Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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!

  • How can I improve the appearance of my smile?

  • What is the best tooth replacement option?

  • What is a dental crown?

  • What is a dental bridge?

  • How do I know if I have TMJ?


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

A:

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?

A:

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:

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:

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?

A:

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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