Frequently Asked Questions | Ira J. Moin, DDS

Have a question or concern regarding your dental care? Below we have answered some of the questions most commonly asked at our Encino, CA dental office. Feel free to contact our office with any specific question or concern we may not have addressed. You can reach us at 818-783-1515 or by sending us a message via our online form. We will be happy to help you get the answers you need!

Q: How can I improve the appearance of my smile?


Our team offers a variety of cosmetic options to help you improve the appearance of your smile. We offer veneers, teeth whitening, Snap-On Smile, gum recession treatment, cosmetic tooth bonding, and more. You can learn more about our cosmetic options here . Regardless of your specific needs, we can help you look great and feel confident about your smile.

Q: What is the best tooth replacement option?


The answer to this question largely depends on your unique situation. Our tooth replacement options include dental implants, dentures, and bridges. Depending on how many teeth you are missing, the specifics of your oral health, and your financial situation, one of these solutions might be better than the other. To learn more about each tooth replacement option, visit our page here.

Q: What is a dental crown?


A dental crown is used to repair a tooth that is damaged in some way. The type of damage that usually requires this type of restoration is more extensive than what a simple filling can take care of. We use zirconium and e.max for our crowns. These crowns are tooth-colored and strong, meaning that you can rely on your crown to help you look and feel great for many years to come.

Q: What is a dental bridge?


A dental bridge is a restoration made of three or more dental crowns. The end crowns are bonded directly to the surrounding teeth, while the middle crown fills the gap left by your missing tooth. We also offer implant-supported bridges, which are anchored to the gum using dental implants. They do not rely on surrounding natural teeth for support.

Q: How do I know if I have TMJ?


TMD, or temporomandibular joint dysfunction, is characterized by pain or discomfort that involves the TMJ (your jaw joint). If you have TMD, you may experience jaw pain, neck pain, ear pain, sinus problems, headaches, migraines, and more. To learn more about TMD and our solutions to your TMJ pain, please visit our page here . If you are experiencing TMD symptoms, contact our office as soon as possible.


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Dr. Moin and his team are absolutely wonderful. Their office is modern and high tech. Staff is very knowledgable, helpful and friendly. i have had quite a lot of work done at Dr. Moin’s office. I recommend Dr. Moin and hope you have a similar experience.

-Mehrdad A, Irvine, CA

Dr. Moin is a wonderful dentist. He is professional and does excellent work. Everyone in the office is friendly and helpful – so much so that my 6yr old asked if we could go back. We went to him on a family recommendation and I would highly recommend him to family and friends.

-Suzie B, Acton, CA

My family has been going to Dr. Moin since 1996 and since then, he has been and still continues to be a great dentist. He does an excellent job, whether it’d be extracting a wisdom tooth or simply filling a cavity. You should definitely have Dr. Moin as a dentist; you’re in good hands.

-Monica U, Valley Village, CA

Finally, I found a dentist that is compassionate about what he does. His entire staff is courteous, professional, and caring. I’ve been to many dentist through recommendation of friends and although it wasn’t a bad experience, I haven’t experienced service to this degree. I am a professional in the health care field, and because I work nights and long hours, my bad habits include coffee and drinking soda to stay awake. As a results, I destroyed the enamel on my teeth and soon was embarrassed to smile. I came to Dr. Moin through a referral and was immediately greeted by a friendly, warm staff. I sat in the room with Dr. Moin and explained my concerns and needs. He took the time to listen then explain the procedure and informed me of his 20 plus years experience in cosmetic dentistry. I had an inner warmth and security that somehow validated was he was saying, so proceeded with getting Veneers. Let me tell you, choosing Dr. Moin was the best decision I made. The quality is superb and the price could not be beaten. Colleagues who also have Veneers were shocked about the difference in what they paid compared to what I did and some can’t even tell that I have Veneers. I must say, I highly recommend him to everyone!!! Thank you Dr. Moin and Staff.

-Frank A, Valencia, CA

Going to a dentist is not always the first thing in your to do list. However, Dr. Iraj Moin makes going to a dentist a pleasant experience. There is never a wait. The office staff are always friendly and they remember you. Dr. Iraj himself has a great personality and very knowledge on his field and the procedures he performs. My overall experience is excellent and my entire family has him as a dentist and we are pleased with him.

-Estenia H, Valley Glen

Dr. Moin has taken care of my family for the last 15 years, great dentist and staff, always takes care of any of my tooth pain right away, great work! I recommended him to friends and co-workers.

-IVIS R, North Hills, CA

Hiding my smile became a habit. Now I receive compliments about my smile and teeth. I am very happy with Dr. Moin and his kind and caring staff.

-Jim M, Northridge, CA