When a tooth or multiple adult teeth are lost, it is critical to replace them as soon as possible to avoid potentially serious dental and medical issues.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 12, 2016
Dental Implants made with new computerized CAD CAM technology are allowing dental offices with advanced equipment to replace missing teeth the same day for many of their patients. “According to an article in the Journal of The American Dental Association, about 5 million teeth are avulsed or "knocked out" each year in the US, with up to 39% of these teeth lost to sports injuries and additional teeth lost in various types of accidents,” says prosthodontist Dr. Saj Jivraj of Anacapa Dental Art Institute. “Many more teeth are lost each year due to periodontal disease and other health issues.”
“When a tooth or multiple adult teeth are lost, it is critical to replace them as soon as possible to avoid potentially serious dental and medical issues,” says Dr. Mamaly Reshad, also a prosthodontist and Dr. Jivraj’s colleague at Anacapa Dental Art Institute, with offices in Woodland Hills and Oxnard, CA. “Since each tooth plays a key role in the mouth, filling that gap will prevent more serious problems from occurring.”
For the majority of patients, permanent dental implants are the best way to fill the gaps left by lost teeth. Implants are placed into the jawbone where the tooth or teeth were lost, and after the bone heals, a natural-looking tooth is attached to each implant. “Now, computer aided design and computer aided manufacture (CAD CAM) generated teeth can be made right in the office and replaced the same day,” says Dr. Jivraj. "With the latest technology in CAD CAM technology, there is no reason for anyone to risk the potentially devastating complications of tooth loss."
All on 4™ Allows Replacement of Teeth in One Day
"For patients who have lost multiple teeth, 'All On 4' implants can be used to replace the entire upper and/or lower teeth, with each arch using just four strategically placed implants or 'anchors,' rather than using individual anchors for each implant," says Dr. Reshad. “All on 4, also known as 'Teeth In One Day,' can benefit almost any patient, especially if they don’t have enough bone for traditional dental implants. Patients don't have to go through extensive bone grafting procedures, which were often required in the past. All On 4 can give patients new teeth in a day in most cases, allowing them to enjoy eating and normal activities quickly."
All-on-4™ dental implants can be quickly placed within the gums and bone. "The dental implants are put in place using a minimally invasive technique, which is one of the elements that make it possible to complete this smile restoration in just one day. Once the implants have been secured in place, the temporary teeth are screwed into place and patients can see how their new smile will look and feel," says Dr. Reshad.
“Missing teeth can negatively affect one’s appearance and self-esteem," says Dr. Jivraj. "Tooth loss often causes other teeth to shift. This leads to misalignment and can cause jaw pain and other issues. Shifted teeth are also difficult to clean, often causing cavities and even gum disease. Excessive wear can be caused by misalignment of teeth due to shifting. Bone loss also occurs when a tooth is no longer rooted in the bone. In many cases, this bone loss is progressive."
“With the latest technology, there is no reason for anyone to risk the potentially devastating complications of tooth loss,” says Dr. Jivraj. For more information, visit http://www.anacapawoodlandhills.com for the Los Angeles/Woodland Hills area, or http://www.anacapadental.com for Oxnard, CA, and surrounding areas.