Biofunction is our focus and philosophy at our Advanced Prosthetics Institute in Prescott, AZ. With the help of our continuing education program, our mission is to teach dental professionals to prevent, rehabilitate, and restore the damage that has resulted from biofunctional disorders in patients.
To help patients who have missing teeth in their smile, dentures are no longer the only way to restore lost teeth. Led by Dr. Jason C. Campbell, our team found that patients can have what he calls a biofunctional disorder that results in deterioration of the teeth, gums, bones and jaw joints, resulting in TMJ and bruxism symptoms (among others).
Unlike dentures alone, a dental implant is a surgical option that works with the bone of the jaw to support a crown, bridge, denture or facial prosthesis. Thanks to a biologic process called osseointegration, the implant fuses with the bone to provide a durable hold for whatever prosthetic device is placed on top of the implant.
The implant functions like a tooth, which prevents jawbone deterioration from happening when a tooth is no longer in place to stimulate the jawbone during the normal chewing process. The implant protects both the jawbone and bite alignment. A dental implant can replace a single tooth or multiple teeth depending on the patient’s situation.
When it comes to biofunctional dental care, you must take into account the overall effect of negative oral biomechanical forces along with the systemic issues of acidity and inflammation on the body. They can leave a patient with a host of issues, including terminal dentition where most of the patient’s teeth have failed, bruxism, bite trauma, temporomandibular joint disorder, chronic facial pain as well as chronic headaches.
These disorders have a harmful effect on a patient’s oral health, function and quality of life. Thankfully, our institute offers various continuing education programs developed by Dr. Jason C. Campbell to help you better serve your patients. One of the courses we offer at Advanced Prosthetics Institute in Prescott, Arizona, is a three-day surgical dental implant and prosthodontics course – A Biofunctional Approach to Implant Placement and Restoration.
During this course, we will teach you everything you need to know about implant technology, surgical data gathering, case presentation, how to build an implant clientele using marketing principles, how to diagnose and treat the patient as well as assisting in their recovery. The course contains our comprehensive program on the biofunctional methods for dental implant restoration. Not only does this course explain how to establish practice and patient management protocols, but also pain management protocols, and much more.
If you are looking to expand your practice and offer specialized services to increase your patient base that can benefit from a biofunctional approach to restore missing teeth, our courses on oral and systemic care can help can help you do just that. To learn more about our approach and how it can build your practice, please call 928-776-0239 to set up a consultation appointment with one of our skilled representatives in Prescott, Arizona. We look forward to hearing from you!