The Importance of a Consultation

Most patients consider the importance of exams, but consultations are also an important part of your oral health. During the examination period, Dr. Bonbright can learn more about the current state of your teeth, but it’s through a consultation that we can learn more about your long term goals and concerns about your oral health. Consultations can help patients feel at ease by learning more about procedures, costs, recovery times, and more.

Here are a few of the benefits of the consultation process:

  • You’ll know you can trust your dentist. Even just speaking with a dental professional and getting to know more about their demeanor, their philosophies regarding dental care, and their experience can help you to feel far less anxiety about getting the treatment that you need. You want to be on the same page as the person you’re trusting with your smile, after all.
  • You can learn about the procedures themselves. You may know a bit about dental implants, but what about all of the treatment and placement options that are available with implants? What about the costs, and the financial payment options that may be available to make them more flexible? Consultations give you much more information to make effective and affordable plans about your long term dental care, which in turn can ensure that you actually get the procedures that you need.
  • You can get tips for better dental care at home. If you’re interested in veneers, what are some foods that you would want to avoid after? What about the best way to ensure a dental implant heals properly? Before you have any procedure performed, learn more about what to expect, and how to get the best results from these services so that you’re off to the best start possible.

Consultations are just as much about your comfort as they are about the answers to your questions. When you know more, you’ll feel reduced anxiety during your next visit. When you know your dentist, you’ll be able to trust them with your health. If knowledge is power, then a consultation is a powerful tool for patients to get better care, and better results.

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