Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) June 17, 2014
Having an attractive smile is an important part of how people perceive themselves and how they are perceived by others.
Woodland Hills dental experts Dr. Saj Jivraj and Dr. Mamaly Reshad want those who are unhappy with their smile to know they don’t have to remain so.
“Whether your teeth are missing, misshapen, discolored or misaligned, we can help you get the beautiful smile you want,” Dr. Jivraj said. “As prosthodontists, Dr. Reshad and I can also look at the underlying problems behind how they got that way to make sure there is nothing more serious. If there is, we will work with the patient to fix that issue too.”
For those who have unattractive teeth, or at least teeth they are unhappy with, here are six tips from Dr. Jivraj and Dr. Reshad about cosmetic dentistry:
Tip 1: The average cosmetic dentistry patient will spend between $5,000 and $6,000 on cosmetic dental surgery to improve his or her smile. One of the least expensive procedures, teeth whitening, typically costs only about $200.
Tip 2: Teeth whitening treatments are the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedure. Individuals with more than mild discoloration should visit a dentist to prevent blotchiness and assure a whiter tone without over-bleaching. This can typically be done within an hour.
Tip 3: Teeth matter for first impressions. In a study of more than 5,000 single men and women by USA Today, both men and women said they most judge a potential partner on their teeth upon first meeting them. That is higher than any other factor, including clothing and hair.
Tip 4: Dental veneers are the second-most popular cosmetic dentistry procedure. These are a popular way to correct multiple problems such as discoloration and gaps. Veneers give teeth a movie-star look and will last for seven to 20 years with proper care.
Tip 5: About 51 percent of cosmetic dentistry patients are between 40 and 60 years old.
Tip 6: Dental implants represent a functional alternative to dentures or bridges. With a dental implant, a titanium screw is inserted into the jawbone, and a false tooth, or crown, is affixed to this implant. The resulting tooth will look and feel just like a real tooth.
Dr. Jivraj and Dr. Reshad are award-winning prosthodontists who specialize in implant, reconstructive and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Jivraj and Dr. Reshad both received advanced prosthodontic training at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry, and they both went on to become chairman of USC’s Fixed Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry section.
Dr. Jivraj has written more than two dozen articles on implant 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 highly prestigious Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, associate clinical editor for Dental Teamwork magazine and ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.
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, on the board of directors for the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry and clinical teacher at the Eastman Dental Institute in London.
Dr. Reshad is an internationally known expert in restorative and cosmetic dental procedures. He has been published in many peer-reviewed journals and textbooks on topics related to prosthodontics, aesthetics and implant dentistry. He also is on the editorial board for the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry.
Dr. Reshad also is an honorary clinical teacher at the Eastman Dental Institute and a faculty member of the Global Institute for Dental Education.
The Anacapa Dental Art Institute has specialized in implant, prosthodontic, restorative and cosmetic dentistry since 1996. It offers gentle dental care treatments for patients aged 50 and above.
The Anacapa Dental Art Institute this year opened two new state-of-the-art training and dental offices in Oxnard and Woodland Hills, Calif.
The Anacapa Dental Art Institute staff 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 for an Oxnard cosmetic dentist can get more information about Dr. Jivraj and Dr. Reshad at Dentalimplantsventura.com.