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General dentistry

Dental implants

Dental implants provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function just like natural teeth. No more need to deal with uncomfortable dentures or bridges—with permanent dental implants, a person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat and smile with effortless confidence. Dental implants are surgically implanted in the jaw to provide a comfortable, ...
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Jaw joint pain therapy

Do you suffer with jaw pain when you talk or chew? Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ) can place a lot of strain on the jaw leading to pain and further complications. The TMJ joint is responsible for connecting the jaw bone to the cranium (skull). When this area becomes overworked, it can cause a lot of stress on the disc resulting in popping and clicking of the jaw, jaw pain, ...
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Sedation dentistry

Nervous or sensitive patients can relax thanks to dental sedation. Many patients feel no pain during or after treatment and have little or no memory of the visit. Sedation also allows extensive treatment to be done in a single appointment at our Encino office. ...
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Tooth colored fillings

Silver fillings can weaken teeth, making them prone to further damage Amalgam fillings were previously “locked” into the tooth’s structure, meaning most of the natural tooth structure was extracted upon treatment. A natural alternative… Today’s safe and durable alternative consists of a tooth-colored composite that is bonded onto the tooth; preserving most of your ...
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Dental crowns and bridges

A crown is a restoration that covers or caps a tooth, restoring it to its normal size and shape while strengthening the tooth and improving appearance. Crowns are necessary when the tooth has broken down to the point where a filling won’t be effective. A crown can be used to hold a cracked tooth together to prevent further damage. Crowns are also used to cover and support a tooth with a ...
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Root canal treatment

Suffering from a toothache? Damaged or decayed teeth may need to be repaired with “root canal therapy.” Don’t worry about pain, Dr. Asaf can provide safe anesthesia and sedation dentistry to ease your fears and make you completely comfortable. In the past, if you had a tooth with a diseased nerve, you'd probably lose that tooth. Today, with a dental procedure called ...
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Dentistry for children

A child's first visit to the dentist should be enjoyable and positive. The more you and your child know about the first visit, the better you will feel. Children are not born with a fear of the dentist, but they can fear the unknown. Our office makes a practice of using pleasant, non-frightening, simple words to describe your child's first dental visit and treatment. We want ...
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