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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
November 22, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: veneers  

Achieving the smile of your dreams is easier now than ever. Your dentist can offer several cosmetic dentistry options for you to restore your smile or achieve the smile you have always dreamed of. One of the easiest ways to restore your teeth is with veneers in Sherman Oaks, CA; Encino, CA. Dr. Michael Amir and Dr. Larry Hamer of SC Dental Group can help. Keep reading to learn more about this exciting restoration process. 

What Is Dental Restoration?

Dental restoration is any dental procedure used to restore cosmetic quality to your teeth. These types of procedures are not necessarily involved with restoring the health of teeth but are rather focused on making already healthy teeth look their best. Veneers in Sherman Oaks, CA; Encino, CA are a great way to accomplish this. 

This type of procedure involves the application of thin ceramic shells to the visible part of teeth. This shell can be used to improve the color, shape, and even size of the teeth. When teeth are discolored, misshapen, or sized differently, it can make it difficult to achieve a uniform, attractive smile. This process will help you bring uniform size, shape, and color to all of your teeth. 

How Is This Process Done?

The first step will be to clean the teeth thoroughly and to examine the teeth for overall health. It is important that the teeth are not severely damaged. Next, the surface of the teeth will be filed so that the shell will adhere more evenly and more thoroughly to the surface. Once the shell has been placed, the dentist will shape the shell to the exact shape and size you desire. 

How To Care For Teeth 

Once you have undergone this process, it is important that you care for your teeth properly. You should not bite or chew on anything hard as the ceramic used to create the shell can break. You should brush and floss your teeth regularly to keep teeth healthy and clean. 

If you would like to learn more about veneers in Sherman Oaks, CA; Encino, CA, please contact Dr. Amir and Dr. Hamer at SC Dental Group by calling 818-905-5400. 

By SC Dental Group
April 29, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: veneers   porcelain veneers  

Even a tiny flaw can make you feel a little self-conscious about your teeth. When you're unhappy with your smile, porcelain veneers, one of the dental services offered by your Sherman Oaks, CA, dentists, Dr. Michael Amir and Dr. Larry Hamer of SC Dental Group, offer a simple solution.

Veneers transform your smile

Veneers conceal flaws on the fronts of teeth, the area where they're most noticeable. The porcelain shells are as thin as a fingernail yet provide effective coverage for a range of flaws.

Before you receive porcelain veneers, your dentist may need to remove a tiny amount of tooth enamel to ensure a perfect fit. (This step isn't always necessary.) During your trip to the Sherman Oaks dental office, he'll also make an impression of your mouth. The dental technicians who create your veneers will use the impression as a guide.

You'll wear temporary veneers until your permanent veneers are ready in a week or two. Your dentist will check the fit of your porcelain veneers by temporarily applying them with water or glycerin. After making a few minor adjustments, he'll use dental cement to attach them to the fronts of your teeth.

Can veneers help your smile?

Veneer conceal many types of imperfections and can help you:

  • Change the Shade of a Discolored Tooth: Once your new porcelain veneer is attached to your discolored tooth, it will look just like your other teeth.
  • Hide Minor Damage, Flaws, and Gaps: Small chips in teeth may not affect tooth structure but they certainly change your appearance. Veneers hide chips, shallow cracks, uneven tooth surfaces, and other imperfections. They can also close slight gaps between teeth.
  • Improve Your Tooth's Shape or Length: Shape and length issues can disrupt the symmetry of your smile. Veneers make crooked teeth look straight and help oddly shaped teeth look more uniform. They can even extend the length of short teeth.
  • Whiten Your Smile: Because veneers are available in so many shades, they offer a long-lasting way to whiten your smile. The restorations are stain-resistant and won't become dull if you drink coffee, tea, or red wine or eat foods that contain dark pigments.

Are you ready to enhance your smile with porcelain veneers? Call your dentists in Sherman Oaks, CA, Dr. Michael Amir and Dr. Larry Hamer of SC Dental Group, at (818) 905-5400 to schedule your appointment.

By SC Dental Group
December 11, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: veneers  

Here’s your guide to how dental veneers can improve your smile.

If you are dealing with discolored, misshapen or crooked teeth you may wish to smile more but you may feel too self-conscious to do so. Don’t worry, our Sherman Oaks, CA, dentists Dr. Michael Amir and Dr. Larry Hammer offer dental veneers, an amazing cosmetic enhancement that can hide a wide range of imperfections to give you a smile worth showing off.

What are dental veneers?

The veneers our Sherman Oaks, CA, dental team offers are made from medical-grade, wafer-thin porcelain. Each porcelain shell is bonded to the front of a tooth in order to hide imperfections and improve the color, shape, size or position of your tooth.

You can choose to place a veneer on just a single tooth (if you just happened to have a misshapen or discolored tooth from an accident) or you may choose to get a full set of veneers (if you’re looking for that full-on celebrity smile). We tailor veneers to fit your needs and your budget.

What problems can veneers improve?

Most imperfect smiles can benefit from what dental veneers can offer. You may be an ideal candidate for veneers if you are looking to hide,

  • Discolorations and widespread, severe stains
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Misaligned, crooked or crowded teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Malformed or misshapen teeth
  • Pitted teeth

Who is an ideal candidate for veneers?

Most adults who maintain good oral hygiene but are looking to mask certain cosmetic imperfections in their smiles may want to consider what veneers can do to give them the smiles they’ve always wanted.

Remember, veneers are fully customized to your needs, so you’ll get natural, incredible and long-lasting results. Adults who want a straighter smile but don’t want to wear braces may be able to get veneers instead to make their smiles appear straighter.

Want to sit down with our Sherman Oaks, CA, dentists to find out if you’re an ideal candidate for dental veneers? If so, call SC Dental Group today at (818) 905-5400 to schedule a dental consultation.

By SC Dental Group
March 21, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: veneers   Broken Teeth  

Dental VeneersHow veneers from your dentists in Sherman Oaks, CA, can give you a stunning smile

Have you heard about dental veneers? Did you know they are one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures available? If you have damaged teeth or a dull, boring smile, you owe it to yourself to find out more about what dental veneers can do for you. Read on to learn how Drs. Michael Amir and Larry Hamer at SC Dental Group in Sherman Oaks, CA, can improve your smile through this amazing treatment!


More about Veneers

Dental veneers are thin laminates of exquisite porcelain. These laminates are permanently cemented on to the front surfaces of your teeth in order to make your smile flawlessly beautiful by hiding problems, such as:

  • Cracks, fracture lines, and broken tooth structure
  • Abrasion, erosion, and chipping from tooth wear
  • Stains, blotchy enamel, and enamel defects

Dental veneers are extremely versatile. In addition to hiding cosmetic issues like those listed above, veneers can also close up small gaps between your teeth, and even hide the look of tooth rotation, making your teeth look straighter. Your dentist can recommend veneers or conventional orthodontics for alignment issues.

People love dental veneers because they are:

  • Naturally beautiful; porcelain is light-reflective and closely mimics the look of tooth enamel so that your veneers look completely natural.
  • Conservative; your dentist removes little to no tooth structure, just enough to accommodate the thickness of the veneers.
  • Quick; you can have a completely new, beautiful smile in as little as 2 to 3 appointments, including a consultation appointment.
  • Easy-to-maintain; porcelain resists stains, so that your veneers will stay sparkling and beautiful for years.

If you want a smile you can be proud of, you need to discover dental veneers! For more information about treatment, call our Sherman Oaks office today at (818) 905-5400!