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!

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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

 


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

 


3 Problems Which May Require A Root Canal

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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?

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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: https://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