Smile Makeover

Are multiple cosmetic dental flaws making you feel self-conscious about the appearance of your smile?

At Balboa Dental Care in San Diego, CA, we can address chips, cracks, stains, and more with a smile makeover.

Dr. Daniel Stragier is a dentist who can give you the brand-new smile you've been dreaming of. Request a free consultation to get started.

What Is a Smile Makeover?

A smile makeover is a cosmetic dentistry treatment plan that combines procedures carefully chosen to meet your smile goals. If you have more cosmetic dental issues than one treatment alone can address, our team may recommend this streamlined process.

Smile makeovers often include treatments like veneers, teeth whitening, and porcelain crowns. While a smile makeover focuses on improving the appearance of your smile rather than your oral health, some procedures may offer restorative benefits as well.

What a Smile Makeover  Can Do for You

Transform Your Appearance

If your smile has multiple cosmetic issues, it can feel very discouraging. A smile makeover is a truly transformative process that can make your dream smile a reality. By working with our dentist to choose the procedures best suited to your unique cosmetic goals, you can stay closely involved in the process every step of the way.

Boost Your Confidence

Having worn, damaged, or stained teeth can make you hesitate to smile freely. You may feel like your appearance doesn't reflect who you are inside. Undergoing a smile makeover can help you improve your sense of self-esteem and create a beautiful new smile that others can't help but notice. Your cosmetic work can give you the confidence to reach new heights in your personal and professional life.

Inspire Better Care

While cosmetic treatments are designed to upgrade your appearance rather than your health, the results of a smile makeover can have a positive influence on your oral health. We begin every smile makeover with a thorough cleaning and exam to confirm that you have a foundation of good oral health. When you see the final results of your smile makeover, you will likely feel inspired to take outstanding care of your oral health.

Think a Smile Makeover May Be Right for You? Request a Free Consultation to Explore Your Options

Rejuvenating your smile through a multi-step treatment process is a big decision, and you want to be sure you're working with a dentist who has the skills, experience, and treatments available to create the changes you desire. In order to relieve some of the pressure you may be feeling about your decision, Dr. Stragier offers free consultations.

You can meet with our dentist for a no-obligation, no-judgment discussion about your oral health needs and smile goals. He'll carefully consider your unique situation and recommend a series of treatments that can give you the beautiful results you're looking for. We'll ensure you're completely satisfied with the course of your treatment before getting started.

It costs nothing to explore what's possible for you through a smile makeover at our San Diego dental office. All you have to do is contact us or give us a call at: 

(858) 541-1844

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San Diego, CA


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I come down from Northern Idaho and still see Dr Stragier and his wonderful staff. It’s because I trust him and love talking to his staff.

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San Diego, CA


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Dr. Stragier is a class act made me feel comfortable and performed excellent work.

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Our Featured Cosmetic Treatments For Smile Makeover Patients

These are some of the most popular treatments that patients include in their smile makeovers at our San Diego, CA, offce:

Dental Crowns

Crowns fit over the teeth to conceal flaws like chips, cracks, and stains. They can also be used to restore the function of teeth that are more seriously compromised. We make our crowns out of color-matched porcelain because it is one of the most natural-looking materials in dentistry.

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Teeth Whitening

A professional teeth whitening treatment at our San Diego office can brighten your smile by as many as eight shades in an hour or less. We also offer customized take-home kits, which offer the same great results over the course of a few weeks.

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This modern alternative to braces straightens teeth with clear plastic aligner trays rather than metal brackets and wires, offering comfort and discretion. Invisalign® is best suited to patients with mild to moderate misalignment. If your alignment issues are more severe, our dentist can recommend other effective options.

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What If I Want to Address Multiple Concerns? Try Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin shells that fit over the front surfaces of teeth to mask a range of concerns, including cracks, chips, discoloration, inconsistent shaping, and even minor spacing issues. Our San Diego dentist can place custom porcelain veneers that offer 15 years or more of effective cosmetic enhancement. 

Worried about how lifelike your results will be? We achieve beautiful results by using high-quality porcelain, which makes your veneers look virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. 

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Have Smaller-Scale Insecurities? You May Benefit From Bonding

We also offer dental bonding, which achieves a similar effect by placing tooth-colored resin onto a tooth. This can be an affordable way to determine if you would eventually like to receive veneers.

Smile Makeovers Can Rejuvenate Your Gums, Too

Is excess gum tissue making your teeth look worn or underdeveloped? With gum contouring, we can use specialized dental lasers to reshape your gumline and balance out your smile.

Lasers make this treatment safe and comfortable, with a relatively short healing time. It's a great option for patients with a gummy smile, or extra gum tissue. We also often use it as a final touch to help veneers better complement the rest of your new look.

From General Care to Cosmetic Dentistry Patients Are Happy They Visited Us

"I’ve been coming to Dr. Stragier for 17 years and I’m so glad I found him. From my cleanings to Invisalign I always get top notch service with care and honesty. I love all of the staff and hope he never retires." Heather Savant

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Oral wellness is the necessary foundation for all smile makeovers. Your teeth and gums will need to be healthy before we can perform any cosmetic treatments. Luckily, Dr. Stragier runs a comprehensive practice, so he can conduct restorative treatments like fillings, root canal therapy, and crowns to get you ready for your custom cosmetic dentistry plan.

Common Restorative Concerns We Handle Along With Smile Makeovers

Even if your smile isn't ready for cosmetic dentistry just yet, our dentist can potentially make you a candidate by treating oral health matters like:

Damaged Teeth

If your tooth damage is simply cosmetic, like a small chip or crack, then we can likely go ahead with your smile makeover as usual. For patients with decay or more substantial structural damage, we may need to perform restorative treatments like fillings, dental crowns, or root canal therapy.

Missing Teeth

Even if you're missing a tooth, Dr. Stragier can restore the health and appearance of your smile with dental implants. Dental implants are small posts that anchor in the jawbone and mimic the function of natural tooth roots. They support restorations like crowns, bridges, or dentures, for complete security.

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Will Insurance Cover My Smile Makeover?

Because cosmetic dentistry is considered elective, smile makeovers are not covered by dental insurance. However, certain treatments with restorative benefits, like porcelain crowns, may receive some coverage if they are serving a practical purpose. Our San Diego office accepts most insurance, and we'll gladly work with your provider to help you maximize your benefits.

We want all our patients to have access to the dental care they want. To make managing your out-of-pocket expenses easier, we accept financing through CareCredit®. This third-party lender provides loans with little or no interest that are repayable through flexible monthly plans. Financing your care can help you get the cosmetic results you're looking for while staying comfortably within your budget.

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San Diego, CA


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I have never loved a dentist office more! Everyone is soooooo nice! You don’t even know the Doctor is working on you he is so gentle! Terri is the fabulous office manager and takes care of everything !

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Debra Degen

San Diego, CA


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Dr Stragier is the absolute best. He is gentle, honest, experienced, and he KNOWS his stuff. After 10 years of great care, I tried a dentist closer to my home, but I came back, because Dr Stragier is worth the drive. His staff is also amazing. I’d give them 10 stars if I could!

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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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