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Worried About Dental Visits In Sherman Oaks, California?

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“How can I deal with anxiety about visiting the dentist for the first time?”

1. Consider the source. This could include pain, injections, loss of control, personal space invasion, or embarrassment about fear of the unknown.
2. Discuss these fears and concerns with your dentist.
3. Expect respectful consideration and open discussion about resolving concerns.

Dr. Michael Bjornbak has been helping anxious patients relax and feel comfortable since 1987.

Fear of pain is a natural human response. Not knowing what the process will entail can be formidable. Allowing Sherman Oaks Dental – Michael Bjornbak, DDS to professionally address your concerns today makes tomorrow’s visits manageable for both parties.

Located at 4849 Van Nuys Blvd Ste 101, Sherman Oaks, California 91403, we provide distinctive expertise in many areas of dentistry. Education, training and certifications are important to our office conduct. We perform services such as teeth whitening, dental crowns, dental implants, dentures, and porcelain veneers. If those don’t address your needs there are many more we haven’t mentioned.

We invite you to set up a consultation to discuss any of the following questions:

What is the price of invisalign invisible braces?
Are braces an option for my tooth crowding?
What is the cost of dental crowns?
Do I have a need for a root canal?
How do dental bridges work?
What is the cost of teeth whitening and stain removal?
What is laser teeth whitening?
What is the price of porcelain veneers?
What is dental bonding?
What are dental implants?

You might be interested in cosmetic dentistry. Even if you are nervous about the procedures, remember, smile makeovers build courage in the long run. You will enjoy your healthy, beautiful smile long after you forget the anxiety of the dental treatment. Knowledge brings power to anyone afraid of dental care. Dr. Michael Bjornbak can educate and provide information valuable to you from your first visit onward.

Call us to set up an informative meeting at 818-465-9704 whether you have urgent issues or simply need an exam and cleaning. Count on our caring staff to put you at ease.

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


Bleeding Gums After Your 6-Month Cleaning?

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Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are important for ideal dental health. However, some dental patients worry because their gums tend to bleed after a thorough cleaning.

Is this a problem? Well, it depends. If your gums bleed for a day or two after your cleaning, it isn’t really a problem. But, if the bleeding and tenderness lasts longer, you really need to return to your dentist and discuss the possibility of gum disease.

Gum disease ensues when plaque builds up along the gum line. You might also observe bad breath, painful chewing, and loose teeth.

Hi, I’m Dr. Michael Bjornbak of Sherman Oaks Dental – Michael Bjornbak, DDS in Sherman Oaks. Avoiding gum disease is just one of the many vital goals I have for my patients. Along with ideal dental health, I also seek to give my patients the beautiful smiles they desire through cosmetic dentistry.

Some effective procedures include porcelain veneers, dental crowns, dental bonding, teeth whitening, inlays/onlays, denture stabilization and tooth implants. If you want to correct several unattractive features in your smile, we can design a custom smile transformation that includes a combination of these services. It is not an exaggeration to say that modern cosmetic dentistry performed with know-how truly works miracles with your smile!

Our top services include:

dental implants
porcelain veneers
teeth whitening
dentures
dental crowns

Our patients appreciate our comfortable office and compassionate staff. If you are looking for a local dentist with proficiency in preventative, general, and cosmetic dentistry, we invite you to schedule an informative consultation by calling 818-465-9704.

 

 

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

 


Keeping Dental Patients Comfortable In Sherman Oaks

Keeping Dental Patients Comfortable in Sherman Oaks

Nobody enjoys pain. Your dentist knows this, and that is why the compassionate dental team at Sherman Oaks Dental – Michael Bjornbak, DDS have made patient comfort a top priority. In conjunction with creating a relaxing environment, your dentist has various medications to reduce and even eliminate pain associated with different dental procedures to give you a more enjoyable experience.

Some of the most common pain-relieving medications are topical anesthetics. These are swabbed directly onto mouth tissue and numb the surface layers. Topical anesthetics can reduce the pain of mouth sores, or they can be applied to prepare the mouth for an injection.

