Six New Year’s Resolutions For Your Teeth
Everyone wants to turn over a new leaf in the new year. For some, it will be to lose weight; for others it will be a career change. But not all resolutions have to be huge. You can vow...Read More
Join us! We will share tips, strategies, and ideas for improving your smile and improving your life. We truly believe a beautiful smile is your biggest asset.
Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) involve issues with the joint that connects the lower jaw bone (mandible) to the rest of the skull (through the temporal bone). This joint and the muscles attached are what enable the jaw movements used in activities such as chewing and talking. Disorders in this area can result from a range of causes, such as injuries due to accident (especially involving whiplash), and detrimental habits such as grinding teeth and clenching the jawbone due to stress. Symptoms of TMD include pain when moving the jaw, limited mobility of the jaw, swelling, and a sensation of facial fatigue. These symptoms can be felt either on one side of the jaw or on both sides.
Have you lost, broken or injured your teeth or gums? Are your teeth worn down from grinding or acidic food/drinks? Do you experience ongoing pain in your jaw? Do you get regular headaches due to your bite being misaligned? Do you have major dental issues that you want to correct? Do you think you may need reconstruction of your teeth/gums? Are you unhappy with your teeth or your smile?
Full mouth reconstruction is a specialized treatment requiring extensive training so it’s critical to consult a dentist with expertise and to do a comprehensive examination to discuss your goals and treatment options.
Are your teeth noticeably stained? Do teeth whitening dental products seem to have a limited effect? If this is the case, then veneers might be the solution to your problems. Veneers are incredibly thin shells that are custom made to cover the surface of a patient’s teeth in order to improve appearance.They are tooth-colored, and composed of either porcelain or resin. Porcelain veneers in Studio City are more durable and look more realistic, but are also difficult to insert. Resin veneers are less effective than porcelain ones, but require far less of a tooth’s surface to be removed prior to installation. Veneers are used to improve the appearance of a wide range of flaws, such as discolored teeth, worn down teeth, chipped teeth, broken teeth, misaligned teeth, irregularly shaped teeth, and teeth separated by gaps.
At Studio City Dental Center, getting veneers is a three-step process. First, potential patients must come into the office for a consultation session, during which we ascertain whether or not veneers are the best option in that circumstance. This session will likely involve dental x-rays and other basic inspections. Once it has been confirmed that veneers will be installed, the patient must come in again for preparatory treatment. This treatment largely consists of removing the enamel that is to be replaced by a veneer. This generally means that about half a millimeter of enamel will be removed from the surface of the tooth. Once this is done, impressions of the teeth are taken and sent to a dental laboratory at which veneers are constructed. It usually takes a week or two for us to receive the completed veneers. During the time, the patient can wear temporary veneers if they desire.
These examples of some of our patients will give you insight into how quality dentistry can transform your smile. From simple to complex issues, pain relief or cosmetic reasons, we will explain the possibilities and provide the best dental care and treatments available. Take a look at the Case Studies and the Before and Afters to see how Teeth Whitening, Bridges, Bonding, Veneers, Crowns and Full Mouth Reconstruction can improve your smile.
Do you have questions? We are proud of the personalized service we provide to every patient and we welcome you to get in touch to talk about your situation or to schedule a consultation.
This gallery of before and after photos of some of our amazing patients will give you a glimpse into the work we take pride in doing every day. Whether you’re interested in teeth whitening or full mouth reconstruction, we would love to talk about your teeth with you.
Dr. K and his staff are phenomenal. I will never go to another dental office as long as I can help it. Not only does Dr. K calm down nervous patients like me with his friendly and patient demeanor, but his staff is the same way. You will actually look forward to going to your appointments!!
- Natasha P.
I was a dentist's worst nightmare. until I started seeing Dr K. My family and I have been seeing him since the practice opened. Everyone in the office is TOP NOTCH. They have always been there for me including emergencies. And let me tell you, I've had more than I care to count. I've recommended him to so many people and they've never been disappointed. If you're looking for an above average doc and staff, this is the place.
- Lorie B.
They are kind clean, nice and Dr. K is funny. All the staff have a pleasant and professional greeting. Tony the Reception desk holds herself so calm kind snd always nice. She's so great calling you and going over things so your not left not knowing. Again I can say these Professionals are so sweet and modest.
- Nikki J.
The first week of December is National Hand Washing Awareness Week. Good hand hygiene is a simple, effective way to prevent infections and illness. This is important for your dental health, too. Bacteria can get into your mouth if...Read More