Creating a Dental Plan For 2019
A dental treatment plan is an individualized set of treatments outlined with your schedule, goals, and oral health needs in mind. Your dental team will work with you to discuss the recommended treatments, your budget, and the time frame with which to make it all happen. Depending on your insurance or financial situation, you may have a started a treatment plan in 2018. If so, you will need to finish up in 2019. If you do not have an unfinished treatment plan, but have dental needs, there is no better time to get into see the team at Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO.
Understanding Your Needs
Your dentist’s expertise is in both understanding the complexities of your smile’s health, but also in explaining it to you. When creating a dental treatment plan, it is important for you to understand what is going on with your oral health and the options to get it into optimal shape. Your needs will be discovered through a dental exam where your dentist may use digital x-rays, intraoral cameras and scanners, or other dental technology to get a full picture of your mouth and surrounding areas. With these digital images, you can get a better picture of your own needs, too.
Knowing Your Goals
Your smile goals may be different than your smile needs. However, your dentist will likely try to find a way to take care of both your goals and your healthcare needs. For example, if you really want to brighten up the shade of your teeth, your dentist may recommend a teeth-whitening treatment. If you also have some cavities, your dentist may also recommend taking care of those with some fillings. In some instances, your cosmetic goals may overlap with your health needs. For example, you may want to straighten your misaligned teeth for your appearance’s sake, but did you know that misaligned teeth have a higher risk of tooth decay and gum disease? Talking out your own smile goals with your dentist can help you to create a treatment plan that will work for you.