Do I really need x-rays and pictures?
We use both photos and x-rays to assist with diagnosing and presenting treatment to our patients. By using visual aids, we can ensure that our patients fully understand their conditions and oral health. It also provides patients with a “real life” view of what their teeth look like.
Our patients often ask us, “Do my teeth really look like that?”
Yes! But if there is something you would like to change about the appearance of your teeth, we create beautiful cosmetic dentistry transformations to help you achieve your goals for your smile.
As a new patient, we will take intraoral and extraoral images that show the front, side, and profile view of teeth. The pictures we take inside your mouth show cracks, damaged restorations, and tartar that has collected on teeth.
We will also take x-rays periodically to identify areas of decay. We typically take bitewing x-rays yearly and full mouth x-rays every 3 to 5 years, depending on your dental history.
Having a realistic view of your oral health will help you understand how to make the best decisions possible for the future of your smile. We will go over these images with you and answer any questions you have.