A: We will need current periodontal x-rays in order to see disease not otherwise visible. If your referring dentist has taken x-rays, you may request that they be forwarded to us.
Our office uses digital radiography which significantly reduces your exposure to radiation. For your safety, and to provide the highest level of care, we may need to take a three dimensional x-ray (CBCT). This is to identify the location of nerves and sinuses, as well as to measure the height and width of your bone before implant placement.
- The teeth become loose
- Progressive bone loss
- Increased expenses related to treatment
- Decrease in the ability to chew and speak
- Esthetic changes to your face