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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 that are carefully chosen to meet your smile goals. If you have more cosmetic dental issues than one treatment alone can address, this streamlined process may be right for you.

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 your 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.

Improve Your Oral Health

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 practice. All you have to do is contact us online or give us a call in San Diego, CA: 

(858) 541-1844

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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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Gale Perez


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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. 

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Candidacy For a Smile Makeover


Your teeth and gums will need to be healthy before we can perform any cosmetic treatments. If you have a preexisting oral health issue affecting your teeth or gums, we'll be happy to treat you at our office to get you ready for your smile makeover. We provide a wide range of restorative treatments that can address virtually any oral health issue.

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, practice:

Dental Crowns

Crowns are porcelain caps that 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 porcelain because it is one of the most natural-looking materials in dentistry. Porcelain crowns can be color-matched to the rest of your smile. They reflect light in the same way enamel does, making them an incredibly lifelike solution.

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Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are thin shells that fit over the front surface of one or more teeth and mask a range of concerns, including cracks, chips, discoloration, inconsistent shaping, and even minor spacing issues. Your dentist can place custom veneers that offer 15 years or more of effective cosmetic enhancement. Meanwhile, our porcelain veneers are made to look indistinguishable from natural teeth. 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.

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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. This means that you can align your smile with a level of comfort and discretion that other orthodontic methods cannot offer. 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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Dental Implants

Implant dentistry is the premier solution for tooth loss. 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, keeping your replacement teeth firmly in place at all times.

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Gum Contouring

Is excess gum tissue making your teeth look worn or underdeveloped? We can use dental lasers to reshape your gumline and provide a better complement to your teeth. Lasers make this treatment safe and comfortable, with a relatively short healing time. 

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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 practice 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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I’ve been coming here for years. Love Dr. Straiger and the staff. I feel very confident in the care I receive. I would recommend this office to anyone.

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Excellent care at Balboa Dental. Overall I am very satisfied. Probably the best dental office I have ever experienced.

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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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