Cosmetic Dentistry Specialist

Richard A. Harmetz, DDS

General and Artistic Dentists located in San Diego, CA

Your best smile is one that you're proud to flash. Are you proud of your current smile? From his established general dental practice in San Diego, Richard A. Harmetz, DDS is dedicated to helping patients discover their best smiles with both partial and full smile makeovers. Whether your smile could use a touch-up or cries out for a complete restoration, call Dr. Harmetz today or schedule a consultation online at any time.

Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A

What is a smile makeover?

No two smile makeovers are the same. Dr. Harmetz offers complete and partial makeovers personalized to match your aesthetic goals and dental health. A smile makeover merely means having at least one cosmetic dentistry procedure to enhance your smile. This can be as basic as an in-office whitening treatment or as extensive as a complete mouth reconstruction.

What can a cosmetic dentist do for my smile?

Dr. Harmetz has an unparalleled passion for creating beautiful smiles with cosmetic dentistry procedures that include:

  • Teeth whitening with in-office laser treatments or professional-grade take-home whitening kits
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Dental implants with Nobel Biocare or Biohorizons implants
  • Dental bonding with a composite resin that blends in with your natural teeth
  • Orthodontics
  • Laser dentistry
  • Dental crowns

Remember, no two smile makeovers are the same. Your makeover might contain one of these options or a combination of treatments over time. Dr. Harmetz works with you to determine the best course of action for your needs, diligently explaining the pros and cons of each approach.

What does a smile makeover include?

To begin, Dr. Harmetz meets with you to understand what you'd like to achieve and to explain your options for cosmetic dentistry. To guarantee results you can be proud of, he evaluates many factors, including:

  • Teeth size, color, and alignment
  • Gum tissue shape and size
  • Skin tone
  • Facial appearance
  • Hair color

After the evaluation, it's time to discuss your choices for a smile makeover. Dr. Harmetz likes to educate patients and works with you to devise a makeover treatment plan.

For a small fee, Dr. Harmetz can show you what your smile makeover will look like before you decide whether you want to go through with it. Like what you see? Then schedule your smile makeover, and the amount you already paid will be applied to the final cost of your treatment.

Is cosmetic dentistry expensive?

Dr. Harmetz strongly believes in a conservative approach to dentistry and only recommends procedures that will improve the quality of your smile. He is also an advocate for accessible and affordable cosmetic dentistry. That's why his practice accepts the CareCredit payment program, making it easy for you to finance your entire smile makeover. If you want a whiter, brighter, more beautiful smile, call Dr. Harmetz’s office today, or request an appointment online at any time.