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Taking the Fear Out of First Time Visit to the Prosthodontist

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A first visit to a prosthodontist can be a scary experience, especially if you don’t know what to expect. Understanding what happens during your first visit to a prosthodontist will help make your first appointment run smoothly.

The following are some commonly asked questions people have regarding their first visit to a prosthodontist.

What Happens During a First Visit to a Prosthodontist?

The very first appointment to a prosthodontist is considered a consultation. This is where you will meet with the prosthodontist and discuss possible treatment options.
Even if you know exactly what type of treatment you wish to receive, you must still go through the consultation. This is a necessary step because you may not be a good candidate for certain types of procedures, such as dental veneers or dental implants denver co. The consultation phase allows a prosthodontist to make an assessment of your oral health and situation, and determine if a certain procedure can be done.

Treatment options are not the only thing discussed during the first visit. The prosthodontist will also discuss your health history. There are certain medical conditions, such as heart attacks, strokes, and diabetes, which may impact what type of treatment you receive.

Do I Need to Bring Anything to the First Appointment?

If you have had x-rays performed by a general dentist, you may want to bring them with you to the first appointment or have them forwarded to your prosthodontist’s office. These x-rays will allow the prosthodontist to get a better idea of what is going on.

In addition to x-rays, you will want to take a list of medications you are currently taking. This information is important, as certain types of medications – such as blood pressure medications or aspirin – may impact what type of treatment you receive.

Will X-Rays Need to Be Taken if I had Them Previously Done?

Your prosthodontist may require you to have new x-rays performed depending upon how old the other x-rays are when they arrive at the office. If the x-rays are over six months old, your prosthodontist may want to have a new series of x-rays performed. Your teeth shift and change over time. A six-month old x-ray may not show an accurate picture of your teeth.

Will I Receive Treatment on the First Visit?

Most likely you will not receive treatment on your first visit. The first visit to a prosthodontist is usually reserved for consultation purposes only. This means the prosthodontist is not scheduled to start treatment immediately.

Treatment for any procedure you want done will need to be scheduled for a second appointment. This allows the prosthodontist to schedule enough time to properly treat your condition. It also helps you prepare for whatever dental procedure will be performed.
First time visits to the prosthodontist do not have to be scary or intimidating.

Understanding what will happen on this first visit will help you feel better about your upcoming appointment with a local prosthodontist.

About Dentevita Prosthodontics

DenteVita Prosthodontics and the Practice of Dr. Aldo Leopardi specialize in aesthetic, implant, fixed and removable dentistry. We emphasize patient comfort and quality results in a confident atmosphere. Dr. Leopardi’s patients are assured their image is in good hands right from the first impression.