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Smile Makeover FAQs →October 2, 2018

When you hide your smile because you are embarrassed about the state of your teeth, you should be able to trust your dentist in Livermore, CA, to help you regain your confidence. At Smiles by Design, Dr. Richard D. Howes wants you to feel at ease by answering some of the most frequently asked questions […]


Get the Best of Both Worlds With Implant Supported Dentures →September 11, 2018

If you’re considering total tooth replacement options, you’ve probably read about the comparative features of dentures and implants. On the one hand, implants are permanent solutions to missing teeth that have been shown to be strong and robust. On the other, they require a certain amount of jawbone support, and they’re usually designed to work […]


Same Day Smiles This Summer →July 6, 2018

Summertime is the time for vacations, outdoor activities, and great summer photos. It’s also when you make your best barbecue, corn on the cob, and other grilled delights. It can be hard to enjoy your best summer when oral pain has you sidelined, though. If you need a new crown to set up your summer […]


The Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth →May 29, 2018

Are you one of the almost 200 million Americans that are missing at least one tooth? It’s not just about confidence and comfort, but missing teeth can lead to serious oral health problems if left untreated. Most people lose teeth because of injury, gum disease, genetic issues or tooth decay, and some are even born […]


Understanding the Dangers of Teeth Grinding →April 13, 2018

Grinding your teeth, otherwise known as bruxism, can create serious issues for the health of your teeth and your smile. Most people grind their teeth when they’re asleep at night, but many people also grind their teeth during the day, particularly in moments of high stress. The Problem With Bruxism If you grind your teeth […]


How We Determine the Cost of Your Dental Implant →February 20, 2018

Dental implants offer a variety of unique benefits. They are very durable, which means you can rely on them to meet your needs for many years after placement. They are also great for bone health because they stimulate the jaw bone in the absence of natural tooth roots. Factors That Influence Dental Implant Cost Before […]


Impress Friends and Family This Year With a Smile Makeover →December 17, 2017

The big family holidays are here, and for most people, it is important to enjoy this time of year instead of being stressed out about your teeth. Many patients decide to start their smile makeover this time of the year to get ready for the parties, family events and cheer. Dr. Richard D. Howes is […]


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