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Credited as one of 46 dentists in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry to hold the honorary distinction of Accredited Fellow, Dr. Sam S. Sadati is at the forefront of his field. It is his patients, however, that drive his desire to maintain leadership status in the industry. “We wanted to make a dental visit something patients could look forward to,” Dr. Sadati says. Luckily for his patients, he has accomplished just that. Aside f...LEARN MORE
Credited as one of 46 dentists in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry to hold the honorary distinction of Accredited Fellow, Dr. Sam S. Sadati is at the forefront of his field. It is his patients, however, that drive his desire to maintain leadership status in the industry. “We wanted to make a dental visit something patients could look forward to,” Dr. Sadati says. Luckily for his patients, he has accomplished just that. Aside from restoring smiles, the world renowned dentist advocates education as both a teacher and student. Dr. Sadati shares his extensive experience with fellow dentists as an adjunct professor for NOVA Southeastern University’s post-graduate operative department.
I see a limited number of patients each day so I can give them my undivided, unhurried attention.
We aim to be the best at what we do and provide patients with a service that will benefit them from clinical and beauty standpoints.
A great dentist is one that sees himself as doctor, artist and student. While any dentist can legally perform procedures, the best dentists will have top credentials, appreciation for this artistry and a continuous desire for further education.
Dental fear most often begins with a bad experience. To alleviate anxiety, we treat patients as we would our closest friends or family members. New patients meet with me personally in our office consultation suite where examination chairs and dental tools are far from sight. Never rushing appointments or pushing treatments, it is obvious our office holds patient comfort as the highest of priorities.
I am a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry; a fellow of the International Academy for Dental Facial Esthetics; and a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Florida Dental Association and Palm Beach County Dental Association.
It’s the backbone of my practice. That’s probably why so many current and former patients are eager to speak with new clients and share details about their experience here.
There’s a reason fewer than 50 dentists in the world have attained this status. For AACD accreditation, I submitted the required five clinical cases (of various dental cosmetic disciplines) and passed both an oral and a written examination. Then to achieve accredited fellow status, I presented an additional 50 clinical cases. In addition to the demonstration of both my clinical and aesthetic skills, achieving the fellowship required a great deal of self-discipline and willpower.
Pursuing a career that would challenge my technical ability as well as my creative talent was a requirement for me. The best of both worlds came together when I discovered dentistry, a profession demanding both scientific skill and inventive thinking. I consider myself lucky to be doing what I believe I was called to do.
Selected as examiner and mentor for the AACD, I assist dentists looking to advance in skill and training. I also volunteer as an adjunct professor for NOVA Southeastern University, teaching postdoctoral clinical dentistry to fellow dentists. However, restoring the smiles of domestic violence victims through the Give Back a Smile Foundation is the most rewarding. With each smile transformed, I am reminded of why I chose this profession.
“Prior to any restorative work, I always consider the bite and the way teeth come together, coupled with the forces that the muscles exert on the jaw. You must satisfy the root cause when patients have TMJ problems, old restorations that need to be replaced and teeth that are worn or cracked,” says Dr. Sadati, who asserts that a successful cosmetic result is dependent on knowledge, skill and careful analysis of each patient’s mouth. “If the bite is off, or the gums are unhealthy or there is hidden decay, cosmetic work will fail. When underlying dental concerns are addressed prior to cosmetic treatment, we are able to promote proper oral hygiene and restore optimal dental health--the main goals behind my dental services.”
Dr. Sadati restored the missing enamel on this patient’s teeth using a combination of veneers and crowns, as well as gum contouring to make his teeth look bigger and longer
“Using crowns, veneers and gum contouring, I was able to alter the size and color of this 26-year-old’s teeth, reducing sensitivity and improving the overall appearance of her smile,” says Dr. Sadati.
This patient’s worn, discolored teeth were transformed with a smile makeover that included orthodontic alignment, placement of a dental implant, and crowns and veneers on her upper arch.
Concerned with her teeth discoloration and multiple cavities, this 50-year-old patient needed a smile makeover. “We were able to restore the health and beauty of her smile with porcelain veneers,” Dr. Sadati says.
