Dental Crown Or Porcelain Veneer?

Sherman Oaks cosmetic dental and adult braces

Sherman Oaks cosmetic dentistry offers multiple procedures for improving smiles. Two of the most popular procedures in the Sherman Oaks area are dental crowns and porcelain veneers.

A dental crown covers the entire portion of the tooth that is above the gumline. A veneer is a wafer-thin, covering for just the front of a tooth. Veneers are made with several layers of ceramic laminate. Crowns can be made of all porcelain (ceramic), porcelain fused to metal, or gold. Both crowns and veneers are cemented in place. Crowns and veneers are durable and can last many years, though they are not stronger than natural enamel.

Both of these procedures improve the tooth aesthetically, but porcelain crowns are usually a better solution for a tooth that has been compromised by decay, damage, or a root canal. Veneers can perfect the shape of a tooth, repair a minor crack, cover stains, or straighten the appearance of teeth that are slightly misaligned.

It takes a team of experienced California dental professionals to create durable, natural-looking and perfectly functioning crowns and veneers. Your Sherman Oaks cosmetic dentist must prep the tooth, create a precision mold, and communicate to the lab technician exactly what is needed. The role of the Sherman Oaks dental lab technician is equally important. He/she must meet the precise standards necessary for successful restorations: the perfect shape, the perfect size, color that blends seamlessly with surrounding teeth, and the proper placement in the mouth. The team at Sherman Oaks Dental provides the highest quality cosmetic dental services and restorations.

I am Michael Bjornbak of Sherman Oaks Dental. If you would like more information about crowns, veneers, and additional cosmetic dental procedures, I invite you to come in for a no-pressure cosmetic dental consultation. I can help you achieve a smile that is both healthy and unforgettable. Call 818-781-3411 today!

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What’s The Latest With Veneers?

Sherman Oaks Prepless Veneers One of the latest breakthroughs in Sherman Oaks cosmetic dentistry is prepless veneers. Though thousands of Van Nuys and Studio City CA smile restoration patients who have received traditional veneers are happy with the results, some California dental patients have delayed this procedure because they do not want to lose healthy tooth structure.

Sherman Oaks prepless veneers are a less-invasive procedure for transforming Sherman Oaks smiles. New prepless veneers at Sherman Oaks Dental are incredibly thin shells which adhere to the face of teeth and require no removal of tooth enamel. Most Sherman Oaks prepless veneers are about the thickness of two pieces of paper. Because the color is built into the veneers (instead of being applied after fabrication), they look like your natural teeth–only better!

Our experienced California ceramists are skilled artists. They create each custom veneer with the optimum shape, color and thickness for your new smile. Another great feature of the Sherman Oaks Dental prepless veneers application procedure is that it requires no anesthesia or drilling.

If you are embarrassed by misaligned, discolored or broken teeth, prepless veneers may be a smile restoration solution that you can feel good about

Call Sherman Oaks Dental to learn more about prepless veneers. It is the first step toward your dazzling new smile!

Michael Bjornbak

Sherman Oaks Dental
4849 Van Nuys Blvd
Sherman Oaks, California 91403
818-465-9704
https://www.shermanoaksdental.com/


What Can Veneers Do For Sherman Oaks Smiles?

What Can Porcelain Veneers Do For Sherman Oaks Smiles?

Hello, and welcome to our Sherman Oaks Dental cosmetic dentistry blog. Today we are taking the time to answer a common question that many dental patients in the Sherman Oaks area have. The question is, “What exactly are veneers and how are they used in cosmetic dentistry?”

Veneers are thin shells made from tooth-colored substances. They are custom-made for each patient and are used to improve the appearance of teeth. Veneers are designed to cover the front part of the teeth and are most commonly employed to correct teeth that have been chipped, stained, decayed, or that are crooked.

If you visit your Van Nuys, Studio City CA, or Sherman Oaks dentist for veneers, they will first make a model of your teeth. Next, a dental technician will use the model to create the veneers, so you can be sure of a custom fit.

Since a little of the enamel from the tooth has to be removed so the veneers can be placed, this process is usually irreversible.

I hope that this blog entry has helped you to understand a little more about veneers and how they can help you to improve your smile. Along with other cosmetic dentistry procedures such as gum contouring, smile makeovers, and teeth whitening, the smile that you desire is really just a few dental visits away! If you are in the Sherman Oaks area and are looking for a dentist, give Sherman Oaks Dental a call. My name is Dr. Michael Bjornbak and I have been a Sherman Oaks, California dentist since 1987.

Please call 818-781-3411 and a member of our compassionate staff can schedule an appointment for you and answer any questions you have about the following top services that we offer at Sherman Oaks Dental:

Invisalign clear braces
sedation dentistry
dental implants
porcelain veneers
teeth whitening

Dr. Michael Bjornbak
Sherman Oaks Dental
4849 Van Nuys Blvd
Sherman Oaks, California
818-781-3411
https://www.shermanoaksdental.com/services/


The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/v/veneers.aspx, accessed on Sept. 4, 2013


Sherman Oaks Dynamic Dental Duo: Teeth Whitening and Veneers

Sherman Oaks Teeth Whitening and Veneers Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure in Sherman Oaks and throughout California.

