Cosmetic Dentistry in Los Angeles

According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, “smile enhancement can have dramatic results on your overall appearance.” Beauty dentist, Dr. Anthony Mobasser specializes in cosmetic dentistry in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills since 1980 and has completed thousands of cosmetic dentistry procedures successfully. Patients from all over the world and all walks of life travel just for his expertise, keen eye for beauty, and he knows how to deliver the results his patients are seeking.

Before and After Full Mouth Dental Reconstruction

before after reconstruction with emax porcelain

Cosmetic Dentistry, or “Aesthetic Dentistry” or “Esthetic Dentistry all point to the same concept, which is a specialty in dentistry to improve the smile, color, and shape of your teeth. In which are the means to make you feel, great, complete, full of confidence, and turn back time. It is all about you and nobody else!!

The goal of cosmetic dentistry in the smile zone area is to have well-proportioned teeth, balance, natural symmetry, correctly positioned teeth, gum symmetry, and a dynamic physiological and functional bite. In cosmetic dentistry, the expert dentist must focus on Macro Aesthetics and Micro Aesthetics.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Los Angeles Before and After

Cosmetic Dentistry Los Angeles

Macro aesthetics deals with the overall look of the smile, the final outcome, and how the smile is proportional to the individual face, eyes, nose, and of course the lips.

Are the lips well supported by the teeth, is there any black spaces in the cheek area, does the smile needs to be fuller and more zygomatic?

Is the mid-line of teeth in the correct position with the center of the nose, and if the smile is canted? All should be addressed and focused on what general smile the cosmetic dentist is designing.

Micro aesthetics deals with the shape of individual teeth, their proportional width and length, such as the proportion of 1.63 of central to 1 for a lateral incisor, and 0.60 proportion of canine teeth, the color of the teeth is of utmost importance, the whiter the teeth the bigger the teeth will look, is there any translucency of natural teeth incorporated in the color.

How about the gum architecture? Is it proportional is there any symmetry in the gum architecture of one tooth compared to the contralateral side? Are the gums red and inflamed or healthy and stippled? Are the teeth aligned in the right axis?

The role of cosmetic dentistry in Los Angeles is to design the best smile possible, to give the patient an awesome smile and self-confidence, however, the health of bone, gums, and surrounding teeth must first be visited prior to planning to design the ideal smile that matches the personality of the individual!

Before and After Veneer on One Front Tooth

before after porcelain veneers

Before & After Porcelain Veneers for Smile Line

before after porcelain veneers in los angeles

What color and shape should I pick for my new teeth and smile?

The color of your new crown is discretionary, however, it is a great idea that your Los Angeles cosmetic dentist helps you in the final outcome.

The color selection requires the dentist to compare it with your skin tone, the color of your eyes, your age, and many other factors, including but limited to the type of porcelain used, for example Zirconia veneers vs E max veneer, vs Empress veneer for your smile makeover.

They all reflect light differently! Also, the master ceramist artistry in color is vital to the outcome, to be able to make it natural white, by combining different colors and make it translucent, so it is white but naturally white, hence does not look fake!

The 1M1 is one of the whitest colors available in the vita shade guide! Dr. Mobasser had other patients who desired even whiter, in that case, customized color was customized to satisfy the needs of the patient.

Some patients do not want bleach white color but just natural, pearly white, or to match the existing other teeth, in that case, Dr. Mobasser will match the new crowns to the existing teeth or adjacent teeth.

The shape of each tooth can be determined by the individual personality, gender, and the correct bite or occlusion the patient requires.

The ideal shape of upper teeth can be altered to show many personality styles, such as dominant or aggressive, Hollywood style, mature style, oval style, softened style, or youthful style SMILE.

Your upper teeth ideally must follow the lower lip curvature for an attractive style upon smiling.

How can chipped or discolored front teeth be restored?

In order to restore a chipped front tooth, tooth bonding is the simplest option, however, if one grinds or clenches a more durable material will be required, such as porcelain. In those cases, porcelain veneers are recommended made by Emax or Zirconia porcelain.

The discolored front teeth can get repaired by simply teeth whitening or bleaching. However, if it is due to a root canal treatment combination of treatment solutions, such as internal bleaching, veneers, or possibly porcelain crowns might be used to change the color of your teeth.

What is a smile analysis?

Smile analysis is done by a cosmetic dentist to improve your smile by measuring the length and the width of each individual teeth as it relates to the adjacent teeth, the alignment of your teeth, the color of your teeth, and if you want to get them whiter compared to your skin tone and the white of your eyes, the relationship of gum architecture, your lip line and the curvature of your lips compared to the alignment of your teeth in your smile, and observe if your midline is correct compared to the mid-line of your nose, your face and if there is any canting of your teeth.

How can we change the position of teeth that do not meet together well?

If there is an occlusal disease (bite problems), and misalignment of teeth, orthodontics might be the best choice. For those who do not want to have orthodontics or braces, the cosmetic dentist can do instant orthodontics by using veneers, dental bonding, or possibly porcelain crown to improve the positions of teeth. Of course one must ask regarding pros and cons prior to starting treatment.

