Dr. Bruce L Bothwell
Is a native of Alameda. He graduated from California State University, Hayward with a B.S. in Biology, and earned his Doctor of Dentistry degree from the University of Southern California.

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We Are Located At

2238 Santa Clara Ave.
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 521-6402

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Our Office Hours

Our normal office hours are
Monday 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Fridays by appointment

Extended and emergency hours can be arranged.



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Feel free to contact us anytime with your questions.  some of your questions may be answered in our FAQs section of our site.

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Cosmetic Bonding

Bonding recreates natural looking teeth

You don't have to live with chipped, cracked, stained or discolored teeth. Advances in cosmetic dentistry have created many solutions to fashion your picture-perfect smile. The color and shape of your teeth can be changed to create a new whiter, brighter smile and a more youthful appearance.



Bonding applies composite resins to the surface of the tooth to improve appearance or restore the tooth to its original, healthy state. Bonding creates solutions by:

Closing gaps between teeth
Repairing chips and cracks
Covering permanent stains
Filling small cavities in front teeth
Protecting exposed root surfaces
Correcting tooth abrasion caused by improper brushing
Reshaping twisted or crooked teeth

Get Instant Results

Bonding can usually be completed in one appointment. The tooth is first prepared by removing decay. A solution is placed on the surface of the tooth to allow the bonding material to adhere to the tooth. The composite resin is placed in the preparation and allowed to harden. In a matter of minutes, the tooth can be contoured and restored to its natural shape. Bonded teeth can be created to match the surrounding teeth—or you may prefer to whiten your teeth and create a bright new smile.

The repair will last for many years and the impact will be immediate! Cosmetic bonding results in a beautiful, more impressive smile!

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