If you’ve got missing teeth, it doesn’t matter if they’re in the very back or right in the front — I know those gaps in your smile causing you a lot of stress. Whether you’re missing one or several teeth, you’re likely dealing with difficulty eating and speaking, not to mention lower self-confidence in the smile department. Did you know that dental implants can completely transform an incomplete smile? Or that they’re by far the best replacement solution available? Learn more from Dr. Les Latner, your cosmetic dentist in Los Angeles today.
November 11, 2015
November 5, 2015
Fluoride is a vital component for tooth health. The mineral prevents decay by strengthening tooth enamel, and it’s proven to be such a benefit for oral health that many US cities have added fluoride to their water supply. But sometimes, we can get too much of the mineral — and when children are overexposed to fluoride, it can lead to the cosmetic condition known as fluorosis. Your dentist in Los Angeles, Dr. Les Latner, is in today with more about fluorosis, or the tooth stains caused by fluoride, its causes, treatment and prevention.
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October 12, 2015
Gray, yellow, veined, and stained are not words anyone wants to use to describe a smile, but for many of us, it is the reality reflected in the mirror. Our daily eating, drinking, talking, and even aging cause tooth discoloration. Even if you manage to avoid risk factors like staining foods and drinks, smoking, and tetracycline medicines, genetics could leave you with a smile that’s not as pearly white as you’d like it to be. If you’ve tried whitening toothpastes, mouthwashes, strips, and gels with no luck, visit Westside Dental Associates for professional whitening. Our team can examine your teeth to determine the causes of your stains, and help you choose a whitening product that will brighten your smile. It all starts with a smile consultation. Call to schedule yours today.
October 8, 2015
A UK study revealed, when looking at photos of unknown people, participants believed that those with crooked, chipped, stained, or missing teeth were uneducated, poor, or unhealthy. Like it or not, people make assumptions based on appearance, so if you’re not happy with the smile you see in the mirror, let the talented team at Westside Dental Associates help. We have a wide variety of restorative and cosmetic dental services to restore, repair, or renew damaged smiles. For patients interested in a conservative, minimally invasive, cost efficient solution, porcelain veneers may be your best option to conceal multiple smile irregularities with a single procedure.
September 15, 2015
High school can be brutal. Gym class, pop quizzes, lunchtime — you don’t miss it, do you? Thankfully, once we leave those halls, the list of “embarrassing” things we have to endure gets a lot shorter. For one thing, you don’t need to worry about bulky, noticeable metal braces. That’s because metal braces for adults are… well, they’re just not a thing anymore.
August 24, 2015
Teeth-straightening technology has come a long way over the last few decades. In the past, metal braces were the only choice for patients that wanted straight, beautiful smiles. Now, there is even better straightening treatment available in the form of clear aligners – Invisalign. This state-of-the-art treatment secretly shifts teeth into their proper positions in much less time than compared to metal braces. For those of you who have been “lucky” enough to wear braces, do you remember how painful your mouth could be at times? Invisalign does the same job only with less pain.
Now, there’s a product that’s specifically designed to make the straightening process much faster and easier than before. It’s called Propel®, and we use it at our office in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Les Latner has used this specialized product to straighten teeth in much less time with pain-free results. The system uses your bone stimulation to ensure teeth movement is simple. If you have any misalignment issues that you want corrected, Propel® can help you zip through treatment. Dr. Latner is the cosmetic dentist Los Angeles residents can trust!
Dr. Les Latner, Your Los Angeles Cosmetic Dentist, Straightens Teeth with Innovative Six-month Smiles
July 23, 2015
Fast, comfortable and practically invisible, the Six-month Smiles system is the orthodontic solution for teens and adults with teeth that are crooked, overlapping or poorly spaced. Cosmetic dentist Dr. Les Latner utilizes the system to move teeth in the “smile zone” into more attractive positions.
Straighten teeth in six months
What keeps you from straightening your smile? Do you think you are too old, braces detract from your appearance, treatment takes too long, and orthodontics are too costly? Los Angeles cosmetic dentist Dr. Les Latner addresses these concerns with Six–month Smiles. By wearing clear brackets and tooth-colored wires, older teens and adults can confidently achieve amazing dental aesthetics in just half a year–and at a price that’s easier on the budget.
Doesn’t orthodontic treatment take years?
