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Welcome to the Center for Advanced
Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry

Dr. Nelson Y. Howard Provides Total Quality Dental Care

On behalf of my team of highly trained professionals, I would like to personally welcome you to our website and practice. We invite you to experience a new kind of dentistry where total quality care is provided with exceptional customer service, caring team members whose goal is your absolute well-being, state-of-the-art techniques designed for your comfort, and in a fun and relaxing environment. We know that your visit with us will be the most rewarding of any dental experience you have ever had. My team and I believe that people should keep their teeth for a lifetime; with a common effort between us, that goal can be achieved.

Please be aware that our ultimate success depends on your commitment to your overall health, both dental and physical. We thank you for the confidence you have placed in us and appreciate the opportunity to assist you in attaining these two important goals.

We believe every patient who comes to our practice will leave feeling better about himself or herself as a person than when they first came in.

I have always felt that a person's smile is their "Window to the World." It is my personal goal to make the world of each person that enters my office a brighter place to be!

Nelson Y. Howard, D.D.S., A.A.A.C.D.

Cosmetic and Implant Care for
San Marcos and Rancho Bernardo

Both of our full-service dental practices offer a wide array of cosmetic, implant, preventive, and restorative dentistry services for health and quality conscious individuals seeking to enhance, improve, and protect their smiles. We offer two convenient locations in the towns of San Marcos and Rancho Bernardo for your overall cosmetic and implant dentistry needs.

Does your smile need transformation?

Dr. Nelson Y. Howard is a highly-experienced and compassionate dentist who can replace your missing teeth, treat dental decay with beautifully matched tooth-colored restorations, whiten your stained enamel, makeover your smile with porcelain crown and veneer techniques, and so much more! If you live in and around Rancho Bernardo or San Marcos, you can take advantage of our cosmetic dentistry services to make your smile and appearance absolutely gorgeous and to exceed all your expectations!!

Preventive dentistry ensures the good health of your teeth and gums. In fact, your gums are the foundation for your oral health and well-being. Infected gums can not only affect the strength of your teeth and the structure of your jawbone, but diseased gums can also negatively impact your systemic health, too. At the Center for Advanced Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry, we offer comprehensive checkups, advanced periodontal and laser treatment therapies, and natural-looking restorations at our San Marcos and Rancho Bernardo offices.

Missing teeth can affect your ability to speak well and to eat nutritious foods, not to mention how missing teeth can make you feel embarrassed about your smile. 

Dr. Nelson Y. Howard can help you permanently achieve a healthy, functional, and dazzling smile by placing and restoring dental implants. Let implant dentistry improve your appearance, function, ability to chew and talk properly again—and your self-confidence!

More than 75% of Americans have dental fears, ranging from mild anxieties to severe phobias. Dental anxiety may prevent you from making a much needed appointment at our San Marcos and Rancho Bernardo dental practices. Dr. Nelson Y. Howard and his team invite you to experience comfortable, anxiety-free treatments. With our sedation dentistry options, we can ensure that you feel completely anxiety-free and totally relaxed for your cosmetic, implant, or restorative procedures.

At the Center for Advanced Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry, we offer comprehensive care for patients who want to replace missing teeth or who desire a smile makeover.

Dr. Nelson Y. Howard’s reputation as one of the most sought after dentists nationwide is another reason why many of his patients travel far to seek his care, from Northern California to as far away as Washington, D.C., and Texas, as well as many other areas across the nation.

We serve all of North San Diego County including San Marcos, Rancho Bernardo, Oceanside, San Elijo Hills, Vista, Carlsbad/La Costa, Encinitas, Escondido, Poway, Rancho Penasquitos, Mira Mesa, and Temecula. We invite you to make an appointment at one of our convenient locations in San Marcos or Rancho Bernardo.