What if I have missing teeth?

Depending on the situation, dental implants and porcelain bridges can be used. If the teeth adjacent to missing teeth have large leaky fillings, a dental bridge might be recommended.

If the teeth adjacent to missing teeth are in good health dental implant is recommended followed by the crown.

For the front missing teeth depending on the lip line, a Zirconia implant might be recommended followed by a Zirconia porcelain crown.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Los Angeles is performed by an expert cosmetic dentist allows one to alter the self-image in a matter of hours, and to feel a sense of completeness.

Through recent advances in cosmetic dentistry, the individual is able to turn back time and transform an old worn-out smile into a younger smile.

Short front teeth, by pronouncing the word EMMA and relaxing the upper lips, do you show the tips of your upper teeth? And if so, how much display of the incisal edge shown can be designed to provide you a more younger-looking smile, and which can take 10 years off your face.

Short or worn down teeth can be restored to the proper length, discolored teeth can be turned to a natural pearl white color, and the Smile can be redesigned by our top Los Angeles cosmetic dentist, to enhance your self-image, and match the whites of your eyes, skin tone color, face shape and lip form using macro aesthetic principles.

Dr. Anthony Mobasser with over 30 years of practice as a cosmetic dentist in Los Angeles, is dedicated to enhancing the Smile, the form, and the function through his designs in smile makeovers or “smile lifts”.

With his years of expertise and knowledge of practicing over 30 years in the field of dental reconstruction, he provides exceptional cosmetic dental treatments to his patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and Hollywood CA. In fact, patients come from around the globe to take advantage of his keen eyes and remarkable artistry.

Per Dr. Mobasser, through 35 years of dental experience, the best approach to have your cosmetic dentistry last a long time is to conserve as much natural tooth structure as possible.

It is of his highest priority for the patient to have a healthy oral cavity and foundation prior to commencing cosmetic dentistry procedures.

Did You Know Some of the Key Techniques Dr. Mobasser Uses for his Smile Designs:

He uses Leonardo Davinci Golden Proportion Principals:

1- Making the length of your central incisor (front tooth) 1/16 the length of your face, is ideal.

2-He uses the 22-millimeter rule to determine the ideal length of your front tooth, measured from inside your lip.

3- Uses the letter “E” to determine if 1/3 edge of your front tooth, is shown while holding the lip position.

Black Triangle Elimination, or ” black spaces ” after orthodontics or braces or due to gum disease can be treated conservatively through dental bonding or veneer procedure.

4-He can give the illusion to make the tooth wider, or longer by altering the line angles or applying horizontal or vertical chromiata on designing the teeth.

5- Dr. Mobasser likes the length to width for the front teeth ratio to be 75 to 80%.

Cosmetic Dentistry options may include procedures such as Porcelain Veneers or Dental veneers, to enhance the form, alignment and color of teeth. Thin veneers, No-Prep Veneers, Dental Bonding, Dental Crowns or caps, dental bridges, dental implants, lumineers (if already your teeth are thinned out and they are straight), tooth reshaping and/or contouring.

A “Gummy Smile” or a “Long Tooth Smile” can be corrected through gum cosmetic surgery, and possibly restoring the bite (due to worn out teeth or worn out dentistry) via “full mouth reconstruction”.

Aesthetic Dentistry is a science. It deals with concepts such as tooth to tooth ratios, or teeth to lip ratios, and upper teeth-to-lower teeth ratios. Dr. Anthony Mobasser incorporates Davinci’s principles of Golden Proportion in designing his patients’ smiles.

He pays detailed attention to the surrounding structures such as the face shape, skin tone, lip form, and gum visibility, as well as the personality of the individual to craft the ideal result. Perfecting this science takes time…lots of time.

The patient must ask the dentist to provide an ideal choice of treatment and possibly an alternate choice so that he or she can make the best possible and most informed decision.

For this to happen, the patient must go through a comprehensive examination, full set of x-rays and digital radiographs, cast impressions and study models, and bite analysis, to analyze for a balanced bite before cosmetic treatment options are presented.

The cost of Cosmetic Dentistry in Los Angeles can vary, and some of the factors involved include the health and structure of existing teeth, gums, and bones, the time to complete the smile, the very desire and expectation of each patient, and of course the experience and knowledge of the treating cosmetic dentist.

Consequently, the need for a complete full mouth evaluation and medical history is a must prior to discussing costs. It is important to keep in mind that dental insurance will not typically cover cosmetic dental procedures, as they are usually considered “elective” or optional.

If you are looking for an expert cosmetic dentist with a true passion for his art, then Dr. Anthony Mobasser is the ultimate choice.

Thanks to his specialized skills, his Midas touch, and his use of modern and innovative technology, Dr. Mobasser’s work will last a long time which surpass the expected life expectancy published by American Dental Association.

His patients now are enjoying the veneers he has placed almost 3 decades ago, which are still functional and look incredible after so many years.

