Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry Los Angeles

According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, “smile enhancement can have dramatic results on your overall appearance.” Dr Anthony Mobasser specializes in cosmetic dentistry in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills since 1980, and have 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 his know how to deliver the results his patients are seeking.

Cosmetic Dentistry, or “Aesthetic Dentistry” or “Esthetic Dentistry all point to the same concept, which is specialty in dentistry to improve the smile, color and shape of your teeth. In which is the means to make you feel, great, complete, full of confident, and turn back time. It is all about you and no body 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 dynamic physiological and functional bite. In cosmetic dentistry the expert dentist must focus to Macro Aesthetics and Micro Aesthetics.

Macro aesthetics deals with 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 correct position with the center of the nose, and if the smile is canted? All should be addressed and focused to what general smile the cosmetic dentist is designing.

Micro esthetics 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 .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 is to design the best smile possible, to give the patient an awesome and self confidence, however the health of bone, gums and surrounding teeth must first be visited prior to planning to designing the ideal smile that matches the personality of the individual!

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

The color of your new crown is discretionary, however it is great idea that your cosmetic dentist helps you in the final outcome. The color selection requires the dentist to compare it with the your skin tone, color of your eyes, your age and many other factors, including but limited to the type of porcelain used, example Zerconia veneer 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 natural white, hence does not look fake!

The 1M1 is one of the whitest colors available in 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 teeth 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.

Cosmetic Dentistry 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 to 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, in which can take 10 years off your face. Short or worn down teeth can be restored to proper length, discolored teeth can be turned to 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, 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 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 healthy oral cavity and foundation prior to commencing cosmetic dentistry procedures.

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

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

2-He uses 22 millimeter rule to determine 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

4-He can give the illusion to make the tooth wider , or longer by altering the line angles, or applying horizontal or vertical chroma

5- Dr Mobasser likes the length to width tooth 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 the 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”.

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

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.

Cosmetic Dentistry Los Angeles Before Full Mouth Dental Reconstruction
Cosmetic Dentistry Los Angeles After Full Mouth Dental Reconstruction with Emax crowns and Veneers

Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry 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 functioning and looking 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 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 confident, knock-out smile that the patients have dreamed of.

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


cosmetic dentistry los angeles before Chipped Front Tooth Before
cosmetic dentistry los angeles AfterChipped Front Tooth After
Cosmetic dentistry requires knowledge and artistry to mimic mother nature. In the before and after picture 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.
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cosmetic dentistry los angeles after Cosmetic Procedure After
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 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 to a perfect smile. The color of the smile is discretionary, and the patient above requested to have natural pearly smile with translucency. The smile was perfected with feldspathic porcelain veneers customized with incisal translucency to mimic a natural white smile. The overall result and the emotional lift for the patient was priceless.


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best veneers in los angeles duringTemporary Veneers
best veneers in los angeles duringFinal Veneers Side View
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cosmetic dentistBefore Porcelain Veneers
cosmetic dentistLab Construction of Porcelain Veneers
cosmetic dentist Choosing Color of Porcelain Veneers
cosmetic dentistAfter Porcelain Veneers