Local anesthetics are injected into mouth tissue (usually the gums) to block the nerve sensations to specific areas of the mouth. We ordinarily numb the mouth in this way before filling cavities, treating gum disease, or performing cosmetic dentistry procedures.

More involved dental procedures may necessitate nitrous oxide or even general anesthesia. Ask us about sleep dentistry and oral conscious sedation.

Dentists often recommend an OTC analgesic to relieve pain after a dental visit. These medications include aspirin, ibuprofen, and acetaminophen.

Because your dentist will most likely use a pain reliever during the dental visit or prescribe something for you to take after the treatment, make sure you jot down a complete list of medications you are taking, including herbal supplements, before each appointment.

I’m Dr. Michael Bjornbak and I want our patients to be informed about their dental care, especially as it pertains to pain relief during dental treatment. If you are in the Sherman Oaks area and are looking for quality dental care, please contact my office today at 818-465-9704. Our compassionate staff will happily communicate with you about dental implants, porcelain veneers, dentures, and the other services we offer.

 

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

 


Not All Smile Makeovers Are Created Equal

Sherman Oaks cosmetic smile makeover

Welcome to the Sherman Oaks Dental – Michael Bjornbak, DDS dental blog. Let’s talk about smile redesigns. Some patients wonder if  the term is synonymous with general cosmetic dentistry.

Are the placement of four veneers considered a smile makeover? Yes and no. If your smile is attractive and healthy except for some chips in your upper front teeth, veneer placement may remedy the few cosmetic problems and result in a sensational smile.

Generally, however, a complete smile transformation combines several carefully-chosen cosmetic dentistry procedures performed at the same time for a complete smile transformation. In other words, the sum is greater than the parts.

For example, one treatment plan could include crown restorations, denture stabilization, veneers for teeth that are misshapen but otherwise healthy, tooth-colored filling replacement for old amalgam fillings, and teeth whitening for the crowning touch.

I am Dr. Michael Bjornbak. I have been practicing general, cosmetic and sedation dentistry in Sherman Oaks, California since 1987. Performing successful smile transformations makes my profession extremely fulfilling. Patients who plan to receive a smile makeover should take their time choosing a dentist to perform it. I invite you to schedule a consultation so we can discuss your needs and wishes. During the consultation, I can tell you about my extensive experience and show you before and after pictures of satisfied patients.

When I design a custom smile makeover, I study several elements in addition to the teeth. After all, the teeth are just one component of the patient’s face. The gumline, lips, mouth, facial shape, facial structure, coloring, and patient’s age affect the scope of the design. This comprehensive approach to a smile makeover achieves incredible results and sets our practice apart.

If you are interested in learning more about cosmetic dental smile makeovers, call us today at 818-465-9704.

 

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

 


Let Your Smile Show Who You Really Are

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Let’s talk about the power of a smile.

A smile communicates your emotions more precisely than words can ever do. The absence of a smile also sends a clear message. What if you want to smile but the problems with your teeth prevent you?

You may have a warm and engaging personality, but no one can observe that personality without a smile. If you are ordinarily too embarrassed about your teeth to smile, this post is for you.

Do you ever look at how your close-lipped facial expressions influence other people’s perceptions of you? Do you think it’s possible that your demeanor causes people to get the wrong impression? Perhaps they think you are shy, distant or unhappy. These adjectives are probably completely off-base – but without a smile, it’s hard to tell. Especially when people meet you for the first time. If you are not content with the way your teeth look, you have probably considered cosmetic dentistry.

This begs the question: “What has prevented you from seeking a smile makeover?” Is it the cost? Fear that it’s going to be painful? Doubts about whether it will really work? Worry that you will have to take work off for several appointments? Maybe you are just too embarrassed to let anyone look in your mouth.

If you are still reading this post, I suspect you are on the fence regarding this life-changing transformation. You can’t make a wise choice unless you have the vital facts.

