Missing teeth may be caused by poor oral hygiene, disease, or injury to the mouth. Regardless of how it happens, Dr. Fadi Edmond Elzayat and his team at A-Dental Center can provide a solution for replacement. Our practice offers three methods of tooth replacement – dental bridges, dentures, and dental implants. However, there is no “one size fits all” solution for every case of tooth loss. Dr. Fadi Edmond Elzayat will often suggest dental implants whenever he can because he feels they are the best option for most patients.
Dental implants can be used by North Hollywood area patients to replace one or more teeth. When used alone, the dental implant can replace a single tooth. It is installed into the bone of the jaw and then restored over the top with a dental crown to function as a false tooth. However, it looks completely natural within the dental arch. If patients need to anchor a dental bridge, they may also use dental implants. Dental implants are placed for patients who choose implant-supported dentures. Four to six implants are strategically placed into the bone of the jaw along the dental arch and the full denture is made to snap into place over the implants for stability and strength.
There are several benefits to using dental implants. First, they help in maintaining the bone. They use the bone to hold the restoration in place, but they also stimulate bone growth. This keeps patients from developing that “sunken in” appearance they may get if they were to choose traditional full dentures without implants. Second, with proper care, patients may enjoy their implants the rest of their lives. Implant procedures are 99 percent successful. Third, dental implants look and function just like natural teeth. They do not require any special care or attention. Patients are still urged to visit their dentist at least twice a year for an examination and to have their restorations evaluated by a professional.
Family dentistry solutions are easy to find when patients visit A-Dental Center. Dr. Fadi Edmond Elzayat and his team work closely with patients to help them achieve the smiles they’ve always wanted. He works with both children and adults for better oral health. His practice has a wide range of services for those located in the North Hollywood area including the following treatment options:
Maintaining your oral health is important to good overall health, which has an impact on your quality of life and personal image. When a look in the mirror doesn’t reveal that same radiant smile you used to have, you might want to consider teeth whitening options. Even a glance into this topic will yield many choices, and knowing which one is right for you may be very confusing. Dr. Fadi Edmond Elzayat and the A-Dental Center staff are happy to share advice regarding retail vs. professional, at-home vs. in-office, and other details that will lead to the teeth whitening method best suited for your individualized need.
To brighten your smile quickly and professionally in our office, we use the Zoom! teeth whitening system. You will experience immediate results by spending as little as an hour in our office. This process is desirable because it is administered by experienced dental staff, and techniques are employed to give you the most comfortable experience and satisfying outcome. Your teeth will be professionally cleaned by our hygienist first to allow optimal effectiveness of the whitening agent. If you are prone to sensitivity from teeth whitening products, you may find this process preferable. You will attain dramatic results quickly because of the stronger agents at work, but also feel at ease knowing they are being administered by trained professionals. Any concerns with matching the color to existing dental work, such as crowns and bridges, are placed in our competent hands, as well, ensuring dazzling results.
If you are interested in a more gradual result, we also offer an at-home process. This system is done in the privacy of your own home. It still, however, far exceeds what you can expect from products bought in a retail store. Our take-home system is customized for you, so that you have input upfront and know what results to anticipate, rather than the entire process being an experiment with a random store product. You may also enjoy the benefit of being able to continue to use the system as desired over time to help you maintain your results from the initial whitening treatment.
A radiant smile is best kept by practicing regular oral hygiene. Consistent care at home, such as brushing and flossing, is extremely important, as are regular visits with your dentist. We invite you to schedule your next appointment with A-Dental Center and consult us regarding teeth whitening options or questions. We want to keep your smile bright for years to come!
If you’ve never had a toothache, you would be amazed how something so small can hurt so much. If you experience a toothache, it is an indication of a problem, and you should make an appointment with your dentist right away. Even a simple problem may become more severe if ignored for too long, leading to more intense pain or more costly dental repairs. Our patients are welcomed and treated with respect and compassion for any dental care needs. If you are in pain, rest assured that we will make your visit as comfortable as possible, and we want to dispel any fears when seeking dental treatment. When you come to us, we will use our extensive knowledge and experience to ascertain the source of your pain and determine how best to treat it.
Sometimes a toothache is a simple issue that is resolved quickly and easily with a tooth filling. Not all dental practices are the same though, and we want to help you in understanding that the use of metal-free fillings is a conscious and important choice we’ve made for the benefit of our patients. We use only composite, metal-free fillings for a number of reasons. Research results have indicated that composite material is safer for the body. It also adheres better to a prepared tooth surface to provide a more durable filling. Composite material offers more appealing aesthetics also, since the color blends with the color of your tooth. The result is a more pleasing and natural-looking smile.
A tooth to be filled will be drilled and cleaned of any decay, and the filling is then placed to seal out further harmful bacteria from entering the tooth structure. If a tooth that has previously been filled is a source of pain, the dentist will examine it to ensure that the filling is intact. Another problem could be pain that radiates from a patient’s bite alignment. In this scenario, an area of a tooth needs to be adjusted where it contacts the surface of another tooth. A filling or cavity could also exist close to the pulp of a tooth, and this may cause the tooth to be more sensitive and painful.
If you live or work in or around the North Hollywood area, Dr. Fadi Edmond Elzayat and the A-Dental Center staff invite you to trust their expertise to resolve your dental concerns. Call and schedule an appointment for your next routine dental visit, or contact us to diagnose and treat any dental pain or issue. We look forward to being your trusted dental care practice in every situation.
As a child if you needed braces but never got them, you may now find that as an adult your smile is not as beautiful as you would like it to be. Even a little bit of crowding or a few crooked teeth can affect self-esteem, leading to loss of confidence in other areas of your personal and professional life. Dr. Fadi Edmond Elzayat of A-Dental Center explains how Invisalign adult braces can help you.
While you may be willing to invest in improving your smile, there may be concerns over the appearance and comfort of traditional wire and metal braces, how long you might have to wear them, and how much of a hassle it will be to maintain them. Your life is busy. Life is fast-paced. Your spare time is almost non-existent. However, life is competitive too, and looking and feeling your best can be essential to success. The Invisalign System is a clear braces system that offers you, as an adult, a comfortable and efficient solution if you are in need of mild to moderate orthodontic corrections.
The Invisalign System is beneficial because it will allow you to achieve improvements to dental flaws through utilization of an aligner that is virtually unnoticeable. The system also saves a considerable amount of time because it eliminates many trips to an orthodontist’s office for adjustments, and you do not need to visit any outside specialists. Dr. Edmond will oversee the entire improvement process from start to finish. He will first consult with you to determine if Invisalign is right for your particular needs. Together, you will discuss the desired results and evaluate that against your present appearance. He will then order a series of alignment trays to be manufactured specifically for you. You will be supplied with a treatment plan to change the trays out at specified time intervals to make progressive changes in the alignment of your teeth.
Invisalign is ideal for many adults in need of braces because of the outstanding benefits such as discreet treatment, convenience, and results. The aligner trays are particularly desirable because they are simply removed when eating and drinking. This also allows complete access to teeth and gums so that the patient is able to practice an efficient oral hygiene routine. The cost of the Invisalign System is comparable to metal braces, but patients find them to have many more benefits, including being far more comfortable and convenient. Call today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Elzayat and his staff at A-Dental Center and find out how Invisalign Adult Braces can reshape your smile to be dazzling and confident.