At your initial appointment, we encourage you to bring a family member or trusted friend if that would put you at ease and help remember the important information you may be hearing for the first time. We will
- Listen carefully to your explanation of the purpose for your visit
- Determine what you want and need in dentistry
- Provide information you will need to understand your dental situation
- And only then supply appropriate and cost-effective options for your consideration
Our analysis is aided by
- Previous dental records
- A medical history
- Periodontal measurements
- Study models, photos and x-rays
We are adept at seeing you as others see you, noting the comfort with which you speak, any slight or major defects in your smile, and the relationship of your teeth to your face.
We will give a thorough examination of your teeth, oral structures and facial muscles to gather first-hand information on your current status. We note the existing natural teeth and dental work which could be useful in treatment and then considers the range of solutions.
Most treatment plans can be determined during this initial appointment
Many years of experience are evident in the confidence our doctors display in diagnosis and recommendations for treatment options.
Creating your own treatment plan
You will leave the first appointment with enough understanding of your dental needs and treatment goals to be able to make an informed decision on the best route forward for you.
The most expensive treatment is very seldom the best treatment for most people. An appropriate treatment is the best compromise of risks, benefits and cost. You can trust the recommended treatment in this office is in your best interest.
To help you make your decision, our doctors remain available for a second (or third) consultation at no additional cost.
The proper treatment is usually the one that makes sense to you.
It does what you want – it just seems right