Our dentist offers general dentistry services, meaning that other than oral surgery and evasive
procedures you can come to us for your common dental problems. Our general dentistry
services in Sherman Oaks include cleanings, fillings, x-rays, extractions, and other
minor dental procedures. A general dentist is someone who focuses on preventative
care, restoration, and the treatment of damaged teeth and gums to name a few tasks.
Some of the services you can expect to be available at our office in Sherman Oaks
A filling, usually constructed of composite resin, glass ionomer cement or porcelain
is used to fill in the area of a tooth that was removed due to decay or breakage.
A dental crown is essentially a protective coating, such as a cap, that is put over
or around a tooth to save it after damage or decay has occurred. This can be done
in an effort to reconstruct a broken tooth.
Many restorations are fabricated using metal lining covered with porcelain. These
types of crowns are used because they are cheap and easy to place in the mouth.
They are opaque or flat looking because they do not let light pass through as a
natural tooth does. There is often dark or gray line next to the gum-line. We provide
exclusively all porcelain-bonded restorations. When property placed they are as
strong, if not stronger then the porcelain covered metal crowns. Notice the appearance
of natural tooth gain.
A bridge is a custom device anchored to neighboring teeth that replaces one or
more missing teeth. When a lost teeth is replaced with bridgework, the teeth on
either side of the missing one are prepared as crowns to serve as abutments to hold
the prosthetic (replacement) tooth in place. Crowns and bridges are most commonly
prepared form high quality materials such as semiprecious or precious metals, porcelain,
or a fused combination of the two. Aesthetics, function, and tissue compatibility
are considered when selecting the material most suitable for you.
Dentures are a reconstructive mold made from an impression of your teeth before
all are pulled. The synthetic teeth are then attached to a synthetic set of gums.
They are not a permanent fixture in the mouth.
A root canal is a procedure that is done to remove and replace infected tooth pulp.
It is done in an effort to save your natural tooth.
This is the study and treatment of your gums and tissues in your mouth. It is also
the treatment of gum and tissue diseases in the mouth.