If you are facing reconstructive dentistry, you may be feeling anxious about the dental work, the cost, or both. Don’t let your anxiety stop you from getting the reconstructive dental work that you need. Take a moment to do some research, and find the reconstructive dentist who is right for you.
- Start with your family dentist. Your family dentist probably makes referrals to reconstructive dentists on a regular basis, and should be able to provide you with a good recommendation.
- Check whether the reconstructive dentist you are considering is a member of the American Dental Association. You can get this information from the ADA website.
- Make sure that the dentist is properly licensed and certified in your state. The dentist’s website will often provide information on his education, training and licensure. Don’t feel uncomfortable asking for this information; a reputable, quality dentist has nothing to hide and will be proud to share his background with you.
- Ask the dentist how many times he has performed the procedure that you will be having. You don’t want to be the dentist’s guinea pig while he tries out a procedure for the first time. The reconstructive dentist that you choose should have performed the procedure that you will be having many, many times.
- Ask to see before and after photos of the procedure you will have. The dentist that you choose should have photographic evidence of his quality work. You deserve to know what kind of results you can expect before you turn over your care and the future of your teeth to a reconstructive dentist.
- Meet the dentist for an initial consultation before you commit to a big procedure. This will give you a good idea of what kind of bedside manner the dentist has to offer. You should always choose a dentist who makes you feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible. The same goes for the office staff. Everyone there should make you feel both welcome and comfortable. If you meet the dentist and dislike his bedside manner or feel anxious about the situation, move on. There are reconstructive dentists who will do everything they can to put you at ease.
- Ask for detailed information about your procedure. The dentist should be able to explain to you in detail what will happen in your procedure and what results you can expect. It is always important to be an informed patient, and your dentist should be willing to take the time to explain everything to you in terms that you can understand.
- Don’t be afraid to discuss the financial aspect of your treatment. Your reconstructive dentist’s staff should verify your insurance coverage for you prior to treatment so that you know your financial responsibility prior to the procedure. Ask about payment plans; reconstructive dentists are often willing to set up a payment plan so that you can get the treatment you need and structure payments that work for your budget.
When you need a reconstructive dentist in Omaha, call Dr. T.J. Bolt. Dr. Bolt has been in practice since 1984. In addition to his own educational dental credentials, he has also taught dentistry as a clinical instructor and serves as a faculty member of the Schuster Center.
We at Dr. Bolt’s office want to provide you with comprehensive dental care in a soothing, calm environment. We see just one patient at a time, so that you have our full attention. Our procedures are performed in a treatment suite equipped with state of the art tools, and we have a patient lounge where you can retreat for a break during your procedure.
Contact Dr. Bolt for your reconstructive dentistry procedure, and let us provide you with a relaxing dental experience that achieves beautiful results.