We’ve already talked about how dental treatment is a great investment of your money. It’s also important to put in the time necessary to get your dental treatment done right. And, just as the investment of money will reward you, so will the investment of time.
Always Keep Your Dental Appointments
This should go without saying, but it’s important to actually keep your dental appointments. First of all, this is important to you, because your oral health should be a priority. If it’s always taking a back seat to other concerns and issues, you’re going to find yourself in an emergency situation, and that’s not what anyone wants–least of all you.
It’s also a matter of respect. Time slots at our office are in high demand, and our team is very busy. Our best patients always keep the appointments they make.
Remember That Some Procedures Take More Than One Visit
In planning the time for dental treatment, it’s important to remember that some treatments require more than one appointment to complete. Often, it’s important to have a planning visit, where you discuss your treatment goals, another appointment where impressions are taken, and a final visit your final restorations are placed.
During your initial visit, we will talk to you about the number of visits necessary to complete any dental treatment. We can also help you decide when is the best time to plan your treatment, if, for example, you want to have your new smile in time for a special event. Other times, you might be trying to avoid treatment at the busy season at work. Whether you have specific dates you want to hit or ones you want to avoid, we can help.
Return on Your Time Investment
An important consideration for taking the time for dental treatment is understanding that you can actually reduce the amount of time you spend on dental care in the long term by investing more now. Porcelain veneers, for example, may take more visits initially than dental bonding, but they can last three or four times as long–or even longer–so that overall you will make fewer visits to the dentist if you go with the more intensive initial treatment.
And if you take the time to address TMJ-related bite issues, you will need fewer visits to repair or restore chipped, worn, or cracked teeth.
Overall, quality dental care is a smart investment of time as well as money. If you want to learn more about the benefits of dental care done right, please call