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Cosmetic Dentistry

Do stained, chipped, or misshapen teeth cause you embarrassment when it comes time to smile for photos with friends, family, or colleagues?

Dr. Daniel E. Stragier can transform the appearance of your smile with advanced cosmetic dentistry treatments tailored to meet your goals.

At Balboa Dental Care in San Diego, CA, we use advanced technology and metal-free restorations for exceptional cosmetic dentistry results.

Reviews for Our Clairemont Mesa Dental Practice We Strive to Build Life-Long Relationships




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The staff is awesome!!! They’re all so friendly, welcoming and have a great sense of humor! They run on time and Dr.Straiger is just has friendly and fun as the rest of them. I’ve been a patient of his for 15 yrs and highly recommended him to trust in the care of your precious teeth!!!

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Merrilyn Pope


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I’ve Dr Stragier for my dentist for the last 30 years. I have always trusted his judgement and his care. He doesn’t even ask you questions after inserting his instruments in your mouth. Never had any pain during treatment....even root canals. He also updates his equipment. Has the latest in technology.

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Early Appointments and Other Reasons to Choose Balboa Dental Care

Our dentist, Dr. Stragier, has provided the communities of the greater San Diego area with expert care since 1985. Our conveniently located dental office in Clairemont opens early to accommodate your busy schedule. Other reasons to choose our dentistry practice for your cosmetic care include:

Laser Dentistry and Other Advanced Technology

Our dentist office is equipped with the latest advanced technology to provide you with the world-class results you deserve. Dr. Stragier uses a precise diode laser for gum contouring, as well as 3-D cone beam radiography and digital X-rays to pinpoint dental issues before they develop into bigger problems. These tools also allow our cosmetic dentist to accurately plan treatments such as dental implants and dental crowns so that you can enjoy the long-term benefits of a restored smile.

Sedation Dentistry and Gentle, Comfortable Care

We provide a friendly and pleasant environment at our San Diego dental office because we understand that not everyone enjoys a trip to the dentist. For patients who need extra assistance with relaxing in the dentist's chair, we offer sedation dentistry options. Sedation can help those affected by dental anxiety and heightened sensitivity remain calm while Dr. Stragier provides treatment with a gentle touch.

Compassion and Expertise

For over 30 years, our dentist has worked closely with patients to help them achieve optimal oral health and beautiful smiles. The team at our San Diego office greets everyone who visits our practice with the same warmth and respect as we would our own family. We believe in building life-long relationships with our patients and can apply our decades of knowledge and experience to help you reach your smile goals.

People Just Love Our Clairemont Mesa Dental Office A Patient Shares Her Story

"I have been coming here for years. I moved away from San Diego, but I like this dental office so much that I came back for an appointment. Everyone is very professional, honest and courteous, and I feel that I always get a very good cleaning. I also like the fact that the office does not push cosmetic treatments that you don't need." Gale Perez


Veneers are translucent porcelain shells bonded to the front surface of a tooth. Veneers can conceal dental imperfections such as chips, cracks, gaps, minor misalignment, misshapen teeth, and intrinsic staining that doesn't respond to whitening treatments.

Durable and Realistic

Crafted from the same durable materials as dental crowns, porcelain veneers can give you a beautiful smile that looks and functions just like natural teeth.

Fast Cosmetic Results

If you are facing a quickly approaching event such as a wedding or class reunion where you want to leave a lasting impression, veneers can transform your smile in as little as two weeks.


Teeth Whitening

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Safer and more effective than over-the-counter alternatives, professional teeth whitening can provide dramatic results.

In-Office and At-Home Options

Depending on your needs and preferred treatment method, teeth whitening can be performed in-office or from the comfort of your own home. While take-home whitening kits are convenient, in-office whitening can provide a stunning transformation in a single appointment.

Dramatic Outcomes

Teeth whitening at our San Diego dental office can lighten teeth by up to eight shades in less than an hour. Multiple sessions can be scheduled for substantial discoloration.

Why Professional Whitening Is Superior to Over-the-Counter Products

Faster Whitening Results

With professional teeth whitening, many patients can get rid of stains in just a visit or two. It can take weeks to achieve the same kind of results with over-the-counter whitening strips and bleaching systems.

More Dramatic Whitening Effects

Even if you've used whitening strips for months, you may not achieve the same results as professional teeth whitening. Cosmetic dentists use much stronger bleaching agents in order to treat deep stains in the tooth enamel.

