Chris Mc Farland, D.M.D.
Marie C. Schweinebraten, D.M.D.
Decatur - Atlanta - Duluth
Georgia Dental Rehabilitation
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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. 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.
Treatment Without DelayAlthough it is quite common for all of us to put off or forestall certain recommended treatments, some interventions, if not implemented within certain time frames.... can cause untold effects for overall oral health.
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.
Creative Treatment DelayDental treatment plans that appear to be primarily cosmetic can, if left untreated, become worse over time due to the "reconstructive aspects" of treatment. While many restorative services can be forestalled for an extended time period.... there are conditions that can rapidly become worse, causing a need for additional or more extensive treatment later, frequently causing costs to increase.
Some of the more common examples would include variations of gum disease, broken or worn teeth causing damage to other teeth, jaw pain stemming from a disturbed bite, decay issues affecting bridges, old fillings, gum pain related to ill fitting dentures, worn out partials, etc.
Modular Treatment PlanningWe invite patients to inquire about our specialized 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. Marie or Dr. Chris (or both) directly with our on-line Ask The Dentist Form, to obtain specific answers to any specific questions you may have. Get the objective information you need for making an informed decision.