Cosmetic Dentistry Specialist

Having a beautiful smile is important for feeling more confident about the way you look. As a top-ranked cosmetic dentist at Westside Dental Care in Palmdale, CA, Dr. Sarkissian is skilled in procedures aimed at helping patients achieve their goals so they can look their best at every age.
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Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A

by Robert Sarkissian, DDS, MAGD

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry includes treatments and procedures focused on helping patients attain a more attractive smile. Some cosmetic procedures also provide a restorative benefit and improve overall oral health as well.

What kinds of treatments are considered cosmetic?

Cosmetic dentistry can include a variety of procedures, such as:

  • teeth whitening
  • veneers
  • cosmetic bonding
  • crowns
  • implants, dentures, and bridges
  • Invisalign® and other types of orthodontics
  • gum procedures to correct “gummy” or “toothy” smiles

Patients with multiple concerns can have a smile makeover. This involves a series of procedures performed in a specific sequence to help produce a more attractive smile. Smile makeovers can also address other oral health issues.

When are veneers used?

Veneers are applied to the visible (front) surfaces of your teeth to hide defects like cracks, chips, uneven or worn tooth edges, and deep discoloration. They can also be used to hide gaps between teeth, to make small teeth appear larger and to correct a “gummy” smile. In some cases, veneers can also be used to correct the appearance of crooked teeth.

How can I tell which procedures are right for me?

There are many procedures available for cosmetic purposes. The best way to decide which options suit your needs is to schedule an office visit and discuss your concerns and treatment objectives with a professional. Often, procedures can be offered to address your needs that you may not have known are available.

Can cosmetic procedures improve my oral health?

In addition to providing you with a more attractive, more confident smile, many cosmetic procedures can help improve oral health as well. Crowns, which are used to correct defects like chips in teeth, can also protect the teeth from decay-causing bacteria. Treatments such as Invisalign® and other orthodontics treatments can help by closing gaps and other alignment issues that can make it more difficult to clean your teeth, increasing your risk for tooth decay and gum disease.

Insurance & Cost Information:

The dental health of our patients is our primary goal and we provide several financial options to make dental treatment affordable for our patients so that goal can be met. We accept most dental insurance plans. If you have dental insurance, please bring your plan information with you or have the policy number ready so we can look up your coverage. We will work with you and your dental insurance company to maximize your dental benefits with your existing type of coverage. Remember dental insurances are intended to cover part, but not all the cost of your dental care. Also, most insurance plans include patient co-payments, deductibles, and other expenses and treatments that may not be covered. If you have any further questions about financial options please direct them to the front office which will be glad to answer them and work with you to figure out the most affordable way to budget your treatment.

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Ameritas
Assurant Health
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Shield of California
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Testimonials

Words from our patients

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    "Dr. Robert Sarkissian listened to me and I didn't feel rushed, he understood my finances and broke down my procedures to most important to least important."

    Catherine T.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Sarkissian does really phenomenal work! I trust him with my teeth. I wouldn't go to any other dentist!"

    Abdiel L.
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    "Gained my trust before he even looked at my teeth. He really knows how to put someone at ease, not to mention he is a great worker that makes sure you feel no pain."

    Tony P.
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    "Dreading your next visit to the dentist? Dread no more. Dr. Sarkissian and his staff are excellent. "

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    "Dr. Sarkissian came recommended by a friend of mine. They repaired all the damage to my teeth from the years of neglect. AND helped me get over my fear."

    J.R.O.
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    "Since that first visit, he's remembered my sensitivity to certain noises made from dental equipment and has adjusted accordingly. "

    Lnn N.
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    "I recommend every person I can to him because I honestly can't imagine there is anyone out there who is a better dentist."

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    "He has an incredibly light touch which makes the process so much more comfortable for those of us who are reluctant to be in that dentist's chair."

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    "He lays out all options for you and gives honest recommendations, never pushy."

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Location
Westside Dental Care
445 West Palmdale Boulevard, Suite D
Los Angeles

Palmdale, CA 93551
Phone: 661-243-8903
Fax: 661-274-2580
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