Finding The Right Cosmetic Dentist For You

Finding The Right Cosmetic Dentist For You


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Finding The Right Cosmetic Dentist
Right Cosmetic Dentist

A cosmetic dentist can do miracles with your teeth and smile. A perfect set of teeth is an asset which can make you confident. Your beautiful pearly whites are the first thing to be noticed when you smile. Your smile and your teeth make up a good percentage of your facial beauty, so it is reasonable to say someone with a gorgeous smile is considered “attractive”.

What is cosmetic dentistry and what does a cosmetic dentist do

A cosmetic dentist is someone who is trained in cosmetic procedures from teeth whitening to full mouth reconstruction or a complete makeover.  Cosmetic dentists have special training in improving the esthetic look of your teeth and smile. They have the enhanced ability to see what is the best tooth shape, size and color for your face. Their profession is intermingled with artistic ability. Cosmetic dentistry is any procedure to enhance your smile and appearance. These consists of several procedures including teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, porcelain or ceramic crowns, Invisalign, tooth-colored fillings, dental implants, straightening and alignment of teeth. Now, even though these procedures are considered “cosmetic”, most of them also are used for restoring health and function as well. So for example, if you have a broken tooth, you may need a crown to restore it. So yes the crown is used to restore the function and health of your tooth in order to save your tooth, but at the same time, it needs to look good too. So sometimes general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry go hand in hand.

Characteristics of a good cosmetic dentist

You may wonder, how do I choose a good cosmetic dentist? Here are some ways you can make sure you find the right cosmetic dentist for you. Then make sure you have written a list of all your questions and concerns to go over with them.

  1. Artistic. This trait is very much needed for a good cosmetic dentist. He or she must possess the right eye to catch or visualize the end product of his or her work. They must be able to foresee the right fit for your face that will restore your teeth’s perfect condition, or even further enhance its appearance.
  2. Experienced. A good cosmetic dentist must have gained a lot of experience. This way, they are not prone to trial-and-error. This part makes you worry-free that you will get the best results.
  3. Skillful. The hands of a cosmetic dentist must be very skillful. They need to know how to handle their patient’s needs and make them feel comfortable. Their hands must also be light and gentle during these procedures.
  4. Well-equipped. Cosmetic dentists must be well-equipped. There certain procedures that require special equipment in order to get nit only the perfect esthetic but also that it will give you the health and function necessary to last a long time.
  5. Good listening skills. Your cosmetic dentist should be able to listen to you and understand what you goals are and what you are trying to achieve. Go over the list of questions and concerns you have. You should not feel rushed, make sure all of your questions are answered. Avoid going to a dentist who can’t or won’t take the time to listen to you.

Cosmetic dentist in Los Angeles

If you live in the Los Angeles area or even in the surrounding areas and believe that your smile is not exactly how you want it to be or that you need some improvement to your smile, whether solely for cosmetic reasons or health and function reasons, St James Dental Group is here to help. Dr. Zinati is well-experienced in cosmetic dentistry. She has been serving the community in the greater Los Angeles area since 1993. Dr. Zinati has committed her service to high quality care. She is honest and will let you know if you are a good candidate for a certain procedure. She will not do any procedure that may not be to your benefit. She will go over all your options. She also not only makes sure that the looks of your teeth and smile improve esthetically but also that it looks natural and not fake.

Whether you are considering just a simple teeth whitening to improve your appearance or you need a smile makeover, you are building a trust relationship with your dentist. You need to find a dentist who cares about you and puts your needs first. Dr. Zinati believes in providing excellent dentistry and building lasting relationships in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Dr. Zinati’s philosophy is: She will not recommend any treatment to her patients that she would not recommend for herself or her family. So if you are looking for a great cosmetic dentist in Los Angeles area, call their office at 323-771-7254 for a FREE cosmetic consultation by mentioning our website.

By: Ladan Zinati


74 thoughts on “Finding The Right Cosmetic Dentist For You

  1. Jason

    I can definitely use a cosmetic dentists especially because of the fact that I’m getting much older. My teeth aren’t as young as they use to be and decoloration comes about. A makeover would work wonders right about now!

    March 19, 2013 at 2:40 am Reply
    1. admin

      Well, that’s a good idea Jason. Let me know if I can be of any service.

      March 19, 2013 at 8:26 pm Reply
  2. Cori Harvey

    I have been considering a cosmetic dentist. My teeth were never that amazing but not bad. My smile needs some work I think.

    March 22, 2013 at 4:26 pm Reply
    1. admin

      Cori, let me know if I can be of any help.