I invite you to come in for a free, informational smile makeover consultation. I want to talk to you about all the concerns I mentioned previously and any others you may have. When I perform a smile transformation for someone who has been embarrased to smile for years, it changes that person’s life. Because of revolutionary procedures, instruments, lab processes, and materials, it’s a great time to be a cosmetic dentist and an even better time to get a smile makeover at Sherman Oaks Dental – Michael Bjornbak, DDS.

The key to a smile makeover that transcends what is technically adequate to the type of remarkable smile that is greater than the sum of its parts is the competence of the dentist. To reach the level of perfection that you deserve, an accomplished smile makeover dentist must have the ability to use all these things in combination with rare artistic skill.

Words cannot convey what a celebrated smile can. I invite you to call our practice today at 818-465-9704.

 

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

 


It’s A Great Time To Have Ugly Teeth!

Sherman Oaks cosmetic smile makeover

It’s a great time to have ugly teeth. Revolutionary cosmetic dentistry provides several procedures to turn ugly to unbelievably beautiful.

Teeth whitening benefits almost every adult. Years of staining are magically erased at the dentist’s office in a day, or over a few months with an at-home kit. This popular treatment gives you a lot of bang for your cosmetic dental buck.

Veneers

If your teeth are slightly crooked or have small chips or cracks, minimally-invasive porcelain veneers could be the answer. A veneer is a translucent, wafer-thin cover that is permanently attached to the front of a tooth. Many people get veneers on the upper front teeth for a fabulous smile renewal.

Crown Replacement

Have your gums receded and thereby exposed the metal base of an old dental crown? Soft tissue grafts and/or crown replacement can correct this common trouble.

Dental Implant

A missing tooth detracts from your smile, even if your other teeth look great. A dental implant consists of a titanium post surgically inserted into the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. The post integrates with the bone to provide a stable foundation for the natural-looking crown. Dental implants can also anchor full or partial dentures and significantly improve life for denture wearers.

Braces

If your teeth have severe alignment problems, we encourage you to examine braces. Sherman Oaks dental patients of all ages are undergoing orthodontic treatment to straighten their teeth and transform their smile. The newest braces are faster, less noticeable, and more comfortable than ever before.

Other cosmetic dental procedures we offer: inlays/onlays, dental crowns, and white fillings. If you have an ugly smile, our team of singular dental professionals is committed to making it dazzling. Call 818-465-9704 today!

 

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

 


Missing Teeth? Don’t Miss Out On A Beautiful Smile

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If you have missing spaces in your smile due to dental caries, injury or any other reason, there is hope. If your existing teeth are stained, decayed, or chipped, there is hope. If your teeth have always been misshapen, or crooked, there is hope. Cosmetic dentistry can fix all of those problems.

Dr. Bjornbak has the know-how handle the toughest cosmetic dental issues. Since 1987, he has restored and improved smiles with advanced cosmetic dentistry.

Regardless of the problem, it is usually preferable to retain your natural teeth. If this is not viable, and you have already lost teeth, we offer multiple ways for you to preserve (or regain) your ability to eat, drink, speak, laugh, and smile with confidence.

Dental Veneers
If you still have your teeth, but are dissatisfied with them, these might be the best answer. Stunning porcelain veneers offer a relatively economical approach to cosmetic adjustments – uneven color, size, or shape. These are very thin shells bonded to the front of the teeth. They enhance unsightly, but structurally sound teeth.

Dental Implant
A dental implant is a tooth replacement that incorporates an artificial tooth PLUS an artificial root (usually biocompatible titanium). With local anesthesia, the artificial root is actually inserted into the jaw bone where it integrates with the bone tissue. There are three parts to a dental implant: the artificial root, the connecting abutment, and the final crown or denture.

A dental implant is often the best suited restoration as it offers beauty, strength, natural function, and protection from bone recession that often transpires at the site of a missing tooth.

Dentures
Most Sherman Oaks residents have heard of dentures: a plate holding artificial teeth that can be removed for cleaning. These are customized and can contain varying numbers of teeth. Sometimes the entire set of upper and lower teeth have to be pulled and a denture created. Modern dentistry offers a myriad of custom dental implant-denture combinations to restore missing teeth.

