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Porcelain Veneers in Los Angeles a Perfect Smile for a Happier You

May 30, 2015

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — Westside Dental Associates @ 3:20 pm

Porcelain Veneers Perfect Your Smile for a Happier You

Celebrity smiles are flawless. Maybe it’s Photoshop, but there’s another celebrity secret to flawless teeth that anyone can take advantage of: porcelain veneers. There’s no need to frown in family photos to hide stained, chipped, misaligned, or oddly spaced teeth anymore. Porcelain Veneers are durable, comfortable and best of all, stain resistant. So your perfect, dazzling smile will last. If you want to be picture perfect for your next photo op, contact the porcelain veneer experts at Westside Dental in Los Angeles.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain Veneers are a thin, natural looking tooth restorations that can give anyone a picture perfect smile. Veneers are custom made and fitted, and patients report veneers feeling no different than their natural teeth. When you don’t feel good about your smile, it’s hard to feel good about yourself. Veneers can create a smile that will increase your self-esteem and overall happiness.

The Process

veneersAfter you make the decision to restore your smile with porcelain veneers, Dr. Latner and his dedicated cosmetic dentistry staff in West LA will examine your teeth and discuss the look and feel of your porcelain veneers. Dr. Latner will plan an individualized veneer to fit your smile, taking into consideration size, shape, color and bite. Using his specifications, the veneers will be custom-created in a lab.

When your veneers return from our lab, Dr. Latner will securely place them with a bonding resin. The finishing touch is polishing your veneers to a smooth, shiny finish that perfectly compliments your smile. A highly trained cosmetic dentist, Dr. Latner is your best option for porcelain veneers and all other cosmetic dentistry in West LA.

When you don’t want to smile, it’s harder to stay positive. With porcelain veneers, you can change your entire outlook, and change the way that your friends and family see you. With porcelain veneers, your smile with be the best and brightest in every photo, and you can feel good about the way you look from day one.


Don’t be the only person without a smile in your next family photo. Porcelain veneers are the comfortable, beautiful solution to a perfect smile. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Latner, a skilled cosmetic dentist who can help you smile more. Our West Los Angeles, CA dental practice is the best cosmetic dentistry option in Venice, Marina Del Rey, Rancho Park, Mar Vista, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Brentwood, and beyond.

Safe and Experienced Sedation Dentist in Los Angeles

May 23, 2015

Filed under: Sedation Dentistry — Westside Dental Associates @ 3:06 pm

When you think about making a visit to the dentist, do your palms sweat, does your heart pound, do you think you’d rather do almost anything else? You’re not alone. Millions of Americans suffer from dental anxiety, but a dental visit doesn’t have to cause you anxiety. Talk to the staff at Westside Dental today about Sedation Dentistry option.

Safe, Experienced Sedation Dentist in Los Angeles, CA

Do you avoid going to the dentist? Would you rather live with the pain of an infected tooth or gums than schedule an appointment? You’re not the only one. An estimated 40 million people suffer from some level of dental anxiety. Dr. Latner and his expert staff are here to help you have a better experience. You don’t have to live with this anxiety anymore. Call Westside Dental in Los Angeles today to find out more about how sedation dentistry can help you.

Types of Sedation Dentistry

There are a variety of options and levels of sedation dentistry. Sometimes referred to as  “sleep dentistry” this is a bit of a misnomer since only patients under general anesthesia are actually asleep. Dr. Latner offers sedation dentistry that combines two types of oral conscious sedation: sedative administration and nitrous oxide.

Sedation dentistry isn’t just for those with dental anxiety. It also allows dentists to perform multiple dental treatments in a limited number of appointments. There are four levels of dental sedation: minimal sedation, moderate sedation, deep sedation and general anesthesia. While all of these sedation techniques are beneficial to dental health and patient and well being, Dr. Latner has developed a unique form of oral conscious sedation that works well for even the most anxious patients.

Dr. Latner’s Sedation Technique

Dr. Latner’s unique sedation method provides minimal to moderate sedation. Minimal sedation or traditional Oral Conscious Sedation is achieved through patients taking a sedative upon arrival at their visit. As the sedative takes effect and you become more relaxed, Dr. Latner is able to perform necessary dental procedures with less stress.

Moderate sedation is typically achieved when patients inhale Nitrous Oxide or laughing gas, they enter a state of increased peace and tranquility. While you remain aware of your surroundings, Dr. Latner is able to perform necessary dental treatments without added stress.

Dr. Latner achieved his certification in sedation dentistry while completing his residency at Children’s Hospital. They are a respected institute known for training dentists in all levels of dental practice. Dr. Latner has the experience and knowledge to offer you the best sedation dentistry experience in Los Angeles.

At Your Visit

sedationWhen you arrive at the office, Dr. Latner will provide you with a mild, oral sedative. As the sedative begins to set in, one of Dr. Latner’s professional, friendly staff members will be at your side to help you in any way from grabbing a blanket to explaining the affects of the sedative.

After the sedative begins to work, Dr. Latner will administer Nitrous Oxide. As you breathe in and out, relaxation will increase. Dr. Latner is able to safely provide the optimal relaxation. While you will never lose consciousness, many patients report not remembering their appointment later.

You will need a friend or family member to drive you home from the appointment, but the side effects of oral conscious sedation are minimal and diminish quickly so you can be yourself again faster. Most patients are able to resume normal activities within 24 hours of sedation.

