The team at the Chattanooga Center for Comprehensive Dentistry feels that your first visit to our office is a very important one. Meeting a new patient, discovering their personal vision for oral health, gathering comprehensive clinical data, and putting all the pieces together to produce an individualized treatment plan, is vital to the development of successful treatment outcomes.
The doctors have spent many years developing a unique protocol that aids them in determining an individualized treatment plan for each patient. The initial exam appointment may take up to 1 and ½ hours, and may consist of not only a clinical evaluation, but an update of x-rays, initial diagnostic impressions of your teeth, and digital photographs. It is critical to evaluate the patient’s needs based on their periodontal (gum and bone) health, their biomechanical (existing tooth structure and previous dentistry) considerations, function (joint, bite and chewing), and dentofacial (smile) characteristics. A follow-up appointment may then be required to discuss possible treatment options and associated fees. Once treatment needs have been established, we will assist in the coordinating of the necessary appointments to manage that treatment.
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