Show patients a worn restoration or a crown with exposed margins or pockets with active disease.
Hygienists typically are the first to hear a patient’s complaint.
Crowns, bridges, onlays and inlays are often the solution. Hygienists can do 80% of needed patient education before the patient even sees the doctor. Hygienist should use an intraloral camera to look at every single tooth, letting patients know what they see and that the patient will want to discuss the issue(s) with the doctor.