What to Expect at Your First Visit
We look forward to meeting you at Aspen Smile! During your first visit we'll help you get acquainted with our office. We'll want to get to know you better, too, so you can expect your first visit to last about an hour and a half. You will meet with a hygienist who will carefully review your medical history and overall health.
During your initial visit to our Aspen dental office, we’ll also discuss your oral health and dental care expectations. If you haven’t had a full set of dental x-rays within the past 3 years, this will be part of your comprehensive oral examination, which also includes:
- Measuring periodontal pockets to determine your gum health
- Evaluating your dental hygiene, daily oral routines, and plaque accumulation
- Assessing any existing fillings and any areas of pain and sensitivity
- Noting signs of grinding or clenching
- Screening for oral cancer
- Evaluating your bite and addressing any concerns about the position of your teeth
After the assessments are complete, you’ll work with the dentist to develop a treatment plan that best suits your needs.
Depending on the complexity of your gum health, you may or may not receive a routine cleaning at this initial appointment. We want to make sure that you are properly examined and understand your oral health prior to beginning any treatment.
We will provide a complete clinical diagnosis regarding the nature of any concerns, and should it be warranted, a written summary of the findings and a detailed plan that outlines your treatment, goals, and estimated fees.
Open Communication with Your Aspen Dentist
We believe that good care begins with open communication. We promise to speak candidly about our diagnosis and recommendations, any alternative treatments, and any symptoms present that may require further treatment.
Working together, we can achieve a true partnership with one common goal -- a beautiful, confident smile!
New Patient Forms
We appreciate your time and want to make your first visit as efficient as we can. We believe in building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals.
We also understand how uneasy some may feel about dental visits, and we want to ensure a positive experience. Our entire team is dedicated to providing each patient with a comfortable, relaxing, and pleasant appointment.
For a quicker process when you check-in, please fill out the forms below prior to your first visit.
To help reduce your out-of-pocket expenses, our dental office in Aspen gladly accepts both Delta Dental and Cigna dental insurance. Our office will provide your insurance company with the necessary documents at no extra charge.
The cost of your care that is not paid by your insurance provider is your responsibility and will be billed to you. Our office accepts cash, checks, and debit/credit cards.
We are more than happy to work with you to achieve the healthiest smile possible. If you are interested in extended payment plans, we offer flexible, low/no interest financing through Care Credit. For more information regarding financing, please contact our Aspen dental office at 970-236-7888.