Oxnard, CA (PRWEB) April 08, 2014
Dr. Saj Jivraj and Dr. Mamaly Reshad of the Anacapa Dental Art Institute in Oxnard and Woodland Hills, Calif., will be participating in the second National Prosthodontics Awareness Week, sponsored by the American College of Prosthodontists, April 6-12.
The American Dental Association recognizes prosthodontists as dental specialists with two to three years of additional training after dental school in the prevention and treatment of tooth loss.
Tooth loss happens from decay, gum disease, traumatic injury, cancer or wear. Losing teeth places stress on the mouth’s structures and shape, causing the bone to shrink and possibly changing a person’s facial appearance.
“Many adults who do not replace their missing teeth suffer poor self-esteem, premature aging, poor diet, loss of function and social embarrassment,” Dr. Jivraj said. “By using dental implants, fixed bridgework, removable partial dentures and complete dentures, a prosthodontists’ expertise can change a smile and a life.”
If patients are missing one or more teeth; are interested in dental implants; wear dentures or removable partial dentures; and/or want to improve the esthetics of their smile, they should ask their dentist about a referral to a prosthodontist.
These “smile makers” have a highly skilled understanding of the dynamics of a smile, the preservation of a healthy mouth and the creation of tooth replacements. Prosthodontists also maintain a strong commitment to the dental health care needs of older patients, individuals with congenital anomalies, and those who have been affected by oral cancer.
Who needs a prosthodontist? You do if:
● You are missing one or more teeth.
● Your teeth have extensive wear, fracture or tooth breakdown
● You are interested in dental implants.
● You wear dentures or removable partial dentures or have fixed bridges.
● You want to improve the esthetics of your smile.
● You have jaw pain (TMD) or bite problems.
“Today, when the desire for a more natural-looking smile is greater than ever, there are several exciting new options you can choose. It is now possible to restore broken, decayed, worn and discolored teeth to their natural beauty and strength,” Dr. Reshad said. “You can enhance the beauty of your smile by replacing stained, chipped, missing or worn teeth by a variety of methods including whitening, veneers, crowns/caps or even implant-supported teeth.”
A prosthodontist often works with a team of dental professionals to create a comprehensive treatment plan for patients. Prosthodontists are dedicated to the highest standards of care in the restoration and replacement of teeth including bridges, crowns/caps, teeth whitening methods and veneers.
Dr. Reshad and Dr. Jivraj are award-winning prosthodontists who specialize in implant, cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry.They are former chairmen of University of Southern California School of Dentistry’s Fixed Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry section. Both are international lecturers and published authors.
Dr. Jivraj, is an internationally known expert in cosmetic dentistry. He has written more than two dozen articles on implant dentistry and restorative dentistry for the British Dental Association.
Dr. Reshad has been published in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks on many topics related to prosthodontics, aesthetics and implant dentistry. Dr. Reshad is on the editorial board for the highly prestigious Journal of Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry. He also 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 specialized in implant, prosthodontic, cosmetic and restorative dentistry since 1996. It also offers gentle dental care treatments for patients aged 50 and above.
The Anacapa Dental Art Institute opened two new state-of-the-art training and dental offices in Oxnard and Woodland Hills, Calif., this year.
The Oxnard location, which is 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.
The Woodland Hills office, which is 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 an 11-person staff, which includes Dr. Jivraj and Dr. Reshad, 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
● Teeth in a Day
● Teeth in an Hour
● Sedation dentistry
● Cosmetic dentures (“facelift”)
Anyone who wants to know what is a cosmetic dentist can get more information about Dr. Jivraj and Dr. Reshad at DentalImplantsVentura.com.