Cosmetic dentistry is the perfect solution for people that desire a attractive smile, improved oral health and an easy boost in their self esteem. From simple teeth whitening to extensive smile makeovers, we have the most advanced training, technology and experience available to create a look that's perfect for you.
USC trained dentist Dr. Allan Melnick of Encino is a leader in cosmetic dentistry. He enjoys the blend between art and cutting edge science that is needed for a beautiful result. He says "It's my chance to create a work of art".
We custom tailor a smile makeover to meet your needs and goals. You can choose from any combination of porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, crowns and the many other advanced procedures that we have to offer to create a beautiful smile.
A smile makeover can provide a complete dental transformation of your mouth and face. We have personally seen a smile makeover change a persons personality. Check the very personal story in Stephanie's Makeover to find out how cosmetic dentistry can enhance a persons self esteem .
Each treatment plan is uniquely designed for the individual. The following list outlines procedures available to create a beautiful smile. Click here to see our Photo gallery which has many fabulous smiles.
Common Elements of a Smile Makeover
Gentle professional whitening of your teeth.
Gum care for a strong foundation and health.
Replacement of dark silver/mercury fillings with white fillings.
Correction of the bite to optimize comfort and longevity.
Reshaping of the gum tissues to create a natural gum line.
Reshaping, smoothing and polishing of teeth to a youthful look.
Porcelain Veneers and Porcelain crowns for optimum appearance.
Porcelain Veneers and Lumineers.
The star of cosmetic dentistry is the porcelain veneer. You can see the dramatic power of cosmetic dentistry to enhance appearance in the pictures on this web site.
Our veneers are ultra thin porcelain shells that are bonded to the tooth. Difficult to fabricate, we work only with world class dental artists to allow us to achieve superb results.
With extensive continuing education and years of experience Dr. Melnick has developed the skills that can help you achieve a beautiful smile. Click here for more about Porcelain Veneers and Lumineers.
Our take-home teeth whitening creates a smile that will make you feel much more attractive. You start your treatment in our Encino office with the application of a special deep bleaching solution and then continue whitening with convenient take-home trays and gel. We continually review new whitening systems to make sure that you get the best methods available.
Dr. Melnick strongly believes after thorough research that Ultradent Opalescence is the premier product in the bleaching field. Our process is controlled and gentle to the teeth and gums. We believe it is far superior to one hour bleaching that often results in unpredictable colors and sensitivity.
Our method allows you to choose the exact amount of whiting that you desire. Feel free to contact our Encino office and our knowledgeable staff will be happy to answer all your questions on whitening. Click for more on tooth whitening.
Tooth Colored Fillings
Today's cosmetic dentist has many new and amazing white filling materials. These can be used to change the color of your teeth and close gaps, reshape teeth, and restore most decayed areas quickly and easily. Generally you cannot tell the tooth even has a filling because of the exact color match.
The fillings themselves are high tech micro-filled ceramic. Click here to find out what this means in English. Bonded into the tooth they will last for many years and hold the tooth together and strengthen it. They typically require only one easy appointment and are fully hardened and ready for use immediately. Click here to see White Fillings and Bondings.
All Porcelain Crowns
These highly cosmetic crowns are used to restore damaged teeth to beauty and strength. Their major advantage over other crowns is the lack of a dark line often seen in metal based crowns where the crown and tooth meet. Plus, the gum tissues love all porcelain materials. There is also zero allergic potential.
Today's high tech ceramic all porcelain cosmetic crown, known as a Lava/Zirconia crown, is made entirely of porcelains with no metal whatsoever. This greatly enhances the life like qualities of the final results. The natural translucence and penetration of light through the crown is amazing.
Technically difficult to make, a very few skilled and experience dentists are able to maximize the results from these new restorations. When bonded into place the strength of the crown and tooth are greatly improved and preserved for a lifetime.
All porcelain crowns are the best restoration for heavily damaged teeth. The procedure generally takes two appointments about two weeks apart. A comfortable and life like temporary crown is worn between visits. The total time involved is about one hour. Click here for more details on dental crowns.
"Dr. Melnick gave me a fantastic smile! I can't stop looking in the mirror. In my opinion it takes a real artist to make my smile so beautiful. It is a work of art."
Linda M., Advertising Account Executive - Valencia