Prosthodontics- Leaders In Dental Care

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Award-Winning Prosthodontists – Dr. Jivraj and Dr. Reshad

Expert Treatment Is Available for Everyone

As two of only a handful of specialists in their profession, Dr. Saj Jivraj and Dr. Mamaly Reshad want people to know that their services are available to anyone in need of quality dental care.

While many aspects of treatment can be aimed at a more beautiful smile, the ultimate goal of prosthodontics is excellent oral health in addition to cosmetic improvements.

Prosthodontists are Leaders in Dental Care

There are many advantages to having a prosthodontist as your leading dental care provider. For example, if you need extensive dental treatment, this can involve many issues including gum treatment, teeth alignment, tooth restorations and more.

When many dental specialties are involved, it is the prosthodontist who leads in helping you select and pursue a course of treatment. Our doctors begin treatment with a low-cost exams, x-rays and consultation. They will explain your options, answer your questions and help you pick the treatment plan that will get you the right dental care for your mouth and your budget.

For a $59 New Patient exam, x-rays and consultation with our doctors to discuss your dental needs, call 805-604-5811 or click here to request an appointment online.

Meet Saj Jivraj, DDS, MS ED

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British native Dr. Saj Jivraj is a trained expert in dental restoration and complex mouth restoration. As a prosthodontist, Dr. Jivraj specializes in fixing broken-down or replacing missing teeth and in restoring his patient’s mouths to full health and function.

Dr. Jivraj has been voted “Best of USA” by his peers and received numerous awards from the University of Southern California’s School of Dentistry for his continuing work there as a professor for graduating prosthodontists.

To read more about Dr. Jivraj’s professional accomplishments, be sure to read his biography here.

Meet Dr. Mamaly Reshad

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Dr. Reshad was born in Wichita, Kansas and grew up in the UK. He returned to the US for advanced prosthodontics training at USC.

Dr. Reshad was invited to stay at the school and teach. He was quickly promoted to the position of Chairman for a section of Fixed Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry, a position only filled by a handful of highly trained and regarded individuals.

He has won numerous awards and scholarships for his scholarly and technical abilities and is routinely invited to speak at many international congresses and seminars to share his expertise. He is routinely asked to teach and develop new techniques and ideas for the advancement of the profession.

To read more about Dr. Reshad’s professional accomplishments, be sure to read his biography here.

A prosthodontist is an Expert in Dental Restoration

A prosthodontist is a dentist who has completed two or three years of further dental education, following graduation from dental school, at a program accredited by the American Dental Association (ADA). This program focuses on the treatment of teeth that are damaged, or missing, (due to decay, wear, trauma, etc.), and the correction of a displeasing smile. They use all forms of tooth restoration and replacement.

Having the expert eye of a specialist diagnosing the condition of your mouth will ensure that all aspects of treatment can be considered and addressed, and that the restoration of your mouth will be achieved to the highest possible standard of care, leading to a more natural and longer-lasting result.

As a result of their training, prosthodontists are masters in complete mouth rehabilitation and act as the architect and quarterback of any extensive treatment that may involve other dental specialists.

Prosthodontists are the original smile makeover artists. Prosthodontists have been restoring beauty and function to mouths ravaged by disease, trauma, aging, and wear and tear for years.

Benefits to You

Rigorous training and experience provide prosthodontists with the special understanding of the dynamics of the smile, the preservation of a healthy mouth and the creation of tooth replacements.

Prosthodontists have the additional skills required to restore optimum function and esthetics to your smile. These include: crowns, bridges, veneers, inlays, complete and removable partial dentures, dental implants, TMD-jaw joint problems, traumatic injuries to the mouth’s structures and/or teeth, snoring and sleep disorders and oral cancer reconstruction and continuing care.

Prosthodontists are able to provide an extremely high level of care to patients with missing teeth, or having significant damage to their existing teeth. Prosthodontists work with congenital defects as well as problems arising from trauma and neglect.

Creating a Truly Healthy and Functional Mouth with Prosthodontics

The mouth, like any other organ of the body, is made up of various parts and each part functions with the other so that the mouth can do the job it is meant to do in the most efficient manner.

Improper position of your front teeth will not only affect your smile, but it may also cause difficulty biting into food and problems with speech.

Your back teeth, with the help of your jaw muscles, provide a broad surface on which you can chew your food so that it is more manageable for your digestive system. The muscles of your jaws provide the power needed to chew your food. Missing or badly aligned back teeth i.e. a bad bite, while not visible or painful, causes excess pressure on the remaining teeth and places a greater strain on the muscles of your jaws. This inevitably leads to some problems such as teeth fracturing, fillings breaking and tooth wear.

Unfortunately, just like other organs, if we do not feel pain, we tend to assume that everything is just fine. We all know that that is not the case. For example, we can’t see the arteries in the heart clogging up and often we are not aware that our blood pressure is high and we don’t have chest pain, so we don’t know that our heart is not functioning as it should even though one of its parts is not well. This can have fatal consequences.

While it is highly unlikely that anyone is going to die because they have a missing tooth, damaged or missing teeth cause problems which we all too often are unaware of. And all of which can be addressed if the problems are caught early enough.

Call 805-604-5811 to request a $59 New Patient exam with x-rays and a consultation to discuss your treatment options or click here to request an appointment online.

Patient Testimonials

  • Hear from all our wonderful patients here at Anacapa Dental Art Institute

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  • My family had been going to Dr. Reshad for many years because he’s just a really great dentist. I had a problem with my front two teeth because I had a sporting accident. I needed it to be reconstructed so I went to Dr. Reshad and he completely did such a great job of it.

    -Araminta

Doctor Testimonials

  • James O. Jacobs, DDS, MS

    “Dr. Jivraj is an international authority on dentistry and we are fortunate to have his expertise in our community. You would be doing yourself a disservice if you didn’t meet with Dr. Jivraj to discuss your dental treatment options.”

    As a prosthodontist, Dr. Jivraj has the specialty training to complete the most complex of dental rehabilitations. In addition to his specialty training, Dr. Jivraj has a very caring staff and has always treated our patients with professionalism and courtesy. It has been a pleasure to work with Dr. Jivraj and our patients are very happy they chose Dr. Jivraj for their dental care.

    Dr. Jivraj is an international authority on dentistry and we are fortunate to have his expertise in our community. You would be doing yourself a disservice if you didn’t meet with Dr. Jivraj to discuss your dental treatment options. He will pick up on small details that if missed could develop into problems down the road or compromised esthetics.

    If my family or I needed complex dental care, Dr. Jivraj is one of the first people we would call.

    James O. Jacobs, DDS, MS
    Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
    Oral Surgery of San Buenaventura

  • Alexandre-Amir Aalam, DDS

    I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Dr. Reshad for the past past 10 years.

    As a Periodontist, the quality of the restorative work that follows my treatment is paramount to the success of my patient’s long-term oral health stability. Dr. Reshad has all the qualifications and the special skills to do so. His high competencies in the field of Prosthodontics combined with his academic achievements make him a very unique practitioner that can truly handle and treat ANY comprehensive dental care.

    It is with the utmost confidence and peace of mind that I will refer my family members and patients to him.

    Alexandre-Amir Aalam, DDS
    Clinical Assistant Professor
    Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC
    Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology
    Diplomate, American Board of Oral Implantology