Find Out More

Don’t spend one more day avoiding the dentist due to fear, anxiety or stress. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Latner. The longer you wait, the higher your risk for adverse side effects of your dental health concerns. We’re here to help you overcome your fear in a safe, comfortable environment close to home. Our West Los Angeles, CA dental practice also serves reluctant patients in Venice, Marina Del Rey, Rancho Park, Mar Vista, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Brentwood, and beyond.

Westside Dental the Invisalign Dentist in Los Angeles

May 16, 2015

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — Westside Dental Associates @ 2:57 pm

Want a beautiful smile without the pain and hassle of traditional braces? Invisalign might be your best option. The experts at West Side Dental in Los Angeles are waiting to help you create a smile you’re proud of.

Los Angeles’ Expert Invisalign Clear Braces Dentist

We all want to look our best and that starts with our smile. If you’ve been hiding your smile because you don’t want to display misaligned teeth and avoided braces because you’re worried a mouth full of metal won’t look any better, setting up a consultation with Westside Dental’s Orthodontic team to discuss Invisalign clear braces should be your next stop. The premier Los Angeles clear braces provider, and the expert orthodontic team will provide you with a custom plan to get your smile perfect in twelve months without the added pain and embarrassment of traditional braces.

Invisaling Vs. Traditional Braces

invisalignTraditional braces have numerous drawbacks that lead people to avoid straightening their teeth. Metal braces hurt, they keep you from eating your favorite foods, and they make you look like a teenager. There is an easier way to perfect your smile: Invisalign.

Invisalign clear braces are guaranteed to straighten your teeth in less time, with less pain. Most patients have completed their Invisalign straightening within a year. The custom-fitted alignment trays are easier and less painful than the metal braces that need to be tightened and are notoriously painful. The clear plastic alignment trays gently and comfortably straighten your teeth. No need to tighten metal wires, just switch to a new alignment tray every two weeks.

The old hassles of cutting gum and popcorn and apples out of your diet and spending extra time brushing between meals and cleaning food out of the braces are completely forgotten with Invisalign. Simply remove your tray during meals, snacks and cleanings. Then, reinsert after to continue your alignment without changing your routine. Most importantly, never miss a photo op. With Invisalign you’ll have a perfect smile from start to finish. Forget the mouth full of metal, and smile for the camera thanks to clear braces.

Westside Dental Your Invisalign Dentist

As one of the pioneer Invisalign providers, Dr. Latner and the Westside Dental team have years of experience providing patients with high quality, custom clear braces to help you straighten out your smile quickly, painlessly, and effortlessly. Using cutting edge digital imaging, Dr. Latner provides his patients with a unique treatment plan for your best smile. Don’t put off being your best self for one more day. Call us to set up your initial consultation with the West Los Angeles, CA dental practice that proudly serves patients from throughout the surrounding areas, Venice, Marina Del Rey, Rancho Park, Mar Vista, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Brentwood, and beyond.

The Los Angeles Dentures Specialists at Westside Dental are Here to Help

May 9, 2015

Filed under: Restorative Dentistry — Westside Dental Associates @ 2:50 pm

Do you need new or better dentures? Want to find out more about what types of dentures are available to you? A visit to Westside Dental Los Angeles is in order.

Great Denture Options from the Best Cosmetic Dentist in Los Angeles

Dr. Latner and the wonderful team at Westside Dental in Los Angeles are ready to offer you dentures that look natural, feel natural, and hold up under the pressures of every day use. Because they’re serious about providing the best denture options for each patient, Westside Dental offers 3 types of dentures: Traditional Dentures, Implant-Retained Dentures and Mini Implant Dentures. Whether you think you may need dentures soon or you’re ready for a denture upgrade, Dr. Latner is waiting for your call.

Traditional Dentures

Traditional dentures are used to replace full sets of teeth on the top or bottom jaw or multiple teeth on the same arch. Full sets of dentures are secured with adhesive or natural suction. For individual tooth replacement, the dentures are connected to the surrounding teeth.

Some complications that arise from traditional dentures are slippage and the necessity for dentures to be readjusted as gum tissue and bones shrink overtime making it necessary for dentures to be adjusted numerous times.

Implant-Retained Dentures

Implant-Retained Dentures are unique in that they keep your dentures more securely in place by connecting them to the gums through permanent metal connection implants. There are numerous ways to create implant dentures, and Dr. Latner will create a unique plan to fit your oral health needs.

denturecoupleMini Implant Dentures

In some cases where just a few teeth are missing, mini implants or posts are an option for retaining dentures. Mini implants are a good option for patients who have lost numerous teeth, but not enough for a full replacement. By attaching the teeth to dental implants rather than surrounding teeth, the risk of increased tooth decay due to difficulty cleaning between the teeth is lowered, and more jawbone density is retained. Mini implants can improve overall dental health for many patients.

Both Implant-Reatined and Mini Implant dentures require a certain amount of bone tissue in order to integrate the implants into your jawline through a process called osseointegration. Through osseointegration, the metals supports fuse with your own jaw or cheekbones allowing dentures to be attached more securely and feel more like your own teeth.

Why Wait?

If you are interested in any of Dr. Latner’s denture options, contact us to set up a consultation. Your dental health should not have to wait one more day. Our West Los Angeles, CA dental practice proudly serves patients from Venice, Marina Del Rey, Rancho Park, Mar Vista, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Brentwood, and beyond.