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Begin with the End in Mind

Our Philosophy for Cosmetic and Complex Dental Treatment:

The possibilities for cosmetic smile improvement are nearly endless. We have procedures that are as simple as whitening (bleaching), or as complex as full reconstruction of an entire smile. How do we decide what is most appropriate?

First of all, we realize that we don't decide; you do. Second, we realize that if we don't understand the condition of your teeth and gums as well as the result you are hoping for, we would be at risk of not recommending the best treatment.

With this in mind, we believe in a four step approach to having cosmetic treatment (for someone who simply wants whiter teeth, this process is simplified and some patients go straight to step two):

  1. We have a short meeting (new patients) to listen to the desire of each patient and to determine if they need a full evaluation.
  2. We recommend a complete examination to understand the existing condition of the teeth and gums. For conditions that may require more than simple bleaching and a cleaning, digital photos (for cosmetic simulations and discussion) and models of the teeth (to evaluate the function of the teeth) are taken as well.
  3. A consultation visit follows. Patient photos and simulated (imaged) new smiles are used to help define the patient's desired final result. At this visit our goal is to form a "vision of the end". Once we have a common vision, Dr. Chyz can finalize a treatment plan that will achieve the desired result.
  4. Once we have agreed on our plan of treatment, we Begin.

Complex treatment almost always involves treatment with one or more of the specialists in our multi-disciplinary treatment team. We refer to the best of the best for Periodontal treatment and Implant placement, Orthodontic treatment (braces), Endodontic (root canal) problems and Oral surgery. Many of the examples in our Smile Gallery could not have been successful without the participation of our team of specialists.

 

 

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