Dr. Fadi Edmond Elzayat of A-Dental Center knows what comes to mind when patients in the Hollywood area think of dentures. Dentures often make patients think about the false teeth their grandparents wore, and how unsightly and fake they were. They may also recall how they were never firmly in place and fell out at the most embarrassing times. However, those were dentures of the past. Dentures today are made much more durable with much better quality materials than in the past.
When it comes to having full dentures made, some patients will first wear temporary dentures. These temporary dentures are worn while men and women wait for their final restorations to be completed.
There are many pros and cons to temporary dentures in the Hollywood area. Temporary dentures are not made to fit as precisely as the final dentures, so patients may notice some slipping. This can be improved with adjustment and the use of dental adhesives. However, it can be important to have these temporary dentures for a number of reasons. They can help patients maintain their appearance and allow them to eat and speak properly. While they are not intended to last forever, they are durable enough to get patients through until their final restorations are completed and sent to the dental office from the laboratory.
If you reside in or around the Hollywood area and are interested in learning about full dentures and what to expect from your temporary dentures, contact Dr. Fadi Edmond Elzayat today to book a consultation appointment and evaluation to find out if you are a proper candidate for full dentures. We work closely with all of our patients to determine the best way to address their dental situations and find affordable, effective restorative techniques that fit their budget and lifestyle. Contact A-Dental Center and schedule your first visit. You can work closely with our team of professionals to learn about restorative solutions for tooth loss.
Missing teeth can negatively affect the smile in a variety of ways. It can affect the way patients speak, eat, and feel about the way they look. Missing teeth may also result in reduced oral health. Dr. Fadi Edmond Elzayat encourages patients to restore their smiles with dental implants whenever possible.
The dental implant is a titanium rod that is made to act as the natural tooth root. It is put into the bone, and then during osseointegration the bone fuses to the implant, which holds it firmly in place – just as it would a natural tooth. On the top of the dental implant, Dr. places an abutment, which supports the dental crown that acts as the false tooth. There are some situations when a dental implant may be placed primarily to anchor a dental bridge or to stabilize dentures. The dental implant is incredibly versatile and can be used in a number of situations for our patients.
Many patients who are interested in dental implants may wonder if their treatment can be covered by dental insurance. In some cases, it can. However, this depends on the dental insurance plan you are enrolled with. Each company has its own policies in regards to restorations. Some insurance companies will cover, in part, all restorations, while some may only cover one type such as a denture. Our front office staff is well versed in applying for dental insurance reimbursements and can help patients determine if their insurance plan can reduce their out-of-pocket expenses. If you are interested in learning about your coverage, do not hesitate to bring your dental insurance card with you to your dental appointment to find out how we are able to help you afford the dental work you need for your smile!
If you live in the Hollywood area and are interested in dental implants, contact Dr. Fadi Edmond Elzayat today at A-Dental Center.
Many patients in the Hollywood area who have been faced with tooth loss are often unsure as to how to repair their smiles. They may be uninformed about the many options available for tooth restoration. Patients may also want a more permanent solution that looks and feels like their natural teeth. At this point, many patients may be advised by Dr. Fadi Edmond Elzayat of A-Dental Center to educate themselves further on the advantages of dental implants.
Dental implants are made of titanium. They are biocompatible and can be placed into the bone of the jaw. Once this is done, it can stimulate bone growth through osseointegration and help stabilize it, giving it the strength it needs to function at its best. Dr. Fadi Edmond Elzayat can then restore the dental implant as intended, either with a dental crown, a bridge, or a denture.
Dr. Elzayat and his team understand that patients are worried about how their new restoration will look. Many ask, “Will my dental implants look natural?” Thanks to the advanced techniques for creating dental crowns, bridges, and dentures, the answer is yes! We use porcelain and high quality acrylics to fabricate many of our restorations to ensure they look just like the natural teeth for seamless integration into the smile.
