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When you first arrive and meet our staff, you'll fill out your new patient paperwork. This helps our team get to know you better. We ask that you arrive 15 minutes early to complete your paperwork. Or, you can get a head start by filling out your patient forms now. Download forms.
New patients often ask if they can have their teeth cleaned during their first visit. Your dental treatments usually begin with a follow-up visit, often scheduled as soon as the next day. We need to see you first for a comprehensive exam and then schedule adequate time with your hygienist.
You’ll sit down with your dentist to chat about your dental treatment, medical history, and why you’re here. Next, is a thorough oral exam to help us diagnose a comprehensive treatment plan that's right for you. This is important, because we believe in seeing the full picture so we can get you the healthy mouth you deserve.
Depending on your dental history, your dentist will likely recommend the taking of a series of digital images or X-rays to get a better look at your entire mouth. X-rays allow your dentist to see things that normally can’t be seen, and it helps your dentist provide a comprehensive exam.
Your mouth is our mission. That means giving you comprehensive oral care - taking care of the problems that are bothering you today, preventing small issues from getting bigger and more expensive, and always being there when you need us.
"Comprehensive care" is a term we work and live by at Aspen Dental. Your dentist will examine your entire mouth, recommend a dental treatment plan with options for long-lasting oral health, and work with you to pick which dental treatments are best so your mouth is on its way to healthy.
- Tip: Research shows that keeping your teeth and gums healthy is important for your overall health. ADA
After the dentist finishes up with your exam, our office manager will sit down with you. The goal is to answer any questions or concerns you might have, like what sort of payment options are going to work out best.
After your first visit, we’ll provide you with a copy of your dental treatment plan to take home, including the price quote of your recommended treatment, and the date for your follow-up appointment.
If you have any questions during your visit, or if there is anything you don't understand, we’re more than happy to help. It’s understandable to have questions along the way and we’ll always be there to answer each and every concern.
Your dentist and the rest of the Aspen Dental team look forward to giving you a healthy mouth.
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We believe that everyone deserves a healthy mouth. So our dental care is not only thorough, but also affordable and accessible to all. Don't have insurance? No problem. Your first visit for a comprehensive exam and X-rays is free.* - (*$19 in TN and IL)
Your dentist will give you a comprehensive exam and recommend treatment to get your mouth on the road to healthy. The office manager will then discuss costs and work with you to find the right payment options that fit your budget. We offer flexible payment plans to help you make your treatment affordable. Discounts such as the free ($19) new patient appointment cannot be combined with insurance. But we’ll do everything we can to find a plan that gives you a healthy mouth without hurting your wallet.
Pricing for services and procedures vary from place to place and state to state. Once you meet your dentist and they evaluate your oral health, the office manager will give you detailed information. And as always, we do our best to find a price and a payment option that’s best for you.
For more information, please see our Pricing & Offers section.
Of course, we're fully licensed in the states in which we practice.
We believe in fixing problems, not overlooking them. An initial exam and X-rays to check your oral health is the essential first step to giving you a healthy mouth. Based on your oral health, we will create a comprehensive treatment plan. The hygienist will then quickly schedule your next appointment for a cleaning, allowing proper time for them to give you the attention you deserve.
Nope. The first visit for a new patient will consist of X-rays, an examination by the dentist, and a consultation with the office manager to get all your questions answered. There are no procedures performed on your first visit.
Medicaid and Medicare differ from typical insurance because they are state-funded plans. Our offices do not work with these programs. We do, however, offer a range of flexible, affordable payment plans and accept various other insurance plans. For more information on insurance and financing, please click here. Or contact your local Aspen Dental office and they can assist you.
Yes. Aspen dental welcomes young patients from the age of six and up. It's important to start caring for your oral health early! All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian during an office visit.
Absolutely. As a new patient, your first appointment will include a comprehensive exam, X-rays and a consultation with your office manager. They will answer all your questions, as well as go over your suggested treatment plan, pricing options and will help you schedule future appointments.
No. IV sedation is used only by an oral surgeon. Generally, the dentists will use a local anesthetic like Novocain during treatments if needed. Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is not offered.
Novocain is a local anesthetic used to numb only a particular area of the mouth. IV sedation is a conscious sedation. When used, the patient is awake and aware of their surroundings, but unable to feel or remember anything about the procedure.
