Diagnostic Dental Imaging for Improving Treatment

Uncovering Dental Problems and Planning Treatment

When it comes to successful outcomes regarding restorative dental procedures, planning and preparation are half of the battle.

After all, if you fail to plan then you’re planning to fail!

That statement has never been more true than when talking about dental implant treatment and other restorative dentistry procedures.

At Shining Smiles Family Dentistry, we use a variety of diagnostic imaging techniques to not only uncover problems or potential dental issues that can’t be seen with the naked eye, but we also use these imaging techniques to develop more precise treatment protocols for our patients.

Dental implants: An example

Let’s take dental implants for example. Every case is unique, and thus a customized approach is required to ensure that each patient achieves the outcome they desire. Diagnostic imaging is often used before surgery to evaluate the amount of jawbone a patient has available (which assists in determining whether or not you’re a good candidate for dental implants), and to assist in the optimal positioning of implants.

After dental implants are placed, diagnostic imaging will continue to be used to ensure the dental implants are fusing with the jawbone (a process known as osseointegration) properly.

As you can see, whether you’re receiving dental implants or any other cosmetic or restorative dental procedure, diagnostic imaging plays a key role in the planning and implementation of your procedure, as well as ongoing monitoring to ensure everything is progressing as it should.

What does this all mean?

Maybe this sounds like a lot of dental jargon to you, but the bottom line is this — we’re committed to using the necessary technology that is available to us to ensure all of our patients receive outcomes they are pleased with.

If you’re looking for a dentist in the Marietta area, we would love to welcome you to the Shining Smiles Family! Give us a call today.

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