Ventura’s Best Cosmetic Dentists Offer Tip Sheet: 3 Reasons You Should Start Your Dental Rehabilitation with a Prosthodontist

Two of the best cosmetic dentists in the world are urging those who are having extensive dental trouble to start their road to a better smile with a prosthodontist. Dr. Saj Jivraj and Dr. Mamaly Reshad of the Anacapa Dental Art Institute in Oxnard and Woodland Hills, Calif., want to educate the public on the role prosthodontists play as quarterback of a patient’s dental team.

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Dr. Saj Jivraj and Dr. Mamaly Reshad are prosthodondists who have each served as chairman of the Restorative Department at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry.

Dr. Saj Jivraj and Dr. Mamaly Reshad are prosthodondists who have each served as chairman of the Restorative Department at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry.

Having a specialist diagnose the condition of your mouth ensures that all treatment is handled and your mouth will be restored with the highest possible standard of care, leading to a more natural and longer-lasting result,” Dr. Jivraj said.

Oxnard, CA (PRWEB) June 16, 2014

Two of the best cosmetic dentists in the world are urging those who are having extensive dental trouble to start their road to a better smile with a prosthodontist.

Dr. Saj Jivraj and Dr. Mamaly Reshad of the Anacapa Dental Art Institute in Oxnard and Woodland Hills, Calif., want to educate the public on the role prosthodontists play as quarterback of a patient’s dental team.

“Having a specialist diagnose the condition of your mouth ensures that all treatment is handled and your mouth will be restored with the highest possible standard of care, leading to a more natural and longer-lasting result,” Dr. Jivraj said.

As two of only a few specialists in the profession, Dr. Jivraj and Dr. Reshad perform procedures that may be beyond the specialization of general dentists. A prosthodontist often works with a team of dental professionals to create a comprehensive treatment plan for patients. Prosthodontists are dedicated to the highest standards of care in the restoration and replacement of teeth including implants, dentures, bridges, crowns/caps, teeth whitening methods and veneers.

“Complex dental treatment often requires several procedures,” Dr. Reshad said. “Before restoring a missing tooth, for example, gum problems and misalignment issues also need to be treated. A prosthodontist should help you select the best course of treatment for your condition.”

To help the public better understand the importance of prosthodontists, Dr. Jivraj and Dr. Reshad offer these three tips:

Tip 1. You should see a prosthodontist if:

  • You are missing one or more teeth.
  • Your teeth have extensive wear, breakdown or are broken.
  • You could use dental implants.
  • You wear dentures or removable partial dentures or have fixed bridges.
  • You want to improve your smile.
  • You have jaw pain or bite problems.

“Many factors contribute to losing your teeth; some people are born without certain teeth, and some lose their teeth because of disease, injury and wear caused by clenching or grinding,” Dr. Jivraj said. “Tooth loss creates both aesthetic and functional problems, hurting your chewing ability, confidence and self‐esteem, and even causing unwanted changes to your facial appearance. A prosthodontist is uniquely qualified to restore the appearance of your smile and help you regain optimum function of your teeth.”

Tip 2. Less than 2 percent of all dentists are prosthodontists.

“A prosthodontist receives two to three years of further training after dental school at an American Dental Association-accredited institution,” Dr. Jivraj said. “The program focuses on treating damaged and missing teeth and correcting less than ideal smiles using several treatment methods. Additional education and training make prosthodontists the masters of mouth rehabilitation.”

Tip 3. Prosthodontists look at a wide range of factors when recommending solutions.

Prosthodontists are trained to enhance the aesthetic and comfort of dental restorations with the latest materials and techniques. For example, when considering an aesthetic replacement for a missing tooth, a prosthodontist will factor in condition of adjacent teeth; your facial form, length and position of your lip; and the overall condition of your mouth and your general health.

Both Dr. Jivraj and Dr. Reshad completed three years of Advanced Prosthodontic training at the University of Southern California. They have the training and 20 years’ experience to diagnose and treat underlying problems as part of an overall dental treatment program

Dr. Jivraj and Dr. Reshad are award-winning prosthodontists who specialize in implant, cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry. They are former chairmen of the University of Southern California School of Dentistry’s Fixed Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry section. They also both are international lecturers and published authors.

Dr. Jivraj has written more than two dozen articles on implant dentistry and restorative dentistry for the British Dental Association. He is co-author of the textbook “Treatment Planning in Implant Dentistry,” which is used around the world. Dr. Jivraj is on the editorial board of the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry and is associate clinical editor for Dental Teamwork magazine.

Dr. Jivraj, who won “Best of USA” as chosen by his peers in 2008, is an associate clinical professor at the USC School of Dentistry, clinical teacher at the Eastman Dental Institute in London and is on the board of directors for the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry.

His partner at the Anacapa Dental Art Institute, Dr. Reshad, is an internationally known expert in restorative and cosmetic dental procedures. He has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and textbooks on various topics related to prosthodontics, aesthetics and implant dentistry. He is on the editorial board for the highly prestigious Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry.

Dr. Reshad also is an honorary clinical teacher at the Eastman Dental Institute and a member of the faculty of the Global Institute for Dental Education.

The Anacapa Dental Art Institute has specialized in implant, prosthodontic, cosmetic and restorative dentistry since 1996. It also offers gentle dental care treatments for patients aged 50 and above.

The Anacapa Dental Art Institute has opened two new state-of-the-art training and dental offices in Oxnard and Woodland Hills, Calif., this year.

The Anacapa Dental Art Institute has a staff that includes a root canal specialist, a general dentist, two hygienists, three dental assistants and two receptionists.

The Anacapa Dental Art Institute provides the following procedures:
All-on-Four (All on 4) dental implants
All-on-Six (All on 6) dental implants
Mini dental implants
Teeth in a Day
Teeth in an Hour
● Sedation dentistry
● Cosmetic dentures (“facelift”)

Anyone looking to find a cosmetic dentist can get more information about Dr. Jivraj and Dr. Reshad at Dentalimplantsventura.com.


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