How Dental Implants Are Changing Dentures In Sherman Oaks

How Dental Implants are Changing Dentures in Sherman Oaks If you are one of the many Sherman Oaks denture wearers, you know that they are not the ideal solution for missing teeth.

The problems with dentures include slipping, gum irritation, trouble eating and talking, bone loss, and inability to taste food due to a covered palate. Clearly, dentures do not feel and function like natural teeth.

Good oral hygiene and regular dental checkups can help you avoid the need for dentures later in your life, but other factors can make dental replacements an inevitability.

The good news? Modern dental implant technology offers a better tooth restoration solution. If you currently wear traditional dentures and are not happy with them, implant anchored dentures may dramatically change your life. Your chewing ability will be similar to that of natural teeth and you will be able to eat hard foods again.

How about a thick T-bone at your favorite Sherman Oaks steakhouse? In addition to being able to enjoy your meal, you will avoid the embarrassment of having your dentures rattle around in your mouth in public.

Before you pay for another denture reline, ask your Sherman Oaks dentist about the possibility of dental implants.

Attention Sherman Oaks denture wearers: there is life after dentures with tooth implants!

Come see us at Sherman Oaks Dental at 4849 Van Nuys Blvd in Sherman Oaks, 91403 for more information about dental implants.

Michael Bjornbak
Sherman Oaks Dental
4849 Van Nuys Blvd
Sherman Oaks, California 91403
818-465-9704


3-Tooth Solution For A 1-Tooth Problem?

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Do you have a missing tooth?
Are you considering the different types of restorative dental procedures available?
Does a dental bridge seem to make the most sense financially?

If you have a missing tooth and want to restore that gap in your mouth, it is vital to reflect on the differences between a dental bridge and a tooth implant.

Dental bridges have replaced teeth for generations of Sherman Oaks dental patients. However, they have some drawbacks:

  • They are a 3-tooth solution to a 1-tooth problem – the adjacent teeth must be prepped and crowned to hold the replacement (floating) tooth.
  • It is hard to properly clean the small areas under the bridge.
  • A dental bridge does not protect against bone recession at the extraction site.

Why does a tooth implant have advantages over a dental bridge?

  • It is a 1-tooth solution to a 1-tooth problem.
  • It is usually stronger.
  • Will reduce the risk of bone recession (as compared to a bridge) because it replaces the tooth root.
  • It is usually not as difficult to clean as a dental bridge – lower risk of decay.
  • They often last longer.
  • Dental implants can support a denture or partial denture.

If you need to replace a tooth, talk to your Sherman Oaks dentist about dental financing options. If you settle upon a dental implant, it will probably be less pricey in the long run.

If you want to learn more about dental implants, I invite you to call Sherman Oaks Dental at 818-465-9704. I am Dr. Michael Bjornbak, and I am passionate about restoring smiles for my Sherman Oaks area patients with brilliant permanent restorations. Call today to schedule a dental implant consultation at my Sherman Oaks office.


New Protein For Sherman Oaks Dental Implant Patients

New Protein For Sherman Oaks Dental Implant Patients Hundreds of Sherman Oaks dental implant recipients have replaced missing teeth with jaw-bone anchored tooth implants. Unlike a dental bridge, a tooth implant consists of a titanium post inserted into the jaw bone. The bone meshes with the post to create a strong base for the natural-looking prosthetic tooth and crown that attaches to the post.

Dental implants are usually the ideal restoration for Sherman Oaks people who want to replace a missing tooth. There is a problem, however, if the jaw bone is too thin at the implant site.

When a tooth is extracted, the bone loses the blood circulation at the former site of the root. Consequently, bone recession often occurs. If the recession is extensive, there is not enough bone to hold the dental implant post.

Bone grafting can augment the bone at the implant site and provide the bone density necessary for a successful implant. This is usually effective, but it does require time for the new bone to generate. A new discovery may provide a quicker solution for regenerating bone.

Researchers at the Georgia Health Sciences University College of Dental Medicine have identified a protein that quickly stimulates the production of new bone. The research team, led by Dr. Ulf M.E. Wikesjo, implanted bone morphogenetic protein in test subjects and discovered that “more new bone formed within four weeks than with conventional bone grafting.”

This protein will require extensive testing before it is available for Sherman Oaks dental implant patients. However, I am pleased at the prospect of an additional method for making dental implants possible for my Sherman Oaks clients with missing teeth and jaw bone recession.

For information about tooth restoration options including tooth implants, dental bridges, and porcelain crowns, call Sherman Oaks Dental at 818-781-3411.

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Sherman Oaks Dental on Jaw Bone Deterioration

Van Nuys Jaw Bone Deterioration Prevention - Dental Implants To remain dense, your jaw bone requires the continual stimulation and pressure of chewing, biting and talking. Each of your teeth has a root structure attached to the surrounding bone material. As each tooth absorbs the forces of everyday mouth function, it stimulates the bone to which the root is attached.