Yes, oral health is extremely important especially during pregnancy. Prior to your first visit, you must obtain a release form from your OBGYN indicating that you can visit a dental office. We will not be able to take X-rays during your visit.
You have many options. Our dentists and staff strive to make dental care available to everyone. Each office accepts a variety of third-party financing options for your convenience. Please click here to learn more. Or call your local Aspen Dental office and they will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Your first appointment with Aspen Dental will include an exam, X-rays and a consultation. Following your exam, the dentist will explain recommendations for your care and give you the opportunity to discuss treatment options and ask questions. For more information, about your first visit, please click here.
There are actually several levels of cleaning available, depending on your oral health status. To determine the best cleaning for you, and to schedule adequate time with our hygienist, we will need to see you first for a comprehensive exam. Your actual treatment usually begins with a follow-up visit, which may be able to happen as soon as the next day.
You'll hear the term "comprehensive care" often at Aspen Dental. It means that our dentist will examine your entire mouth to determine your overall oral health, and recommend treatment for long-lasting good health, rather than just fixing your immediate problem.
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Losing your teeth can be painful – in more ways than one. But it's a problem that can be resolved with excellent results. Our dentists and staff can provide you with a comfortable, attractive substitute to your natural teeth that, with proper care, will help you live a healthier, happier life.
The Denture Money Back Guarantee is our promise that you’ll get your money back if you’re not happy with your dentures. And if you’re not, we’ll make them right, or your money back. The Denture Money Back Guarantee applies to all full and partial dentures and covers the cost of the denture only. The refund request must be submitted within 90 days after insert of final denture or hard reline. Denture(s) must be returned within 90 days after refund request date.
Between 5 and 7 years. Just like natural teeth, dentures wear down and stain with age. Your mouth is constantly changing. To make sure your dentures fit properly, they will need adjustments from time to time. We suggest seeing your dentist yearly for a denture check-up. You should always notify your dentist at the first sign of irritation, no matter how minor it may seem. Your health and comfort are important.
Our ComfiDents® brand dentures are custom-crafted to suit you - making them incredibly comfortable and natural looking.
At the beginning of the denture process, there is a "try-in" period. Your teeth will be positioned in wax so you and your dentist can see what your dentures will look like. This is a great opportunity to discuss the appearance and make adjustments, so you'll be happy with the end result.
Many patients notice that once they get dentures, pronounced facial lines are softened, giving them a more youthful look. We want our denture patients to be proud of their smile. Don't be afraid to show it.
Adjusting to dentures takes time and patience, but you'll get used to them before you know it. Our dentists will be happy to help you work through any challenges and explain the best ways to get used to biting and chewing with your new dentures.
Dentures may feel strange at first. They may seem too big, and you may notice an increase in saliva. This is normal. Once your facial muscles and oral tissues adapt, your dentures should feel very comfortable. Some people adjust to dentures in a week, while others take longer.
Always clean your dentures over a basin of water or a damp towel to avoid breakage if you drop them. Hold them gently between your thumb and fingers, and brush them using a denture brush and denture cleaner or soap - all readily available at any drugstore. Use only lukewarm water and avoid gritty pastes or powders. You should clean your dentures after every meal.
There may be minor differences at first. Don't be concerned. Once your mouth is accustomed to the change, this should subside. Reading aloud is an excellent exercise for helping to restore normal speech quickly.
Every case is different. Your dentist will let you know what's right for you. There are special precautions to take with your dentures when they are not being used. Your dentist will explain these to you.
"My Account" is the section of our website that allows you to manage your Aspen Dental account online. Go to "My Account" to register for this service.
Register here. You will be asked to create a username and password that will allow you to access your account whenever you want.
Your account number can be found in the upper-right corner of your billing statements. It is the number to the left of the dash.
Yes, your username and password are case sensitive.
If you are experiencing technical issues with My Account (including difficulties creating an account, logging on, or making a payment), please contact us.
If you have questions regarding your account activity or account history, please call your Aspen Dental office.
If you forget your password, simply enter your email address and a temporary password will be emailed to you.
Decay is caused by bacteria that collect on teeth and feed on the carbohydrates in our diet. The bacteria produce acid that wears away at the enamel on our teeth. If decay is left untreated, it can cause pain, infection and even tooth loss. Protect your teeth against decay by brushing at least twice a day, flossing daily, visiting your dentist regularly, and avoiding sugary foods.
