Create a cost and healing plan after dental evaluation
At your first visit to the clinic all general, chronic and infectious illnesses are documented on the medical history form. Some illnesses influence the healing process, whereas others can influence the treatment or even make it impossible. Based on the results the cost and healing plan can be created.
The dentist will check if there are any diseases on teeth or mouth which the patient might not even know about; how the teeth are positioned; if there are any fillings, crowns or bridges; the condition of the gums and jaw bones, etc. In most cases it will be necessary to take x-rays to round out the examination. Only if the tooth is healthy down to its roots and is solidly placed in the gum and jaw bone can it help support a bridge for example. Sometimes further medical or laboratory examinations might be required. That only happens occasionally but when it does they are especially important.
Create a cost and healing plan based on certain documents
The cost and healing plan can also be created without the patient present, if there is a different plan or a current panorama x-ray available. Send us one of those documents by mail, email or fax and you will get an estimate from us within days.
The cost and healing plan can sometimes contain several options since most of the time there are different treatments possible, that differ greatly in function, durability, comfort in wearing, aesthetics and price. The decision which one is the best option depends on several factors: number, position and condition of existing teeth; age, occupation, gender of the patient; as well as their desires, financial means, illnesses, etc.
The treatment plan is also very important because of the scheduling of treatments. Dental replacement is often the conclusion of a series of logical and necessary – more or less- complex previous treatments (extraction, periodontal or root treatments). Sometimes it makes most sense to have those done at home because of timing issues.