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Have you ever looked in the mirror and wished you could correct a few tooth-related issues? Cosmetic dentistry services offered in Sherman Oaks, CA, by Dr. Michael Amir and Dr. Larry Hamer of SC Dental Group can help you makeover your smile.

Cosmetic dentistry services and treatments improve the function and appearance of your smile. If you've lost a tooth, want to change the appearance of a few teeth, or need to strengthen or restore a damaged tooth, one of these choices may be right for you:

Dental Implants: Restoring missing teeth with dental implants offers a long-term tooth loss solution. Small titanium posts implanted in your jawbone bond to the bone, becoming a permanent part of your jaw. The posts act as roots for your new teeth and are topped with dental crowns to complete the restoration of your missing teeth.

Bonding: If you have chipped or cracked teeth your dentist may recommend this treatment. Using a dental bonding material, your dentist will fill and reshape your damaged teeth. 

Teeth Whitening: Teeth whitening is an excellent option if your teeth have become dull and stained. Whitening can lighten teeth by three to eight shades and lasts for several years.

Veneers: Veneers offer a simple, yet ingenious, way to conceal tooth imperfections. Thin tooth-shaped shells cemented to the fronts of your teeth hide chips, cracks, discolorations, uneven surfaces, and other flaws. Veneers can also change the shape of teeth, add length to short teeth, close gaps, or whiten all of your teeth.

Renew your smile with cosmetic dentistry in Sherman Oaks, CA! Call Dr. Michael Amir and Dr. Larry Hamer of SC Dental Group at (818) 905-5400 to schedule your appointment.

By SC Dental Group
May 22, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: teeth whitening  

It can be challenging to maintain a white smile when so many factors can stain your teeth, but fortunately, there are steps that you can take to avoid stains, including professional teeth whitening from SC Dental Group here in the Encino, CA area. Read on to learn more about how to keep your smile bright, and contact Dr. Michael Amir and Dr. Larry Hamer at SC Dental Group if you are interested in professional whitening treatment.

Tips for Avoiding Stains on Teeth

There are several steps you can take to avoid developing stains on your teeth. One way to maintain a white smile is to practice good oral hygiene habits, which includes flossing regularly and brushing twice every day with a toothpaste that contains fluoride. Regularly having your teeth professionally cleaned by dental staff can also help keep your smile whiter.

Another way to prevent dental stains is to avoid foods and beverages that are known to stain teeth. Examples include coffee, red wine, cranberry juice/other dark fruit juices, tomato sauce, and certain berries, such as blueberries. Smoking also causes stains, so it is best to avoid it to maintain a white smile.

Teeth Whitening

We offer two convenient teeth whitening options at our Encino office. In-office whitening provides the fastest results, while take-home whitening is convenient and can be done in the comfort of your own home. Both methods deliver professional results and can give you the white smile you desire.

In-office whitening can whiten teeth by several shades in just one treatment. A special hydrogen peroxide gel containing a professional-strength bleaching agent is carefully brushed on the teeth. The gel is left on for about one hour before being removed. During that time, the bleaching agent in the gel gently penetrates the tooth enamel and lifts away stains and discolorations. Immediately after treatment, teeth will be noticeably whiter and brighter.

A professional take-home teeth whitening kit is another effective option for achieving a whiter smile. Some advantages of take-home kits are that you can whiten teeth when it is convenient for you and in the comfort of your own home. Take-home whitening kits include two custom trays that fit over the top and bottom rows of teeth, as well as whitening gel. When you are ready to whiten, simply add gel to each tray and place them on to your teeth for about one hour at a time. Within a few weeks, your smile will be a few shades whiter.

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You can maintain a white smile and prevent dental stains by developing good oral hygiene habits and avoiding smoking, as well as certain foods and beverages. However, if stains do develop, teeth whitening can help. Dr. Amir or Dr. Hamer can help you choose between in-office or take-home whitening. To learn more about teeth whitening, contact SC Dental Group in Encino by calling (818) 905-5400.

By SC Dental Group
July 23, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: teeth whitening  

Teeth whitening is a simple and effective way to completely rejuvenate your smile. Available through your dentist’s office as an in-office treatment or a take-home kit, these treatments deliver professional and long-lasting whitening results. Here at SC Dental Group in Encino, CA, Dr. Michael Amir and Dr. Larry Hamer are your dentists for professional teeth whitening.

In-Office Whitening Treatment

In a single visit to our Encino practice, you can rejuvenate your smile with in-office teeth whitening. Delivering the fastest results of any teeth whitening option, in-office treatment can brighten your smile up to eight shades in just one session. Furthermore, in-office teeth whitening delivers the longest-lasting results of any whitening option, with effects lasting for several years.

Traditional in-office teeth whitening is as simple as relaxing in a chair while a dental professional whitens your teeth. To begin, the lips and gums are protected from coming into contact with the whitening gel. Once these sensitive areas are protected, the whitening gel, which contains a professional strength bleaching agent, will be brushed onto the teeth. By penetrating the tooth enamel, the agent lightens your stains and discolorations. After about one hour, the whitening gel is wiped away, leaving your teeth noticeably whiter.

