A Necessary Well Thought Out Treatment Plan
A diagnostic mock-up for 8 front dental crowns in Waltham.
About 50% of the population goes to the dentist regularly to have their teeth cleaned and checked. Most patients that come to this practice do not fit into that category. Patients that are interested in dental crowns in Waltham, suffer in some way, from broken teeth, painful teeth or jaw, cosmetic concerns or gum bleeding to mention a few. For this group of patients, it is not as simple.
We begin with a real simple conversation to gain a sense of what the patient wants. We see the doctor-patient relationship as collaborative. Yes- we are committed to health but it is not necessarily a straightforward path. We need to know what our patients expect.
We then proceed with a simple exam. We try to get a sense of where the patient is at regarding cavities, broken and missing teeth, gum disease, bite stability and obvious cosmetic challenges without causing any discomfort. Typically, we would then have a very general conversation about how to approach things. If the patient wants real specifics then typically we would take a full set of x-rays and a complete plan would be outlined.
If the patient has cosmetic needs then impressions are made, as shown above, models poured and the patient returns for a look at what is possible. For this patient, he only had cosmetic concerns and no real disease making his case fairly straightforward, 8 all porcelain dental crowns in Waltham for a smile makeover. This type of dental reconstruction for cosmetic reasons is fairly common and much more attractive and faster than braces.
Other cases are more complex and require multiple appointments and real financial commitment. We take the time and make the commitment to ensure that all patients receive a well thought out treatment plan. Call us today to learn more about dental crowns in Waltham today.