Cosmetic Dentistry

Having a beautiful smile can give you a professional edge and help you make a great first impression in social situations. If you look in the mirror and you’re not happy with what you see, Ryan Kay, DMD, MS can help.

Dr. Kay combines his love of dental science with his artistic mastery to give our patients the smiles they have always wanted. If you live in Encinitas, CA or the surrounding communities, we welcome you to get in touch to arrange a cosmetic dentistry consultation to discover the many possibilities available.

You smile is unique, and your cosmetic dentistry recommendations will always account for your goals for the accessory you wear every day – your smile.

Professional Teeth Whitening 

Forget over-the-counter teeth whitening products that give less than stunning results. Many of them contain abrasive materials to remove surface stains when you brush your teeth, but they can also damage enamel, wearing it away over time.

Professional teeth whitening under the direction of an experienced cosmetic dentist will give you stunningly white teeth without damage.

Custom Teeth Whitening Trays

If you have ever used whitening strips or generic whitening kits, you know they can be a real mess. Dr. Kay makes teeth whitening easy with customized whitening trays that we create right here in our dental office. We will begin by taking impressions of the teeth and creating a mold. A thin plastic will be heat treated and form around the molds of your teeth for a fit that will keep your whitening gel where it belongs – on the front of your teeth.

Wear your trays with whitening gel for about one hour a day for two weeks, and your smile will look younger and brighter than you thought possible.

Porcelain Veneers to Lengthen and Reshape Teeth

For stubborn stains that do not respond to teeth whitening, veneers can improve the shade of teeth in addition to giving them a better shape, restoring length, and covering gaps between the teeth.

You can read about the dental veneer process on the porcelain veneers page.

Full Smile Makeovers

Patients who have had an accident or who have dealt with a lifetime of teeth grinding can have a significantly damaged smile. Chips, cracks, decay, and wear can make your smile look older than it should. A full smile makeover can help.

  • Tooth-colored crowns and fillings
  • Teeth replacement with bridges or dental implants
  • Teeth whitening
  • Veneers
  • Dental bonding

We combine a number of cosmetic dentistry treatments to give you your smile back. Contact our Encinitas dental office to book a consultation.

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Expensive?

Not too long ago, cosmetic dentistry was reserved for the rich and famous. You will be pleased to know that the cost of having a beautiful smile is far more affordable than ever. Simple treatments such as teeth whitening and bonding are affordable and can provide results that you’re proud to show off.

When you are interested in cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Kay will present all of your options and help you make a choice that works for you and your budget. We also work with the financing companies, CareCredit and Lending Club, to help you have your gorgeous smile now and pay for it over time.

Even if you are just considering the idea of having a younger looking smile that shines, give our Encinitas dental practice a call to book your cosmetic dentistry appointment.