The use of modern techniques allows him to produce a better diagnosis and treatment. The vast array of new dental bonding materials and innovative techniques has eliminated the discomfort of dentistry of the past.

The ability to turn a broken-down mouth into a healthy one is one of the most prominent results of his practice. Through exceptional and artistic dexterity, Dr. Mobasser has been able to bring back that confidence, knock-out smile that the patients have dreamed of.

If you are considering any Cosmetic Dentistry in Los Angeles procedure then you must visit Dr. Anthony Mobasser who specializes in Aesthetics and full mouth reconstruction.

How To Choose The Best Cosmetic Dentist

Cosmetic dentistry requires knowledge and artistry to mimic mother nature. In the before and after pictures in cosmetic dentistry and above, the patient was interested in fixing one front tooth, and match the exact color. One front tooth is one of the most challenging tasks in cosmetic practice.

Our Beverly Hills master ceramist was able to match not only the shape but also the color perfectly. The preparation of the tooth, by the cosmetic dentist, is of utmost importance to predict the room required for the aesthetic dentistry lab to complete the restoration to perfection, and at the same time conserve tooth structure.

The art of performing these procedures requires an experienced cosmetic dentist to know about macro aesthetics and micro aesthetics and have the goal in mind prior to starting the preparation of the individual teeth.

The width to length ratio of each tooth must be measured, the relation of each tooth to the adjacent tooth must be kept in mind.

The ideal ratio must be 1.6:1 so the smile will look pleasing, in most cases, the width of each individual tooth must be 75 to 80 percent of the length, the emergence profile of each individual teeth must be so that the upper teeth follow the lower lip, and the color of the individual teeth must be pleasing to the skin tone, and the whites of the eyes.

The gaps must be corrected so teeth do not look wide or narrow, symmetry and also imperfections must be designed, keeping the individuality of each tooth to participate a role to design a pleasing smile as a whole.

As you can see above, the smile design was done so a mediocre smile was turned into a perfect smile. The color of the smile is discretionary, and the patient above requested to have a natural pearly smile with translucency.

The smile was perfected with feldspathic porcelain veneers customized with incisal translucency to mimic a naturally white smile. The overall result and the emotional lift for the patient were priceless.

Frequently Asked Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry

Is cosmetic dentistry expensive?

Yes, It can be expensive depending on the complexity of each case. The price is dependent on how long you wanted the cosmetic dentistry to last, who you go to, the reputation, and the knowledge of the cosmetic dentist.

Some patients have wide smiles, showing ear to ear, all the teeth, and in those instances more teeth need to be worked on, to match the color, and proportion including the length and width ratio, and making sure they function well. In some instances, patients only show 8 to 10 teeth, in which the cost of performing cosmetic dentistry is lower.

What are cosmetic dental procedures?

Cosmetic dental procedures, can include but are not limited to the following procedures: Porcelain Veneers, Porcelain Crowns, Porcelain Bridges, Cosmetic Implant Crowns, Teeth Whitening (Prior to starting cosmetic dentistry, since the color change is not permanent most of the time), Orthodontics, Gum architecture contouring, Veneer Onlays, Veneer Overlays, 3/4 porcelain crowns, and Bonding.

Keep in mind there are many different porcelains used. White fillings (bonding’s), and different materials for Inlay or Onlays. They may be necessary but are still considered cosmetic procedures.

What are the benefits of cosmetic dentistry?

Your smile will look beautiful and last a long time, there are no disadvantages. It will give you a sense of confidence, and security. When cosmetic dentistry is done right, it takes at least 5 to 10 years off your face.

Imagine what a confidence booster you have when you do get a red carpet smile, that matches your face, your skin tone, the white of your eyes, and is proportionate to your lips.

What can Cosmetic Dentistry fix?

Seriously, you have to ask?  Cosmetic Dentistry can fix, correct, and restore the proper function, with gorgeous-looking teeth. Cosmetic dentistry can fix the color to your wanting. Fix the alignment of your teeth, proportionate the width to length ratio.

For people with worn short teeth, It can lengthen teeth so your smile is more complete. Gaps in between teeth can be restored. The smile can be widened. Black spaces between can be filled, and basically give you a new lease on life.

What is the difference between a dentist and a cosmetic dentist?

A general dentist removes decay and fills teeth with amalgam (silver fillings) or white filling material and does routine dentistry, such as extractions, cleanings, and taking care of emergencies.

They really don’t care much to stay on top of the latest materials or state-of-the-art equipment and newer dentistry techniques and materials.

They can be influenced by the Insurance companies to dictate their treatment on patients, whereas the cosmetic dentist works for you, and performs Aesthetic dental procedures, to enhance their patient’s smiles.

A true cosmetic dentist must make sure that the foundation of teeth is healthy, prior to starting any cosmetic dentistry procedures.

They deal to deliver mega smiles to make the patient more complete and bring an actual smile to its potential level, thereby boosting the patient’s confidence thru the roof.