Being conservative in dentistry is truly an art form. Believe it or not, one of the easiest things to do in dentistry is make a bunch of crowns for when you're doing cosmetic dentistry. That's also one of the biggest problems that I find is that people's teeth have been needlessly reduced, and you see the terms on the Internet like nubs. Or they made shark teeth out of you.
Honestly, that doesn't have to be done anymore. The materials we have now are a lot stronger. And it allows us to be a lot more conservative. So honestly, being very conservative in dentistry is a lot more technically challenging than just doing something that looks like it might be complex.
So the way we do it at Atlanta Dental Spa to remain conservative and ensure that we're preserving as much tooth structure for you as possible is actually doing a couple of things. Number one, the first process before we do any dental treatment is actually to take impressions of where you're starting with, impressions of your teeth. So imagine this was a before model of your teeth, okay? With this model, now you and I will communicate on the goals in which we want to do, meaning the shape, the length, all the contours we want to replace, basically, all the fixes we want to do. I'll communicate that to my ceramist who will then deliver what's called a diagnostic wax-up, okay? So this is all done before any dentistry has been done on you. So imagine if we were building a house, this would be like the blueprint for what we are going to build, okay?
So a lot of offices don't really do it this way. But we do a lot of steps on the front end to make sure there's success when we get to the end. So here we have the wax-up, which is essentially our blueprint. And now, from that wax-up, I actually will have a guide the day I do the procedure. I'll actually have a guide that'll allow me to show exactly what to reduce and where to reduce so that I'm not removing too much and I'm reducing areas that need to reduce to ensure that we have a perfect aesthetic result.
So it's very, very regimented the way I do things. And sometimes people get frustrated with the process and the complexity of making sure they're getting the right results. But in the end, it's all based for getting the perfect result with the minimum amount of reduction all for you.