Dr. Keith Progebin answers common questions on Oral Rehabilitation. Dr. Progebin can be reached 1145 19th St NW #600, Washington, DC 20036. (202) 296-8126.
A prosthodontist is a dentist who has specialized training in handling dental and facial problems that involve restoring missing tooth and jaw structures. A prosthodontist is an expert in cosmetics, dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, and temporomandibular disorders. A prosthodontist can combine their vast clinical experience with legitimate research along with a team of caring committed professionals. The team then evaluates the latest innovations in order to make sound clinical decisions to provide and facilitate oral rehabilitation.
When should I seek oral rehabilitation?
Is cosmetic dentistry the same as oral rehabilitation?
Cosmetic dentistry is one aspect of oral rehabilitation. However, rehabilitating a patient focuses on both aesthetics and functionality. Although having a nice smile is what most patients seek to achieve, many do not understand the science behind or the importance of a functional bite. Oral rehabilitation involves both the art and science of restoring natures beauty.
What are the key factors of oral rehabilitation?
The primary factor in stabilizing oral health is preventative dentistry. Having a cleaning performed every 3-6 months will help ensure the longevity of your oral health.
Secondly, consulting the appropriate healthcare providers in order to come up with a list of proper diagnosis to attain accurate information about the patients condition is of the utmost importance. Having the team leader coordinate the specialists to customize a treatment plan that is suitable and functional for the patients case is imperative. In order to become rehabilitated, the patient must then follow the treatment plan set forth by the specialists.
In addition, utilizing state of the art equipment, based on evidence-based dentistry and sound literature, oral rehabilitation can be a dental journey that is both rewarding and long lasting. It is about transforming peoples lives.