Cosmetic Dentist – Los Angeles, CA
Transform Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry
If you’re thinking about a cosmetic dental enhancement, you’re not alone. Every year, millions of dental patients across the country seek out this kind of transformation. Some of them may be close friends or family members. If you’ve been thinking about seeing a cosmetic dentist in Los Angeles, Westside Dental Associates can help you get the smile of your dreams. Not sure which procedure to get? That's okay! We will discuss the results you want to achieve to help you get the smile of your dreams. You can find out more about each of our cosmetic dentistry services by clicking on any of the links below. You can also call our dental office with any questions or concerns that you might have about an upcoming cosmetic dentistry treatment.
Why Choose Westside Dental Associates for Cosmetic Dentistry?
- Third-Party Financing to Help Cover Expenses
- Cosmetic Dentist with 30+ Years of Experience
- Advanced Dental Technology Available
Choosing a Cosmetic Dentist
There are many excellent cosmetic dentists in the area but not all are right for you. You have unique needs and expectations, so it is important to take the time to choose the right dentist for you. Dr. Les Latner is one of fewer than 10 dentists who have achieved both accreditation in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and a Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry. Besides being an author and assistant professor, he spends his time regularly continuing his education to remain well-versed in the latest cosmetic dentistry procedures and techniques to give you a flawless smile.
Your Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation
If the appearance of your teeth is keeping you from looking and feeling your best, it is time to consider cosmetic dentistry. In most cases, a patient can enjoy a fresh new smile in only a few dental visits. As an experienced cosmetic dentist, Dr. Latner has transformed the smiles and lives of many Los Angeles area patients. But don’t take our word for it! See some real-life smile transformations here.
Your smile makeover begins with a simple consultation. During your appointment, Dr. Latner will discuss your preferences and your idea for the perfect smile. He’ll also spend time reviewing your dental history and records and examining your teeth, gums, and occlusion.
Once Dr. Latner has all the information he needs, he’ll sit down with you to talk about your options. Some patients need only minor cosmetic bonding, contouring, or teeth whitening, while others may benefit from Invisalign clear braces, veneers, or a more comprehensive smile makeover that involves esthetic restorations.
Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry
The main benefit of cosmetic dentistry is obvious – you’ll look your very best, but even more importantly, you’ll find yourself willing to share your smile with pride in any personal or professional situation. Those who smile more often are proven to be healthier and lead longer lives, so improving your smile’s appearance may just mean you end up living longer too. With improved confidence and a possibly longer lifespan, it seems well worth the investment to get a smile you’re proud to share.
To quickly transform even the most flawed smiles, we can offer dental veneers. These thin sheaths of dental-grade porcelain flawlessly correct and conceal any number of dental chips, cracks, stains, and gaps in the smile. The veneers process is completed in just two short visits to our dental office, and the minimally invasive procedure is sure to leave you smiling.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding
For those who want to improve the appearance of several minor smile irregularities in just one visit, cosmetic dental bonding may offer an effective, single-appointment alternative to porcelain veneers. Cosmetic dental bonding utilizes tooth-colored composite resin to fill in chips and cracks in tooth enamel and conceal tooth discoloration and other flaws. The entire process is completed in just one visit.
A brighter smile is something almost every patient wants. If you want to whiten your teeth up to 10 shades, our team can offer professional teeth whitening solutions that are safe and effective. We can provide both in-office and at-home professional teeth whitening services to deliver beautiful, brilliant white smiles.
If you want to straighten your smile, you may think unsightly metal bracket-and-wire braces are your only option. At Westside Dental Associates, we’re happy to offer a nearly invisible alternative – Invisalign clear braces. Using a series of clear aligner trays, we can seamlessly correct tooth spacing and bite alignment, leaving you with a beautiful and ideally functioning smile.
If you want to completely transform your smile, we can work with you to create a personalized smile transformation plan that incorporates several cosmetic and restorative dentistry solutions to leave you with a flawless smile. We can deliver the smile of your dreams within your schedule and budget.
The process to transform your smile can take several weeks depending on your individual treatment plan. The end goal is to not only improve the aesthetics of the teeth but their health as well. Overall, your treatments will improve the color, size, shape, alignment, and proportion of your teeth. As a result, it can involve a variety of treatments catering to your specific needs, such as tooth-colored fillings, teeth whitening, or Invisalign.
We understand it can be a big commitment, which is why we take the time to discuss all your options. We fully explain the benefits of each procedure, what you can expect during the process, and your expectations for the final results. We will answer your questions and address your concerns, so you feel confident in your decision to makeover your smile.
Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry
Unfortunately, cosmetic dentistry isn’t typically covered by dental insurance. However, that doesn’t mean your new smile is financially out of reach! We’re proud to offer a variety of different cosmetic services at different price points so you can improve your pearly whites without breaking the bank. Plus, with flexible payment options from third-party financers, even the more expensive cosmetic treatments can fit into your budget. When you see us for a consultation, our Financial Affairs Counselor will be happy to give you personalized estimates on the services you’re interested in so you can make an informed decision. Keep reading as we cover more important information about the cost of cosmetic dentistry in Los Angeles.
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Which Cosmetic Dental Service Is Right for Me?
What would you like to change about the appearance of your pearly whites? Many patients want to enhance their teeth in regard to their color, shape, size, or a combination of these factors. Depending on your unique goals, we’ll help you find a service that achieves them and fits into your budget, such as:
- Cosmetic Dental Bonding – This quick and easy treatment is perfect for erasing minor imperfections like stains, small gaps, and chips. While it is the least expensive option for addressing issues like these, it’s important to keep in mind that it will need to be redone every few years.
- Teeth Whitening – Another one of our most cost-effective options is teeth whitening! Our at-home and in-office treatments can brighten the color of your teeth by up to 10 shades for a stunning smile. Naturally, it only changes the color of your teeth, and nothing else.
- Veneers – While veneers are by no means the least-expensive cosmetic dentistry option, there’s no doubt that they’re the most comprehensive. These thin shells of porcelain can cover more flaws than cosmetic bonding can, and they offer incredibly durable and lifelike results.
- Invisalign – If you’re interested in changing the position of your teeth instead of their color or shape, Invisalign could be the perfect solution. While this option requires more time and money than the others, this state-of-the-art treatment can dramatically improve both the appearance and health of your smile.
- Smile Makeover – If you want to truly transform your smile, we can design a customized and streamlined treatment plan that includes several cosmetic services. The cost for a smile makeover can vary depending on the treatments you’re interested in, but patients agree that the stunning results are worth the investment!
Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be An Investment Worth Making
Improving the appearance of your smile is about so much more than looks. Studies show that beautiful, white, and flawless teeth can have a measurable effect on your career success, dating life, and how others see you. Plus, when you’re confident in the way your pearly whites look, you’ll naturally begin to smile more. Smiling triggers all sorts of important health benefits and has even been linked to a lower risk of heart problems!
How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable
You will always have an estimated cost for your treatment before you choose to move forward with it or not. This way, there will be no surprises along the way! Additionally, we’ll go over your financing options. We’ve partnered with third-party financing companies that offer flexible payment plans for dental treatments. Qualifying patients can enroll in a plan and break up the cost of their treatment into smaller, more manageable monthly payments. To learn more about your financing options, don’t hesitate to give us a call!
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
At 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?
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 a 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 strives 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?
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 expected 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?
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 in 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 dental 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!