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Diagnostic Photography

Diagnostic Photography Before picture taken during our initial consultation, it shows the missing tooth which was the issue but the photo is also able to show weak and unhealthy gums

Diagnostic Photography Before picture taken during our initial consultation, it shows the missing tooth which was the issue but the photo is also able to show weak and unhealthy gums

Diagnostic Photography after picture shows the improved gum health and of course the implant in place and perfect

Diagnostic Photography after picture shows the improved gum health and of course the implant in place and perfect

Having a visual record of the inside of the mouth is an important diagnostic tool for a number of reasons. It allows Dr. De Andrade to analyze and track progress and problems, as well as adjust treatments as necessary. It also offers a way for laboratory technicians to create crowns and implants that will help make your smile appear more natural, by working with the natural shape, color, and lines of your lips, teeth, and gums. The high-resolution photography can often illuminate problems the naked eye may miss, such as tiny cracks and fissures, by producing an image of your mouth that can be enhanced for detailed analysis and review. These detailed studies are excellent for ensuring the cosmetic and oral health effects of your treatment and hygiene plan deliver the maximum results every time.

Some of the things diagnostic photography is used for include tracking gum and tooth shape, color, and overall health. As mentioned previously, this is useful information to have to produce implants and prosthetics that work with the unique structure of your mouth to make any devices used the best possible match. This can also help to demonstrate the effectiveness of cosmetic procedures such as gum lift, crown shortening, and whitening processes.

Cosmetic Tools Bring Results

As a tool, diagnostic photography is one of the most important aids to your overall oral health and the attractiveness of your smile. It also permits Dr. De Andrade to catch incipient problems and provide treatment options before they become too severe for standard orthodontic therapies to be of assistance. In this way, problems that might require surgical intervention if left unchecked can be treated with less or even non-invasive means. Through careful study and analysis of these images, treatment plans and options that might not otherwise have been considered or problems which might have gone unnoticed are detected and given due scrutiny, consideration, and addressed as necessary.

Diagnostic photography is a crucial element in your comprehensive oral examination, because it permits such a wide range of preventive and restorative options for problems the naked eye can’t detect. In addition, it sets Dr. De Andrade’s practice apart because it ensures you get the most thorough and comprehensive care possible right from your first visit. While the images produced by diagnostic photography may not be photographs you’d care to hang on your wall, they can help you and Dr. Andrade choose a treatment course for your oral health that results in a picture perfect smile!