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Corinne Scalzitti, DMD, MAGD
3900 RR 620 South
Austin TX 78738
Prevention: Ending the Cycle of Worsening Dental Needs
Cost Effective Treatment DeliveryIt is generally accepted that as dental patients, we all "know" that we are supposed to do all the things our dentists or specialists want us to do.
And of course, we try to do the best we can with maintaining our dental health habits. Chances are though, we tend to let certain things slide from time to time. Financial resources can easily become tight at times, especially with larger families or having simultaneous dental treatment needs for more than one family member.
Today's economic downturns are creating new challenges for our patients who are either in the middle of treatment or need to receive a component of treatment to stop or arrest conditions that can cause increased expense if left untreated.
Delaying Treatments CreativelyAlthough it is quite common for all of us to put off or forestall certain recommended treatments, certain interventions, if not implemented within certain time frames.... can cause untold effects for overall oral health.
To prevent prolonged delay, our office has access to a variety of resources that are designed to best help individuals and families to get the treatments they need on a timely basis.
As with anything in dental health care.... conditions don't improve with time (although we may learn to adjust or manage the problem). And, as in general, cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry, treatments tend to become more complex and costly the longer we delay treatment.
Case History ExamplePictured here is an example of how the need for a full mouth reconstruction (due to gum disease, xerostomia) is divided into treatment modules that enabled the patient to spread out treatment without the risk of additional bone and tissue loss and tooth loss.
Within five (5) months the upper jaw was totally reconstructed, with total arrest of periodontitis in the lower jaw. Subsequent treatments will focus on developing an implant supported porcelain bridge for the lower jaw.
Prevent WorsePatients who have significant disease (periodontal diseases or acid erosion in particular) processes or occlusal problems (too much or not enough) typically have complex treatment needs. Since many tooth replacement procedures and products for replacing one or more missing teeth require not only healthy tissue (infection free) but some degree of bone density, delaying treatment can create advanced problems.
Best Resource Timing
Dr. Scalzitti invites patients to inquire about our specialized (modular) treatment plans that prevent costs or treatment needs from increasing. The resources our office commonly uses for creating these cost saving treatment plans include:
Have a particular question in mind? You can also contact Dr. Scalzitti directly with our on-line Ask The Dentist form, to obtain some answers to your dental questions. Get the objective information you need for having the opportunity to get the timely treatments you may need for stopping the cycle of things getting worse.
Central Texas Dental Cosmetic Reconstruction Spa
Travis County Full Mouth Prosthodontic Cosmetic Bite Rehabilitation
Austin, TX 78738 - (512) 263-3330 - Lakeway, Texas
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