Dental implants have many benefits. They are beautiful, strong, and long lasting. They function just like natural teeth, making them more desirable than other solutions such as dentures and bridges alone. However, candidates for dental implants do need enough bone structure to ensure the dental implant placement is successful and withstand the test of time. X-rays can help Dr. Fadi Edmond Elzayat determine if a patient is a good candidate for this particular restoration.
At A-Dental Center, we encourage patients in the Hollywood area to learn more about dental implants and understand why they are one of the most popular restorations available in dental practices today. Contact Dr. Fadi Edmond Elzayat and make an appointment to restore the smile’s function, beauty, and health.
Dr. Fadi Edmond Elzayat at A-Dental Center provides numerous services for adults in the Hollywood, California area. This includes treatments such as root canals.
A root canal, also known as endodontic therapy, is a procedure often done to prevent a tooth from being extracted. The tooth may be affected by a large cavity, periodontal disease, an abscess, or an infection and it needs to be addressed before the patient experiences severe pain. The best way to do this is to remove the dental pulp, the mass of tissues within the tooth that houses the nerves, tissues, and blood supply. By doing this, it eliminates the pain. The tooth’s canals can be cleaned, disinfected, and then sealed with a material called gutta percha. In some cases, patients may need a dental crown placed over the tooth, also known as a “cap,” to provide another layer of protection. This helps protect the tooth’s structure, which may be brittle after the procedure.
Many patients are concerned about what to expect after the procedure. How much bleeding will I experience? Will my tooth hurt after a root canal treatment? What can I do to facilitate faster healing after my surgery? These common questions are asked by patients at A-Dental Center when root canal therapy is recommended.
For the most part, patients may notice some tenderness in the treatment area after their procedure. The jaw may also be sore from keeping it open during the procedure. However, this discomfort is temporary and should only last for a few days. In most cases, patients will be able to counteract this discomfort with over-the-counter pain medications. Any severe pain, continued bleeding, and any other signs of a problem should be discussed with Dr. Fadi Edmond Elzayat as soon as possible for evaluation.
Dr. Elzayat and the team at A-Dental Center are here to help you with your oral health and wellbeing and can help you better understand the process of dental procedures such as root canal therapy. Contact us today to book a consultation appointment and find out more about the ways in which we can assist you in achieving the smile of your dreams!
As any good decision-maker knows, it’s important to weigh your options. When it comes to your oral health, this is no exception. If you have lost one (or more) teeth, having them replaced is important for many reasons, most importantly: oral health and aesthetics. When patients in Hollywood are faced with replacing missing teeth there are two common options: dental implants or dentures.
Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth. They sit on top of the gums and can be removed and put back into the mouth. The two types of dentures are full and partial. Full dentures replace an entire arch of teeth and they have an acrylic base that rests on top of the gums. Partial dentures replace a few teeth and they are on a metal framework that sits against natural teeth.
Dental implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth. They work by replacing the lost tooth root. This helps preserve bone structure. The implant can then be finished-off with dentures or a dental crown that attaches to it. Implants can withstand the same bite force as natural teeth and prevent the loss of jawbone structure, which can occur when there is no stimulation from the root.
So which option is best? If you are looking for a permanent solution that will be just like your natural teeth, you’ll want to go with dental implants.
The benefits of dental implants include:
With dental implants you won’t have to worry about your teeth slipping out of place or even falling out, which is a well-known occurrence with dentures. With dentures, patients are often restricted on the variety of foods that can be consumed easily.
The act of taking out and putting partial dentures back in the mouth can wear or damage surrounding teeth. Dental implants remain in place and can be brushed and flossed just like natural teeth.
Dentures require messy adhesives to stay in place, and even then, they can slip out. Once your dental implants are in, you never have to worry about them.
In the end, whether you go with dental implants or dentures, replacing missing teeth is important and something we encourage for all of our patients. For more information, please feel free to give us a call.