December 20, 2012
Are you missing teeth and find yourself self-conscious, but you’re not sure what to do about it? Are you afraid dentures are your only option? Here at Westside Dental Associates, we have a variety of options available to help restore your smile to its natural beauty.
If you’re missing one or more teeth, dental implants may be your best option to restore your smile. Dr. Latner will have a smile consultation with you to come up with the best treatment plan for your individual smile.
A dental implant consists of a small titanium post that is inserted into the socket where the missing tooth is. Over time, it will naturally bond with your jawbone to create a secure hold. Later, a porcelain tooth will be fitted over the post. Your new tooth will be carefully molded and colored to match the rest of your teeth, creating a natural appearance.
Dental implants can help enhance your smile and get you smiling confidently once again. If you’re interested in learning more, we’re here to help!
Here at Westside Dental Associates, our Los Angeles office is dedicated to providing you with quality restorative dentistry care. Give us a call today and learn more about our dental implant options.
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December 13, 2012
Here at Westside Dental Associates, we care about more than just the outside appearance of your teeth. We feel that for a mouth to be truly beautiful, it’s healthy from the inside out. That’s why we believe in practicing restorative esthetic dentistry.
Restorative esthetic dentistry is all about restoring teeth in a lifelike, attractive way. Teeth or gums can become damaged, decayed or injured for a variety of reasons. Esthetic dentistry not only addresses these issues, but also gives you beautiful looking teeth.
Dr. Latner uses a variety of restorative esthetic dental techniques to help you achieve a beautiful, healthy mouth. Tooth-colored fillings, porcelain crowns, dental implants, inlays and more are all potential options to help restore your smile to its shining glory. We match the color of your existing teeth so that the new dental work will look completely natural.
If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, we’d love to help. Dr. Latner will have a consultation with you and create a customized plan to improve your smile that will meet your unique needs. We’d love to give you a beautiful, healthy smile.
Interested in learning more about restorative esthetic dentistry? Call us today! Our caring staff would love to talk to you. At Westside Dental Associates, we’re here to help you at our convenient Los Angeles office.
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August 29, 2012
We’re pretty certain you’ve heard of porcelain crowns before, but do you know anything about porcelain inlays and onlays?
As a cosmetic/restorative service available at Dr. Les Latner’s Los Angeles dental office, porcelain inlays and onlays can help you restore teeth suffering from decay or damage. That makes them similar to fillings and porcelain crowns, but you might think of them as an in-between solution.
Despite fulfilling a cosmetic-restorative function, though, inlays and onlays aren’t interchangeable. They’re very similar to each other, but they restore different parts of the smile.
Inlays are specifically for restoring the small space on the top surface of the tooth, between the rounded edges known as the cusps. Because this area is indented and sees a lot of wear, it is particularly vulnerable to decay.
Onlays, on the other hand, are designed to actually restore cusps instead of just merely restoring what’s between them. They are a conservative option that lets Dr. Latner preserve more of your natural tooth than something like a porcelain crown would.
Does your smile need important restorative help? Dr. Latner can help. Call our Los Angeles office today to schedule a consultation visit with us. During a consultation visit Dr. Latner can take a close look at your smile and help you understand exactly what kind of care you need, whether it’s an inlay, onlay, or something else.
Call us today! We serve patients from all around the Los Angeles area.
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June 13, 2012
Most patients have trouble with tooth decay at some point. That’s why fillings are a standard part of any dental office. But even with so many offices offering fillings, not every office offers tooth-colored fillings.
Tooth-colored fillings are a cosmetic alternative to traditional amalgam fillings. Instead of using a combination of metals, including mercury, to repair teeth and stop decay, tooth-colored fillings use strong composite resins to restore smiles.
What does that mean for you?
It means a healthier smile that also looks completely natural. That’s because composite resins can be custom-shaded to match the color of your smile. As a result, no one but you and Dr. Latner will ever have to know that you’ve had fillings.
As an added benefit, you can look forward to your tooth-colored fillings last just as long as amalgam fillings would. What’s more, tooth-colored fillings actually bond to teeth, supporting their natural structure instead of just acting as a barrier to decay. This keeps teeth stronger and helps prevent bacterial reinvasion.
Would you like to learn more about how tooth-colored fillings can help you restore your smile? Call Westside Dental Associates today with your questions or to schedule an appointment. Dr. Latner serves patients from Los Angeles, West Los Angeles, Westwood, Santa Monica, Rancho Park, Culver City, Beverly Hills, Venice, Marina del Rey, and surrounding areas.
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May 17, 2012
If you’ve had trouble adjusting to your dentures, you’re not alone. For many, traditional dentures are uncomfortable and make speaking difficult. And while they may restore your appearance for awhile, they ultimately can’t prevent you from losing more bone mass in your jaw over time.
That’s why, if you live in the Los Angeles area, you should consider implant-supported dentures from Westside Dental Associates. With implant-supported dentures, you can reclaim your quality of life and your winning smile!
What Makes Implant-Supported Dentures Different?
Whereas traditional dentures rely on suction or adhesives, implant-support dentures are anchored by dental implants. That means they come in two parts. What your friends and family will see are your beautiful, natural-looking dentures. What they won’t see are the dental implants anchoring them.
Dental implants are made from a biocompatible metal that works with your existing bone tissue to creating a firm foundation for your dentures. It’s this strong foundation that gives implant-supported dentures their advantage over traditional dentures.
But as great as implant-supported dentures, not every patient is a candidate for dental implants. Which is why, if you live in Los Angeles and have been considering implant-supported dentures, you should call us today. We’d be happy to schedule a consultation visit for you with Dr. Latner. During your appointment, Dr. Latner will be able answer all your questions, in addition to performing a thorough oral exam and making a recommendation about what service is most right for you.
Are you ready to improve your quality of life? Call us today! We can’t wait to help you smile.
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March 26, 2012
When you lose a tooth due to accident, injury, or tooth decay, you may feel self-conscious about your smile. Traditional options like crowns, bridges, and dentures can help you restore your smile’s appearance. What they can’t replace is your missing root.
That’s why, at Dr. Latner’s Los Angeles office, we offer dental implants as one of our restorative dentistry options.
Why is replacing a missing root so important?
Because your tooth roots stimulate the growth of new bone tissue, keeping your jaw strong. Without your root, your jaw can begin to atrophy and further tooth loss can occur. Dental implants prevent this by replacing your missing root with a prosthetic root made from biocompatible titanium.
What’s more, dental implants can be combined with crowns, bridge, and dentures, providing more natural results than just these traditional solutions by themselves.
Not every patient is a candidate for dental implants, though. Which is why, if you’ve been considering dental implants as a solution for your smile, a consultation visit with Dr. Latner at our Los Angeles office is a must. As a result of this visit, we’ll be able to suggest a treatment that works best for you.
Call Westside Dental Associates today to schedule an appointment with us. We serve patients from all throughout Los Angeles.
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