Cosmetic Dentistry – Los Angeles, CA

Transform Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

woman with hair in bun smiling at cameraIf you’re thinking about a cosmetic dental enhancement, you’re not alone. Ever year, millions of dental patients across the country seek out this kind of transformation. Some of them may be a close friend or family member. 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 is ok. 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 procedures by clicking on any of the links below. You can also call our office with any questions or concerns that you might have about an upcoming cosmetic dentistry procedure.

Choosing a Cosmetic Dentist

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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 less than 10 dentists who have achieved both accreditation in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and 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 procedures and techniques to give you a flawless smile.


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Your Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation

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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 smiles and lives for 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, porcelain veneers, or a more comprehensive smile makeover that involves esthetic restorations.

Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

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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 possibly longer lifespan, it seems well worth the investment to get a smile you’re proud to share.

Cosmetic Dental Procedures

In our dental office, we’re happy to provide a wide range of dentistry services, including:

Porcelain Veneers

To quickly transform even the most flawed smiles, we can offer porcelain 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 process is completed in just two short visits to dental office, and the minimally invasive procedure is sure to leave you smiling.

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Cosmetic Bonding

For those who want to improve the appearance of several minor smile irregularities in just one visit, cosmetic bonding may offer an effective, single appointment alternative to porcelain veneers. Cosmetic 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.

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Teeth Whitening

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 whitening services to deliver beautiful, brilliant white smiles.

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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.

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Smile Makeover

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.

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Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry

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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 prices 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.

What Cosmetic Dental Service is Right for Me?

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What would you like to change about the appearance of your pearly whites? Many patients want to enhance their teeth in regards 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 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 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

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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

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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 unexpected 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!

Schedule Your Consultation Today

You can call our office with questions or concerns that you might have about any upcoming cosmetic dentistry procedure. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation for improved confidence.