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    Moving Forward After Severe Dental Damage; Our Cheney Dentists Make It Easy

    by Dr. Collins

    Dental damage can derail your smile, and your self-esteem, in short order. The sooner that you are able to seek treatment for oral health issues, the sooner you can smile again, and the better your long-term dental prognosis. Today, our Cheney dentists are sharing some information about how we begin to treat deeply damaged smiles. Keep reading to learn more…

    Assessment

    Before we get started on a solution, we first need to thoroughly understand the root of your dental problems. A thorough dental assessment allows our team to see your smile from every angle; we’re looking for signs of dental damage, infection, and cancerous tissues. At this point we will also compile your comprehensive dental history. We will look for patterns and reoccurring dental problems, as these can indicate underlying structural dental problems.

    Weighing Treatment Options

    At this point, our dental team will walk you through various treatment options, and help you determine how to move forward. Some people achieve all of their dental goals by using one transformative treatment, like veneers, while other combine dental solutions to meet their needs.

    When we are evaluating treatment options, we’ll take into account your ideal treatment timeline, dental sensitivities, budget, aesthetic goals, and post-treatment maintenance preferences. We’ll also consider whether you’re dealing with any underlying dental issues—like a poorly aligned bite, for example—which may leave you susceptible to developing dental damage in the future. If you do you have foundation or structural dental problems, it is probably a good idea to treat those—with orthodontics or restorations—as well. By leaving structural problems unaddressed, you increase your likelihood of experiencing chronic dental damage in the future.

    Our Cheney dentists are truly your partners in dental care. We’re here to make the restorative and cosmetic dentistry processes as simple, convenient, and stress-free for you as possible. So, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team by giving us a call or using the Contact Us page on our site—we look forward to speaking with you!