Numerous ads for whitening products in our local Sherman Oaks media contain terms such as ‘white brite’, ’22 carbamide peroxide’ and ‘peroxide teeth’. They look tempting, but how do you separate tooth bleaching fact from fiction?

First, and especially for our local Sherman Oaks California patients, we recommend talking to Michael Bjornbak DDS at Sherman Oaks Dental at our Sherman Oaks office. Just because teeth whitening products are readily available in Van Nuys and Studio City CA, it doesn’t mean they are all safe or appropriate for every person. Getting a professional opinion is a good first step.

Don’t be fooled by smile whitening hype and risk damage, especially if you need tetracycline teeth whitening. If you have existing cosmetic dental work such as crowns, bonding, partial dentures or bridge work, it is especially important to talk to a Sherman Oaks dental professional about worry free dentistry teeth whitening.

Teeth whitening kits are not the only way to quickly improve your smile in Van Nuys. Many of your Studio City CA and Sherman Oaks neighbors have benefited from porcelain veneers. There are several brands of veneers such as Lumineers by Cerinate, da Vinci and Mac. We can help you decide on which is best for you.

Veneers are sometimes called ‘instant orthodontics’ because they can correct tooth misalignment and gaps as well as provide instant teeth whitening.

Porcelain veneers can also fix chipped teeth and cover stains. The vast majority of Sherman Oaks veneer recipients are extremely pleased with the results.

Providing comprehensive dental care for Sherman Oaks families since 1987.


Porcelain Veneers

Van Nuys Porcelain Veneers Beautify Smiles With porcelain veneers, you can revamp your smile without significant restorative dental work.

Porcelain veneers are glass-like, wafer-thin covers that are attached to the front of your teeth. Porcelain has been used in dentistry for many years because no other restorative dentistry material is such an excellent match for natural tooth enamel. Porcelain is translucent and can be matched to the color of any tooth. It is stronger than enamel and resists stains. Dental ceramists who fabricate porcelain veneers are both artists and technicians. They create beautiful paper-thin wafers that adhere to teeth, correcting chips and stains. Porcelain veneers can also straighten crooked teeth for cosmetic dentistry patients who don’t need orthodontic work.

Patients who receive porcelain veneers appreciate the less-invasive process of enhancing their smile. Newer techniques require no removal of healthy tooth enamel.

We would be happy to show you what veneers can do for your smile.

Sherman Oaks Dental is located at 4849 Van Nuys Blvd in Sherman Oaks. We provide skilled dental care for patients in the greater Sherman Oaks and Van Nuys area. Our phone number is 818-781-3411. You can visit https://www.shermanoaksdental.com/services/ for information about our practice and our compassionate team.

Smile – sunshine is good for your teeth!


Sherman Oaks Prepless Veneers

Sherman Oaks Prepless Veneers One of the latest breakthroughs in Sherman Oaks cosmetic dentistry is prepless veneers. Though thousands of Studio City and Encino smile restoration clients who have received traditional veneers are happy with the results, some California dental clients have delayed this procedure because they do not want to lose healthy tooth structure.

Sherman Oaks prepless veneers are a less-invasive procedure for transforming Van Nuys smiles. New Sherman Oaks Dental prepless veneers are incredibly thin shells which adhere to the face of teeth and require no removal of tooth enamel. Most Sherman Oaks prepless veneers are about the thickness of two pieces of paper. Because the color is built into the veneers (instead of being applied after fabrication), they look like your natural teeth–only better!

Our experienced California ceramists are skilled artists. They create each custom Sherman Oaks veneer with the optimum shape, color and thickness for your new smile. Another great feature of the Sherman Oaks Dental prepless veneers application procedure is that it requires no anesthesia or drilling.

If you are embarrassed by misaligned, discolored or broken teeth, prepless veneers may be a California smile restoration solution that you can feel good about.

Call Sherman Oaks Dental to learn more about Sherman Oaks prepless veneers. It is the first step toward your dazzling new smile!

Dr. Michael Bjornbak

Sherman Oaks Dental
4849 Van Nuys Boulevard, Suite 101, Sherman Oaks, CA
Sherman Oaks California 91403
818-672-1288

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Successful Smiles in Van Nuys

Sherman Oaks Teeth Bleaching Van Nuys professionals who are happy with the face they present to others have a greater level of confidence. Confident people in turn are more likely to be successful in their business and personal relationships. Simply put; if you feel better, you’ll probably do better!

At Sherman Oaks Dental, our cosmetic dentistry clients experience a significant boost of self-confidence whether they undergo complete smile transformations or a less extensive treatment.

Whether it is attractive or not, your smile is always with you. Every person you meet notices your smile immediately. Even if you never smile because you are embarrassed about the condition of your teeth, your teeth still show every time you talk.