Dry mouth is caused by a reduced flow of saliva. Saliva is needed to help control bacteria and wash away food debris. Certain medications, some diseases, smoking and chewing tobacco can cause dry mouth. If you suffer from dry mouth, call us and we can recommend ways to treat it.
Oral cancer often starts as a tiny, unnoticed white or red spot in the mouth. It can affect the lips, gums, cheeks, tongue and palate. More than 34,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer yearly. Early detection is key to effective treatment. In addition to an oral cancer screening that is part of every exam, Aspen Dental also offers a state-of-the-art oral cancer screening that can detect the disease in its earliest stages. Seeing a dentist every 6 months is crucial in the fight against oral cancer.
Tooth wear caused by forces other than chewing such as holding objects between the teeth or improper brushing.
A tooth (or implant) that supports a dental prosthesis.
General Anesthesia: A controlled state of unconsciousness, accompanied by a partial or complete loss of protective reflexes, including loss of ability to independently maintain airway and respond purposefully to physical stimulation or verbal command, produced by a pharmacologic or non-pharmacologic method or combination thereof.
Intravenous Sedation/Analgesia: A medically controlled state of depressed consciousness while maintaining the patient's airway, protective reflexes and the ability to respond to stimulation or verbal commands. It includes intravenous administration of a sedative and/or analgesic agent(s) and appropriate monitoring.
Local Anesthesia: The loss of pain sensation over a specific area of the anatomy without loss of consciousness.
Non-Intravenous Conscious Sedation: A medically controlled state of depressed consciousness while maintaining the patient's airway, protective reflexes and the ability to respond to stimulation or verbal commands. It includes administration of sedative and/or analgesic agent(s) by a route other than IV (PO, PR, Intranasal, IM), and appropriate monitoring.
Regional Anesthesia: A term used for local anesthesia.
Removal of the tip of a tooth root.
Basic or routine cleaning for a normal amount of plaque build-up. Preventive treatment for patients with healthy gum tissue, not intended for patients with past history of or current gum disease. Price does not include a periodic examination, X-rays or fluoride treatment.
A premolar tooth; a tooth with two cusps.
Occurring on, or pertaining to, both right and left sides.
Process of removing tissue for histologic evaluation.
A cosmetic dental procedure that whitens the teeth using a bleaching solution.
A composite resin applied to a tooth to change its shape and/or color. Bonding also refers to how a filling, orthodontic appliance or some fixed partial dentures are attached to teeth.
A dental appliance that is permanently cemented onto adjacent teeth to replace one or more missing teeth.
Hard deposit of mineralized material adhering to crowns and/or roots of teeth.
Commonly used term for tooth decay.
Decay in tooth caused by caries; also referred to as carious lesion.
Hard connective tissue covering the tooth root.
A dental restorative material made up of disparate or separate parts (e.g., resin and quartz particles).
Crown - Simple crown procedure utilizing a porcelain crown fused to non-precious metal and not involving complicated prep.
Anatomical Crown - That portion of tooth normally covered by, and including, enamel.
Abutment Crown - Artificial crown serving for the retention or support of a dental prosthesis.
Artificial Crown - Restoration covering or replacing the major part, or the whole, of the clinical crown of a tooth.
The pointed portion of the tooth.
The lay term for carious lesions in a tooth; decomposition of tooth structure.
Scaling and polishing procedure performed to remove coronal plaque, calculus, and stains.
An artificial device that replaces one or more missing teeth.
A dentist who has received postgraduate training in one of the recognized dental specialties.
Doctor of Dental Surgery
Doctor of Dental Medicine
That part of the tooth that is beneath the enamel and cementum.
An artificial substitute for natural teeth and adjacent tissues.
The part of the denture that holds the artificial teeth and fits over the gums.
A restoration fabricated inside the mouth.
The condition of not having enough saliva to keep the mouth wet. If it goes untreated, severe dry mouth can lead to increased levels of tooth decay and infections of the mouth.
Hard calcified tissue covering dentin of the crown of tooth.
A dental specialist who limits his/her practice to treating disease and injuries of the pulp and associated periradicular conditions.
Wearing down of tooth structure, caused by chemicals (acids).
Extraction - The process or act of removing a tooth or tooth parts.
Simple Extraction - Simple tooth extraction not requiring sectioning of the tooth or other extraordinary procedures for removal.
