About Dental Exams
At Crown Dental in West Richland, WA, we are passionate about making sure our patients are pleased with their smile and their oral health. With a range of dental care options, we always recommend regular dental exams to check on a patient’s teeth, gums, and jaw. Through dental exams, our dentist, Dr. Wally Cantu, can help protect patients against decay or disease, and appraise their general dental health. With the latest dental exam technology combined with a compassionate and experienced staff, each dental exam at Crown Dental is important to recognize each patient’s individual needs. Dental exams make it possible for Dr. Cantu to diagnose any diseases or health issues so that we can begin treatment and restore your smile and your dental health to the best they can be.
"Always a pleasant experience visiting Dr. Cantú, staff is awesome and friendly."- L.R. / Google / Dec 05, 2018
"Dr. Cantu is very knowledgeable and personable. As somebody who doesn’t particularly enjoy the dentist, he and his staff do an EXCELLENT job creating a welcoming environment fit for all. This is definitely a lifetime dentist."- R.H. / Healthgrades / Feb 01, 2019
"EVERYTHING WAS FIRST RATE. DR.CANTU IS KNOWLEDGEABLE AND EXTREMELY PERSONABLE."- C.K. / Google / Jan 30, 2019
"Very professional and pleasant experience. Dr. Cantu gave me the best dental experience I have ever had in my short 46 years of teeth. He replaced an old filling quickly, painlessly, and seemingly effortlessly. Thanks Cantu!!"- M.P. / Google / Jan 24, 2019
"For any kind of dental work you won’t be disappointed with Crown Dental and its staff. From beginning to end their service is amazing! Dr. Cantu does a great job at explaining your options and making you feel at ease! Thank you for the experience, it definitely won’t be my last visit!!"- N.G. / Facebook / Jan 24, 2019
What to Expect
The dental examination seeks to evaluate the overall health of the patient’s teeth, gums, bones, and jaw. During the examination, the dentist will look at the patient’s mouth as well and take X-rays to get a more in-depth understanding of their oral care needs. Through physical exams and X-rays, the dentist will be able to assess and diagnose any cavities, chips, disease, and decay in the mouth. Patients will also receive a teeth cleaning following their examination. The dentist will discuss any issues or concerns regarding their exam as well as offer recommendations for care options.
Dentists highly recommends that patients receive a dental examination and check-up at least once a year, in addition to cleanings being received every six months. This ensures optimal dental health for each patient.
The cost for an annual dental examination varies among practices, but it averages between $100 and $300. The front office will consult with the patient’s insurance companies prior to their visit, since most companies cover this cost up to 100%. Patients paying out of pocket may discuss payment options during their consultation.
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Get a Healthier Smile
If you are eager to show off a smile that is healthy and pristine, call our office for a consultation. With many advanced treatment options, our dental office will strive to give you a brilliant mouth of pearly white teeth. Our office looks forward to meeting you soon.