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  • 1. adding Value team up with to your practice a prosthodontist I NT E PR R Working with a prosthodontist will benefit To locate a prosthodontist for referral, use you in many ways. the American College of Prosthodontists’ R online directory at www.gotoapro.org. The O ACP is recognized by the American Dental Enhancing Your Patient Care F Association as the specialty organization for prosthodontics. Prosthodontists are experts in T • Planning treatment for patients with difficult problems implant, esthetic and reconstructive dentistry. NO • Providing specialized care as an element in your treatment plan — LY • Managing patients with complex and/ 211 E. Chicago Ave. or multidisciplinary needs Suite 1000 N Chicago, IL 60611 312.573.1260 top O Strengthening Your Practice 800.378.1260 reasons Y • Increasing your time to meet other www.prosthodontics.org P to refer to a patients’ ongoing care demands prosthodontist O • Demonstrating your commitment to treatment that is in the best interest of C compliments of the patient EW 1 4 • Creating two-way referrals as the Treatment requiring Challenging prosthodontist refers patients to other I several specialists dental cases practitioners as necessry EV 2 Intricate esthetic procedures 5 Comprehensive reconstructive R dentistry 3 Complex implant P restorations AC © 2008 American College of Prosthodontists www.gotoapro.org
  • 2. helping you help your patients I NT E PR 1 4R A prosthodontist is a valuable asset in Treatment requiring several specialists Challenging dental cases the planning and delivery of care for R Patients with extensive rehabilitation involve Providing conventional or implant- patients with complex oral conditions. care from multiple medical disciplines, supported dentures for edentulous patients FO which often present unique and time-consuming with severely resorbed ridges, vertical dimension A prosthodontist’s training and problems for a general dentist. Prosthodontists discrepancies or significantly inadequate T experience are essential in treating are trained to manage and appropriately stage interarch space can be difficult. Treating dentate the treatment needs of such patients. When the patients with extremely worn teeth, deep vertical NO situations that involve: rehabilitation is completed the patient returns to overlap and/or a history of bruxism, clenching the referring general practitioner for continued or Temporomandibular disorders also present — maintenance and further dental care. a difficult scenario. The design and placement of dentures, crowns, bridges and removable LY partial dentures for such patients is often time- 2 O Intricate esthetic procedures consuming and frustrating. Treatment by a N From the restoration of a single maxillary central incisor to the rehabilitation of an prosthodontist will ensure a successful outcome. Y 5 extremely worn dentition, pleasing esthetic and Comprehensive reconstructive dentistry P functional results are critical to both the patient and the practitioner. Prosthodontists are uniquely Patients with severe functional deficits O qualified by their training in the selection of resulting from trauma, cancer surgery C dental materials and the use of various types of or developmental defects such as a cleft restorations to find the solution that fulfills each palate or other craniofacial anomalies require patient’s desires. treatment that deals not only with the current EW problem, but looks ahead to the future to I avoid compromises in appearance as well as 3 Complex implant-supported restorations EV function (including speech, swallowing and Patients with significant restorative chewing). Prosthodontists possess the special R problems may require an extensive multi- skills and expertise required for prosthetic phase rehabilitation. This may include extraction replacement of maxillofacial structures (i.e. ear, P of teeth, the surgical placement of implants nose) rehabilitation of severe burn scars, patient C and the fabrication of implant-supported management during radiation therapy and sleep apnea treatment. A crowns, bridges or complete arch prostheses. A prosthodontist can determine the appropriate restoration for your patient to restore both function and esthetics.

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