Unfortunately, some people have complex orthodontic problems. Difficult issues with how teeth come together may put a patient through treatment with traditional wire and bracket braces for years. Tooth rotation, crossbite, overbite, underbite–correction of these conditions may be long, complex and at times, uncomfortable–to say nothing of how braces can change personal appearance and self-confidence.
However, for older teens and adults who have healthy teeth and only desire a straight, even look to their smiles, your 90064 cosmetic dentist, Dr. Les Latner, offers Six-month Smiles, braces that are practically unnoticeable and deliver excellent results in just 6 months. This means an individual could begin treatment in the winter and have a totally refurbished smile by a June graduation or wedding.
Move teeth in the smile zone
The beauty of Six-month Smiles lies not only in the aesthetic results but in the strategy. These clear braces treat only the teeth that actually show when a person smiles–in other words, the upper and lower teeth in the “smile zone.” This kind of treatment does not address occlusion issues, or how teeth bite together, the part of orthodontics that is usually so time consuming.
Instead, as a qualified Six-month Smiles dentist, Dr. Latner can apply clear brackets and tooth-colored wires which exert low vector forces to change tooth position from uneven and crooked to straight and balanced. He can effectively close gaps and smooth crowding.
Is moving teeth quickly risky?
Again, the Six-month Smiles system uses gentle physical forces to reposition front teeth. The 90064 cosmetic dentist does not extract teeth as part of the treatment plan. Cosmetic results are quite predictable. Plus, because the patient wears the brackets and wires for such a short period of time (Typical orthodontic treatment averages 2 years or more.), tooth enamel is far less likely to wear thin or develop cavities.
Take a step to learn more
Dr. Les Latner at Westside Dental Associates can evaluate your smile and tell you if the Six-Month Smiles system is right for your teeth. These inventive orthodontics are just part of a wide array of cosmetic services Dr. Latner and his team deliver to create a super smile that’s healthy and expressive of the real you. Why not contact your Los Angeles, CA dentist today for a consultation?
May 30, 2015
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.
After 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.
May 16, 2015
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
Traditional 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.
March 10, 2015
Are you tired of teeth whitening products that just don’t work on your teeth? Although there are several teeth whitening options on the market, many patients have discovered that they are not all reliable choices. Teeth whitening toothpastes and over-the-counter teeth whitening products often take several weeks of daily use before yielding any significant results. To be effective, they also require that you stricken everyday drinks like coffee, tea, and soda from your diet for months at a time. Prolonged exposure to these products also heightens the risk of irritated or inflamed gum tissue. All-in-all, the costs of these products far outweigh any benefits they provide. The most reliable and convenient way to whiten your teeth, is to schedule a professional teeth whitening appointment with Dr. Latner at Westside Dental Associates today. Dr. Latner is a trusted and experienced Los Angeles cosmetic dentist. Westside Dental Associates delivers quality dental care to families daily throughout West LA and nearby cities including: Brentwood, Santa Monica, Venice, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Rancho Park, and Mar Vista.
What Causes Tooth Discoloration?
- Brown Teeth: Brown tooth stains are often caused by consuming coffee, tea, sodas, or red wines. They can also be caused by tobacco use or dental fluorosis (overdose of dental fluoride).
- Yellow Teeth: Your teeth can naturally darken or yellow over time, because the underlying dentin layer continues to thicken as we age. Dentin formation can also accelerate from the stress put on your teeth from nightly grinding (Bruxism).
- Gray Teeth: Graying teeth can usually be attributed to the incorporation of dark pigmented molecules into dentin and enamel layers as teeth are forming. This is generally caused by the use of tetracycline antibiotics in childhood.
- White Spots: White spots on teeth often look like frosted areas on your enamel. These spots can be an indication of early decay, causing the surface of your teeth to appear etched or matted.
If you suffer from tooth discoloration or staining, make an appointment for professional teeth whitening from Dr. Latner today. Dr. Latner offers Zoom teeth whitening. Zoom teeth whitening is available as both an in-office and take-home treatment. Zoom can be completed in the dentist office in under an hour, or conveniently in the comfort of your own home with custom teeth whitening trays. Either way, Dr. Latner can provide the reliable and long lasting teeth whitening results you’ve been looking for. Westside Dental Associates is the premier cosmetic dental practice of West LA, and the surrounding communities including: Brentwood, Santa Monica, Venice, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Rancho Park, and Mar Vista.