How do you feel about the smile you present to the world? Are you comfortable with the color of your teeth? Would you like to straighten your teeth? Do have teeth with chips and cracks?

At Sherman Oaks Dental, we are dedicated to patient satisfaction. Dr. Michael Bjornbak has years of experience developing customized treatment plans for creating brilliant symmetrical smiles. We treat patients of all ages in the Studio City, Encino and Burbank areas. In addition to providing premium aesthetic dentistry, we provide comprehensive family dentistry as well.

If you are not familiar with the latest tooth bleaching techniques, veneers, or adult braces, call 818-672-1288 to schedule a cosmetic dental consultation with Dr. Michael Bjornbak. We are located at 4849 Van Nuys Boulevard, Suite 101, in Sherman Oaks, CA. You can find more information about our cosmetic dental services at https://www.shermanoaksdental.com.

Are you ready to discover what smile satisfaction can do for your self-confidence?


Tooth Restoration in Sherman Oaks

Tooth Restoration in Sherman Oaks At Sherman Oaks Dental, we use a variety of techniques to restore damaged teeth. Most Van Nuys dental clients are familiar with fillings. Traditional fillings are also called ‘direct restorations’ because they are applied to the tooth, shaped and polished in one visit.

Another type of filling is called an ‘indirect restorations‘ and is fabricated in a California dental lab. There are two types: inlays and onlays.

When a tooth needs more extensive dental restoration, a crown is often used. At Sherman Oaks Dental, we create strong, natural-looking crowns from a variety of materials.

What if the tooth is damaged beyond repair? There are a number of functional replacements for missing teeth. Dentures are not the only option.

Call 818-672-1288 to learn about the restoration options available. We have been improving smiles for Van Nuys and Burbank patients since 1989.

Whether the damage is caused by decay, injury, bite problems, or natural wear; Dr. Michael Bjornbak DDS will choose the best dental treatment plan for your tooth restoration needs. Sherman Oaks Dental is conveniently located at 4849 Van Nuys Boulevard, Suite 101, in Sherman Oaks, CA.


Sherman Oaks Cosmetic Dental Artistry

Sherman Oaks Cosmetic Dental Artistry Sherman Oaks cosmetic dentistry is part science and part art.

I’m Dr. Michael Bjornbak of Sherman Oaks Dental and enjoy using my extensive dental training and specialized artistic skills to design treatment plans unique to each of my Sherman Oaks cosmetic dental clients.

In order to achieve an attractive, yet natural looking result, I do much more than recommend specific procedures. I consider the shape, alignment, color and condition of the teeth. In order to create a balanced look, the facial shape and coloring is taken into account. The Van Nuys dentistry client’s age, health condition and lifestyle all influence the plan.

At Sherman Oaks Dental, there is no one size fits all treatment plan.

My artistic abilities have been perfected over several years of creating smile transformations for my Studio City and Encino cosmetic dentistry clients. I am constantly receiving the latest training in new techniques and materials.

Even fairly recent cosmetic dental procedures such as teeth whitening and porcelain veneers have advanced considerably. Dental implants are a truly remarkable solution for our California dental clients who have lost one or more teeth.

I would love to design a personalized smile makeover for you. When the work has been completed and you are enjoying your new look, it will only be obvious to those who see you all the time. Others will assume you have always been blessed with a naturally beautiful and healthy smile.


Tooth-Colored Fillings in Van Nuys

Tooth-Colored Fillings in Van Nuys Hello! Welcome to the Sherman Oaks Dental blog. If this your first visit, we hope you find useful information about our Sherman Oaks cosmetic dentistry practice. If you have read some of our previous articles, we are glad you checked back with us. We post new articles regularly.

My name is Dr. Michael Bjornbak, DDS. I have been practicing dentistry in Sherman Oaks since 1989. Sherman Oaks Dental is a full-service dental office located at 4849 Van Nuys Boulevard, Suite 101, in Sherman Oaks, California. In addition to providing comprehensive examinations and deep cleanings for clients in the Van Nuys area, we perform all types of tooth restorations.

When a tooth has decay or has been damaged, a dental restoration is needed to ‘restore’ the tooth to its previous intact condition. A dental filling is one of the most common and well-known types of restorations. A dental filling is used to repair decayed or damaged tooth surfaces. Most people have a few fillings in their mouth.

If you have old silver amalgam fillings, we can replace them with nearly-invisible tooth colored fillings. These fillings are made out of a strong composite resin. Many of our Studio City cosmetic dentistry patients have replaced their old silver fillings with fillings matched to their teeth. You can improve your smile instantly and relatively inexpensively by getting rid of the ‘metal’.

Another reason some Burbank and Encino clients have had their old fillings replaced is because they are concerned about the possible heavy metal toxicity of the mercury in the silver.

If you would like to replace your amalgam fillings, call us at 818-672-1288 to schedule a consultation. We are currently accepting new patients and would be happy to show you around our Sherman Oaks cosmetic dental office and introduce you to our friendly team.

Smile – it increases your face value!