      March 31, 2013 at 7:54 pm Reply
  3. Nick

    Great read thanks for the post, always been interested in getting a nice whitening thanks for laying out what I need to look for when I do. keep it up

    April 6, 2013 at 8:44 pm Reply
    1. admin

      You are very welcome Nick. Let me know if you ever have any questions on it.

      April 10, 2013 at 9:10 pm Reply
  4. Daniel

    I think that this really is a great article. Choosing the right dentist is not always easy and I found this guide to be very helpful.

    April 9, 2013 at 6:15 am Reply
  5. Ashlee

    I am very interested in your services and appreciate your description of what a good cosmetic dentist can do. A friend of mine recently got her teeth whitened and it has made her look younger and more confident!

    April 10, 2013 at 5:45 pm Reply
    1. admin

      Hi Ashlee. Thank you for your interest in our services. Please call us at 323-771-7254 for an appointment of to answer any of your questions you may have. Looking forward to meeting you.

      April 10, 2013 at 7:57 pm Reply
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    April 19, 2013 at 9:18 am Reply
    1. admin

      You are very welcome!

      April 21, 2013 at 7:34 pm Reply
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    April 25, 2013 at 9:41 am Reply
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      Rebecca, I am sorry you are getting so many emails, I am not sure why. I honestly don’t know how to fix that. I will check into it and if I figure it out, I’ll fix it.

      May 8, 2013 at 9:49 pm Reply
  8. Amanda S.

    I’m getting married in a couple months, and I’m starting to think about seeing a cosmetic dentist so that my smile will be as beautiful as my dress. These are some nice tips, and I’m glad I found this article!

    June 14, 2013 at 11:24 pm Reply
    1. admin

      Congratulations Amanda on your upcoming wedding. You are very welcome and I am glad the tips helped you. I am sure your smile will be as beautiful as your dress:)

      June 16, 2013 at 3:39 am Reply
  9. Ana B.

    This article is timely for me because I’m looking for a new cosmetic dentist to get crowns or possibly veneers. Good point about the dentist having to be artistic — you’re right that it’s important for the dentist to be able to visualize the outcome, otherwise you might end up with a less than desirable result! I’ll keep these tips in mind when I’m shopping for my new dentist.

    June 17, 2013 at 12:12 am Reply
    1. admin

      Glad to be of help Ana.

      June 19, 2013 at 9:04 pm Reply
  10. Wendy Mitchell

    I had braces when I was a kid and it didnt straighten the bottom ones, so now I have crooked bottom teeth. I think this kind of dental work would really help me fix up my smile.

    June 17, 2013 at 3:18 am Reply
    1. admin

      Yes Wendy, it will be a great add-on for you since you already had braces.

      June 19, 2013 at 9:02 pm Reply
  11. Chris W.

    I would love to improve my smile and fill in some gaps in mouth. Cosmetic dentistry sounds like the way to go. I agree that a good cosmetic dentist should be both artistic and skillful to guarantee the best results!

    June 17, 2013 at 4:40 am Reply
  12. Abu Sadik

    Now a days right cosmetic dentist is very need for many people. Some people have many problem for teeth they need cosmetic dentist.This company has a lot of experience dentist works. They really done a good job.

    June 17, 2013 at 5:10 am Reply
    1. admin

      Thank you Abu!

      June 19, 2013 at 9:00 pm Reply
    2. admin

      Thank you for the vote of confidence in me!

      July 6, 2013 at 3:56 pm Reply
  13. Joshep Ranjit

    This article really appeals to the emotional of many people who are having problem with teeth because I, personally know one of the people who is going through this problem. He has very pale teeth and whenever he has to laugh in public, he always have to hide his teeth when laughing. I think i should inform him about this article.

    June 17, 2013 at 5:22 am Reply
    1. admin

      Yes Joseph, share the article with him and hopefully it will be a great help to him!

      June 19, 2013 at 9:00 pm Reply
  14. Nasir Ali

    Right dental cosmetic is very important for teeth. It makes my teeth healthy and beautiful. This company service is very best quality. I really glad to their service.

    June 17, 2013 at 7:02 am Reply
    1. admin

      Nasir, you are so welcome!

      June 19, 2013 at 8:58 pm Reply
  15. Tori

    I need a dentist badly!!! My bad teeth are keeping me from smiling as much as I once did. I have a close friend who also needs a dentist as well. It’s very hard for us, because of the payments and everything… We really need dental help though! :-( But thanks to your tips, we have already began to find help! :-)

    June 17, 2013 at 6:10 pm Reply
    1. admin

      Tori, you are very welcome. I am assuming, you are not in Los Angeles! I wish I could have helped you and your friend! Well, I hope that you find the right dentist and if you need more help or have any questions, please ask me.

