3 Problems Which May Require A Root Canal

Sherman Oaks root canal

Hello California, let’s talk about the root canal procedure (“endodontic therapy” in dentist – speak). The root canal may be the most cringe-worthy dental treatment commonly done today, but it is important that dental patients in the Van Nuys, Studio City CA, and Sherman Oaks areas know what is happening during this anxiety – inducing, though routine, procedure.

At the center of each tooth is a very small tissue called the pulp. This thread-like tissue can become damaged due to a:

An injury to a tooth
A very deep cavity
A crack in the tooth

If this tissue becomes damaged or infected, it can build up at the root tip inside the jawbone and form an abscess. If left untreated, this can actually destroy the bone around the tooth and cause serious discomfort.

When an endodontist, oral surgeon, or general dentist in Sherman Oaks or Sherman Oaks performs a root canal, the dead or diseased pulp is taken out, the space that is left is cleaned and then it is shaped and filled. This eliminates the need for a diseased tooth to be pulled and continued cosmetic dentistry to fill in the gap.

Hi. I’m Dr. Michael Bjornbak of Sherman Oaks Dental – Michael Bjornbak, DDS in Sherman Oaks. I hope that today’s Sherman Oaks dental blog post has helped you to better understand root canals. I want my patients to have the best oral health possible and accurate dental information. I also want them to look their best, so if you have any questions about a smile makeover, dental implants, or teeth whitening, please give us a call at 818-465-9704.

At Sherman Oaks Dental – Michael Bjornbak, DDS we offer:

dental implants
porcelain veneers
teeth whitening
dentures

Creating Beautiful, Healthy Smiles

The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.colgate.com/app/CP/US/EN/OC/Information/Popular-Topics/Common-Dental-Procedures/article/What-is-Root-Canal-Treatment.cvsp, accessed March 14, 2013

 

Contact Sherman Oaks Dental – Michael Bjornbak, DDS:

818-465-9704

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4849 Van Nuys Blvd Ste 101
Sherman Oaks, California
91403

 


Smile Like You Mean It!

Sherman Oaks Smile Like You Mean It!

Hello Sherman Oaks friends! Have you ever noticed someone who refuses to flash a genuine smile? Even in a family picture, they stay tight-lipped. Even if they’re laughing at the funniest joke ever, they cover their mouths. Maybe this person is you and maybe you need a smile makeover.

Don’t be embarrassed! Here at Sherman Oaks Dental – Michael Bjornbak, DDS we provide the most advanced cosmetic dentistry services for our Sherman Oaks area patients. There are many reasons a dental patient could be shy about their smile, such as injury, tooth discoloration, poor spacing, or missing teeth. But chances are, there is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that can help.

Wouldn’t it be outstanding to have the confident smile you’ve always wanted?

Many patients start with teeth whitening. Other procedures include dental implants, veneers, crowns, enamel shaping, bonding, and more! We can also refer you to an orthodontist if needed.

I’m Dr. Michael Bjornbak and I am passionate about helping my patients have healthy teeth and beautiful smiles. If you would like to know more about smile redesigns, give us a call at 818-465-9704 and our compassionate staff can schedule an appointment.

Call today to get a smile you’ll never want to hide!

 

Contact Sherman Oaks Dental – Michael Bjornbak, DDS:

818-465-9704

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4849 Van Nuys Blvd Ste 101
Sherman Oaks, California
91403

 


How Do You Measure Dental Success?

Sherman Oaks affordable family dentist

How do you measure “dental success?” A check-up with no cavities? A perfect smile? A crown that looks as natural as the surrounding teeth?

It could mean all those things and many more.

For a child, dental success could be defined as a childhood free of cavities, learning daily dental hygiene practices, and gaining an understanding of why it’s important.

For a local Van Nuys daughter or son who is hesitant to smile because of misaligned teeth, dental success could be measured by a successful course of orthodontic treatment resulting in a beautiful smile that restores confidence and boosts self-esteem.

For a middle-aged Sherman Oaks man who neglected his teeth in his youth, dental success could be defined as restorative dentistry that stabilizes his dental condition and improves his oral health.

For a woman with tetracycline stains but otherwise healthy teeth, dental success may be as manageable as quick in-office same-day tooth whitening.