Proper Monitoring by a Cosmetic Dentist

When you come to our San Diego office for teeth whitening, Dr. Stragier will make sure you're comfortable throughout treatment and your teeth don't get too sensitive. With at-home kits, you don't receive this level of attention to prevent tooth sensitivity or gum irritation from the bleaching gel.

Our Clairemont Mesa Dental Team Is Dedicated to Our Patients We Help the Community Smile


Debra Degen


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Dr Stragier is the absolute best. He is gentle, caring, experienced, and he KNOWS his stuff. After 10 years of great care, I tried a dentist closer to my home, but Dr Stragier is worth the drive! His staff is also excellent and have been with him forever!

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Deron Lintzen


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I’m biased, I admit. I’ve been coming here before Dr. D had gray hair. From Terri to the Doc, Pam. All the other staff. If you want first class dental care with a personal touch. Look no further. 9/10 tooth fairy’s recommend Balboa Dental!

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Wonder If Teeth Whitening or Veneers Are Right for You? Set Up a Consultation Today

Veneers and teeth whitening are two of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments available today. During a visit with Daniel E. Stragier, DDS, he can determine which option might be better for enhancing your smile. Come see a cosmetic dentist who's helped patients throughout San Diego since 1985. Contact Balboa Dental Care online or give us a call.

(858) 541-1844

Dental Crowns

A tooth that has been compromised due to trauma or decay can be restored and protected with a durable porcelain dental crown. With proper care and regular checkups, crowns can last over a decade.

Save Your Tooth from Extraction

Advanced tooth decay and major fractures to a tooth could necessitate extraction in order to prevent infection and relieve pain. Prompt treatment with a dental crown can help you avoid the need for extraction, allowing you to retain your tooth.

Crowns for Tooth Loss

If a tooth is compromised to the point it cannot be saved, Dr. Stragier can fill the gap in your smile. Crowns can play a crucial role, whether they're used to anchor a bridge in place or used to cap a dental implant.

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The Benefits of Dental Crowns

Protects Healthy Tooth Structure

A crown is designed to cap the healthy portion of a tooth's structure, protecting it from further decay and trauma.

Relieves Dental Pain

With a crown in place, patients should no longer experience tooth sensitivity or discomfort. This allows patients to eat all their favorite foods again and experience restored oral function.

Restores Oral Function

The tooth-colored materials used to craft a crown are color-matched to your existing teeth. With proper care and regular checkups with your dentist, a crown can last 10 years or more.

Dental Bonding

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An affordable way to make cosmetic improvements to your smile, dental bonding can repair cracks, fill gaps, and improve the color of dull teeth in a single appointment.

Alternative to Other Treatments

Dental bonding is a good alternative to other cosmetic dentistry procedures. Given the issues bonding can address, its reversible nature, and its affordability, some patients opt for bonding instead of porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, or crowns.

How Bonding Works

Using a composite resin material, Dr. Stragier can refine flawed teeth for a more pleasing appearance. Once you and the dentist are happy with the results, he will cure the resin with a UV light for a durable finish.

Cover Up Chips, Cracks, Stains, and Gaps Contact Balboa Dental Care Today

If you have damaged or discolored teeth, a cosmetic dentist can help. Using crowns or dental bonding, Daniel E. Stragier, DDS can address various issues affecting the health and appearance of your teeth.

Contact Balboa Dental Care today for a complimentary consultation. You can also reach our San Diego dentist's office by phone.

(858) 541-1844

Building Community in Clairemont Mesa Patients Love Our Practice

"Balboa Dental Care is awesome!! Everyone at the office is very friendly. I feel very comfortable there. Going to the Dentist was not one of my top 10. But Dr Stragier has changed my mind about dentists. Thanks Doc, and staff!! So if your looking for a Dentist in San Diego, Look no further. Balboa Dental Care is 5 ⭐️ !!" Donna Smith

Gum Contouring

Did you know your gumline can affect the overall appearance of your smile? Using a state-of-the-art diode laser, we can reshape and enhance the contour of your gumline. The results can be dramatic.

Treating Gummy Smiles

Prominent gums can make your teeth look small and alter the symmetry of your smile. Thanks to the diode laser, we can perform a subtle crown lengthening procedure to remove excess gum tissue.

Improving Overall Appearance

Dr. Stragier can also use the diode laser to enhance the results of crown or veneer treatment. Removing excess gum tissue before placing a crown or veneer can bring better balance and beauty to the final results.

