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Comprehensive Dental Services in
San Marcos & Rancho Bernardo

High-Quality Preventive, Restorative, & Cosmetic Dentistry

The Center for Advanced Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry provides a wide range of cosmetic and restorative dental services. From preventive care and regular checkups to porcelain veneers and dental implants, Dr. Nelson Y. Howard offers comprehensive and comfortable dentistry at both our Rancho Bernardo and San Marcos offices.

Preventive Dental Care

Benjamin Franklin once said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” At the Center for Advanced Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in San Marcos and Rancho Bernardo, we believe that preventive dental care is the cornerstone of healthy and happy smiles. Dr. Howard will perform thorough, detailed oral exams, checking for gum disease, tooth decay, oral cancer, and any issues affecting your mouth. Before we can reconstruct and improve your smile, or even help restore a broken tooth, we must ensure the foundation of your dental well-being is strong and ready for work!

Restorative Procedures

Restorative procedures treat damaged and diseased teeth and return them to health, function, and beauty.

Dr. Nelson Y. Howard uses a variety of cosmetic and restorative procedures to rebuild and enhance your smile. If you have a small areas of decay (cavity), Dr. Howard can used tooth-colored composite resins to the treat the cavity and restore your tooth to a natural-looking state. If you have a medium sized area of decay (cavity), Dr. Howard may recommend a procedure known as an inlay or an onlay, to treat the decayed area. Large cavities may require a full crown, which is a tooth-shaped restoration that completely covers, protects, and strengthens the tooth for the best long-term and cost-efficient benefit to you.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is an umbrella term for several dental services designed to enhance the beauty of your smile. Minor cosmetic issues, such as dark spots, chips, and cracks, can be corrected and repaired with cosmetic bonding (fillings). Bonding is custom-made to match your natural tooth color. If your smile is too yellowed or has dark stains, both our San Marcos and Rancho Bernardo dental teams can brighten your enamel with professional teeth whitening products. If you need a full makeover, Dr. Howard can give you a beautiful new smile with porcelain crowns, fillings, and veneers—in just two treatment visits!

Dental Implants

Replacing your missing teeth with dental implants is an optimum smile solution! Unlike other restorative options for missing teeth, implants replace the tooth roots with biocompatible fixtures such as titanium. Unfortunately, tooth loss also leads to bone loss. Without teeth to nourish, your jawbone will begin to disintegrate and resorb away with time. However dental implants mimic real tooth roots, keeping your jawbone strong and intact. Implants are also durable, and they can last for a very long time, even a lifetime.

Comprehensive Care

The Center for Advanced Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in San Marcos and Rancho Bernardo, California offers a wide array of services to improve and enhance your smile. Learn more about our most popular options!

Dr. Nelson Y. Howard is an experienced and compassionate dentist who can replace your missing teeth, make over your smile, and restore your oral health. We welcome patients who live in the San Marcos, San Elijo Hills, Vista, Carlsbad/La Costa, Escondido, Oceanside, Encinitas, Rancho Bernardo, Poway, Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego, and Temecula areas, as well as those traveling from areas outside! Please contact us today and schedule your appointment!