Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) June 19, 2014
More than 87 percent of people consider teeth to be the most important facial attribute. In fact, nearly one-third of Americans say that they notice a person’s teeth before anything else, while 24 percent say this is also the facial feature they remember most after meeting someone.
Two of Ventura’s best cosmetic dentists, Dr. Saj Jivraj and Dr. Mamaly Reshad of the Anacapa Dental Art Institute, believe that a smile deserves as much attention as any work of art.
“If yours doesn’t quite make the grade, help is at hand thanks to the fast-growing field of prosthodontics, a specialist field of dentistry that relates to rebuilding natural teeth and restoring missing and damaged teeth with prosthetic replacements,” Dr. Reshad said. “For many men and women, cosmetic dental treatment can be a life-changing procedure, restoring not only a beautiful smile but also the confidence that goes with it.”
Prosthodontists make up just 2 percent of the world’s dentists. They are highly qualified individuals who make treatment decisions based on technique, predictability and what the patient wants.
But prosthodontics is about more than just having an aesthetically pleasing smile. It’s about creating a healthy and functioning mouth.
So Dr. Jivraj and Dr. Reshad want to offer these five tips for making sure your mouth works as it should:
Tip 1. The mouth is made up of various parts and the parts function together so that the mouth can do the job it is meant to do in the most efficient manner.
Tip 2. Improper positioning of your front teeth will not only affect your smile, but it also may cause difficulty biting into food and problems with speech.
Tip 3. Your back teeth, powered by your jaw muscles, provide a broad surface on which you can chew your food so that it is more manageable for your digestive system. Missing or badly aligned back teeth, while not visible or painful, may cause excess pressure on the remaining teeth and places a greater strain on your jaw muscles. This inevitably leads to problems such as teeth fracturing, fillings breaking and tooth wear.
Tip 4. Just because you do not feel pain, do not assume that everything is just fine. See a dentist regularly.
Tip 5. Damaged or missing teeth cause problems of which you may not be aware.
The Anacapa Dental Art Institute has been building a reputation for excellence in aesthetic and restorative dental care since 1996. Providing the very latest in prosthodontics, it has recently opened a state-of-the-art office in Woodland Hills, offering affordable procedures that are specifically tailored to each individual patient and are carried out by a team of highly trained professionals in a comfortable environment. From teeth whitening to full mouth reconstruction, at Anacapa the emphasis is on blending science and art to enhance your appearance and boost your confidence.
The Woodland Hills practice is headed up by Saj Jivraj and Mamaly Reshad, who are passionate about their work and consistently go the extra mile to ensure their patients’ needs are met in comfortable, safe and friendly surroundings. Dr. Jivraj and Dr. Reshad are internationally recognized prosthodontists who are renowned for their cutting-edge techniques in the fast-moving world of implant and cosmetic dentistry.
They were both born and raised in England where Dr. Jivraj trained at the University of Manchester and Dr. Reshad trained at Kings College Dental School followed by the Eastman Dental Institute in London. Both then moved to Los Angeles to pursue specialist careers in prosthodontics at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry.
Dr. Jivraj is a major contributor on implant and restorative dentistry issues for the British Dental Association, and he maintains the position of teaching professor for the University of Southern California’s class of Advanced Prosthodontics. Dr. Reshad is the former chairman for Fixed Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry at the University of Southern California. He also is an honorary clinical teacher at the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute in London and a member of the faculty of the Global Institute for Dental Education.
The driving force behind Dr. Jivraj’s determination to be at the top of his profession came when his mother was diagnosed with mouth cancer early in his career and subsequently lost her teeth.
“It shattered her confidence,” he recalls. “She really struggled, and I realized then just how important a healthy smile is – whatever your age. No matter what issues bring you to our office, we will work to ensure you leave with the best smile possible.”
Serving adults from age 18 to 100, the Anacapa Dental Art Institute at Woodland Hills offers a comprehensive range of services including full mouth reconstruction, implants, Invisalign, crown and bridgework, and the latest tooth whitening techniques.
The Anacapa dental laboratory boasts a team of talented technicians whose skills are unsurpassed. From simple partial dentures to full mouth dental implants, the team will replicate the smile of your dreams with extraordinary attention to detail.
One of the most popular treatments is the revolutionary All-on-Four dental implants procedure, which now makes it possible for patients to achieve the smile of their dreams in just one day.
“We use an advanced implant technique that avoids the need for a bone graft,” explains Dr. Reshad. “Four implants, with two placed at an angle, enable us to use your existing bone structure to anchor permanent dentures. You really can come to our office in the morning and leave the same day with a beautiful set of permanent teeth!”
While their goal is to provide patients with state-of-the art treatment at competitive prices, Dr. Jivraj and Dr. Reshad are both aware that, sadly, Ventura cosmetic dentistry costs are unaffordable to some. To this end, they have set up a non-profit organization to help patients in need, and they regularly work with the Downtown Women’s Center, Mencap and Children in Need.
Outside their busy clinical schedules, the prosthodontists are hard at work developing online dental education programs.
“Our educational website will also go a long way to building our non-profit organization,” explains Dr. Jivraj. “Ultimately, we want to build teams of clinicians to treat patients who cannot obtain basic dental care both here in the United States and abroad.”
The Anacapa Dental Art Institute provides the following procedures in Oxnard and Woodland Hills, which are in Ventura County:
● 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
● Full mouth reconstruction
● Teeth whitening
● Invisalign teeth straightening
● Sedation dentistry
● Cosmetic dentures (“facelift”)
For more information about Woodland Hills cosmetic dentistry services visit Dentalimplantsventura.com or call the Oxnard office at (805) 604-5811 or the Woodland Hills office at (818) 839-7419.