One of the biggest misconceptions of patients is that cosmetic dentists are not general dentists. Before becoming a cosmetic dentist - a dentist who focuses on the esthetic, the bite, the comfort and the restorative aspect of your smile makeover - the dentist has to perfect the art of general dentistry, in fact he has to be a master of general dentistry before he can call himself also a cosmetic dentist.
My philosophy as a dentist is and always has been to respect the tooth and preserve as much tooth structure as possible. Whether in preparation for porcelain veneers, for dental crowns or any kind of dental restoration, I strive to minimize the amount of tooth reduction. It is for that reason I have perfected the art of minimal preparation dentistry and we do many times favor porcelain ½ crowns , ¾ crowns, inlays and onlays over full crowns even on root canal treated teeth. It’s a matter of philosophy, shaving less tooth enamel and dentin and restoring the damaged part of the tooth only, not the entire tooth like full crowns often do. I have saved teeth that many other dentists deemed non-restorable. With the right approach, a weaker tooth can be saved and still serve for many many years before resorting to the last option, dental implants.
So when you read along, don’t get intimidated by the word “cosmetic dentist”. Remember, before becoming a cosmetic dentist, who loves to do smile makeovers with porcelain veneers, one has to perfect the art of being a master of general dentistry. Thus we do fillings, crowns, cleanings, Invisalign (another passion of mine!) and we have specialists in our office for root canals and oral surgery. When you choose us, we will connect you with the best in their field of dentistry. Our oral surgeon for example is the most respected oral surgeon in town, with over 35 years of experience and was a past president of the California Dental Licensing Board.
The term celebrity dentist is a cliché, and I like to treat people from all walks of life. It's fun to see celebrities, famous people, NBA players or TV personalities in our waiting room, but everyone matters in our office and we care about everyone. So, when you see the words “celebrity dentist” anywhere on this website, it's probably my website guy who is too excited. I am a dentist who first and foremost swears by the “do not harm” philosophy.
As a cosmetic dentist, we do the most natural looking veneers in long lasting materials. I have had the privilege to work with true dental master technicians who can get your smile makeover of your dreams, with the right bite and function and comfort of course.
Last but not least, I have been an expert dentist appointed by the Superior Court of Los Angeles in examining and evaluating patient’s past care. I have been contacted by dental insurance companies to exam, diagnose and help fix problems that have arisen due to less-than-ideal prior dental care.
One final word, one can not be a personal dentist, that is approachable and easy to get in touch with without making it possible for patients to directly call or text. So, here is my direct mobile number (310)435-6023.