Cosmetic Dentistry in San Diego

Cosmetic Dentistry

Our doctors can help you enhance the aesthetics of your smile with cosmetic dentistry.

Beautiful, confident smiles

A smile makeover has the power to rejuvenate your face and dramatically boost your confidence.

A+ Plus Family Dentistry offers full cosmetic dentistry services, including porcelain veneers, crowns, orthodontics and teeth whitening.

Our doctors make sure your new smile will not only be beautiful but also healthy. As an initial step, they will address any health or bite alignment issues to ensure that the results of your cosmetic treatment will be long-lasting.

Our doctors will really listen to you in order to understand your concerns and smile goals. They will create a treatment plan that fits your needs and budget, and they will explain every step in detail and answer any questions you have.

Knowledgeable, highly trained cosmetic dentists

The doctors are highly trained in aesthetic and restorative dental procedures, including orthodontics and dental implants. Additionally, Dr. Tran, Dr. Justene and Dr. Janice have all completed the Spear Study Club Cosmetic Dentistry curriculum through Spear Education, a leading dental institute.

Our doctors also take regular continuing education courses in cosmetic dentistry to keep up with the latest technologies and procedures in the field, so they can always provide you the latest that cosmetic dentistry has to offer.

Complimentary Cosmetic Consultation

Cosmetic DentistryWe welcome you to come to our office for a complimentary cosmetic consultation. The doctor will meet with you and develop a treatment plan that fits your smile goals and budget.

  • Consultation with the doctor
  • Photographs of the patient’s mouth and face
  • Discuss treatment options
  • Get your questions answered

To make an appointment, call 619‑831‑8832 (San Diego), 858‑842‑5850 (Poway) or click here to request an appointment online.

Our approach to creating your beautiful new smile

Cosmetic Dentistry

Photos are taken to help in the planning of your new smile.

Treatment plans can vary depending on the patient’s individual needs and goals. Below is our general approach to smile makeovers.

Planning your new smile

Treatment begins with thorough diagnostics, including digital X-rays and intraoral and extraoral photos of your smile.

Before and after smile gallery

Cosmetic DentistryYou will have the opportunity to look at our before and after pictures of previous patients to help you determine how you want your new smile to look.

Impressions and study model

We will take an impression of your teeth to make a study model of your smile. We will mount this model on a device called an articulator, which simulates biting motions, to make sure that your teeth are well aligned and the bite is correct.

For more extensive cosmetic cases, we will have the lab create a model of what your final smile will look like. This is known as a “wax-up,” and it is made out of tooth-colored wax. The doctor will use the wax-up to make sure you’re happy with the proposed final look before treatment begins.

Temporaries

The doctor will prepare your teeth and take impressions that will be used by the lab to create your final restoration. The doctor will then place a temporary restoration that you will wear while the lab is manufacturing your final restoration.

Final placement

The lab will fabricate the restoration within two weeks. When we receive it at our office, the doctor will place your final restoration.

Same-Day Veneers and Crowns

We offer same-day veneers to patients getting multiple veneers. The final veneers will be designed and created in our office and placed by the doctor all in one day. One-visit crowns are available at our Poway office.

Procedures for creating your beautiful smile

Our doctors have a variety of tools at their disposal for smile makeovers. These include:

  • Teeth whitening

    Cosmetic Dentistry - Teeth WhiteningWe offer powerful in-house whitening options from Zoom and Opalescence as well as an Opalescence take-home treatment.

  • Porcelain veneers

    Cosmetic Dentistry - Porcelain VeneersVeneers are thin layers of porcelain fixed to the front surfaces of your teeth. Our doctors use them to permanently whiten teeth, close gaps, change the shape of teeth and even straighten mildly crooked teeth.

  • Dental bonding

    Cosmetic Dentistry - Dental BondingDental bonding is a tooth-colored composite resin material used to fix minor cosmetic issues such as chipped teeth or gaps between the teeth. It is a more economical, faster and more conservative option than veneers, although it is not as long-lasting.

  • Crowns / CEREC crowns

    Cosmetic Dentistry - Porcelain crownsA crown is an artificial tooth cap used for restoring broken-down or decayed teeth. At our Poway location, we also offer one-day crowns designed and manufactured with our in-office CEREC machine.

  • Orthodontics and Invisalign

    Cosmetic Dentistry - Orthodontics and InvisalignDr. Justene and Dr. Tran offer cutting-edge braces with advanced bracket technology as well as Invisalign clear teeth straightening.

  • Dental implants

    Cosmetic Dentistry - Dental ImplantsA dental implant is an artificial tooth root that can be capped with a restoration such as a crown or bridge. Implants are considered the modern solution for missing teeth.

  • Dental bridges

    Dental BridgesIn some cases, our doctors will recommend a bridge to replace a missing tooth. However, in most cases, they recommend dental implants.

  • Tooth-colored fillings

    Cosmetic Dentistry - Tooth-colored FillingsTooth-colored fillings are an aesthetic, healthier alternative to metal fillings.

  • Gum recontouring

    Cosmetic Dentistry
    This procedure utilizes a precise, minimally invasive soft tissue laser to gently reshape an uneven gum line or fix a gummy smile.

Conditions we can fix with Cosmetic Dentistry

Chips or Rough Spots

To smooth the surface of the teeth, the doctors use tooth-colored dental bonding material or, for greater durability, porcelain veneers.

Yellow, Stained or Discolored Teeth

We offer several powerful teeth whitening options including in-office and take-home treatments. Porcelain veneers can also be used to whiten teeth permanently.

Misshapen or Mismatched Teeth

The doctors use aesthetic, natural-looking veneers or crowns to correct irregularly shaped teeth. They may also use dental bonding for correcting minor issues.

Gaps Between Teeth

The doctors can use orthodontics, porcelain veneers or crowns to close gaps between the teeth.

Crooked, Uneven or Overcrowded Teeth

Our doctors use orthodontics to straighten teeth. For mild cases, they can use porcelain veneers to make the teeth appear aligned.

Gummy Smile or Uneven Gum line

Our doctors use a soft-tissue laser to gently make minor adjustments to the gum line. Our in-house periodontist (gum specialist), Dr. Sigafoos, takes care of more extensive corrections of the gum line.

Missing teeth

Our doctors strongly recommend dental implants, as they preserve the jawbone, look and feel like natural teeth and can last a lifetime.

Old Metal Fillings

Our doctors can replace your old metal fillings with natural-looking tooth-colored filling.

Before and Afters


View more before and afters in our smile gallery.

Smile Makeover Testimonial

Patient Testimonials“As a dental assistant, I can really appreciate their professionalism and thoroughness. The doctor is very informative and the staff very friendly. I got to listen to music with their noise-cancelling headphones and they offered different amenities to make me feel comfortable while I had some crown work done on my front teeth.

“Looking at photos of how my teeth used to look, there is a big difference, especially in my confidence level. I feel more self-assured of my smile. Now every picture I take has me smiling from ear to ear!”

— Lindsey, Crowns

Read more patient testimonials here.

To make an appointment, call 619‑831‑8832 (San Diego), 858‑842‑5850 (Poway) or click here to request an appointment online.

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