While we believe implants are the best solution for many of our patients,” Dr. Reshad said, “some patients have other factors that outweigh the benefits of implants.
Oxnard, CA (PRWEB) July 09, 2014
Oxnard All on 4 dental implants experts Dr. Saj Jivraj and Dr. Mamaly Reshad of the Anacapa Dental Art Institute are prosthodontists, meaning they are experts in rebuilding natural teeth and restoring missing and damaged teeth with prosthetic replacements.
However, despite offering a Ventura contemporary dental implant center, the two elite dentists want denture users and others with missing teeth to know that dental implants are not right for every patient.
“About 40 million Americans wear dentures, and this includes 57 percent of those aged 65 to 74 years old,” Dr. Jivraj said. “Most of those people would be happier with dental implants because they are more like real teeth.”
Dental implants screw into a patient’s jaw bone as an anchor for a prosthetic tooth on top. With the groundbreaking All on Four dental implants, patients without their upper and/or lower teeth can get a full set of false teeth with only four implants in each jaw.
“While we believe implants are the best solution for many of our patients,” Dr. Reshad said, “some patients have other factors that outweigh the benefits of implants.”
Dr. Jivraj and Dr. Reshad have 4 tips to know if someone is a poor candidate for dental implants. You are not a good candidate if you:
1. Have chronic health conditions that are out of control. Uncontrolled heart disease and diabetes are examples. A patient who is healthy enough for a routine dental procedure is usually enough for a dental implant. However, those with risk factors that prevent oral surgery must get them under control before getting implants.
2. Have poor oral hygiene. Dental implants must be cared for like normal teeth. A patient will not get the full benefit of implants if they do not care for them properly. Plus, patients with a history of poor oral care often have bone or gum infections, which must be cared for before getting implants.
3. Are too young. As we grow from children to adults, our jawbone grows and establishes our permanent smile. Placing an implant too soon could disturb this movement.
4. Have radiation treatments to the jaw bone or take intravenous bisphosphonates. Both can interfere with your jaw healing after surgery.
Dr. Jivraj and Dr. Reshad are award-winning prosthodontists. They are specialists in implant, cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry. Both are former chairmen of the University of Southern California School of Dentistry’s Fixed Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry section. They also 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, a fellow prosthodontist, is an internationally known expert in restorative and cosmetic dental procedures. He has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and textbooks on various topics related to prosthodontics, aesthetics and implant dentistry.
Dr. Reshad trained at Kings College Dental School followed by the Eastman Dental Institute in London.
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 in Oxnard and Woodland Hills, Calif., respectively.
The Oxnard location, at 2821 North Ventura Road, Bldg H, has 3,600 square feet encompassing six treatment rooms, a fully in-house dental lab and a state-of-the-art teaching center, according to Anacapa Dental Art Institute founder Dr. Saj Jivraj.
The on-site teaching center includes a high-tech suite where other dentists can observe patient treatments. Courses have been arranged for dentists from Japan, China, India and South America.
The Woodland Hills office, at 6325 Topanga Canyon Boulevard, No. 513, is 1,500 square feet and it 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:
● All on Four (All on 4) dental implants
● All on Six (All on 6) dental implants
● Mini dental implants
● Permanent teeth in one day
● Teeth in an Hour
● Full mouth reconstruction
● Teeth whitening
● Invisalign teeth straightening
● Sedation dentistry
● Cosmetic dentures (“facelift”)
Those looking for Thousand Oaks cosmetic dental work or top cosmetic dentists services can get more information about Dr. Jivraj and Dr. Reshad at Dentalimplantsventura.com or call the Oxnard office at (805) 604-5811 or the Woodland Hills office at (818) 839-7419.