What to Expect at Your First Appointment with a Cosmetic Dentist
Have you decided to take the first step in getting a more beautiful and healthier smile? At PGA Advanced Dentistry, we understand that going to your first consultation with a cosmetic dentist can be exciting and intimidating, especially for patients with dental anxiety.
It’s important to remember that your first consultation is the best way to learn about our practice, talk about your cosmetic goals, and most importantly, learn about your dental health. It’s also a good opportunity to learn about the treatments you are interested in.
Cosmetic dental treatments can restore and improve the beauty of your smile in multiple ways. It can treat decayed teeth in a discreet way, remove visible stains from the teeth, straighten crooked teeth, reshape your gums, replace broken and lost teeth, and more.
At PGA Advanced Dentistry, we understand the importance of consultations for establishing trust between dentists and patients, which is why we offer complimentary consultations for new patients. During your initial consultation, we can gather your dental records and assess your cosmetic and dental health, while you can learn about our practice, before committing to any treatments.
First Appointments with a Cosmetic Dentist
A large portion of your first appointment with our cosmetic dentist will involve discussing your treatments options and your dental health. We will also need to perform a variety of assessments on your smile. Your consultation might include the following, depending on the treatment you are interested in:
A complete evaluation of your mouth, as well as an inspection of any previous dental work
Digital x-rays of the teeth and soft tissues
Impressions and casts of your upper and bottom teeth, especially for patients interested in veneers and orthodontics
Discuss before and after photos of patients to establish realistic expectations for your treatments
Discuss tooth color goals, especially for patients electing for veneers, crowns, teeth whitening, or dental implants
Assess your smile on a computer model, so you can thoroughly understand how your smile will change
After discussing your treatment options and plans, we will work on scheduling follow-up appointments, ensuring that your post-treatment care goes according to plan. This is also a good time for us to discuss financing and payment options.
At PGA Advanced Dentistry, we don’t want money to get in the way of you getting the smile of your dreams. That’s why we are partners with CareCredit and Lending Club, two of the most trusted patient financing groups, which can help you budget your dentistry.
After Your Cosmetic Dental Consultation
Cosmetic dental treatments can require time and multiple appointments, so it’s important that you are comfortable after your consultation. If you have any questions after your consultation about your treatment, it is vital that these are clarified, before jumping into your treatment. We will be happy to go over every detail with you to help you feel educated and comfortable with your cosmetic treatment plan.
If you are uncomfortable with your diagnosis or the treatment plan established during your consultation, it is a good idea to communicate these apprehensions with our dentist, before beginning your treatment. We want you to feel comfortable and educated throughout every aspect of your treatment.
Since a lot of cosmetic treatments are irreversible, we recommend taking your time to decide on treatments, so you can be happy with the overall results of your cosmetic dental work. Want to learn more about your first visit with our cosmetic dentist at PGA Advanced Dentistry? Call us today at 561-627-8666.