When the patient comes in for an initial consultation, we look at the whole general health and why have they had so much problems with their mouths, and typically, they're in a lot of pain. So we go on and try and explain the whole treatment plan. It's a combination, when you're doing therapy, you start treating what the main cause is, which is really gum disease and tooth decay. So we end up treating the gums, and in addition to that we end up extracting teeth while they're sedated.
When we're done, there are multiple missing teeth that we need to replace. I do a combination of placing implants or bridges or crowns, really in just two appointments. The first appointment where we do is actually prep the teeth to receive the crowns or bridges or implants, or place implants, then after that, we restore them to full maximum mastication, meaning chewing. It really goes back to the three realms that I mentioned before which is function, aesthetics, and phonetics. So when we're all done, patients come back, and they're so happy they could finally eat, and they could, smile, and they could speak with confidence, and they carry on this healthy feeling for a long, long time.