      June 19, 2013 at 8:58 pm Reply
  16. Rossy Rose

    I looked around at other people’s teeth and everybody had them. I think he said, something like they help chew and grind our food.The dentist would probably recommend a crown for this desire.

    June 17, 2013 at 6:19 pm Reply
  17. Abbie Dawne

    I had cosmetic dentistry when I was 18 in order to “smooth out” the bottom of my teeth. Unfortunately the person I went with ended up chipping my bottom tooth a little bit, so definitely research ahead of time and choose a quality provider!

    June 18, 2013 at 11:02 pm Reply
    1. admin

      Abbie, sorry to hear that!

      June 19, 2013 at 8:54 pm Reply
  18. MBW

    I never realized that there were so many things I needed to look for in a cosmetic dentist. Honestly I thought most dentists were the same. Very informative, makes me a little nervous to what else I am not aware of.

    June 19, 2013 at 2:47 am Reply
    1. admin

      No, all dentist are definitely not the same. It is very important that you do your research before choosing one.

      June 19, 2013 at 8:53 pm Reply
  19. Latifah Lewis

    Wouldn’t dentures be considered cosmetic surgery as well? I can use this, my smile needs a huge improvement as well.

    June 19, 2013 at 2:54 pm Reply
    1. admin

      Latifah, Dentures on their own, no. But if there are extractions to be done and so theat can be considered surgical. Then also if you combined dentures with implants, that also is considered as surgery. Please let me know if that makes sense or if you have any other questions.

      June 19, 2013 at 8:52 pm Reply
  20. frankrob

    If we’ve need a dental cosmetics we must go to the Dentist Clinic which have a good Artistict feeling operator, have enough Experienced about dental cosmetics, Skillful to applied cosmetic material, also the equipment must up to date and hygienic and have good listening skill operator

    June 21, 2013 at 3:20 am Reply
  21. rose

    I previously had some work done on my teeth and was not satisfied with the results. After reading this article I know exactly what I should be looking for. You touched on the questions and concerns one should have and ask. Thank you for the great advice.

    June 21, 2013 at 3:48 am Reply
    1. admin

      Rose, sorry to hear your results you had was not satisfactory. I am glad my advice can be of help to you in the future.

      June 23, 2013 at 5:58 pm Reply
  22. ayame

    I hadn’t really considered a cosmetic dentist much in the past but have been pondering it lately. This article, with it’s information on what cosmetic dentists focus on, will be a good resource in considering this. I hadn’t considered that they could help with straightening and alignment of teeth.

    June 22, 2013 at 1:54 am Reply
  23. omar

    This gave me a whole new perspective on cosmetic dentistry. I really appreciate the information and advice.

    June 23, 2013 at 2:53 pm Reply
    1. admin

      Omar, you are welcome and thank you for visiting my blog.

      June 23, 2013 at 5:52 pm Reply
  24. tania fletcher

    A friend of mine got her teeth whitened few days ago. I also want to get for my teeth but I really worried If it would be perfect for me or not. After reading about cosmetic dentistry I learn lots of new thing. I think it is very important for healthy teeth. Thanks for the article!

    June 29, 2013 at 6:27 pm Reply
    1. admin

      TAnia, you are welcome. I think teeth whitening is good for everyone, but just make sure if you have sensitive teeth, I wouldn’t suggest the in-office teeth whitening.

      June 30, 2013 at 8:01 pm Reply
  25. Evan Anderson

    Throughout the years I’ve been amazed on how my local dentist, or in this case, Cosmetic Scientist has greatly improved my son’s teeth. We all know how rough our little men can get, and our dentist fixed him up for a “fair” price. They gave him a thing called a “cap” which replaced the missing tooth until it grew back. I myself, didn’t notice any difference when he smiled so I was really pleased of the cosmetic scientist’s attributes.

    June 29, 2013 at 7:05 pm Reply
  26. Roy

    I have had bad teeth for many years and am always self conscious of smiling around others. Thanks to this info I believe I might actual be able to look for a outstanding cosmetic dentist to help!

    July 3, 2013 at 3:07 am Reply
    1. admin

      Yes Roy, you shouldn’t feel self conscious about your smile anymore because there are so many different cosmetic dental procedures that can be done for your individual needs.

      July 3, 2013 at 6:37 pm Reply
  27. ahad1988

    Thanks, this post help us to finding best services for our oral care.

