Welcome to the Dental Office of Dr. Les Latner
Perfecting LA Smiles with Cosmetic Dentistry Since 1984
Are you ready for an outstanding smile?
Dr. Les Latner has been delivering excellent results for his cosmetic and general dentistry patients in Los Angeles since 1984. Meeting his patients demands in the fast pace of LA life is a tall order, but Dr. Latner has proven himself more than worthy of that challenge. Our Los Angeles cosmetic dentistry practice has flexible hours, a complete range of dental services in one location, and the experience and skills to make your dream smile a reality. Committed to gentle, personalized care, Dr. Latner and our team listen to your needs and fulfill them using the highest-quality materials and a modern approach. You'll feel completely taken care of at our Los Angeles, CA office.
Experience You Can Trust
Why are we so confident that one visit will make you a loyal patient? Many reasons. Dr. Latner's trustworthy manner, and ability to explain treatment options simply and in terms patients appreciate. His straightforward advice culled from a long history as a leader in the cosmetic and general dentistry field is another merit. Dr. Latner loves showing patients what cosmetic dentistry can do for them, giving them previews of the smile they can achieve with treatments like porcelain veneers, dental implants, Invisalign clear braces, and more.
Care for Your Whole Family
Besides offering care that meets the general, cosmetic, and restorative care of adults, Dr. Latner can also address the needs of children through pediatric dentistry. Providing a space where adults and their children can have back-to-back appointments is one way we’re helping our LA patients take care of their important needs in a way that works with their schedule. What’s more, when children are taught to make brushing and flossing a habit early on, it can lead to a lifetime of diligent care at home and, subsequently, good health.
Straighter Teeth in Six Months
Our team at Westside Dental Associates knows how important it is to have a confident smile. That’s why we offer the Six Month Smiles braces system. Instead of using aligners or traditional brackets and wires, Six Month Smiles uses clear brackets and tooth-colored wires to move teeth over a period of half a year. As a fast, easy, and discreet option, Six Month Smiles also provides conservative, predictable results. If you wish you had a straighter smile but don’t want to commit to traditional braces, let Dr. Latner and his LA dental team talk to you about the difference that Six Month Smiles can make in your life.
Personalized Care for Los Angeles and Beyond
Regardless of whether we’re delivering care to a child or an adult, our goal is always the same—to provide personalized care. We’re all susceptible to common conditions, like gum disease and tooth decay, but no one has exactly the same needs. With personalized care from Dr. Latner and our caring team at Westside Dental Associates, we can help you and your family build and preserve a healthy, beautiful smiles.
From Our Blog
March 28, 2014
Our teeth are made up of multiple layers. On the outside you have a protective layer of enamel, beneath that is a sensitive layer of dentin, and at the very center of the tooth is the nerve. When a tooth has been fractured or is severely decayed, this inner chamber can become damaged, making the patient vulnerable to an infection and other uncomfortable symptoms.
To treat these symptoms and prevent tooth loss, Dr. Latner can recommend a root canal. The purpose of a root canal is to save a compromised tooth, and the root underneath, by removing the damaged nerve
March 20, 2014
Has a question about one of our services ever come to you when our office wasn’t open? If it has, you may still be able to find the answers you need by browsing through our patient info section. Looking through this section, you’ll find helpful answers to question about the kinds of payment we accept, new patient forms, a range of articles and links, and a special Q&A page.
For instance, maybe you have a question like, “I’m unhappy with my smile. What can Dr. Latner do to enhance it?” We have an answer for you.
Or maybe you want to know something about the technologies we use at our office. On our Articles & Links page, you’ll find information on things like porcelain veneers, Invisalign, Arestin,
March 14, 2014
You have probably heard about wisdom teeth, but do you know what they are or why they need to be removed? Wisdom teeth are sometimes called third molars, but whatever purpose they once served, our bodies no longer have any use for them—or any room, for that matter.
Unfortunately, they’ll start emerging anyway between the ages of 15 and 25. If wisdom teeth are allowed to come through, patients can experience painful crowding that pushes teeth out of alignment, or they can experience impaction. An impacted tooth will get stuck or emerge in whatever way it can. In both cases, it’s possible for an infection, a cyst, or a tumor to develop around the tooth. In other cases, the tooth may come in sideways, backwards, or forwards.
March 3, 2014
Many patients want to have a white smile because of the message it sends to others. When others see a white smile, they see someone who looks confident and happy. A smile that has stains can send the opposite message, often because a patient with stained teeth can be afraid to share his or her smile with others.
Thankfully, it’s possible to cut through stains with a cosmetic dentistry service like teeth whitening. But with both professional and over-the-counter teeth whitening options available today, you might not know what’s right for you. Should you invest in professional whitening
You should love your smile. Schedule a consultation with Los Angeles dental expert Dr. Les Latner by calling our Los Angeles dentistry office today. We provide excellent cosmetic dentistry and aesthetic restorative dentistry to discerning patients in the Los Angeles area and beyond. With the latest technology, clinical mastery, and compassionate care, Dr. Latner and our team of professionals will create uniquely stunning smile just for you.