If she is going to properly fit you for crowns, veneers, or other dental appliances she has to first be able to see the bone below the gums to determine if you have enough bone structure to place the necessary appliances. When recommending x-rays or radiographs, Dr. Strutz is utilizing them to analyze the health of your smile. In order for her to plan the appropriate treatment to meet your dental needs she first has to be able to analyze your entire mouth. When your dental care provider can only see the tops of the teeth, valuable dental information is missed, in fact it could be information that saves your life.
X-rays help see the minor problems before they become major problems and are also important to evaluate whether you have oral cancer. X-rays should be taken on a regular basis.