My First Dental Visit
First things first
When you first arrive, you'll fill out your new patient paperwork. This helps your team get to know you better. We ask that you arrive 15 minutes early to complete your paperwork. Or, you can get a head start by filling out your patient forms now. Access New Patient Forms.
New patients often ask if they can have their teeth cleaned during their first visit. Your dental treatments usually begin at your next appointment, which may be scheduled as soon as the next day. Before scheduling your treatment, including hygiene, your dentist needs to see you first for a comprehensive exam so they can create a treatment plan that addresses any problems you may have, not just the symptoms.
Where can I find new patient forms?
Let us help you get a head start on the paperwork. Access your patient forms below.
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Sitting down and seeing the big picture
You’ll sit down with your dentist to chat about your dental treatment, medical history, and why you’ve come to see the dentist. Next, is a thorough oral exam to help diagnose any oral health issues and develop a comprehensive treatment plan that's right for you. This is important, because Aspen Dental dentists believe in seeing the full picture so you can have the healthy mouth you deserve.
Depending on your dental history, your dentist may recommend the taking of a series of digital images or X-rays to get a better look at your entire mouth. X-rays allow your dentist to see things that can’t be seen by the naked eye, and they help your dentist conduct a comprehensive exam.
X-rays may also be required for denture wearers. Your dentist can determine if you have adequate bone to support dentures, plus check for bone fractures, cysts, tumors, lesions, and sinus issues.
Developing the right dental treatment plan for you
Your mouth is our mission. That means providing you comprehensive oral care – taking care of the problems that are bothering you today and preventing small issues from getting bigger and more expensive. It means making sure your dentures fit right. It means consistently affordable prices. It even means giving you free copies of your X-rays if you want a second opinion.
"Comprehensive care": Your dentist will examine your entire mouth, recommend a dental treatment plan with options for long-lasting oral health, and work with you to determine which treatments are best, so your mouth is on its way to healthy.
Tip: Research shows that keeping your teeth and gums healthy is important for your overall health. ADA
Consultation with office manager
After the dentist finishes your exam, our office manager will sit down with you. The goal is to answer any questions or concerns you might have, like how dental insurance works, or what sort of payment options are going to work for you. Our goal is always patient peace of mind.
Your mouth has questions. Our mouths have answers.
After your first visit, we’ll provide you with a copy of your dental treatment plan to take home, including the price quote for recommended treatments, and the date for your follow-up appointment. Here’s a reassuring promise: no surprises. Your Aspen Dental practice will provide a clear, detailed estimate on the cost of your treatment plan in writing so you know what to expect.
If you have any questions or if there is anything you don't understand, we’re here to help. If you have dentures and you feel discomfort, we’re here to help. If you want a second opinion, we’re here to help, too!
Your dentist and the rest of the Aspen Dental team look forward to giving you a healthy mouth.
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