Stronger Results

    Take-home whitening treatments prescribed by our dentist provide stronger results than over-the-counter whitening products.

    2. Convenience

    When whitening your teeth at home, you are in control of when you wear your custom trays.

    3. Continued Maintenance

    Teeth whitening results will fade over time, and whitening touch-ups with continued use of your trays can help keep your smile brighter, longer.

    Aligning Smiles Discreetly with Invisalign Orthodontics

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    At Beautiful Smile Dentistry, we’ll help you achieve the straighter smile you’ve always wanted with discreet treatment from Invisalign.

    Following your consultation, we’ll take 3D images and impressions to track the contours and movement of your teeth. You’ll be able to see what your new smile will look like before committing to treatment!

    We’ll provide you with a series of custom-crafted aligners using the impressions previously taken of your current smile. You'll wear each tray for about two weeks before graduating to the next.

    Because of Invisalign’s removable design, we often recommend treatment for responsible teens and adults who are committed to wearing their aligners for up to 22 hours daily.

    Choose the Clear Advantage of Invisible Braces!

    Instead of using metal wires, brackets, and rubber bands, your clear aligners are worn over teeth to gradually move your smile into the ideal position.

    While undergoing Invisalign, you can expect the following benefits:

    • Removable design for comfortable eating and oral hygiene
    • No dietary restrictions
    • Rare to no irritation of teeth and gums
    • Faster progression of treatment
    • Subtle wear during important social events
    • Fewer visits to the dentist, as no adjustments are needed
    • Correct a variety of minor to moderate orthodontic issues

    Let Us Help You Achieve Your Ideal Smile!

    At our San Diego dental office, we’re passionate about providing the best cosmetic dental care possible. Whether you’re looking for minor improvements to more extensive solutions, Dr. Luis Calixto has the artistic eye and skill required for achieving your most radiant smile. Contact Beautiful Smile Dentistry to schedule your next visit today!


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