Consider a man with several missing teeth who can only eat soft foods. Dental success might require natural-looking implant-anchored dentures that allow him to eat steak for the first time in years.

What are your goals for your smile? What is the current state of your oral health? Schedule a consultation with Michael Bjornbak.

At Sherman Oaks Dental – Michael Bjornbak, DDS, our goal is your complete satisfaction. We are devoted to providing patient-focused dental care of the highest standard. We can help you with your needs. You could be our next success story!

 

Contact Sherman Oaks Dental – Michael Bjornbak, DDS:

818-465-9704

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4849 Van Nuys Blvd Ste 101
Sherman Oaks, California
91403

 


Beautiful Teeth Without Breaking The Bank

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At Sherman Oaks Dental in Sherman Oaks, our smile makeover patients believe that life-changing cosmetic dentistry is a worthwhile investment. Indeed, for most people, the value of a healthy, attractive smile cannot be measured in dollars. We agree, however, that cosmetic dentistry is not cheap.

Do you have to spend thousands of dollars to upgrade your smile? Actually, no. Today’s post focuses on the most affordable cosmetic dental procedures.

Dental Bonding
In many cases, dental bonding can be used to fix a tooth that has been chipped.

When Michael Bjornbak repairs a tooth with dental bonding, a pliable resin material is applied to the tooth. Dr. Bjornbak expertly molds the material to create the desired shape. The resin is then hardened using a special light. After hardening, Dr. Bjornbak performs any necessary trimming and shaping followed by a final polishing.

Dental bonding is typically less costly than porcelain veneers or dental crowns. Call us at 818-465-9704 to discuss cosmetic dental financing options.

Beware of brand-new Sherman Oaks area practices that advertise extremely low prices for dental bonding, veneers, or dental implants. The proficiency and artistic ability necessary to realize minuscule tolerances should not be undertaken by a beginner. Thoroughly research any new cosmetic dentist you are considering for any cosmetic dental procedures or complete cosmetic dental smile makeover.

Tooth Whitening
Most Sherman Oaks people are aware that there are several different tooth whitening protocols. Michael Bjornbak recommends scheduling a tooth whitening consultation to discuss your options. Even inexpensive OTC tooth bleaching systems can be misused and result in tooth sensitivity, damage to tooth enamel, and spotty coloration.

Regarding the cost of teeth whitening: if you select an at-home system from a drugstore, you may have to buy several packages to attain even slight whitening. In-office whitening or a take home system from our office may be more reasonably-priced in the long run.


Same Day Smile Makeovers At Sherman Oaks Dental In Sherman Oaks

Same Day Smile Makeovers At Sherman Oaks Dental In Sherman Oaks Have you ever wished your Sherman Oaks cosmetic dentist could glue new pearly white covers on your existing teeth as easy as you paint a wall in your house? Guess what? With porcelain veneers, it’s possible. Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin tooth-shaped fronts that are permanently bonded to your natural teeth.

Unlike a crown procedure, your Sherman Oaks dentist does not need to remove tooth structure to place the restoration. If the teeth in question have decay, come see us immediately.

Call 818-465-9704 to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

At Sherman Oaks Dental in Sherman Oaks, veneers are used alone and in combination with other cosmetic dental procedures to create complete smile makeovers. Because they can correct cosmetic tooth misalignment in one visit, veneers are sometimes referred to as ‘instant orthodontics’.

Do veneers look like natural teeth?
Skilled Sherman Oaks cosmetic dental lab artists create porcelain veneers with the color, reflective properties, and translucency of natural teeth: perfect natural teeth, that is. In addition, porcelain veneers can be made in any size or shape.

Are veneers at Sherman Oaks Dental
strong?
Porcelain veneers are fabricated out of extremely durable material. If you have questions about whether a veneer or dental crown is the best choice for you, talk to Michael Bjornbak. Dr. Bjornbak will consider the size and condition of the tooth and its position in the mouth.

How long do veneers last?
Some Sherman Oaks Dental smile makeover patients have veneers they received over 15 years ago. (And they still look terrific!) If properly cared for, veneers can last as long as dental crowns.

