Oxnard, CA (PRWEB) June 23, 2014
Ventura contemporary dental implant center dentists, Dr. Saj Jivraj and Dr. Mamaly Reshad of the Anacapa Dental Art Institute, want to remind everyone with dental implants that they must care for their permanent false teeth properly.
Dr. Jivraj and Dr. Reshad, internationally respected prosthodontists renowned for their cutting-edge techniques in the fast-moving world of implant and cosmetic dentistry, want to provide the following tips for those with dental implants about how best to care for their new teeth.
“Whether it is All on Four dental implants or a single implant, you want your new smile to last a lifetime,” Dr. Reshad said. “While your new teeth may not develop cavities, you still must protect your gums and jaw bones.”
Permanent false teeth are made up of three parts: implants that are placed in the jaw bone; abutments that are like pegs from the implants; and a crown that looks like a real tooth that sits on the abutment.
Here are 5 tips from Dr. Jivraj and Dr. Reshad for caring for dental implants and prosthetic teeth:
1. Brush and floss just like regular teeth. Unlike dentures, which can be cleaned by removing and soaking them overnight, permanent false teeth should be brushed in the morning, after meals, and at night just like regular teeth, and flossed daily.
2. Use special tools for at-home care of your abutments. A small toothbrush or special interdental brush with a bent handle for brushing, and gauze or special floss with a foam coating.
3. Make sure to see your dentist regularly. A patient with dental implants who still has natural teeth should continue seeing a dentist twice a year. Someone with all prosthetic teeth may need to see the dentist only once per year.
4. Tell a new dentist you have implants. Some dental instruments can damage the implants that anchor the prosthetic teeth.
5. Maintain a healthy lifestyle. Drugs, smoking, uncontrolled diabetes, and cardiovascular disease all can limit the lifespan of your implants and prosthetic teeth.
Dr. Jivraj and Dr. Reshad specialize in implant, cosmetic, and reconstructive dentistry. Each is former chairman of the University of Southern California School of Dentistry’s Fixed Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry section, and both are international lecturers and published authors.
Dr. Jivraj earned his degree at the University of Manchester in his native England. He received advanced prosthodontic training at the USC School of Dentistry. He has published numerous articles on aesthetic and implant dentistry in peer-reviewed journals, and has presented on implant dentistry and advanced prosthodontic procedures nationally and internationally.
Dr. Jivraj is co-author of the textbook, “Treatment Planning in Implant Dentistry,” which is used around the world. He is on the editorial board of the highly prestigious Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, and is associate clinical editor for Dental Teamwork magazine.
He currently holds a faculty position as 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.
Jivraj was voted “Best of USA” by his peers in 2008.
Dr. Reshad, his partner at the Anacapa Dental Art Institute, trained at Kings College Dental School followed by the Eastman Dental Institute in London.
Dr. Reshad is an internationally known prosthodontist who has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and textbooks on various topics related to prosthodontics, aesthetics, and implant dentistry.
Dr. Reshad is on the editorial board for the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry. He 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 been offering quality dental care treatments since 1996. The team specializes in implant, prosthodontic, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. It also offers gentle dental care treatments for patients aged 50 and above.
The Anacapa Dental Art Institute has two new state-of-the-art training and dental offices: one in Oxnard and the other in Woodland Hills, Calif.
The Oxnard location, at 2821 North Ventura Road, Bldg H, has 3,600 square feet encompassing six treatment rooms, an in-house dental lab and a state-of-the-art teaching center.
The on-site teaching center includes a high-tech suite where dentists can observe patient treatments. Courses have been arranged for dentists from China, Japan, India, and South America.
The Woodland Hills office, at 6325 Topanga Canyon Boulevard, No. 513, is 1,500 square feet and features an in-house dental lab catering to patients in and around Los Angeles.
The Anacapa Dental Art Institute has a staff of 11, which includes the two prosthodontists, a root canal specialist, a general dentist, two hygienists, three dental assistants, and two receptionists.
The Anacapa Dental Art Institute provides the following procedures in Oxnard and Woodland Hills, which are in Ventura County:
● All on Four dental implants
● All on Six 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”)
Those looking for Oxnard All on Four costs can get more information about Dr. Jivraj and Dr. Reshad at Dentalimplantsventura.com.