Filling - A lay term used for the restoring of lost tooth structure by using materials such as metal, alloy, plastic or porcelain.
Silver - Single surface silver filling.
Composite - Single surface composite filling (white or tooth colored) performed on a tooth in the front of the mouth.
Orthodontic devices, commonly known as braces, that are bonded to the teeth to produce different tooth movements to help reposition teeth for orthodontic therapy.
The breaking of a part, especially of a bony structure; breaking of a tooth.
A combination of 14 or more periapical and 4 bitewing films of the back teeth. This series of x-rays reveals all the teeth (their crowns and roots) and the alveolar bone around them.
Soft tissues overlying the crowns of unerupted teeth and encircling the necks of those that have erupted.
Inflammation of gingival tissue without loss of connective tissue.
A piece of tissue or alloplastic material placed in contact with tissue to repair a defect or supplement a deficiency.
Prosthesis constructed for placement immediately after removal of remaining natural teeth.
An unerupted or partially erupted tooth that is positioned against another tooth, bone, or soft tissue, so that complete eruption is unlikely.
Implant - Material inserted or grafted into tissue.
Dental Implant - A device specially designed to be placed surgically within or on the mandibular or maxillary bone as a means of providing for dental replacement; endosteal (endosseous); eposteal subperiosteal); transosteal (transosseous).
Between the teeth.
Inside the mouth.
A common name for either the maxilla or the mandible.
Pertaining to or around the lip.
An injury or wound; area of diseased tissue.
Pertaining tongue; surface of the tooth directed toward the tongue; opposite of facial.
Having the properties of dysplasia, invasion, and metastasis.
Improper alignment of biting or chewing surfaces of upper and lower teeth.
The upper jaw.
Teeth posterior to the premolars (bicuspids) on either side of the jaw; grinding teeth, having large crowns and broad chewing surfaces.
Pertaining to the biting surfaces of the premolar and molar teeth or contacting surfaces of opposing teeth or opposing occlusion rims.
Pertaining to the mouth.
A dental specialist whose practice is limited to the diagnosis, surgical and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries, deformities, defects and esthetic aspects of the oral and maxillofacial regions.
A dental specialist whose practice is limited to the interception and treatment of malocclusion of the teeth and their surrounding structures.
A removable prosthetic device that overlies and may be supported by retained tooth roots or implants.
The hard and soft tissues forming the roof of the mouth that separates the oral and nasal cavities.
Usually refers to a prosthetic device that replaces missing teeth.
Pertaining to the supporting and surrounding tissues of the teeth.
An infection in the gum pocket that can destroy hard and soft tissues.
Inflammatory process of the gingival tissues and/or periodontal membrane of the teeth, resulting in an abnormally deep gingival sulcus, possibly producing periodontal pockets and loss of supporting alveolar bone.
Inflammation and loss of the connective tissue of the supporting or surrounding structure of teeth with loss of attachment.
A soft sticky substance that accumulates on teeth composed largely of bacteria and bacterial derivatives.
Scaling and polishing procedure performed to remove coronal plaque, calculus and stains.
Connective tissue containing blood vessels and nerve tissue which occupies the pulp cavity of a tooth.
An image produced by projecting radiation, as X-rays, on photographic film. Commonly called an X-ray.
To resurface the side of the denture that is in contact with the soft tissues of the mouth to make it fit more securely.
A prosthetic replacement of one or more missing teeth that can be removed by the patient.
The anatomic portion of the tooth that is covered by cementum and is located in the alveolus (socket) where it is attached by the periodontal apparatus; radicular portion of tooth.
The portion of the pulp cavity inside the root of a tooth; the chamber within the root of the tooth that contains the pulp.
Removal of plaque, calculus, and stain from teeth.
Plastic resin placed on the biting surfaces of molars to prevent bacteria from attacking the enamel and causing caries.
Walnut-sized major salivary glands located beneath the tongue.
Stitch used to repair incision or wound.
An interim prosthesis designed for use over a limited period of time.
The connecting hinge mechanism between the base of the skull (temporal bone) and the lower jaw (mandible).
Tooth/teeth that have not penetrated into the oral cavity.
In the construction of crowns or pontics, a layer of tooth-colored material usually, but not limited to, composite, porcelain, ceramic or acrylic resin, attached to the surface by direct fusion, cementation, or mechanical retention; also refers to a restoration that is luted to the facial surface of a tooth.