Jennifer L. Wiens Priebe, DDS MS FACP
Jonathan P. Wiens, DDS MSD FACP
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6177 Orchard Lake Road Suite 120, West Bloomfield, MI 48322
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When to Refer to a Prosthodontist: Some of the most frequent questions that Prosthodontists are asked by general practitioners are, "when should I refer my patient to the Prosthodontist?" and "what kinds of cases does a Prosthodontist treat?"
Typical cases that a Maxillofacial Prosthodontist may treat:
The following cases are examples:
Acid erosion with a collapse of the occlusal vertical dimension in the setting of a class III malocclusion, ultimately resulting in an anterior crossbite.
Implant prosthetics that will replace a quadrant of teeth.
Multiple failed fixed bridges in one arch, opposing an irregular occlusal plane.
Uncoordinated dental arches with a bilateral cleft lip and palate repair. Orthodontics was completed in this class III scenario with loss of the premaxilla, and bone grafting in addition to an implant restoration replaced teeth #7-11.
Class II Div. II malocclusion with hypereruption of the maxillary anterior alveolus, and severe wear of the mandibular anterior teeth. Occlusal plane discrepancy, severe abrasion, and caries add to the complexity of this case.
Loss of a tooth in the esthetic zone, where papilla loss and a difficult shade match add to the complexity.
Severe residual ridge resorption in the mandible with a prominent genial tubercle and muscle attachments high to the ridge, which adds to the complexity of this case.
Implant restorations in the setting of a dental malocclusion, Class II Div I.
Rampant caries in the esthetic zone.
Why you should refer your patient to our practice