Dental veneers are custom-crafted porcelain laminates fitted by a dentist over the front of an existing tooth. They bond directly to the front of the tooth, dramatically enhancing its shape, color, and appearance.
Porcelain veneers are:
- Virtually undetectable
- Very durable
- An effective way to improve smile appearance
No Prep Veneers/Lumineers
These types of veneers are designed to be ultra-thin (sometimes as thin as contact lenses), so they can be placed over your teeth to deliver natural-looking and beautiful results. No-prep veneers are non-invasive and cause no harm to your teeth. Schedule a complimentary consultation appointment to see if you're a candidate.
In-Office Teeth Whitening:
At our Encino Dental Office, we offer a variety of in-office teeth whitening procedures, including Zoom Advanced, and Kor Whitening system. These systems deliver optimal results in a short period of time, and they're done under the supervision of our doctors. Before and after shades will be obtained, so that you can witness the end result instantly!
Take-Home Teeth Whitening:
At our Encino Dental Office, we use a myriad of different teeth whitening products. Depending on the patients' needs and desires, we provide custom made or ready-made whitening trays with a specific solution that would be appropriate for each patient. Generally, the procedure is performed at home for an hour a day over a few weeks, per the doctor's instructions.
Snap-On-Smile is a comfortable, painless, and easy way for patients to obtain a beautiful smile. It was developed by a dentist who had realized many patients with missing, misaligned, or discolored teeth do not have the time or the finances to invest in extensive treatment plans. It is a thin, yet very durable and natural-looking appliance that is removable.
It is a great option for:
- Spaces, crooked, uneven, or stained teeth, as well as for missing teeth
- Patients that are not candidates for implants or bridges
- Patients who would like a brilliant smile without the expense and discomfort of complicated and aggressive dental procedures
Patients who have a removable partial denture and want a more beautiful and comfortable alternative. It’s easy, painless and you can start today:
- You select the style and shade of your new teeth
- Your dentist takes an impression of your teeth
- You come back after a couple of weeks for a final fitting and you wear your Snap-On Smile home!
Periodontics involves diagnosis, and prevention and treatment of periodontal disease, also known as gum disease.
Periodontal disease is an infection of the gum tissues. It includes gingivitis and periodontitis. Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults.
When plaque and tartar are left on teeth and gums, periodontitis may develop. You can reduce your risk by brushing twice and flossing once daily. You should also have a dental exam and professional dental cleaning at least twice yearly.
The most common treatment is deep cleaning or scaling and root planing. Our experienced hygienists can perform this gentle and effective procedure, which is removal of tartar from the teeth surfaces as well as the roots.
Root Canal Therapy
When a tooth’s root is damaged by decay, the tooth can easily be lost. In the past, the most common way of treating damaged teeth was to extract them. Today, however, root canal treatment is available to save damaged teeth from extraction and preserve the health of your other teeth.
A root canal treatment involves drilling a small hole inside the tooth, in order to reach the inner pulp and root of the tooth. The root is cleaned and a sealant is inserted into the tooth, protecting the root from further decay.
A root canal treatment is often performed in stages. Dr. Kakoli, our board-certified endodontist, will examine you during one visit and may decide to perform the root canal during that visit, or may wait for a subsequent visit
Our Encino dentist has performed many successful root canals and will be happy to discuss with you the best way to treat your tooth decay issues. While root canals are not always necessary, sometimes they are the only way to treat deep cavities. If less aggressive measures will work, Dr. Kakoli can discuss these with you as well.
Make an appointment today to talk to our Encino dentists about root canal treatments. Dr. Kakoli can explain the details about the procedure and what to expect before, during, and after a root canal.
Temporomandibular Disorder is a painful condition that can cause tenderness on each side of the head near the joints. This is the same joint that allows us to speak, chew, and even yawn, so any pain in this area can be brutal. If you’ve recently experienced this type of pain, you should learn what symptoms to look for and what treatment we can offer you.
If you believe that you may have Temporomandibular Disorder, and are experiencing symptoms such as tenderness around the jaws or ears, difficulty chewing, locked jaws, frequent headaches, or an uneven bite.
