In our office, we use a phased comprehensive exam in order to ensure a complete evaluation and diagnosis.
Our aim is to provide you with optimal oral health so that you can keep your teeth for a lifetime.
We start by examining the gums and periodontal structures to detect signs of gum disease. Gum disease is a slow and often painless condition that leads to tooth loss if not treated. Current X-rays are a necessity for this and the other evaluation steps. We use a digital system to keep exposures as small as possible.
We next check for cavities, cracks, defective existing restorations such as fillings, crowns, partials, and dentures.
Then we check the way your teeth fit together and for missing teeth areas where implants or bridges can be a benefit by increasing chewing ability, esthetics, and prevent unhealthy tooth movement.
Lastly, we evaluate for Cosmetics, how the teeth look: color, shape, and alignment. Whitening and clear braces and sometimes Veneers can make your smile amazing in only a few visits.
When all steps are complete, we will be able to give you a diagnosis and recommendations for care.