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16500 Ventura Blvd., Suite #150-B
Encino, California 91436 US
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  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Dental: DDS, New York University
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: General Practice, Manhattan VA hospital

Treatments offered at Signature Smiles

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Tooth filing, gum contouring, bonding? I feel like my teeth are higher on one side. (photo)

You should have your dentist check your bite on both sides to make sure everything is even. You may need additional aligners to correct that. READ MORE

Does this require a root canal and/or a crown or just a regular filling? (photo)

It looks like a large size cavity. Which is close to the nerve and has exceeded under the gym as well. Most likely would need a root canal, but it can... READ MORE

Can the dentist replace the old bonding with a new one ? (Photo)

Hello,You do have a couple of options. One is to replace the old bonding with a new one. The composite or white filling material is used to replace... READ MORE

Can I be fitted for a night guard after after porcelain veneer procedure is done?

Yes. Your dentist can make a mold of your new dentition with the veneers and make a night guard for you. It is a good idea to wear the night guard to... READ MORE

If the root is dead, and the crown can be lengthened, can the tooth hold a new crown? Attached is my x-ray (Photo)

There are basically 2 options. One is to do a root canal / crown lengthening and a new crown. Based on the x-ray, it looks like this option does not... READ MORE

My front teeth are broken. Is there any permanent solution to cover the remaining surface? (Photo)

First you have to figure out why the teeth are bring chipped....was it due to an accident? or a misaligned bite? or perhaps excessive grinding and... READ MORE

Why do my front teeth keep chipping? (photos)

One reason could be that your bite is not correct and the teeth don't come together with even force. You can see a dentist or orthodontist to find out... READ MORE

What do you do if one tooth is not moving properly? (photos)

Your teeth should move according to the clincheck plan. Sometimes if the contacts between the teeth are too tight, or there is no room for the tooth... READ MORE

Can I remove veneers from 4 lower front teeth, and replace them with new ones?

Yes you can replace the old veneers with new ones. Make sure the dentist who's redoing the , does that with a lot of care as the lower front teeth are... READ MORE

My dentist wants to do a root canal, crown and porcelain on my tooth. Is it really necessary to do all three?

I don't see an x-ray so it's hard to give my opinion about the root canal. Usually after the root canal, you would need a crown to protect that tooth... READ MORE

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