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Enjoy a Diverse Range of Foods with Dental Implants

December 23, 2013

dental implantsOne of the biggest downsides to losing one or more teeth is that it becomes difficult to enjoy your favorite foods. And even with conventional restorative services, there are still foods you may have to avoid. Besides taking some of the fun out of eating, this can also mean that you’re not enjoying the kind of diverse diet you probably should be.

But there is one restorative service that will let you enjoy a comprehensive diet without fear—dental implants. This revolutionary restorative dentistry service uses metal implants as prosthetic roots, creating a stable foundation for a new crown, bridge, partial, or full denture.

Your tooth roots are important. In addition to anchoring your teeth to your jaw, they also encourage new bone growth so that your jaw stays strong throughout your life. When you lose a tooth and the root underneath it, your jaw may weaken over time, possibly contributing to the loss of other teeth.  The implant posts that come with dental implants will take on the role your natural roots once did, including promoting new bone growth. As a result, patients can enjoy their favorite foods again.

Not every patient is a good candidate for dental implants, though. To find out if this great service is right for you, call Westside Dental Associates today for a consultation. We offer excellent restorative dentistry to patients from Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, West LA, Mar Vista, Culver City, Rancho Park, Westwood, Brentwood, Venice, Marina del Rey, Playa Vista and beyond.

Didn’t Get All Your Appointments In? Make a Resolution to Do It Next Year!

December 16, 2013

Dental AppointmentTo enjoy good oral health, our dental team at Westside Dental Associates recommends coming in for care at least twice a year for regular exams and cleanings. But we understand how hard it can be to fit multiple visits in during the year. For some patients, seeing the dentist takes courage. For others, it may be that a busy schedule makes it difficult to plan far in the future.

Whatever your situation, the good thing about the brand new year coming up is that you can make a fresh commitment to seeing us for regular care at least twice. Don’t live with your frustrations of missing an appointment this year—but do start thinking about how you can make regular care a priority in 2014.

For patients who have put off care because of anxiety, conscious oral sedation can help. Using conscious oral sedation, Dr. Latner can help patients experience comfortable, anxiety-free care.

For other patients, it may be helpful just to consider how important a healthy smile is. Your oral health doesn’t exist in a bubble; problems in your mouth can potentially contribute to problems in the rest of the body. But through regular exams and cleanings, Dr. Latner can help you enjoy better oral health and overall wellbeing.

Are you ready to schedule your first appointment for 2014? Call Westside Dental Associates today. It doesn’t matter how long it’s been since you’re last appointment—we won’t judge! What’s important is making sure 2014 is a banner year for your smile. We offer comprehensive general dentistry to patients from Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, West LA, Mar Vista, Culver City, Rancho Park, Westwood, Brentwood, Venice, Marina del Rey, Playa Vista and nearby areas.

Give Your Smile a Fresh Start in 2014

December 9, 2013

Winter SmileWhen we think of January and the New Year holiday, we think of fresh starts. Very often, those fresh starts are thought of in terms of resolutions. But what about the idea of giving your smile a fresh start? Using any combination of Dr. Latner’s general, cosmetic, and restorative services, the team at Westside Dental Associates can help you create a healthy, beautiful smile for the beginning of 2014.

Whatever kind of treatment you’re seeking, your plan will begin with a consultation and oral exam at our Los Angeles dental office. Your appointment will let Dr. Latner get a grasp of your current health and your needs. You can also talk to him about specific changes you’d like to make.

Based on the results of your exam, we’ll create a completely personalized plan using one or more of our Los Angeles office’s great services. If you have any questions about that plan, we’ll be happy to answer them.

Depending on what your plan includes, completing work on your smile may take just a single appointment, or it could take two or more. Regardless, we’ll make sure that you’re completely comfortable with the proposal we put forward before beginning work.

Do you want to give your smile a fresh start in 2014? Call Westside Dental Associates to see how that’s possible. We’re happy to serve patients from Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, West LA, Mar Vista, Culver City, Rancho Park, Westwood, Brentwood, Venice, Marina del Rey, Playa Vista and beyond with excellent general, cosmetic, and restorative care.