Cosmetic Dentistry

Have you been hiding your smile? Do you wish you had your self-esteem back?

Our talented San Diego dentists serving National City and Chula Vista, CA, can use cosmetic dentistry to rejuvenate your teeth and boost your confidence.

Take your pick of veneers, teeth whitening, and more for a stunning smile from Perfect Smiles California.

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry — and How Can It Help You?

Cosmetic dentistry is dentistry aimed at refining the appearance of your smile. At Perfect Smiles California, our dentists use the latest tools and technology to bring out the best in every smile we work on.

In many cases, our modern dentistry techniques not only create a more beautiful smile but also improve the functionality of teeth. When we make a chipped or misshapen tooth more attractive, we are often also improving your bite.

We offer more than purely cosmetic dentistry. For example, if you are missing teeth and need restorative care, our dental implants add both beauty and function to your smile.

The Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

More Confidence

You deserve to feel good about yourself and your appearance. A stunning smile can help you regain your confidence. Whether you just need to brighten your smile with a teeth whitening treatment or need to replace missing teeth with dental implants, our dentists offer cosmetic and restorative treatments that will make you happy to share your smile.

Improved Oral Health

Broken or damaged teeth can negatively impact your health and increase the likelihood of cavities or infections. Cosmetic dental care can prevent those dangers. Even braces or clear aligners can improve your oral wellness, because straighter teeth are easier to brush. We're happy to go over the health benefits of cosmetic dentistry during your consultation.

Versatile Options

With cosmetic dentistry, no two patients—and no two treatments—are exactly the same. Our dentists can customize your plan to fit your needs, combining options like clear aligners and teeth whitening. That way, all your concerns can be addressed, and you can have a smile that you're truly proud to show off each day.

Hear About the Advantages of Cosmetic Dentistry From One of Our Happy Patients

Our patient Mateo has experienced the life-changing transformation that cosmetic treatments can provide. After choosing braces to refine his smile, he now enjoys straighter teeth, along with improved daily confidence. If you're seeking similar results, our helpful Chula Vista dentistry office, serving all of San Diego, can guide you through each possibility.

We Accept Financing!

Insurance does not cover cosmetic dentistry treatments. We work to make the treatments you want affordable by partnering with third-party lenders that split costs into budget-friendly monthly payments. Our financing partners also offer flexible terms, such as 0% interest or low-interest financing based on your credit score. During your appointment at our office in Chula Vista serving National City and communities throughout Greater San Diego, we'll gladly answer all of your questions about this financing option.

Our Full Suite

Of Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments

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Patients Put Their Trust In Us

"Dr. Garate and his entire team provide the most excellent patient care. Service from front desk to dental hygiene and doctor care are proficient and delivered with compassion. Educating patients on best care is an added and necessary benefit we all receive in this office! Makes keeping appointments easy!" Angela, 5-Star Review

Smile Confidently Again With Veneers

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How Do Veneers Work?

Porcelain veneers are thin shells that are applied to the front surfaces of teeth. Your dentist will remove about half a millimeter of enamel from the surface of the tooth so the veneer aligns naturally with your other teeth. If that idea causes a bit of anxiety, remember: our dentists have honed their skills with years of training in dental care.

How Do Veneers Improve Your Smile?

Porcelain veneers are ideal for creating the symmetry that is the hallmark of a beautiful smile. Once placed on a tooth, a veneer masks the imperfections in the tooth underneath. Perfect Smiles California's digital imaging technology allows our dentists to precisely design beautiful, natural-looking veneers for a stunning smile.

What Else Should I Know?

Because some enamel must be removed for veneers, you must have sufficient enamel to qualify for this cosmetic treatment. You should also understand that veneers are a lifetime commitment. You will need to replace veneers whenever they get damaged or worn. Typically, veneers can last as long as 10 or even 20 years with proper care.

​Veneers Can Offer Stunning Results 

Veneers are natural-looking and subtle, easily matching your natural enamel. Start smiling with veneers from our experienced Chula Vista dentists. We offer free veneer consultations, so it costs nothing to explore your options.

Dental Bonding

A Fast, Affordable Option

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If your teeth need minor surface changes, you may benefit from dental bonding.

Perfect Smiles California, serving Chula Vista, National City, and Greater San Diego, can improve your teeth with a restorative dental bonding procedure.

Dental bonding can restore form and function to your smile by perfecting the size and shape of a damaged or misshapen tooth. Because bonding does not alter the natural tooth structure, it is less invasive than veneers and is reversible.

