Having an attractive smile that lasts a lifetime depends upon healthy and functional teeth and gums. Dr Baetz focuses on all aspects of your mouth not just the look of your smile.
Factors such as gum disease that can result in tooth loss, bruxism (tooth grinding), age related changes, excessive wear of the teeth, and discolouration, as well as tooth and jaw misalignment all contribute to your oral and possibly your general health.
The treatment plan developed by Dr Baetz with you often takes a multidisciplinary approach and as such will incorporate neuromuscular and cosmetic dental procedures in order to correct imbalances and achieve a beautiful smile. Treatment solutions may include dental implants to replace missing teeth, a bite splint to stabilise jaw position or orthodontics, all used in combination to achieve the most successful result. Of course, periodontal (gum and bone) care is also essential to your long-term wellbeing and this area of health will be assessed and addressed at this office. Patients who have more severe forms of periodontal disease will be referred to an appropriate periodontal specialist.
Your overall assessment will involve Dr Baetz asking specific questions and conducting a thorough examination, which may require X-rays of all of your teeth and jaws, photographs of your face and smile and impressions of your teeth to make study models. Dr Baetz and his team may also perform more specialised tests, such as caries susceptibility testing, and salivary and dietary analysis. Only after careful evaluation will Dr Baetz make a diagnosis and formulate a comprehensive treatment plan for you.
Please note any surgical or invasive procedure carries risk. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion by a suitably qualified healtchare professional.