Ozark Prosthodontics is an established oral care facility in Little Rock, AR that specializes in the treatment of a wide range of oral concerns and medical conditions. Ectodermal Dysplasia and Oligodontia are conditions that are very near to our hearts.
What Is Ectodermal Dysplasia?
Ectodermal Dysplasia is a rare genetic disorder that results in the absence or abnormal development of hair, skin, teeth, nails, sweat glands, and mucous membranes. Oligodontia is also a rare genetic disorder that results in the absence of 6 or more missing teeth. Both conditions can cause significant implications such as complications in doing basic life skills such as eating, speaking, and smiling. The good news is that these issues can be resolved.
At OP, we understand how hard it can be to find a doctor who understands Ectodermal Dysplasia/Oligodontia. During our first interaction, we hope to give you confidence that we understand the disorder regardless of age or severity. Some families contact us because they need guidance on what services are appropriate at what ages, others want to know if their medical insurance has coverage, and some want us to become their providers. We will approach your situation with empathy, understanding, and compassion. Patients from 36 states now come to OP for our expertise with Ectodermal Dysplasia/Oligodontia.
Dr. Miller, one of our doctors, created the OP mascot, Opie to help lighten the burden. Opie will be with our OP kids throughout their entire journey.
During our first exam, we will review your medical history, including any medications you are currently taking, complete a clinical and radiographic evaluation, and decide if a saliva genetic test is necessary. We will show you deficient areas (bone, gum tissue) and talk about procedures that will be solutions. We will get a list of your doctors and coordinate care with them. If you need to include other specialists in your care plan, we will be glad to do research to find just the right provider. When you leave, you will have short- and long-term personalized treatment plans which are tailored to help you chew and smile again.
Our OP doctors focus exclusively on complicated cases. Consequently, our doctors treat more rare conditions than most doctors see in a lifetime. We are renowned for using technology to assist with diagnosing and designing solutions for our patients. We are pioneers in creating more effective, less traumatic, and longer-lasting treatments. Our specialists have completed advanced training in surgery and prosthetics. Our patients benefit from that quest by receiving not only the best treatments to minimize the impact of Ectodermal Dysplasia/Oligodontia and will also give them the best chance at a high quality of life.
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Treatment At Ozark Prosthodontics
At Ozark Prosthodontics, our treatment focus aims to establish or restore oral function by addressing and correcting the common challenges associated with ectodermal dysplasia.
- This could include the extraction, repair, or replacement of malformed teeth.
- We may also place dental implants in areas where teeth never developed.
- In the case that the jawbone is undeveloped, we may instead begin foundational construction through a series of surgeries designed to form sufficient jawbone and gingival tissue.
Our specialists are experienced in the use of dental implants and prosthetics for ectodermal dysplasia patients. Implants can be used to repair the health, appearance, and function of the smile while improving speech, chewing ability, and facial aesthetics.
Depending on the severity of the condition and age of the patient, our team of specialists at Ozark Prosthodontics will create a care plan to address missing teeth, tissue, or bone. Our goal is to provide the highest level of care to our patients, helping them achieve the best possible results.
Why Choose Ozark Prosthodontics?
At Ozark Prosthodontics, we strive to provide superior care for our patients. Our team of experienced specialists is dedicated to providing personalized, comprehensive care for patients with ectodermal dysplasia. We understand the unique needs of these patients and strive to develop customized treatment plans tailored to their unique needs or circumstances. Our professionals are dedicated to helping our patients achieve the most optimal results to maximize confidence and create healthy, functional smiles.
If you or a loved one is suffering from ectodermal dysplasia, contact Ozark Prosthodontics today to learn more about the available treatment options. We look forward to providing you with the best possible care!
For over a decade, we have made it our purpose to grow into a Center for Help. Our team is recognized by the NIH, NORD, many craniofacial organizations and various Down Syndrome groups. We serve as one of the few US dental centers for NFED. OP literally “wrote the book” & “NFED Dental Providers Toolkit,” so more dentists can leverage medical insurance for their patients. We have worked with senators to draft legislation and served as a knowledge resource for insurance commissioners.
At Cleft and Craniofacial Center of NWA, we provide state-of-the-art care to people of all ages with head and neck abnormalities, including traumatic injuries, birth defects or any condition where reconstruction is necessary to provide a better quality of life.