Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs – Los Angeles, CA

Answering Your Questions about Getting Stunning Results

woman smiling at cameraAt Westside Dental Associates, we understand that choosing a cosmetic dentist is a big decision. You want to make sure that you’ll end up with results that you—and everyone else around you—will love. To help you determine whether our Los Angeles office is a good fit for you, we’ve provided the answers to some frequently asked questions. But if you have additional questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us and schedule a consultation! Dr. Latner and our team would love to show you just how rewarding cosmetic dental work can be for your confidence.

What are Dr. Latner’s credentials in cosmetic dentistry?

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Dr. Latner has decades of experience improving the appearance of patients’ smiles. He is one of very few who have both become accredited with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and achieved Mastership with the Academy of General Dentistry. In addition to his private practice, he serves as a clinical professor at UCLA School of dentistry and lectures regularly about esthetic dentistry. But his skills aren’t just technical—Dr. Latner along with our team at Westside Dental Associates strive to provide a relaxing, comfortable environment with compassionate service. You can rest assured that your oral health and your beautiful smile are in capable, caring hands.

Does dental insurance cover cosmetic dental services?

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Every dental insurance plan is unique, and coverage can vary. Most of the time, cosmetic services are not covered by insurance; however, there are exceptions, such as Invisalign treatment. Before we perform any work, we can evaluate your plan and let you know the out-of-pocket costs you’re responsible to pay. Our team can file your insurance information and help you get the most out of your insurance plan. To break up the cost into small, more manageable monthly payments, we offer financing through CareCredit with little to no interest, making any service fit within your budget.

How quickly can I get a smile makeover?

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Depending on the treatment solution you and Dr. Latner decide on, you could have an updated smile in as little as one or two appointments. For Invisalign, treatment will likely be completed by 18 months at the most. At your consultation, Dr. Latner can give you a more accurate estimated timeline for achieving the final results.

How can I make my smile makeover last?

Unfortunately, as with all things in life, your smile makeover won’t last forever, but you can certainly make it last for as long as possible through the right care. In most cases, that care is exactly the same. Daily brushing and flossing and visiting our office for your six-month checkup and cleaning become imperative whether you get porcelain veneers or whiten your teeth. At that appointment, we can ensure that your smile continues to shine beautifully and make any necessary adjustments to keep up the “wow” factor of your pearly whites.

Again, if you have questions that we haven’t addressed here, contact our Los Angeles office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Latner. Your new and improved teeth could be closer than you think, so what are you waiting for? Get on the path to your dream smile today!