The Premier Encino Dentist
Dr. Melnick is a skilled dentist serving Encino, Tarzana, Sherman Oaks and Woodland Hills. He utilizes the latest in dental technology and emphasizes comprehensive dentistry, which is made up of many types of dental care. This includes preventive dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry, restorative dentistry, periodontal diseases, temporomandibular (jaw) joint disorders and childrens dental care, to name only a few of the services available.
Dr. Melnick is a preventive dentist first and foremost. He believes in a regular office visit program, and patient home care. With this early intervention patients have an effective way to eliminate many of the problems people experience. Today we know that the preventive dentistry effects extend beyond the mouth to the whole body. There is evidence that having a clean and disease free mouth may help to prevent many medical problems.
Also, by eliminating problems which negatively influencing your dental health, such as a poor diet and smoking, the chance of a successful treatment outcomes increases dramatically. Dr. Melnick is one of the few dentists in the Encino, Sherman Oaks and Tarzana area performing minimally invasive dentistry. By resolving small problem such as root wear and keeping then from becoming larger problems. This is all part of a complete preventive program. To read more about Preventive Dentistry click here.
Among cosmetic dentists, Dr. Melnick is known for providing skillful care so that your teeth are enhanced and your smile appear completely natural. He is fortunate to be able to utilize the top cosmetic dental laboratories, so his crowns and porcelain laminates are outstanding. Dr. Melnick has a personal ceramic technician who he confers with almost daily to discuss the fine tuning of his restorations.
He has been whitening teeth in Los Angeles area including Northridge, Woodland Hills, Encino, Sherman Oaks and the entire valley
since 1979 and has created many hundreds of whiter and beautiful smiles. You can select tooth whitening that is best for you.
This can be accomplished using either tray bleaching at home, in office whitening, or a combination of both. As a friend of the inventor of dental bleaching, Dr. Melnick is always aware of the latest developments in the field. To read the complete story on Cosmetic Dentistry click here.
Dr. Melnick has been involved in implant dentistry for over 30 years. That is the longest time of any dentist in the San Fernando Valley. He is an implant dentist who prefers to work with the finest implant surgeons to replace lost teeth. Today the success rate of implant teeth is over 90% at 10 years. It is possible to implant new teeth that are long lasting and comfortable. Dr. Melnick utilizes all the latest worldwide research and technology when restoring implants and is a constant student in this fascinating and rapidly evolving area. For more information on Implant Dentistry click here.
As an expert restorative Encino dentist and was a teacher in that department at UCLA. Dr. Melnick restores teeth with cavities or that are cracked or broken on a daily basis. He utilizes a highly natural looking and well proven technique. By using mercury free filling materials only we avoid all of the negative qualities of these older and obsolete materials.
We do not use mercury in any form in our office and in fact no longer have it in the office at all. Not only are our white porcelain fillings able to restored teeth to highly cosmetic, they will be comfortable and fully functional to meet our standards. Restorative dentistry covers a broad spectrum of restorations and materials. Crowns, bridges, inlays, and onlays are only a few of a long list of state of the art restorations. For more information on Restorative Dentistry click on this link to see our full page on restorative dentistry options.
Dr. Melnick is a dentist in Encino that places great emphasis on the treatment of periodontal disease with an advanced
non-surgical approach. You will be amazed by how easy our method of this treatment is. By using a combination of antibiotics and a series of special instruments and techniques the treatment is simplified.
Dr. Melnick has had excellent results. These treatments, when they are combined with improved patient home care, have proven to be very effective eliminating periodontal problems and can often save the patients trips to the periodontist for surgical care.
If you do require major treatment, he can refer you for expert periodontal treatment in the San Fernando Valley area. Periodontists not only treat advanced periodontal disease, but are also expert at performing bone regeneration and cosmetic tissue grafting. As a general and family dentist, Dr. Melnick knows that a solid healthy foundation must be established before time and effort are spent on restorative dentistry. For a complete review of the causes and care of Gum Disease click here.
TMJ and Neuromuscular Dentistry
In addition to his other services, Dr. Melnick treats many patients experiencing head and neck pain. Patients experiencing pain in the jaw joint and jaw muscles are seen often as well as patients with head and neck pain. Dr. Melnick is a believer that stress is a major cause of the head and neck pain and is associated not only with the bite relationship but the tension in the associated muscles.
By constructing various appliances that alleviate muscle and TMJ strain a reduction in symptoms is frequently seen.
Bite appliances along with certain habit changes can often cause many symptoms to subside. When the pain is accompanied with noises in the joint such as a click or pop, further investigation is normally employed. For more information on TMJ and Neuromuscular dentistry click here.
"Once again Dr. Melnick you came through for me. My medical people had no answers but you diagnosed my TMJ pain in a few minutes. They don't call you the "the man to see" for nothing. My pain is gone and I feel great , Thank you so much"