For Dr. Sam S. Sadati, dentistry extends far beyond the examination chair. Aside from restoring smiles at the Sadati Center for Aesthetic Dentistry, the globally renowned dentist advocates education as both a teacher and student. Dr. Sadati shares his extensive experience with fellow dentists as an adjunct professor for NOVA Southeastern University’s Post-Graduate Operative department. He hopes to not only teach these dentists the very best techniques, but also to view life as an endless pursuit of knowledge. Honoring this philosophy, Dr. Sadati enrolls in continuing education as often as possible. With improved techniques and dental innovations emerging each day, Dr. Sadati is sure to keep himself and his staff up to date. “We should never believe we simply know it all,” he explains. “The more I do, the better I become.”
“We were able to restore the health and beauty of this patient’s smile with a smile makeover that included a gum lift and a combination of porcelain veneers and crowns,” says Dr. Sadati.
When a patient enters The Sadati Center for Aesthetic Dentistry, the dental chair is interestingly the last stop in the doctor patient relationship. Patients are first greeted by a friendly, engaging team member, who gives them a tour of the office. They are then directed to a plush consultation suite where they meet Dr. Sadati. "While in consultation, we review the patient's reasons for coming to see me, talking very candidly, so I can earn their confidence." From there, Dr. Sadati leads them to his photo studio, where they can preview hundreds of former cases. "I get to know my patients and learn what they're looking for." By the time patients are finally ready for treatment, Dr. Sadati knows exactly where to go with each case. "I treat based on the patient's needs, not on what insurance policies or outside parties determine. When you're here, it's your call--no one else's."
As we mature, our teeth undergo a great deal of wear and tear, adding years to our face. An aged smile often has a flattened chewing surface and a thick, yellow tone. Signs of aging are especially noticeable for those who have had previous work such as tooth restoration and crowns. Changing these to new restorations and/or veneers, however, make the teeth appear whiter. It can also restore the original contour or length that often will enhance the lips as well. Sometimes all you need to return youth to your face is to improve your smile.
For those with no serious dental issues but a desire for more refined teeth, contouring can improve the overall appearance of the smile. In more extreme cases, however, your dentist will likely pair contouring with direct restorations such as veneers or composite bonding. This will enhance your smile entirely, from closing spaces and fixing chips to giving the appearance of straighter teeth.
A veneer acts as a covering to already existing teeth and is meant to improve the tooth’s appearance. Veneers are typically made from a thin material (such as porcelain) and are bonded (glued) to the tooth’s exterior. The veneers are created with the intention of restoring the patient’s natural smile and improving the appearance by correcting imperfections.
On the other hand, a dental implant is an artificial tooth. Implants are for those whose teeth have fallen out or those that require complete removal due to illness. Implants are placed inside the bone as an artificial root and then covered with a what’s known as a crown. Dental implants would not be administered if the patient only needed surface improvements, such as veneers, and the teeth were in relatively good shape.
It all depends on the teeth. If the teeth are restored with fillings or crowns and the restorations are dark, whitening or bleaching will not help because they don’t work on anything that’s not natural. In that case, we can fix the problem with a whiter restoration such as veneers, crowns or whiter fillings. But if the natural teeth are discolored or yellow, then the bleaching could be a way to whiten them. There are over-the-counter products and in-office or take-home treatments for teeth whitening; several options that need to be discussed with the dentist.
Obviously it is best to avoid any food that can stain a white shirt but the reality is that all of the food and drinks that we consume have color and therefore can affect the outcome of our whitening effort, but, of course, we need to eat. The best recommendation I can give to those people who whiten their teeth and are concerned about what foods to avoid is that during their whitening period, it is best to reduce consumption of staining food, drinks and smoking as much as possible and to brush and rinse the teeth immediately after the consumption of such foods or smoking.
With the use of laser technology, the discomfort and possible pain is reduced tremendously. There are new technologies, machines and techniques that allow us to perform many dental procedures better, more efficient and more comfortable than before.
Yes, veneers can be replaced. Many times the gum recedes and creates a gap between the edge of the veneer and the gum line. The veneer can be removed and the tooth can be prepared to the gum line and a new veneer can be made to cover what was showing before.