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.
Almost everyone wants a beautiful smile. Crooked teeth can really detract from the beauty of the smile, but even more important, they can also be more difficult to keep clean and free of decay. Inadequate cleaning can eventually lead to gum disease, so straightening teeth is important for both aesthetics and oral health!
The problem with straightening teeth is many people are turned off by traditional metal braces. It’s understandable, while traditional braces are effective; they are not very aesthetic and can often be uncomfortable or even painful for some. Invisalign braces are a clear alternative to metal braces that offer patients a number of other benefits. Here are some of the reasons North Hollywood patients love Invisalign.
Let’s face it; metal braces are just not attractive. Adults having to pick food out of their braces at a business meeting would be awkward. Invisalign trays are clear and virtually unnoticeable. The clear aligner trays blend in with the dental arch and are much less distracting than other types of braces.
Invisalign clear aligner trays can be removed when needed. Metal braces are attached to the teeth and they remain in place until removed by a dentist. Invisalign trays can be removed for short periods to eat or clean the teeth. In addition, the BPA-free smooth plastic is more comfortable than metal brackets and wires.
Traditional metal brackets and wires can scratch or cause sores inside the cheeks and on the gums. There is also the issue of tooth decay or demineralization of teeth due to difficult oral hygiene. Clear aligner trays can reduce the wear and tear on the mouth.
Treatment with traditional metal braces can take 2 or 3 years. While Invisalign treatment duration varies by the individual, most patients achieve optimum results within about 18 months. The key is compliance. Patients who do not wear the aligner trays the recommended 23 hours a day will not see as dramatic results.
To learn more about a faster, convenient way to a straighter smile, call your North Hollywood dentist today for more information on Invisalign.
A lost tooth can be a real inconvenience. Who really feels good about smiling if there is a major gap in the smile?
The answer is no one.
Luckily, dental implants are an extremely natural-looking replacement for missing teeth. After treatment, you can have your Hollywood smile back and no one will know that you suffered from tooth loss.
We all know that Hollywood is the land of beautiful smiles, and you want yours to be one of them. Missing teeth can occur for a number of reasons: trauma, decay, or disease, and all of them are equally traumatic. Unlike dentures, which rest on top of the gums, and dental bridges, which require the support of adjacent teeth, dental implants actually integrate into the jawbone and replace the missing tooth roots. This permanent solution will give you the confidence to bite, chew, and smile, but it doesn’t happen overnight.
The dental implant procedure is a commitment because it takes place over the course of several months. Before beginning treatment, your mouth will be examined for any signs of decay or gum disease, as these will need to be addressed prior to the implants. Additionally, the bone structure is evaluated to ensure it is sufficient to support the implant.
Once you are determined a fit candidate for implants, the process can begin. During the initial appointment, the dental implant is placed securely into the jawbone. After the procedure is over, the bone will need time to heal over the course of several months. During this time, a temporary restoration can be put in place.
Once the jawbone has sufficiently healed and fused with the implant, you can return to the office to finish the procedure. Depending on the amount of teeth missing, a dental crown, bridge, or even denture can be affixed to the implant and they will be held securely in place.
Missing teeth don’t mean you have to lose your confidence. If you are ready to see your dazzling smile back, get in touch with your North Hollywood dentist today!