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
July 24, 2014
Would it surprise you to learn that there’s a connection between your oral and overall health? We tend to think that what happens with our mouths is separate from what happens with our total health and wellbeing, but it’s not.
Medical studies have shown that there’s a link between a common oral health problem like gum disease and a range of health problems in the rest of the body. These health problems include:
- Heart disease
- Pre-term birth or low birth weight
But how does gum disease increase your vulnerability to these conditions? It may be a result of bacteria ente
July 17, 2014
In our last post, we talked about the connection between bad breath and gum disease. We also talked about other symptoms of gum disease. Today, we want to highlight one of the most effective tools in the fight against gum disease and its unpleasant symptoms today—an antibiotic known as Arestin.
Arestin is a topical antibiotic that’s placed below the gumline, in the pockets that have formed between the teeth and gum as a result of gum disease. It’s often administered at the same time as a deep cleaning procedure, but not always. Since Arestin is a topical treatment, it can be placed exactly where it’s needed, giving it a big advantage over treatment with antibiotic pills.
What’s more, Arestin keeps working for days after it’s been applied. That’s because Arestin is made up of many tiny microspheres that gradually release the powerful antibiotic instead of releasing it
July 10, 2014
Do you struggle with bad breath on a regular basis? Your diet may not be the culprit. Other causes of bad breath include sinus trouble, dry mouth, and smoking. A few medications can also play a role. The specific cause we want to address today, though, is gum disease.
Gum disease is caused by the accumulation of bacteria and plaque around your teeth and gums. When gum disease is first developing, you may not have any noticeable symptoms. When they do start developing, though, one that you may experience is frequent bad breath, also known as halitosis.
Other gum disease symptoms include:
- Red, swollen, or tender gums
- Gums that bleed when
June 30, 2014
Are you going visiting our Los Angeles dental office for the first time? Do you have questions about some of the services we office? Do you want to read up on the latest in dentistry? Visit our website’s Patient Info section. When you visit this section, you’ll find helpful links that will help you answer your questions, in addition to our new patient forms.
Downloading and filling out our new patient forms before you come in will let us get started on your paperwork as soon as you arrive at our office. If you have any trouble printing our forms, let us know and we
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.