Preventing dental problems before they start – It really is a case of prevention is better than cure.
Dental consultations are important parts of taking good care of your teeth, gums, and overall dental health. Consultations are just as much about your comfort as they are about the answers to your questions. When you know more, you’ll feel reduced anxiety during your next visit. When you know your dentist, you’ll be able to trust them with your health.
What happens during a Check-Up?
We will listen to any current concerns you have and conduct a full examination of your mouth. This includes checking for tooth decay, enamel damage due to acid erosion or tooth grinding, gum disease, infections and mouth cancer. X-rays will also be taken if necessary. Personalized preventive advice will be offered, tailored to how you can best look after your teeth. You will have plenty of opportunity to discuss any recommended treatments and a full written estimate of charges will be given to you before you leave. Your initial exam will take approximately half an hour. Oral hygiene instructions will also be provided along with suggestions to help you care for your teeth.
What are the steps of an Oral Exam?
- Review your digital dental X-rays
- Perform an exam to check the health of your teeth and gums
- Examine any dental restorations such as fillings or crowns to make sure they are in good shape.
- Spot the signs of problems such as cavities or gum disease and help you proactively take care of them.
- Oral Cancer Screening
- Occlusal analysis to examine the position of the bite
How can we communicate better?
Your regular dental checkup is an excellent time to tell your dentist if you’ve noticed any symptoms or ask your dental professional about any questions you may have about your oral health, and review tips and techniques for good brushing and flossing habits to keep your smile as healthy as possible between visits.
We believe that excellent dental care begins with open communication. We promise to speak candidly with you about any symptoms present that may require further dental treatment, our diagnosis, alternative treatments that may exist, and our recommendations. Working together, we can achieve a true partnership, with one common goal: keeping your smile beautiful and healthy.
Personalized Treatment Planning
There is no one-size-fits-all solution in dentistry. Our dentists will present you with all your options and help you choose the treatment that will deliver you with the best results that are long lasting, comfortable and natural-looking.
To learn more about orthodontic options for you or your child, the first step is an orthodontic consultation with our orthodontist, Dr.Laura Kluszka. Your initial consultation will provide you with the opportunity to take a tour in the clinic, meet the staff, address your chief concerns, learn more about orthodontics, and discover what treatment options are suitable for your personal needs. At Crown Dental, orthodontic consultations are free and do not require a commitment to begin treatment.
What happens during an orthodontic consultation?
During your initial consultation expect the following:
- A review of your dental and medical history
- An oral exam
- A preliminary customized treatment plan
- A question and answer session about your treatment plan: How long is treatment, if treatment? Is treatment needed? Will teeth need to be extracted? Along with any additional questions you might have.
- An explanation of all costs, insurance options, and payment plans available.
(Please note: If the consultation is for a minor child, an adult parent or guardian must accompany the child for the consultation.)
What is the next step after the initial consultation?
If you decide to start treatment, Once you complete diagnostic records, we will schedule your appointment to get your braces. In order to complete diagnostic records, Dr.Kluszka needs to take impressions and finish paperwork. The final treatment plan will also be reviewed and questions answered. Then, an appointment (approximately 1 hour) is scheduled to place your new orthodontic appliance. You can find more information on getting the braces here. During this time we will provide home-care instructions.