Why refer to a prosthodontist?
Referring the patient with complex treatment needs to a Prosthodontist increases the time available to meet the demands of ongoing care for your other patients.
Referring patients with complex problems builds patient loyalty, demonstrating to patients that their best interests take precedence over other considerations.
Your experience will tell you when referral to a specialist is your patient’s best interest as well as cost effective for your practice. Call on us for consultation, assistance, or referral.
Patients whose extensive rehabilitation requirements involve care from several dental and medical disciplines, can present special and time consuming problems for the General Dentist. Prosthodontists are trained to manage and appropriately stage the treatment needs of such patients.
Implementing treatment plans for patients whose oral/occlusal condition has evolved in unexpected and complicated ways during dental treatment can be challenging. Because not every outcome can be predicted during planning, referral of these patients to a Prosthodontist may be the best option.
Maxillofacial Prostheses/Congenital Defects
Patients with severe functional deficits resulting from trauma, cancer surgery or as a result of developmental and congenital defects present special challenges. Procedures that fail to take into account the long-term occlusal requirements of such individuals may lead to further functional or esthetic problems. We can assist you: by acting in an advisory capacity as you plan treatment for patients with difficult problems, by providing specialized treatment as an element in your treatment plan and by managing patients with complex and/or multidisciplinary treatment needs.
No one treatment can resolve TMJ completely and treatment takes time to be effective. If your patients have popping, clicking or crepitus in their TMJ or have head, neck and/or joint pain, we offer a simple and conservative approach to diagnosis and treatment.