Dental Plans: Essence and Advantages

Posted on May 11, 2017

What is a Dental Plan

In most cases, several specialists work with the patient, who plan the sequence and amount of work. Based on the diagnostic data, they draw up a plan. The finished plan demonstrates the whole amount of work that must be done to achieve the desired result. The patient receives complete information about each stage of treatment. A comprehensive dental plan is the solution of all existing problems with the teeth. This is a kind of a map or a guide, thanks to which the doctor and the patient outline the timing, methods and stages of treatment. Following an individual plan for dental treatment, you can achieve the desired result and keep it for many years

A general plan for dental treatment can consist of several parts. Depending on the problems of the oral cavity, there may be:

  1. The plan of dental prosthetics takes into account the type of prosthetic construction, materials and technologies of dental prosthetics, aesthetics and the cost of a future prosthesis;
  2. The plan of implantation of teeth determines the way and place of installation of implants, the need for bone plasty, the construction of prosthesis on implants;
  3. Orthodontic treatment plan for teeth is necessary to determine the timing and results of tooth dislocation, as well as the need for orthognathic surgery;
  4. Gum treatment plan (gum preparation) provides proper prosthesis and implant placement, qualitative installation of cervical and subgingival seals, adequate treatment of periodontitis.

In other words, the treatment plan for a dental patient makes it possible to choose the option and cost of therapeutic manipulations in the oral cavity.

Why do we need a dental plan?

  1. The attending physician-curator is required to bring oral health to the maximum physiological standards and keep the results of treatment for many years;
  2. Certainty. The full picture of the treatment process. You know exactly when to go to the clinic, what manipulations will be carried out, and also the cost of the upcoming treatment;
  3. Confidence and calm. Individual, clear advice. You will understand the essence of all medical procedures and their nuances – from materials to technologies, individually selected to solve your problem. The treatment process for you is completely transparent;
  4. Saving of financial resources. Planning is already saving. Distribution of payment stages, effective prophylaxis.

What does a dental plan include?

The treatment plan determines the methods and technologies of the treatment and the sequence of its implementation. The dental plan should include:

  • Hygienic procedures – these procedures improve the condition of the oral cavity and contribute to better treatment;
  • Periodontal treatment;
  • Consultations and treatment conducted by other specialists, for example, endodontic treatment, orthodontic treatment;
  • Observation during and after periodontal treatment or dental implantation;
  • Drug therapy;
  • Necessary additional prosthetics and orthopedic help;
  • Microbiological and biochemical monitoring during periodontal treatment;
  • Monitoring the state of microcirculation in all types of treatment;
  • Supportive therapy;
  • Reconstruction of teeth and dentition.

What should a doctor know?

To make a plan, the doctor needs the most accurate information about the state of the dentoalveolar system of the patient. Modern dental clinics are equipped with the entire arsenal of the most up-to-date diagnostic devices. This allows for the highest level of diagnostics, which makes treatment as effective as possible.

How is the treatment plan drawn up?

A specialized computer program is used to maintain the treatment. It helps doctors formulate a treatment plan and agree on the order of the procedures. The program fixes each visit, its results and cost. The patient also knows how much work is planned for each next visit and what will be the cost of the procedure.