When patients ask me why do we have to pay for diagnostics?
Some things to think about:
- Art & Speed Do Not Mix
- You Must Think in 3D and Visualise
- 4th Dimension – TIME: affects people with all ages. All we want is a youthful and fresher look
In summary, prosthodontics requires training and qualification to deal with complex dental health problems. I have attended an internationally recognised and formally structured university program to give me the extra skill and knowledge required to plan and manage complex dental problems. The qualification takes several years of training and practice. This has been over 7 years of post-graduate University training, multiple examinations etc.
Correct diagnostics is more important than treatment. That’s why you are seeing a specialist. As a specialist prosthodontist, I also coordinate complex multidisciplinary treatments involving an orthodontist, periodontist, paediatric dentist and oral-Maxillofacial surgeons. Diagnostics are vital to coordinating treatments and to providing you with the treatment that is best suited to your desired outcome, maintaining the biology of your existing tooth structure and ensuring the correct function when you eat and speak. You don’t want to find any problems with your new teeth after the treatment.
On this page are some examples from hundreds of patients that have been treated. You will find more detailed case studies under the “Real Patient Stories” in the menu above. I sincerely believe that we have achieved the desired functional and aesthetic reconstructions to complement our beautiful patients. All the procedures were performed by myself, Dr Sarkis Nalbandian, a specialist in Reconstructive Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry. Education and Experience are everything.
For instance, rather than simply providing cosmetic solutions, which after all, only focus on “how things look”, I am trained to correctly diagnose and treat any underlying problems beforehand.
This concept is carried over into all aspects of reconstructing or improving smiles and appearances, including fixed or removable teeth, giving you a long-term result rather than a “quick fix” which might break down early or even damage your teeth.
Implant surgery involves additional skills obtained for surgical planning and placement of dental implants as an overall diagnosis and treatment for our patients. To gain any formal postgraduate qualification, one must have their relevant knowledge tested in any examination or pass any professional critical review process at world-class universities. In other words, doing 2-day course does not make a dentist an implantologist or an expert in reconstructive dentistry.
I am a Specialist Prosthodontist and an Implant Surgeon. This dual qualification helps you have both implant placement and reconstructions completed in one venue, reducing overall cost.
Our diagnostic centre is unique and you can have all the relevant diagnostic information in one centre at Cremorne. Our referring dental colleagues like this because their patients, like you, are looked after in one centre and by a specialist who cares about his patients just like his own family.