Restorative Dentistry

As an expert restorative Encino dentist and was a teacher in that department at UCLA. Dr. Safaei 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.


Dr. Safaei 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. Safaei 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. Safaei 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, please see Gum Disease and Periodontal Dentistry.

Dental Crowns

crowns in Encino CA by Navid Safaei
Dental crown

A crown is often needed when existing cavities or previous restorations are too large to be restored by fillings. A crown adds strength, longevity, and comfort. There are several options for the material used.

For more details, please see: Dental Crowns.

Dental Bridges

Dental bridge in Encino by Navid Safaei
Space restored with porcelain bridge

A bridge fills in the space left by a missing tooth or teeth in much the same way as a bridge spans a river or bay. The bridge is held in place by crowns placed on adjacent teeth of the missing space. A bridge can stop the shifting of the remaining teeth including those above the space, and correct bite problems.

For more details, please see: Dental Bridges.

Oral Surgery

At Elevate Dental teeth are extracted with as little trauma as possible to plan for future replacement. Often times it is necessary to graft to preserve the socket for future restoration options including bridges, or implants. At times, it is necessary to refer complex extractions to one of several carefully selected specialists.

For more details, please see: Oral Surgery.

Mouth Guards

Mouthguard in Encino, CA at Elevate Dental
Mouth guard

When we make a mouth guard the first step is to make a very precise hard reproduction of the teeth, Then in a specially equipped dental lab multiple layers of a soft resin are adapted to the reproduction under high temperatures and high pressure. The process is called pressure lamination. This produces a tightly adapted durable mouth guard that provides the best level of protection available.

For more details, please see: Mouth Guards.