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Braces aren't the only treatment option for misaligned teeth. Invisalign is a popular orthodontic treatment that adults and teens turn to when they don't want to wear braces.

Clear Alternative to Braces

Invisalign uses clear plastic aligner trays to straighten teeth instead of brackets and wires. These aligner trays apply pressure to the teeth, gradually shifting them into proper alignment.

Simple and Discreet Treatment

Invisalign makes orthodontics convenient without sacrificing effectiveness. The removable clear aligners are virtually undetectable and allow you to eat your favorite foods during treatment.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are an excellent option for patients missing a tooth or several teeth. Multiple implants can be used to address varying degrees of tooth loss.

Artificial Tooth Roots

Dental implants are essentially artificial tooth roots that are surgically placed into your jawbone. The implants fuse with the bone, giving them a high level of stability comparable to natural tooth roots.

Anchoring Restorations

Dental implants can be used to support a crown for single-tooth replacement, a bridge to replace a few missing teeth, and even dentures to replace an entire arch of missing teeth. We offer the advanced All-on-4® implant technique, which offers several benefits to denture patients.

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Do You Want to Rejuvenate Your Smile? Set Up a Visit to Balboa Dental Care

Daniel E. Stragier, DDS has so many ways to enhance your smile. Whether you need a single procedure, a simple cleaning, or a total smile makeover, we're here to help. Come to the practice that has proudly served Clairemont Mesa for decades.

Contact our San Diego dental office today for more information. You can also reach Balboa Dental Care by phone.

(858) 541-1844

Proudly Serving Clairemont Mesa for Decades Long-Time Patients Share Their Stories


John Lynn


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I've been with Dr. Stragier for over 20+ years and will never leave him. His staff is the awesome! The office is always meticulously clean, and he has the absolute best bedside manners. "Brace" yourself for an exceptional day in the chair.

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Erika Geracsekova


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I have been a patient of Dr. Stragier for more than 20 years. I have always received, friendly courteous treatment. Highly recommend this practice.

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Cosmetic Dentistry FAQ

Does insurance cover cosmetic dentistry treatment?

Cosmetic dentistry treatments are generally not covered by dental insurance. If you require any preparatory care to restore your oral health beforehand, our friendly office staff will gladly file all the necessary paperwork with your insurance provider to ensure you take full advantage of your benefits. Plus, procedures like dental crowns that have both cosmetic and restorative purposes should be at least partially covered.

For patients without dental insurance or who are concerned with out-of-pocket expenses that may not be in line with their budget, we accept payment plans and financing. The team at our San Diego office will work with you so that you can achieve your goals while staying within budget. 

How long do cosmetic dentistry results last?

This varies depending on the procedures performed. Teeth whitening results will require periodic touch-ups to keep your smile looking bright. Veneers and crowns typically last 10 years or longer with proper care.

It's important to visit our San Diego practice regularly for checkups. This will allow Dr. Stragier to examine your teeth and let you know if additional cosmetic treatments will be needed.

Do I need a smile makeover or a full mouth reconstruction?

That depends on your dental health. Smile makeovers are typically performed to address aesthetic flaws. Full mouth reconstructions can address aesthetic flaws but predominantly focus on restoring function to the teeth, gums, jaw joints, and other structures of the mouth.

We should note, however, that while smile makeovers are predominantly cosmetic and full mouth reconstructions generally restorative, there is a lot of crossover between the dental services performed.

During a consultation with Dr. Stragier, he can examine your teeth and discuss different kinds of dental work that may be required to meet your goals.

I'm anxious about dental visits—can I still undergo cosmetic dentistry?

Yes. Dr. Stragier always strives to make new patients and returning patients feel as comfortable as possible. It's why many people who come to Balboa Dental Care have been coming for decades.

If you suffer from dental anxiety, we offer sedation options to help you remain relaxed. This includes nitrous oxide (laughing gas) for mild yet rapid relaxation and oral sedation for a deeper level of comfort.

Dr. Daniel Stragier

Balboa Dental Care

Dr. Daniel Stragier at Balboa Dental Care has provided patients with comprehensive, personalized service since 1985. Our office uses state-of-the-art technology, and Dr. Stragier holds membership in:

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • San Diego Implant Study Club

To request an appointment, fill out our contact form or call our Clairemont Mesa dental office at (858) 541-1844.

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