We believe that a comprehensive first exam is the best way to begin the process of obtaining a healthy, beautiful smile. To ensure success in our procedures, we take the necessary time to fully and thoroughly evaluate your present dental condition. Our goal is to give our clients the necessary information and education so that they may enjoy a beautiful, healthy smile for years to come. Here is what to expect:
When you arrive, we’ll escort you to a private consultation room where your treatment coordinator will help you fill out the necessary paperwork. We continue with a one-on-one discussion covering your past dental history and present concerns. After that, your treatment coordinator will take some digital photographs used for computerized imaging, and then guide you through the rest of the process.
Once you arrive to the cosmetic suite, one of our highly trained dental assistants will take some diagnostic photographs. These photographs will assist our aesthetic team in designing your new smile. Any necessary dental x-rays with digital radiography (which uses 90% less radiation that traditional x-rays) will also be taken at this time. Next, one of our aesthetic doctors will complete a comprehensive exam, to include:
- A chart of all your teeth and the restorations presently in place, and note any restorative recommendations;
- A complete cavity check tooth-by-tooth;
- Perform an oral cancer screening intra-orally checking the tongue, cheeks and surrounding soft tissues
- A thorough evaluation of your occlusion
After your comprehensive exam, you will have the opportunity to meet with one of our doctors regarding your smile design and discuss your treatment options. The final portion of your first appointment will be to visit with your treatment coordinator. She will be able to present to you different the treatment options to obtain your desired results.
Some patients choose to combine their initial visit with their hygienic cleaning. Our hygienists pride themselves in the high level of skill, education and experience they bring to every patient. Between their extensive post-graduate training and their knowledge of advanced technology, they provide the latest techniques to provide comfortable dental hygiene. During your hygiene appointment, not only will we clean your teeth, we will also perform a full-mouth periodontal probing to determine if you have any signs of gum disease.
Your Second Visit: It’s Up to You!
After we have provided a complete examination, hygienic cleaning and presented your treatment plan, we can first get started with the treatment which is most important to you. Whether it is your cosmetic or restorative work, we are here to work with you in getting a healthy beautiful smile that you are proud to show others.
Although most clients do come to us for cosmetic work, we also perform general dental procedures including hygienic cleanings, fillings, etc. The difference is that we practice dentistry with the aesthetics of the final result in mind, so we place a special emphasis on making you look great.
Our hygiene, restorative, and cosmetic fees are comparable to those at premier cosmetic dental boutiques nationally and in the Atlanta area. In fact, depending on the procedure, our fees may be lower than other dental practices. We encourage you to experience what separates us from other dental practices. We are confident you will agree that our services are value-priced. We are looking forward to you becoming part of our family at the Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry.