Cosmetic Dentistry

Natural-Looking, Beautiful Smiles with Cosmetic Dentistry in La Jolla

Young woman smiling

A bright, beautiful smile can dramatically improve your appearance and boost self-confidence. Cosmetic dentistry is the art and science of reshaping, aligning and brightening teeth to create a beautiful, natural-looking smile. 

Dr. Sabourin is highly skilled and experienced in cosmetic dentistry. He has helped thousands of people get the look they want. He will spend the time to help you get a beautiful, natural-looking smile that lasts.

Experienced Cosmetic Dentist

Dr. Sabourin has been practicing cosmetic dentistry for the last thirty years. He stays up-to-date on  the latest techniques through continuous advanced education, far more than the required amount. He is considered world class as a cosmetic dentist and even other dentists refer him patients for smile makeovers.  

In recognition of his excellence as a dentist, Dr. Sabourin has received the San Diego Top Dentist award for the last six years. He is long-time member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. 

Dr. Sabourin’s Approach to a Smile Makeover

Dr. Sabourin showing patient veneers shade matching guideDr. Sabourin uses various procedures for a smile makeover. If you also need work on your teeth to  get them healthy, he will take care of that, too. 

Prior to starting work, Dr .Sabourin creates a blueprint of the treatment through studying X-rays, digital photos, models of the patient’s teeth and models of the final smile. Where needed to ensure correct function of veneers, crowns or new teeth, he studies a model of the patient’s teeth in an “articulator”, which simulates jaw movement. 

He works personally with skilled technicians of American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry accredited labs and specialized labs to ensure quality restorations when placing porcelain veneers or crowns. 

Conditions We Can Fix with Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Sabourin can fix any issue that detracts from your smile, including crooked, broken-down, chipped or missing teeth; yellowed or stained teeth; gapped, short or misshapen teeth; and receding gums or a gummy smile.  

Cosmetic Consultation 

Meet with Dr. Sabourin to discuss your smile and treatment options for a smile makeover. The consultation includes cosmetic imaging so that you can see how your smile could look. 

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Our Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

Dr. Sabourin uses a variety of procedures to improve a smile or create a new smile.  Sometimes just a small or quick fix will make a big difference to your smile. Dr. Sabourin will evaluate what needs to be done and recommend the best and most efficient treatment for you. 


VeneerA porcelain veneer is a high-quality layer of dental porcelain that is bonded to your teeth to enhance their color, shape or size. Veneers can make your teeth appear whiter or straighter. Dr. Sabourin has performed hundreds of veneers cases and knows how to make them look very natural. After a first visit for impressions and photos, your veneers can be placed in two more appointments.

In some cases, Dr. Sabourin can place minimal-prep veneers with little change to the underlying teeth. Dr. Sabourin will determine whether you are a candidate for this type of veneer during your consultation. 

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Dental Bonding—Chairside Veneers

Dental bonding before and afterDental bonding is a tooth-colored material or resin that is applied directly to a tooth to improve its appearance. Dr. Sabourin can use dental bonding instead of porcelain veneers when it is a transitional procedure for someone who is still growing, or for reasons of economy. After preparing your teeth, Dr. Sabourin will apply a resin that matches the color of your teeth. The resin is hardened with the help of a blue lamp. The final step is trimming, shaping and polishing the resin so that it blends well with the rest of your teeth.

Dental bonding does not last as long as porcelain veneers, it doesn’t have the strength of veneers and is more liable to fracture, and the surface shine deteriorates quickly compared to porcelain. 

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening before and afterDr. Sabourin provides several in-office and take-home teeth whitening treatments. 

In-office whitening is faster and can take less than an hour. For take-home whitening, you will receive custom trays and a professional-strength whitening gel that is designed to cause minimal sensitivity. After your consultation and oral exam, Dr. Sabourin will recommend the right treatment for you. No matter which option you choose, you will get stunning results. Your teeth will become many shades whiter in a  very short time giving you a brighter, more attractive smile.

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Invisalign traysThe modern alternative to traditional metal braces, Invisalign is a series of clear, plastic aligner trays custom-made for your teeth. These aligners gently shift  your teeth into their correct position. You wear a tray for a specific amount of time  and then advance to the next tray. With each tray, your teeth will gradually move into their correct position.

Dr. Sabourin is a highly trained and experienced Invisign provider. His cosmetic dentistry training and experience enable him to ensure an aesthetic outcome. He offers Invisalign Express for mildly crooked teeth, which can be straightened in just a few months, and Invisalign Teen.

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Click here to schedule online or call us at 858-452-2333.