Take-Home Whitening Kits

Take-home whitening kits provide a convenient alternative to in-office whitening treatment. Still containing a professional quality whitening gel, these kits allow you to brighten your smile on your own schedule and in the comfort and privacy of your own home. Consisting of a whitening gel and two custom trays that are worn over the top and bottom rows of teeth for about an hour every few days, these kits will turn your smile noticeably whiter within a couple of weeks.

Interested? Give Us a Call

You can easily rejuvenate your smile with teeth whitening treatments available through your dentist. For professional teeth whitening in Encino, CA, schedule an appointment with Dr. Amir or Dr. Hamer by calling SC Dental Group at (818) 905-5400.

By SC Dental Group
January 04, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: teeth whitening  

An attractive, bright smile gets noticed. Unfortunately, so do stained, dull teeth. To keep your most important personal asset shining and white, look into professional teeth whitening from SC Dental Group in Encino, CA. Dr. Michael Amir and Dr. Larry Hamer offer an impressive menu of cosmetic dentistry services, including reclamation of your natural and beautiful tooth color with in-office and at-home whitening.


The story behind dental stains

As time passes, tooth enamel thins, darkens, and dulls, due to basic wear and tear. However, other factors play significant roles in dental stains, namely:

  • Poor oral hygiene habits
  • Darkly pigmented beverages such as coffee, tea, and cola
  • Darkly pigmented foods such as blueberries and curry dishes
  • Tobacco usage (both cigarettes and smokeless tobacco)
  • Prescription medications (some antihistamines and blood pressure pills as examples)

Your tooth enamel actually catches and holds staining organic matter. Over time, stains form and become harder and harder to remove. While over-the-counter toothpastes, whitening strips, and rinses help to an extent, their effectiveness is often less than satisfactory and their safety...questionable.

Professional teeth whitening—the better option
At SC Dental Group's Encino office, Dr. Amir, Dr. Hamer, and their team deliver outstanding tooth color and sheen through professional whitening services. Preceded by a complete oral examination to ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy enough for this cosmetic treatment, whitening is offered either as a one-hour service or an at-home process. Both use powerful hydrogen peroxide gel applied directly to tooth surfaces to power out stains effectively without damaging enamel or irritating sensitive gums and other soft tissues.
Here are the benefits of teeth whitening at SC Dental Group:

  1. Safe: All processes are professionally prepared and supervised.
  2. Effective: Your teeth will brighten by up to eight full shades!
  3. Efficient: Whether applied in-office or at-home with customized trays, your whitening gel will go exactly where it's needed.
  4. Long lasting: When you brush twice a day, floss daily, get routine exams and cleanings at SC Dental and avoid staining foods and tobacco, you'll sport a white smile indefinitely.
  5. Cost-effective The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry says teeth whitening is very popular because it works, and it's affordable. Often, the team at SC Dental Group offer it as part of a comprehensive cosmetic treatment plan.


Ready for a new look?
Get your best smile ever more easily than you could have imagined. Explore professional teeth whitening at SC Dental Group. Call the office at (818) 905-5400 to speak to a team member regarding a one-on-one cosmetic dentistry consultation or simply to learn more about professional whitening. We look forward to helping you meet your smile goals!

By SC Dental Group
February 28, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

How professional teeth whitening treatment from your dentists in Encino and Sherman Oaks can give you a sparkling smileteeth whitening

Do you want your smile to sparkle? Are you tired of looking at a smile that is dull and uninspiring? Do you have years worth of stains, keeping your smile from looking great? If you answered yes to these questions, it's time for you to consider a professional teeth whitening treatment! Dr. Michael Amir and Dr. Larry Hamer at SC Dental Group in Encino and Sherman Oaks, CA want to share how professional teeth whitening can give you a sparkling smile.

You may not even realize it, but there are many foods and beverages that can cause stains on your teeth. Coffee, tea, and red wine all contribute to a dull smile. Smoking cigarettes and pipes, and using smokeless tobacco can put a dark brown, thick stain on your teeth.

If you have a few decades behind you, your smile won't look as white as you remember. That's because your enamel is thinner, allowing you and others to see through to the yellow layer underneath, called dentin. Aging produces a yellowish cast to your smile.

You can say goodbye to stains and the effects of aging, thanks to professional teeth whitening. When you choose professional teeth whitening, you've made a choice that provides:

  • Quick results in about an hour
  • Long-term results that can last up to 5 years
  • Dramatic results up to 8 shades whiter

Professional teeth whitening is also much less expensive than other cosmetic dental services, so you can achieve great results without spending a lot of money.

At SC Dental Group, your dentists offer two safe and effective treatments to help you achieve a bright, white smile. Consider:

  • An in-office whitening treatment which can be performed on a lunch hour; it's a great solution for busy people on the go.
  • take-home whitening kit which contains custom-trays designed just for you and enough whitening gel for you to whiten your smile whenever you want.

If you want to say goodbye to your dental stains and hello to a white, beautiful smile, consider professional teeth whitening. Pick up the phone and call Dr. Amir and Dr. Hamer at SC Dental Group in Encino and Sherman Oaks, CA. Enjoy your perfect smile by calling today!