When a tooth is extracted, the jaw bone that previously surrounded the root structure begins to recede. Though tooth extraction is often the only possible treatment for our Sherman Oaks patients with tooth damage beyond repair, every effort should be made to preserve the root structure.

Fortunately, tooth implants provide a new root which keeps the surrounding bone healthy and strong. A dental implant consists of a titanium post which is placed in the jaw bone. It replaces the original root and eventually integrates into the surrounding bone. After the implant has been placed and the surrounding bone has healed and meshed with the implant, a post is inserted into the implant. The new artificial tooth, or crown, is then attached to the post. Implant restoration is a safe and effective treatment for tooth loss.

To learn more about dental implants, call Michael Bjornbak at 818-781-3411. The friendly professionals at Sherman Oaks Dental in Sherman Oaks provide world-class dental treatment for patients in Sherman Oaks and the surrounding areas.

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Healthy Teeth in Sherman Oaks

Dental Implants and Dentures Are A Match Made In Heaven For Sherman Oaks Residents Are you one of the fortunate Sherman Oaks people with healthy teeth? Would you like to keep them healthy for the rest of your life? Many Sherman Oaks dental clients believe that keeping their teeth healthy into the golden years is unlikely if not impossible.

At Sherman Oaks Dental, we are happy to assure you that this is a myth. With proper dental hygiene, regular dental exams and cleanings, and a healthy lifestyle, your teeth can serve you throughout your life.

At Sherman Oaks Dental, we help clients of all ages, including those in their seventies and eighties, maintain their beautiful smiles. Dentures are not inevitable. Even if you already wear dentures, don’t give up.

You can improve your smile and your life with new implant anchored dentures available in Sherman Oaks at our state-of-the-art dental practice.

These new fixed dentures won’t slip and slide in your mouth, so you can start eating confidently again.

Our office is friendly and relaxed. You don’t need to worry about being embarrassed if your teeth have not seen a dentist or hygienist for a while. We can treat your dental problems and put you on the path for better oral health in the future.

Remember, without dental health, you are never truly healthy. Call 818-781-3411.


A Fresh Start After Losing A Tooth In Sherman Oaks

A Fresh Start With Sherman Oaks Dental Implants Are you one of the many Sherman Oaks men and women who has had a tooth extracted? If the tooth had been bothering you, it may have been a relief. Unless, of course, the tooth was in the front of your mouth and now the gaping hole shows every time you smile. Ignoring it is impossible because your tongue can’t leave it alone.

Once the tooth has been pulled, you have many decisions to make. Can I afford a dental bridge? Do I want to damage two healthy teeth to anchor the bridge? Should I go with a partial denture? What about bone loss?

What if you could have a fresh start? What if you could have a permanent, natural looking tooth replacement that would restore your smile and retain the healthy bone and gum tissue around the tooth root?

With a dental implant from Sherman Oaks Dental, you can. A dental implant is a permanent replacement for all parts of the tooth. A dental implant consists of three parts: the titanium post, the abutment, and the restoration.

The Titanium Post
—Inserted directly into the jaw bone
—Extremely strong
—Titanium is unique in that it bonds with living bone tissue (also used in knee and hip replacement surgery)

The Abutment
—Can be made of gold, porcelain or titanium
—Permanently attached to the post (it will not slip and slide like dentures)

The Restoration (Crown)
—Usually made of porcelain fused to a metal alloy (PFM)
—Is made to match the color of surrounding teeth
—Will look as good or better than the tooth it replaced

Dental implant surgery is not an experimental treatment. The materials and techniques have been tested and refined for several decades. It has been performed by Sherman Oaks dentists and prosthodontists for over twenty years. To schedule a dental implant consultation, call 818-781-3411.

Sherman Oaks Dental
818-781-3411
4849 Van Nuys Blvd
Sherman Oaks, California 91403
http://www.shermanoaksdental.com/


The Science of Dental Implants Is Greatly Improved

Van Nuys: The Science of Dental Implants Is Greatly Improved In 1952, Per-Ingvar Branemark accidentally discovered that bone integrates with titanium while conducting a completely different experiment that had to do with blood flow characteristics. During the experiment, the scientist had to implant titanium into the bones of rabbits to be able to conduct his experiment. At the end of his project, he went to remove these implants that he had placed but he couldn’t remove them very easily. He discovered that the bone and the titanium had integrated together, and he coined the term “osseointegration” to explain the phenomenon. From this discovery, the world of hip replacements, knee replacements and our favorite dental implants opened.

