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I’m interested in cosmetic dentistry in the Los Angeles area. What makes your practice different from others?

What services do you offer?

What are your office hours?

Can you show me what my smile can look like ahead of time using imaging software?

I am interested in teeth whitening. Can you provide me with more information?

Is it bad if my gums bleed after I brush my teeth?

What do porcelain veneers correct?

Can you fix my front teeth without braces?


What exactly are dental implants? How do I know if I'm a good candidate?

Do you keep up to date with the latest techniques advances in technology?

How often should I schedule check-ups?

Do you handle dental emergencies?

What options are available to help me relax while having dental work done?

Do you offer pediatric dentistry? What special needs to children have?

Will my new smile look natural?

How long will my new smile take, and how many visits?

Will my new smile last a long time?

What payment options are available?


Q: I’m interested in cosmetic dentistry in the Los Angeles area. What makes your practice different from others?
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A: We are committed to taking the time to understand your needs and goals, and include you in the decision-making process. Our team's commitment to ongoing continuing education enables us to bring you the latest, state-of-the art techniques and equipment.

Q: What services do you offer?
Dental hygiene
Fillings
Crowns
Bridges
Root canal therapy
Periodontal treatment
Tooth whitening
Tooth extraction
Implants
Removable prosthodontics

We also recommend preventive dentistry. Dental health is not a one-time affair. A plan of preventive dentistry is the most important service we have to offer you. Regularly scheduled examinations will give you the maximum opportunity for long-term good dental health. Keeping a beautiful and healthy smile throughout your lifetime is now possible. We will show you how to achieve that goal!

Q:What are your office hours?
To schedule an appointment please call (310) 275-1399.
Once you have made an appointment, please remember that this time is reserved for you. Should you, for any reason, find that you must cancel an appointment, we ask that you give us at least 24 hours notice in order to avoid a cancellation fee.

Office Hours are as follows:
Monday 10am - 6pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 3pm
Every other Friday 8am - 3pm

Office hours may be extended by special arrangement.

Q:Can you show me what my smile can look like ahead of time using imaging software?
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A: Absolutely. We can take digital photos of your smile and your face, and use new computer software to change the color, shape, and look of your teeth. This gives you a good sense of what you would look like with longer, straighter, or whiter teeth.

Q: I am interested in teeth whitening. Can you provide me with more information?
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A: We offer different systems for teeth whitening. You can bleach at home, wearing a solution-containing tray for specified time period each day or there are systems you use overnight. Home teeth whitening should be supervised by your dentist. If you prefer an in-office teeth whitening, a Zoom whitening treatment can really jumpstart the process, with a laser that can lighten your teeth as much as four to nine shades in the course of one visit.

Q: Is it bad if my gums bleed after I brush my teeth?

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A: If your gums continually bleed after you brush, they are inflamed and maybe even infected. This can lead to bone loss and tooth loss over time, and the condition should be evaluated immediately.

Q: What do porcelain veneers correct?
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A: Porcelain veneers are used to correct many different problems including gaps, chipped or cracked teeth, worn teeth, and discolored teeth. Porcelain veneers provide a cosmetic dentistry option that can be used to give you a smile that you have always wanted in just a few visits to the office.

Q: Can you fix my front teeth without braces?
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A: There are various options to correct crooked, gapped, or uneven teeth. Reshaping and veneers are popular options, but each case is unique and a consultation with cover the best options to suit your needs.

Q: What are dental implants? How do I know if I'm a good candidate?
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A: Dental implants are substitutes for the roots of missing teeth. They act as an anchor for a replacement tooth or crown or a set of replacement teeth.

Implant patients are of all ages and implants may be the right choice for anyone missing one or more teeth due to injury, disease or decay. They are especially practical for patients who can no longer wear removable dentures (or who don't want to). Dr. Benjamin can determine if you are a candidate for dental implants after a careful evaluation of your dental and medical history.

Q:Do you keep up to date with the latest techniques advances in technology?
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A: Dr. Benjamin is trained in the most advanced techniques of cosmetic dentistry. Because she uses the latest in materials and techniques, Dr. Benjamin can help you attain the smile you have always wanted. The color, size, shape, and alignment of your teeth can be changed by such procedures as bleaching, bonding, veneers and inlays. Our intra-oral camera and state of the art computerized imaging, will let you see the results of any cosmetic procedure before it is even started.


Q:How often should I schedule check-ups?
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A: This can vary with the individual, but on average, a professional cleaning and check-up should be scheduled every six months. Beyond normal daily flossing and brushing, professional cleanings help eliminate built-up plaque, tartar, and stave off gingivitis. We will make this determination upon your exam to find the right interval to keep you teeth and gums healthy and beautiful. Dental health is not a one-time affair. A plan of preventive dentistry is the most important service we have to offer you. Regularly scheduled examinations will give you the maximum opportunity for long-term good dental health. Keeping a beautiful and healthy smile throughout your lifetime is now possible. We will show you how to achieve that goal!

Q:Do you handle dental emergencies?
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A: Our office rule of thumb for dental emergencies: if you think it is an emergency, we do too. Please give us a call at any time, day or night, and we will do everything possible to take care of your problem immediately.

Q:What options are available to help me relax while having dental work done?
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A: We offer the latest sedation techniques, including nitrous oxide ("laughing gas"), oral premedication, and conscious sedation. We also provide "audio analgesia" (music available on head sets) to aid in your relaxation.

Q:Do you offer pediatric dentistry? What special needs to children have?
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A: Dr. Benjamin has extensive experience working with children and we welcome them in our office. We offer a variety of preventive measures such as fluoride treatments and dental sealants.

Q:Will my new smile look natural?
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A: Absolutely. We take each case and determine the best approach based on a number of factors. Utilizing the latest techniques and technology ensures the results will look completely natural.

Q:How long will my new smile take, and how many visits?
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A: This depends on the intricacy of the work involved, but on average, most cosmetic procedures can be completed in less than a month, with one to three visits total. Dr. Benjamin and staff are highly-skilled, which will keep your office visits and time in the chair to a minimum.

Q:Will my new smile last a long time?
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A: Advances in new dental materials are far more resistant to wear and tear than natural teeth. With regular care, your new smile should last for many years to come.

Q:What payment options are available?
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A: We make every effort to provide you with affordable dental care and offer a variety of ways to pay for or finance your dental work. Please visit our Financing and Payment Options page for more information.



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