Some causes are erosion of the disc that aligns the jaw, deteriorated cartilage, trauma, grinding, and arthritis. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, our experienced dentists can help you identify the root cause and offer different and effective routes of treatment, such as offering muscle relaxants, and/or fabricate custom-fitted bite guards for nighttime use. These night guards will help relieve the pressure while sleeping and will push the jaw forward into correct alignment.
Snoring is a very serious condition that millions of people suffer from nightly. It indicates that the airway passage is obstructed. Research has shown that half of the population snores, which is in most cases treatable.
One of the most effective treatments for snoring is simple snore therapy appliances. Our Encino dentist can make your custom-fitted mouthguards that are comfortable and can be worn to sleep every night. These snore guards will position the tongue in a way that the air has easier movement in and out of the body.
If you are experiencing chronic snoring that is affecting your sleep, contact our Encino dental office today. We can discuss all of the options that may be available to you to cure this condition.
Your Encino Dentists are here to help you with any dental emergencies you’re experiencing in a timely manner. We can make sure to accommodate you and alleviate any pain or discomfort you might be experiencing.
If you are experiencing an after-hour dental emergency, please call our office directly, and connect to our emergency line. If you can’t reach us, please contact your local emergency room, as some conditions might be life-threatening.
Removable Dentistry-Dentures and Partials
It is estimated that 25% of adults will lose their teeth by the time they reach old age. One method of treating loss of teeth is with the use of full dentures that replace missing teeth. Full dentures are “plates” that fit the lower or upper jaw. Depending on the amount of bone present in the arches, these plates can fit in place without slipping while chewing or speaking. Dentures will also greatly improve your appearance and will give you a bright smile with confidence! Schedule your complimentary consultation with our experienced Encino office to see if you are a candidate for full dentures.
If you’ve lost teeth due to a disorder, an accident, or dental decay, you might be a candidate for partial dentures. Generally, dental implants or dental bridges are used to replace missing teeth; however, in certain instances where dental surgery is contraindicated, partial denture may be the most appropriate solution. Partial dentures are custom-fitted on the upper or lower arches depending on where the missing teeth are.
Partial dentures are great for those who can not or choose not to tolerate dental surgery. They are removable and are easy to clean.
Valplast Metal-Free Partial Dentures
One of the best types of partial dentures is the Valplast metal-free flexible ones. These partials do not have metal clasps to attach them to the adjacent teeth, so you get a much nicer appearance when you smile. The Valplast dentures can be very esthetic, and the plastic support material is tissue-friendly.
Visit our Encino dentist to discuss your need for dentures and how they can benefit your health, your appearance, and your quality of life.
A Laser is a machine that produces narrow, intense beams of light energy which may not be visible to the human eye. When laser light comes in contact with tissue, it causes a reaction. The beam of light produced by the laser can remove, vaporize, or shape soft tissue (gums, cheeks and tongue) or hard tissues (teeth).
Lasers are used for many different soft tissue procedures, such as elimination of tongue or lip ties, removal of swollen or inflamed tissue caused by some medications. It may also be used for biopsy procedures, where samples are needed to identify tumors in the oral cavity. They are also used routinely for other procedures, such as crown lengthening, which involves removing excess tissue to provide adequate tooth-shaped for properly fitting dental crowns.
Lasers can also be used to detect and remove dental cavities and to restore with composite fillings. They can be used to whiten teeth and to brighten your smile.
At our Encino dental office, we are fortunate to have several different laser machines to be able to perform multiple procedures appropriate for our patients.
I had a pain in my incisor that was exacerbated by my tooth whitening gel. Doctor Tobin filled the cavity and now the pain is gone. Also, I got to hear a great music playlist that he put together for our drilling session! Awesome!
- Jonathan B
Dr. Tobin is always an exceptional Dentist. He is very caring and concerned about my good health and well being. He has a GREAT sense of humor. I love his professionalism and expertise.
I recommend him very highly!!
- David F
Awesome dental work!
The hygienist was lovely and very gentle, yet she did a thorough job. Dr. Tobin was awesome, as always, great staff, very clean and inviting environment, and awesome dental work! Pleased!