WOODLAND HILLS, CA (PRWEB) August 13, 2014
A rookie New York City police officer was punched in the face during a failed drug arrest last month, resulting in several broken teeth, according to a July 21st report by the New York Times. While the circumstances were unusual, the results were no surprise to Dr. Mamaly Reshad and Dr. Saj Jivraj of the Anacapa Dental Art Institute.
“Trauma is one of the three most-common causes of broken teeth, along with chewing hard foods and grinding your teeth,” Dr. Reshad said.
The pair, who offer Ventura cosmetic dental procedures and dental implants, are prosthodontists and, as such, two of the top experts in the world on replacing teeth.
Fully healthy teeth can break, especially as the result of trauma, but the risk increases if the teeth already have large fillings or crowns, or noticeable cracks.
As such, Dr. Reshad and Dr. Jivraj offer these three tips to anyone who may have a broken tooth:
1. If the break is small, a dentist may be able to repair it with a filling. If the break is in the cusp, or raised, portion at the top of a tooth, the dentist may have to use a crown or onlay.
2. If the break extends into the pulp (the innermost part of the tooth) but doesn’t extend below the gumline, then a dentist can save the tooth with a root canal.
3. If the break extends below the gum line, whether starting at the crown or beginning in the root, the tooth likely will have to come out.
“A prosthodontist will be able to give the widest array of solutions for dealing with your cracked tooth and options if it has to come out,” Dr. Jivraj said.
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-4 dental implants
● All on Six (All on 6) dental implants
● Mini dental implants
● New smile in a day
● Teeth in an Hour
● Full mouth reconstruction
● Teeth whitening
● Invisalign teeth straightening
● Sedation dentistry
● Cosmetic dentures (“facelift”)
If you don’t rate your dentist highly and are looking for a Woodland Hills dental implant center, you 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.