    July 9, 2013 at 7:51 am Reply
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    July 10, 2013 at 1:23 am Reply
  29. Bob

    Thanks for the tips on finding a cosmetic dentist. I think I am going to have to find one for my son, and I like the list of questions to ask. I didnt even think about the artistic aspect, and making sure they have the right equipment.

    July 17, 2013 at 7:56 am Reply
    1. admin

      You are very welcome, Bob. Happy to be of help.

      July 17, 2013 at 4:06 pm Reply
  30. kamini

    It’s a very informative & helpful writing.I will recomend all my friends to read this article.

    July 19, 2013 at 4:24 am Reply
    1. admin

      Kamini, thanks for visiting my blog.

      July 23, 2013 at 2:32 pm Reply
  31. Joe Taylor

    There would be fewer celebrities if it wasn’t for cosmetic dentistry. Glad this article is teaching the importance of having a healthy smile.

    July 22, 2013 at 8:46 pm Reply
    1. admin

      Yes, either there would be fewer celebrities or most would not have such beautiful teeth and attractive smile!

      July 23, 2013 at 2:31 pm Reply
  32. Kara

    Many people I have talked to have said that the first thing they notice about a person is their smile. A smile is contagious and can allow people’s true beauty to shine! Great article!!

    July 27, 2013 at 12:08 pm Reply
    1. admin

      Yes, Kara. You are absolutely correct. Thanks for your comment.

      July 28, 2013 at 6:19 pm Reply
  33. Mike Hunt

    I just quit smoking and my teeth are in need of some work. This was great to read and now i am very informed of my scenario and my options.

    July 28, 2013 at 5:08 am Reply
    1. admin

      Hi Mike. It’s great to hear that you quit smoking:) I am glad my article was helpful to you.

      July 28, 2013 at 6:18 pm Reply
  34. Robynne L

    I have been searching for a good cosmetic dentist for quite awhile. When I broke my tooth about a year ago I had a cap put on it that stuck out whenever I smiled or opened my mouth, this article has been very helpful to me.

    July 29, 2013 at 9:05 am Reply
    1. admin

      Robynne, always glad to help. I hope you are on the right track now for finding a good cosmetic dentist. Let me know if I can be of any further help or if you have any questions.

      July 31, 2013 at 4:29 pm Reply
  35. Dru Burnett

    So glad that I found this article before I started actually looking for a cosmetic dentist! You bring up points that i would have never thought of such as artistic ability and making sure that they have the right equipment for the right procedure. you might have just save my smile.

    July 30, 2013 at 9:06 pm Reply
    1. admin

      Dru, Glad to be of help! Thanks for visiting my blog. Come back any time for more helping articles.

      July 31, 2013 at 4:27 pm Reply
  36. christy thomas

    This was a great read with alot of great information. I am not very happy with my smile or appearance of my teeth. And finding the right dentist to help is not very easy. Now this gives me hope that I can find the right dentist with this information. Thanks for the taking time to give everyone this information which is helpful on what to look for when searching for the right cosmetic dentist!

    July 31, 2013 at 8:15 pm Reply
    1. admin

      Christy, you are very welcome. Glad to be of help in your serach for a good cosmetic dentist.

      August 7, 2013 at 3:12 pm Reply
  37. jefferson

    That is good post…MY teeth are discolored from cigarettes…so I lost my smile. can you do whiten them????

    August 1, 2013 at 3:41 am Reply
    1. admin

      Yes, Jefferson. You can definitely whiten your teeth and if you are in my area, I would be happy to do it for you.

      August 7, 2013 at 3:11 pm Reply
  38. Kate

    I hadn’t actually considered cosmetic dentistry as “art” – but you are right, it is! I am curious though, how much experience does one have to have to be “experienced”??

    August 1, 2013 at 7:27 pm Reply
    1. admin

      Hi Kate. I would say it is different from denist to dentist, but on average atleast 5 years.

      August 7, 2013 at 3:10 pm Reply
  39. Kathryn

    It seems like there are always new ways to fix up your teeth! I have been interested in Invisalign for quite awhile, but I also have brittle teeth. Seeing as they are crooked, I’ve always opted for porcelain fillings when I can. And from the other work I’ve had done, I honestly feel like a dentist who cares how you look understands the importance of comfort and appearance of the work done. I’ve more crowns than royalty! :)

    August 9, 2013 at 3:01 am Reply
    1. admin

      Katheyn, thanks or your input. Plus, now you can say you are royalty!

      August 11, 2013 at 1:53 am Reply
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