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Establishing Realistic Treatment

Establishing Realistic Treatment Objectives for Patients with Missing Teeth – an Orthodontic Perspec

  • 5 hr
  • Available on request
  • Customer's Place

Service Description

Orthodontists who treat adults often encounter patients with missing and/or periodontally compromised teeth. The treatment success for these patients largely depends on an orthodontist’s ability to create a foundation for the surgeon and restorative dentist to replace missing teeth and establish optimal function and esthetics. However, there are also instances in which it’s acceptable or even perhaps more appropriate to maintain an existing, asymptomatic, posterior malocclusion, instead of striving for an ideal class I relationship. This ultimately becomes a matter of case selection that should be addressed by the interdisciplinary team and undergo collaborative evaluation. This presentation will highlight the importance of establishing realistic treatment objectives when planning treating for patients with missing teeth, while emphasizing the value of communication during pre-treatment planning to understand where teeth should be positioned in order to facilitate tooth replacement. Learning Objectives: -Understand how to set realistic treatment goals for patients with missing teeth -Recognize the value of collaborative treatment in achieving the most appropriate esthetic and occlusal outcome

Contact Details

976 S Karl Johan Ave, Tacoma, WA, USA

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