Gentle Care Family Dentistry
Elvie Nathanson, DMD
Dentist located in Chula Vista, CA
Dr. Elvie Nathanson of Gentle Care Family Dentistry, located in Chula Vista, California, is a leading provider of cosmetic dentistry. She provides patients in Chula Vista and neighboring National City with a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services to restore teeth that are cracked, chipped, or stained.
Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A
What is cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry refers to any procedure aimed at improving the appearance of a patient’s teeth or gums. This specialty has evolved from simply replacing and restoring damaged teeth to covering a wide range of esthetic procedures, including: tooth whitening, bonding, tooth-colored restorations and fillings, porcelain veneers, orthodontics and dental implants.
Can cosmetic treatments help my teeth stay healthy?
Yes, most cosmetic procedures have the added benefit of helping teeth stay healthy by correcting defects that can make it easier for bacteria to lodge in and around teeth, causing decay and gum disease. For instance, teeth that are crowded can be very difficult to clean, and that means they're more prone to decay. Straightening teeth make it easier to brush them and floss around them so they stay healthier. Likewise, cracks and chips on tooth surfaces can provide places for bacteria to gain a foothold. Crowns and veneers cover the damaged areas so bacteria can't invade.
How can I tell which cosmetic treatments are right for me?
Many patients have multiple issues that need to be addressed, not just for better health, but also for a greater sense of self-confidence that comes from having a beautiful smile. Dr. Nathanson will discuss your goals and needs in depth before treatment to develop a custom plan of care aimed at getting you the results you're looking for.
Are cosmetic treatments covered by insurance?
Dental treatments that are aimed primarily or solely at correcting cosmetic defects are usually not covered by dental insurance plans. Patients who are concerned about their out-of-pocket costs should discuss those concerns with our staff so we can work together to create a payment arrangement that can let you have that great-looking smile.
Major Insurance Providers Accepted
Gentle Care Chula Vista accepts all PPO Insurance plans. If you do not see your insurance listed below or have any questions, please contact our office directly.
Words from our patients
"You have got to try Dr. Nathanson. She is very gentle, caring, and very thorough. The only dentist I will go to!"
"No waiting, I love that! This is what I have come to expect from Dr. Nathanson as I have been seeing her since 2006."
“I had a very pleasant experience during my last visit. The care I was given was second to none. The staff was courteous and professional.”
“I received great care. I felt comfortable and relaxed, the staff were friendly, and my procedure went better than I anticipated (gentle, comfortable and fast).”
“This is the best Dentist around. The office staff is very professional, caring and handles procedures that would have taken much longer with my past dentist. "
“I recently went to Gentle Care Family Dentistry and had a Cerec crown down in one visit. It was amazing! I had no pain at all and felt very comfortable."
"Dr. Nathanson is the best dentist I have ever had."