There is no need to miss out on a gorgeous smile. Schedule your initial consultation at 818-465-9704 to visit us at 4849 Van Nuys Blvd Ste 101 in Sherman Oaks, California. We are perfectly situated for our neighbors throughout the Sherman Oaks area.

 

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

 


Filtered Sherman Oaks Water And Oral Health

Filtered Sherman Oaks Water And Oral Health

A simple way for Sherman Oaks residents to choose beverages that won’t harm their teeth is to keep it simple and make water their go-to drink. However, for safety, thrift, and convenience, many dental patients choose to drink bottled water or filter it themselves at home.

Filtered water can be detrimental to oral health if it doesn’t contain fluoride. Fluoride prevents tooth decay.

If you choose bottled water and are wondering if any naturally occurring fluoride has been removed, you can check the label. If you prefer to filter your own tap water, look to see if the American Dental Association has given the filter its seal of approval.

Water filters that carry the ADA seal don’t remove fluoride, so you can be sure that the fluoride is still in your water and benefiting your teeth.

I’m Dr. Michael Bjornbak, an experienced Sherman Oaks dentist serving the Van Nuys, Studio City CA, and Sherman Oaks areas. I am passionate about helping my patients have healthy mouths and beautiful smiles. Contact us today at 818-465-9704 and we can answer any questions you have about dental health, cosmetic dentistry, or smile makeovers.

We have been serving the Sherman Oaks area since 1987, and we would love to make you another one of our satisfied patients. If you’re wondering about fluoride and tooth decay, or dental veneers and teeth whitening, we’d be happy to schedule a consultation for you. Call now!

 

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

 


Let’s Make A Plan For Your Teeth

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When you are passionate about reaching a goal, the difference between success and failure often comes down to whether or not you follow a plan. Inconsistent effort is scarcely ever effective.

Do you have a goal to improve your smile? Perhaps you have not thought much about your teeth in the past, but lately have observed problems. These troubles can be purely aesthetic such as tooth staining or an urgent hazard such as bone recession.

Do you have a goal for your smile?

  • Reverse gum disease
  • Whiten your teeth and prohibit future staining
  • Replace missing teeth
  • Straighten crowded teeth
  • Repair broken teeth
  • Prevent tooth loss
  • A complete smile transformation

Here at Sherman Oaks Dental – Michael Bjornbak, DDS, we are enthusiastic about customized patient-focused care. This means that we compose a personalized treatment plan for every single patient; after all, each patient is unique. Age, lifestyle, current quality of oral health, overall physical health, and risk factors are all taken into account.

Ready to get started? Schedule a consultation by calling 818-465-9704. Our caring staff will discuss your goals and concerns with you, carry out a comprehensive examination, and explain your options. You will leave with all of your questions answered and a personalized dental treatment plan.

 

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

 


Whiter Teeth For Sherman Oaks Smiles

Whiter Teeth for Sherman Oaks Teeth whitening has become very popular in Sherman Oaks, California as an easy way to change your smile with little effort and no pain.

Sherman Oaks Dental – Michael Bjornbak, DDS can help you understand your options for teeth whitening and the results you may expect from various teeth whitening options.

Over the counter whitening systems can give varied results, with many users feeling unhappy or dissatisfied with over-the-counter teeth whitening products.

Your Sherman Oaks, California cosmetic dentist can help you whiten your teeth effectively and achieve professional results. If you are ready to try a teeth whitening product, please give us a call at 818-465-9704 to schedule a teeth whitening consultation.

Our compassionate staff would love to answer any questions you have about general, cosmetic, restorative, or pediatric dental treatment. Here are some of our services:

dental implants
porcelain veneers
teeth whitening
dentures
dental crowns

If you are searching for quality, friendly dental care in the Sherman Oaks area, call us here at Sherman Oaks Dental – Michael Bjornbak, DDS. We have been serving the greater Sherman Oaks area since 1987. We are currently accepting new patients at our comfortable, state-of-the-art dental office. At Sherman Oaks Dental – Michael Bjornbak, DDS, we are committed to providing superior dental care to our valued patients.

 

Michael Bjornbak

 

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

 


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