For patients requiring extensive treatment or major cosmetic changes, we will perform a more comprehensive exam. Depending on your needs, we can provide additional digital x-rays, CT scans, plaster models and other diagnostic procedures that go beyond what you might expect from a routine dental exam.
This additional information helps us get a more accurate picture of your health and treatment options, which is important if you need extensive care. For example, certain procedures, such as implants, require satisfactory underlying structures and soft tissues to support the reconstruction. If necessary, we may recommend certain procedures, such as bone or gum grafting, to better achieve a successful result.
To ensure you have the best understanding of your health and treatment options, we often create a multimedia presentation to use as a visual aid in discussing your needs and unique situation with you. We have found this really helps patients truly understand their options as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each procedure.