Since the discovery of osseointegration, there have been multiple advances that have improved the success rate of single dental implants and implant supported dentures. One of the advances is the finish of the titanium on the dental implant. Initial dental implant procedures utilized titanium screws with a very smooth surface. Implant dentist now use implants with a treated surface that leaves a porous finish and inherently increases the surface area that a patient’s bone can integrate with.

Another great advancement, especially for individuals who are in need of dentures, is the imaging and computer programing technology that is now readily available. With a Conebeam CT scan of a patients jaw, an accurate 3D image can be produced which then can be uploaded to special software. The dentist can then digitally place the dental implants on this 3D replica to ensure the most ideal position. The computer will then create a custom stent for the patient that can be placed over their jaw with guides that will ensure precise placement. This is a technology that has revolutionized dental implants.

Dental implants have come a long way and  they are becoming less and less expensive. Be sure to discuss your options with your cosmetic dentist for the best possible results when it comes to dentures, dental crowns or missing teeth.


Sherman Oaks, Avoid Dental Implant Post Op Complications

Sherman Oaks, Avoid Dental Implant Post Op ComplicationsCosmetic dental implants are well worth the money and healing time if they are taken care of so they last. Cosmetic dental implants are a significant investment that you want to protect. Research shows that dental implants have a success rate between 95-98% and can last a lifetime when certain precautions are taken before and after the dental implant placement. We want to do everything we can to prevent cosmetic dental implant failure. By following the general steps below, you can help the likelihood of success for your dental implants.

Talk about with your doctor before a dental implant procedure:

1. Visit with your dental implant dentist so he can assess what options you have available to you.

2. Adequate bone density is necessary for implant success and this needs to be addressed before placement (Bone grafts and mini implants are sometimes an option)

3. If you have a tendency to grind your teeth at night or during the day, this can decrease the dental implant success rate. Talk to your dentist about this.

4. Your overall oral health is also important. If you know you are one that doesn’t do well with hygiene, then you need to discuss this as well

5. Poor overall health can slow or prevent cosmetic dental implant healing (Smoking, Alcohol, and diabetes have been shown to decrease success)


“It Doesn’t Take A Lot Of Time To Beautify Your Smile, Sherman Oaks”

Beautify Your  Smile With Sherman Oaks Dental Cosmetic Dentistry

Are you a busy Sherman Oaks resident who can’t find the time to improve your smile? My name is Michael Bjornbak and my staff and I at Sherman Oaks Dental believe finding the time to restore missing, cracked, or discolored teeth is the most important thing you can do with your time.

You may think that hiding your smile as you zip around zip area 91403 running errands or dropping kids off will make your dental problems disappear. Think again. At Sherman Oaks Dental we have been treating the residents of Sherman Oaks since 1987 and have seen the results of neglected teeth and gums. Don’t let your California smile deteriorate any longer, call me today at 818-781-3411 to begin restoring your smile.

One of our specialties at Sherman Oaks Dental is Van Nuys dental implants. Whether you have damaged or lost your tooth due to injury or periodontal disease, we have custom treatment plans to restore it. Our happy Sherman Oaks dental implant patients have discovered that implants look and feel like their own teeth.

Dental implants are great for producing a foundation for dentures, supporting a bridge, or replacing a damaged tooth without disturbing the surrounding teeth. Since dental implants interface into the anatomy of your jaw they help reduce bone loss and gum recession.

My staff and I at Sherman Oaks Dental would love to have a consultation and develop a comprehensive treatment plan for you. Your smile is our number one priority, make it yours as well and you will be healthier and happier.

We provide advanced general and cosmetic dentistry including sedation dentistry, Van Nuys Invisalign clear braces and dental implants.


Healthy Teeth in Sherman Oaks

Implant Anchored Dentures in Sherman Oaks Are you one of the fortunate Sherman Oaks people with healthy teeth? Would you like to keep them healthy for the rest of your life? Many Sherman Oaks dental clients believe that keeping their teeth healthy into the golden years is unlikely if not impossible.

At Sherman Oaks Dental, we are happy to assure you that this is a myth. With proper dental hygiene, regular dental exams and cleanings, and a healthy lifestyle, your teeth can serve you throughout your life.

At Sherman Oaks Dental, we help clients of all ages, including those in their seventies and eighties, maintain their beautiful smiles. Dentures are not inevitable. Even if you already wear dentures, don’t give up.

You can improve your smile and your life with new implant anchored dentures available in Sherman Oaks at our state-of-the-art cosmetic dental practice.

These new fixed dentures called dental implants won’t slip and slide in your mouth, so you can start eating confidently again.

Our office is friendly and relaxed. You don’t need to worry about being embarrassed if your teeth have not seen a dentist or hygienist for a while. We can treat your dental problems and put you on the path for better oral health in the future.

Remember, without dental health, you are never truly healthy. Call 818-672-1288.