Bonding involves adding a tooth-colored resin to your teeth, matching the color of your enamel for a seamless blend with the rest of your smile.

On average, dental bonding lasts for about 5 to 10 years. This common dentistry procedure can offer dramatic results by:

  • Filling in gaps between teeth
  • Repairing chipped or cracked teeth
  • Making teeth look longer
  • Covering stains and discoloration

Need to Brighten Up Your Smile? Try Opalescence Teeth Whitening

At Perfect Smiles California in Chula Vista, our cosmetic dentists offer two options for whitening your teeth:

✔ In-Office Teeth Whitening

If you want quick results, opt for in-office teeth whitening.

Performed by your dentist, this cosmetic dentistry treatment uses hydrogen peroxide to safely and visibly brighten your smile by several shades.

Using our professional-grade solution, it may take only about an hour to brighten your smile. 

✔ At-Home Teeth Whitening

We also offer take-home whitening that uses custom-fit whitening trays designed specifically for your teeth.

At home, you fill the trays with our professional whitening solution and wear them over your teeth as directed.

This method takes a bit longer than our in-office treatment, but some patients prefer the convenience of at-home whitening.

Looking for a Faster Track to a Beautifully Aligned Smile? Consider Quick Aligners

Perfect Smiles California has a solution: Quick Aligners.

Our cosmetic dentists make fast work of orthodontics with our innovative Quick Aligners solution.

Quick Aligners are metal or ceramic braces that efficiently reposition your teeth. They move your crowns and roots at the same time with a unique triangular bracket.

If you want long-term results with less treatment time, Quick Aligners can act faster than traditional braces or Invisalign®. Orthodontic treatment with Quick Aligners typically takes between three months to year, which is about half the time of traditional braces.  

Quick Aligners typically require fewer adjustments compared to typical braces, so you won't have to carve as much time out of your day for dental appointments. 

We Feature Multiple Types of Clear Aligners

In addition to offering traditional braces, our National City-area dentists also use a variety of clear aligners. These options, like FastBraces, Damon Braces, and ClearCorrect, are excellent and even superior alternatives to Invisalign. We'll help you find the one that best fits your needs and budget. Until then, take a look at how the process works at our Chula Vista practice.

Want To Know More About These Treatments? Let's Get Started With a Consultation

It's time to take the first step towards a stunning smile. From clear aligners to veneers, if any of our cosmetic dental care options sound interesting to you, we're here to help you explore. Contact our cosmetic dentists to see if you're a good candidate.

5-Star Reviews For Our Chula Vista Practice Serving National City and Communities throughout Greater San Diego



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Love perfect smiles California,The staff are wonderful, The doctors are awesome very welcoming and easy to talk to .I highly recommend them for any dental work.

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Great experience! Staff is super friendly and quality of work is great! Just got my braces off from here and couldn’t have asked for a more perfect smile!

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If You Need Prep Work

Our Office Can Meet Your Needs

You must have healthy teeth and gums in order to receive cosmetic dentistry. We can provide any treatment you need to prepare your smile for a glow-up!

We want your cosmetic dentistry results to provide maximum satisfaction for many years to come. That means we will first make sure that you are in excellent oral health before performing any cosmetic work. If we find that you have a cavity, gum disease, or any other issue that affects your candidacy for cosmetic treatment, don't worry—Perfect Smiles California is a comprehensive dental practice that can meet all of your needs under one roof.

This isn't just convenient—undergoing multiple treatments by the same dentist means you will benefit from a continuity of care based on a deep understanding of your oral health needs and goals. We can't wait to take your smile to the next level by providing virtually any treatment you require. Depending on your goals, we can restore the health of your smile with services including:

Why Patients Love Our Chula Vista Practice



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Everyone from the front desk to the doctors and assistants were great. They were very courteous and made me feel very comfortable. I highly recommend.

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The warm and welcoming reception, their expertise, attention to detail, and commitment to patient education are outstanding. They explained each step of each procedure, and offered valuable guidance for maintaining oral hygiene. The clinic's cleanliness and the team's genuine kindness, created a comfortable and inviting atmosphere that significantly reduced my dental anxiety.

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Perfect Smiles California

Our dentists use the latest technology and innovative techniques to help you and your family enjoy healthy smiles and optimal oral health. Our doctors are affiliated with professional associations including:

  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • San Diego County Dental Society

To schedule an appointment at our Chula Vista, CA, dental office, contact us online or call (619) 656-4199.

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