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The pros and cons of temporary dentures in Hollywood

Posted on: 2015-09-30

 

lady at the dentistDr. 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.

 

Can dental implant treatment be covered by dental insurance?

Posted on: 2015-09-23

 dental implant typesMissing 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.


 

Will My Dental Implants Look Natural?

Posted on: 2015-09-16

 

smiling handsome manMany 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.

 

Will my tooth hurt after a root canal treatment?

Posted on: 2015-09-09

 

root canals treatment stages pictureDr. 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!

 

The question for patients in Hollywood is, “Dental Implants or Dentures?”

Posted on: 2015-08-20

woman with beautiful smileAs 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:

  1. Eating what you like

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.

  1. Remaining teeth are preserved

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.

  1. No need for messy adhesives

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.

 

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  • Rating: 5Dentist North Hollywood - Five Star Rating

    Dr. Fadi Edmond Elzayat, DDS Reviewed by Roberta G. - DR.Oogle User
    From the beautiful office to the friendly and professional service provided by Dr Elzayat and his staff, this clinic continues to raise the bar.
  • Rating: 5Dentist North Hollywood - Five Star Rating John M.

    I've been a patient of Dr Edmond for several years. This dental clinic is very warm and welcoming, making it much easier to have treatment done. I just had 3 of my wisdom teeth pulled, in and out and not painful at all!
    John M.
  • Rating: 5Dentist North Hollywood - Five Star Rating Kiley H.

    My third time here, and I am still just as happy with them. Friendly, professional, and personable front desk staff and dentist.

    Totally worth the drive to North Hollywood!
    Kiley H.
  • Rating: 5Dentist North Hollywood - Five Star Rating Cristie M.

    I had a broken retainer on my bottom row of teeth that desperately needed fixing. They got me in that day and fixed it FOR FREE.

    These guys are super nice, professional, and most important, great with teeth :)
    Cristie M.
  • Rating: 5Dentist North Hollywood - Five Star Rating ImpressMe E.

    Just left from my first cleaning in over a year! Everyone in that place is so incredibly nice and friendly. I needed deep cleaning today which is never a joy, bit the dentist was so thorough that it barely caused any pain or discomfort. I highly recommend this place!!
    ImpressMe E.
  • Rating: 5Dentist North Hollywood - Five Star Rating Joanna S.

    I went to get a deep cleaning and i paid 643.00 it was my first time there. the staff were friendly and i really felt comfortable there. i hope i didnt get ripped off. although i did need the cleaning. i would go back i did feel good being there and i was scared at first. but im happy with my teeth now.
    Joanna S.
  • Rating: 5Dentist North Hollywood - Five Star Rating Sarine G.

    I called A-dental on Tuesday 10/23 almost to tears with pain I was experiencing from one of my many cavaties. I knew I had cavaties because I had been to a different dentist who I just wasnt comfortable with. Anyways, right from the minute Edith answered the phone I knew I would be in good hands. I figured they would take me in either the day after or near future but she was able to squeeze me in right away.
    Sarine G.
  • Rating: 5Dentist North Hollywood - Five Star Rating Odette D.

    I am so glad that I switched over to this dental office! They are always extremely thorough in their check-ups, using all of the latest equipment (it's amazing how many offices let their equipment go far, far out of date due to the cost of updating it!).
    Odette D.
  • Rating: 5Dentist North Hollywood - Five Star Rating Anne C.

    Such a great place! Everyone is SO nice and my cleaning was so comfortable and painless. They have some great payment plan options for cash paying customers. Definitely found my dentist! I totally recommend.
    Anne C.
  • Rating: 5Dentist North Hollywood - Five Star Rating Shania P.

    Only been here once The dentist is very knowledgable and thorough, he fixed a broken front tooth for me and it looks beautiful !! Very natural-looking. Everyone here is very friendly and really seem caring.

    Their prices seem very reasonable for a dental office, I don't have insurance.
    Shania P.
  • Rating: 5Dentist North Hollywood - Five Star Rating Paola R.

    Had all 4 of my wisdoms taken out last week and didn't feel a thing!!

    I swear the whole procedure took less than 10 minutes and didn't even know he had taken them out!

    Dr Elzayat did my extractions, he has this reassuring attitude that's very comforting and he was really patient with my fear and answered all my questions, even the silly ones :)
    Paola R.
  • Rating: 5Dentist North Hollywood - Five Star Rating Nereida A.

    I love this dentist..such a friendly staff made me feel very welcomed when i first went to my Dr appointment. Dr Delakyan did an amazing job I had my wisdom teeth removed 3 extractions, deep cleaning. i have absolutely no complaints about this dentist. this will be my permanent dentist office I loved it that much! I highly recommend this place..Dr Delakyan has such a great attitude and very patient. Friendly staff Edith and the rest of the girls. Glad I made the right decision and came to this office than noho dental center on chandler ,very rude receptionist at that office!
    Nereida A.
  • Rating: 5Dentist North Hollywood - Five Star Rating Matt J

    This place was amazing. I had an infected impacted wisdom tooth that was spreading to my head. The cost of the procedure to take this infected tooth out was too expensive for me and i didn't insurance and had to pay out of pocket. They worked with me on the cost so I could afford it. They didn't try and rob me of every nickel I had which a lot of other dental offices do. It was one of a few places I have been to where I felt like they actually cared more about my well being than money. The whole staff was incredibly nice and accomodating.
    Matt J.
  • Rating: 5Dentist North Hollywood - Five Star Rating Robert S.

    From the beautiful office to the friendly and professional service provided by Dr Elzayat and his staff, this clinic continues to raise the bar.
    Robert S.
  • Rating: 5Dentist North Hollywood - Five Star Rating Farah W.

    I been going to Dr. Elzayat for years and he is just awesome. I was without dental insurance for a almost 2 years, so when I finally got it, I had about a total of 7 fillings to be done, but all were painless. He even calls to check up on you later that evening to make sure you aren't having any problems or in any pain. Dr Elzayat and all staff you rock!
    Farah W.
  • I love A-Dental Center! The first
    day I came in, I was immediately comfortable with the friendly staff. They are extremely accommodating & thoughtful. They make the dentist feel more like a visit with friends, and the entire staff listens and gets to know you and your preferences. I highly
    recommend A-Dental Center.
    Roberta G.
  • He recivido un exelente trabajo
    asi como un trato especial, profecionalismo y honestidad. Agradesco a A-Dental Center toda su dedicacion al servicio a la communidad. (I have received excellent service, special treatment, professionalism and honesty. I thank A-Dental Center for their dedication
    and service to the community).
    Emigdio B.
  • My experience with Dr. Edmond
    and his staff have been great. Dr. Edmond has done exceptional dental work for me over the last year. His receptionist and dental assistants have been very courteous and helpful, at all times. I would highly recommend this dental office to everyone.
    Thank you doctors and staff.
    Art S.
  • I've been going to A-Dental
    Center practice for years now, five star service each time. From Edith's Reminder calls who is the office manager I believe. All the young professionals provide exceptional service. Dr.Edmund or Edmond sorry not sure of the spelling he's just everything you want in a dentist. Cares about his patients aesthetic precise and meticulous even on your regular Check up or teeth cleaning his whitening system is awesome Zoom. The Dr. Is very understanding with my crazy schedule I refer him all my family and friends and colleagues. They even did Invisalign on my younger brothers teeth great ortho. My younger brother is happy with his teeth. I can't say enough good things. If you decide to choose this dental office your teeth will love you for it. A decision you will never regret! All his dentist are great and he's picky on what Dr. Join his practice there. He has my business for life.
    Wens Sanchez
 

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