Are porcelain veneers affordable in Sherman Oaks
?
The cost of cosmetic dental veneers at Sherman Oaks Dental is competitive with other premium cosmetic dental practices in the Sherman Oaks area. We use what we believe is the top California dental lab to create our veneers and a significant portion of the cost of veneers goes to the lab. Porcelain veneers are often less expensive in Sherman Oaks than crowns and orthodontia. For questions about the cost of porcelain veneers, call our office at 818-465-9704

 

 

Contact Sherman Oaks Dental:

818-465-9704

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4849 Van Nuys Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA
91403

 


Your Smile Doesn’t Have To Show Your Age

Your Smile Doesn’t Have to Show Your Age in Sherman Oaks As we grow older, we may welcome many changes. However, most Sherman Oaks retirees do not welcome wrinkles, gray hair and dental problems.

Fortunately, your smile can be attractive and healthy throughout your golden years!

Even if your teeth are showing visible signs of wear such as enamel loss, staining, and chips, it is not too late to restore your youthful smile. And, though tooth loss is fairly common for Sherman Oaks residents over sixty, in most cases it is preventable.

At Sherman Oaks Dental in Sherman Oaks area, we treat patients of all ages. We offer a full array of dental services including dental implants porcelain veneers, and teeth whitening.

If you live in Sherman Oaks, Studio City CA, or Sherman Oaks, call 818-465-9704 to schedule a dental consultation. If you haven’t seen a dentist in a while, you will be interested to learn about the latest cosmetic dentistry techniques. Many procedures can be completed in one visit to our Sherman Oaks dental office.

Give us a call at 818-465-9704 or find us on the Web at: http://www.shermanoaksdental.com/

 

Contact Sherman Oaks Dental:

818-465-9704

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4849 Van Nuys Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA
91403

 


Let’s Work Together To Keep Your Smile Healthy And Beautiful

low cost tooth bleaching Sherman Oaks

Here at Sherman Oaks Dental we approach all your dental needs from two separate angles – what we can do in our office and what you can do at home. For example, tooth whitening and correcting discoloration can be treated in our office or at home. Here in the office there are safe and effective methods for lightening yellowed or stained tooth enamel. At-home whitening methods are also safe and effective and sometimes more affordable.

Additionally, we advise you regarding food and drink choices that can affect your whitened smile. Be aware of staining culprits such as coffee, tea, tobacco and harsh sodas. We understand that avoiding these items altogether is not an easy lifestyle change. Nor do we expect it.

Awareness and precaution can make a big difference. Rinsing your mouth out with water after drinking a dark or sugary drink can cut down on the contact your teeth have with such substances. Prolonged exposure to sugar can lead to buildup of plaque and tartar and prolonged exposure to staining substances can lead to stronger staining and discoloration.

If you are interested in making improvements to your smile and creating a more confident appearance for your professional career or personal relationships, please pick up the phone and contact the incredible staff at Sherman Oaks Dental today 818-465-9704. Dr. Michael Bjornbak, DDS, takes pride in providing compassionate care and expertise when treating patients.

Come discover the personal attention with teeth whitening, the patient and steady hand with dentures, the wise and thorough instruction relating to dental implants. Once you’ve scheduled a consultation, settle in for guidance that will make your daily oral care and lifestyle choices productive and meaningful.

When it comes to hygiene and healthy teeth we are a practice that wants to see you as little as possible. (It’s not that we don’t love you – we just want you to have a healthy smile!) If we only see you twice a year for regular checkups then we’ve done our job.

Dr. Bjornbak provides the full spectrum of dental services from sedation dentistry to cosmetic dentistry to Invisalign. And we welcome patients from all over the area, from Sherman Oaks to Sherman Oaks and from Van Nuys to Studio City CA.

Creating Beautiful, Healthy Smiles- Michael Bjornbak

 

Contact Sherman Oaks Dental:

818-465-9704

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4849 Van Nuys Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA
91403

 


Beautiful Teeth Without Breaking The Bank

affordable teeth whitening Sherman Oaks

At Sherman Oaks Dental in Sherman Oaks, our smile makeover patients believe that life-changing cosmetic dentistry is a worthwhile investment. Indeed, for most people, the value of a healthy, attractive smile cannot be measured in dollars. We agree, however, that cosmetic dentistry is not cheap.

Do you have to spend thousands of dollars to upgrade your smile? Actually, no. Today’s post focuses on the most affordable cosmetic dental procedures.

Dental Bonding
In many cases, dental bonding can be used to fix a tooth that has been chipped.

