Getting dentures can be a stressful time for some, especially if it's your first visit to the denturist. However, it doesn't need to be frightening! Being well-prepared and knowing what to expect during your first appointment can drastically help ease your stress and make the entire process much more comfortable. Here's what you need to know about your first appointment:
1. It's Free!
Most denture clinics will offer you a free consultation. If the clinic you're considering does not offer a consultation free of charge, it might be time to reconsider your choice.
2. A Quick & Thorough Assessment
Your denturist should gather as much information as they can when you come in for your first appointment. Most often, you'll be required to answer a questionnaire to help your denturist get an accurate picture of your needs and dental history.
3. Short Examination
Don't worry! It's painless. The denturist will examine your teeth, gums, and evaluate your current dentures if applicable.
4. Explore Denture Options
Most people are visual learners. Seeing examples of what the different denture options look like will help you understand how each differs. You'll be able to touch and feel the samples.
5. Expert Recommendation
A trustworthy denturist will give you an honest opinion about which dentures are best for your specific needs during the first appointment.
6. Cost Discussion
Cost is an important factor in getting your dentures. During your first appointment, your denturist will discuss the costs associated with the different options, and insurance coverage. Your denture clinic should handle sending the estimate to your insurance provider as well.
7. Answer Questions
If it's your first time getting dentures, most patients have a number of questions. The first appointment is an excellent opportunity to sit down with your denturist and get clarification on the entire process. Your denturist should be willing to spend time answering your questions and making you feel at ease about the process.
Ready to book your consultation? Call the Georgetown Denture Clinic! We've been creating confident smiles since 1982.
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