March 26, 2012
When you lose a tooth due to accident, injury, or tooth decay, you may feel self-conscious about your smile. Traditional options like crowns, bridges, and dentures can help you restore your smile’s appearance. What they can’t replace is your missing root.
That’s why, at Dr. Latner’s Los Angeles office, we offer dental implants as one of our restorative dentistry options.
Why is replacing a missing root so important?
Because your tooth roots stimulate the growth of new bone tissue, keeping your jaw strong. Without your root, your jaw can begin to atrophy and further tooth loss can occur. Dental implants prevent this by replacing your missing root with a prosthetic root made from biocompatible titanium.
What’s more, dental implants can be combined with crowns, bridge, and dentures, providing more natural results than just these traditional solutions by themselves.
Not every patient is a candidate for dental implants, though. Which is why, if you’ve been considering dental implants as a solution for your smile, a consultation visit with Dr. Latner at our Los Angeles office is a must. As a result of this visit, we’ll be able to suggest a treatment that works best for you.
Call Westside Dental Associates today to schedule an appointment with us. We serve patients from all throughout Los Angeles.
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March 19, 2012
If you have a young son or daughter and live in Los Angeles, one of the key questions on your mind might be, “When should I start bringing my child in for regular checkups?” The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that all children see a dentist around their first birthday, or by the time they have their first tooth.
Your child’s visit with Dr. Latner will consist of a simple exam and cleaning. What Dr. Latner wants to make sure of, more than anything, is that your child’s smile is developing as it should. We’ll also use your child’s first visit to begin teaching him or her about the basics of brushing and flossing.
Teaching your child to brush and floss isn’t something Dr. Latner can do alone, though. It’ll take the both of us to help your little one develop the kinds of healthy habits that will help them build a strong, health smile.
Are you ready to bring your son or daughter in to Westside Dental Associates for their first visit? Our entire team is ready to help. We understand that you have to treat a child’s smile just a little bit differently and have the experience to help him or her get started down a road that will help them lay the foundation for a healthy lifestyle.
Call us today. And to learn more about how we can help, visit our pediatric dentistry page. We serve patients of all ages from all throughout Los Angeles.
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