When Michael Bjornbak repairs a tooth with dental bonding, a pliable resin material is applied to the tooth. Dr. Bjornbak expertly molds the material to create the desired shape. The resin is then hardened using a special light. After hardening, Dr. Bjornbak performs any necessary trimming and shaping followed by a final polishing.

Dental bonding is typically less costly than porcelain veneers or dental crowns. Call us at 818-465-9704 to discuss cosmetic dental financing options.

Beware of brand-new Sherman Oaks area practices that advertise extremely low prices for dental bonding, veneers, or dental implants. The proficiency and artistic ability necessary to realize minuscule tolerances should not be undertaken by a beginner. Thoroughly research any new cosmetic dentist you are considering for any cosmetic dental procedures or complete cosmetic dental smile makeover.

Tooth Whitening
Most Sherman Oaks people are aware that there are several different tooth whitening protocols. Michael Bjornbak recommends scheduling a tooth whitening consultation to discuss your options. Even inexpensive OTC tooth bleaching systems can be misused and result in tooth sensitivity, damage to tooth enamel, and spotty coloration.

Regarding the cost of teeth whitening: if you select an at-home system from a drugstore, you may have to buy several packages to attain even slight whitening. In-office whitening or a take home system from our office may be more reasonably-priced in the long run.


A Youthful Smile At Any Age

implant dentures Sherman Oaks

Declining health, limited mobility, financial strains – clearly, aging is not for whimps. Though some challenges seniors face can’t be avoided, others can. Dental problems, for instance.

Many dental problems common among retirees such as missing teeth, gum recession, tooth damage, and yellowed enamel, can be remedied.

With modern cosmetic dentistry at Sherman Oaks Dental, mature men and women can have a terrific smile that looks as young as they feel (or wish they felt!). Regardless of your age, it is not too late to improve your smile – even if you have some missing teeth.

At Sherman Oaks Dental in Sherman Oaks, we pamper our revered patients. We offer comprehensive general and state-of-the art cosmetic dental services including sedation dentistry and cosmetic dentistry.

If you live in Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys, Studio City CA, or Sherman Oaks, call 818-465-9704 to schedule an exam and consultation. We are proud of our highly regarded reputation for important personalized attention and first-rate care. Our compassionate team can answer any questions you have about our top services: dental implants, porcelain veneers, and teeth whitening.

We are now accepting new patients and look forward to meeting you.

 

Contact Sherman Oaks Dental:

818-465-9704

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4849 Van Nuys Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA
91403

 


4 Studio City Smile Boosters

Sherman Oaks cosmetic dental and tooth implants

Hi, my name is Dr. Michael Bjornbak. My dental practice, Sherman Oaks Dental, has been serving the Sherman Oaks, California area since 1987. Today in my dental blog, I would like to highlight four ways you can improve your smile.

1. Teeth Whitening is quick and non-invasive. External tooth whitening occurs when teeth whitening agents bleach the teeth directly. This can be done in your home or in the office of your Van Nuys, Studio City CA, or Sherman Oaks dentist.

2. Dental Implants are another common procedure that many Sherman Oaks residents seek. A dental implant is secured into the jawbone to replace the roots of a lost tooth. A crown is then attached to the implant to replace the missing tooth. Along with improving appearance and restoring tooth function, the dental implant does double-duty by helping to maintain the bone support.

3. Dental Bonding can be done with various materials such as porcelains and composite resins. With recent advances in the field of cosmetic dentistry, these materials can more precisely replicate natural tooth structure and appearance. This procedure is commonly used to fix chipped or cracked teeth.

4. Periodontal Plastic Surgery is an excellent solution for gum recession and cosmetic irregularities. Gum tissue is removed or added to give the appropriate framework to the teeth.

I hope this post has helped you to get better acquainted with some highly effective cosmetic dentistry treatments. A combination of procedures can be used to give Sherman Oaks dental patients a complete smile redesign.

To schedule an appointment at Sherman Oaks Dental, give us a call at 818-465-9704.

Dr. Michael Bjornbak
Sherman Oaks Dental
4849 Van Nuys Blvd
Sherman Oaks, California
818-465-9704
http://www.shermanoaksdental.com/

The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.aacd.com/index.php?module=cms&page=586, accessed on June 12, 2013