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Top 4 Concerns During A Dental Consultation at NYC Smile Design

November 15th, 2023 | 4 min read

By NYC Smile Design

Are you thinking about taking the first step toward getting the smile of your dreams through a cosmetic dental consultation? You’re likely filled with a mix of excitement and confusion. The uncertainty of what to expect can make even the simple act of scheduling a consultation feel like navigating a complex maze, leaving you anxious and hesitant. We’ve crafted a consultation process that aims to put your mind at ease.

Dr. Tabib and Dr. Mello - NYC Smile Design

At NYC Smile Design, Dr. Elisa Mello and Dr. Ramin Tabib bring decades of experience in cosmetic dentistry to the table. They’ve developed a consultation process that is unique to each patient’s needs. From understanding the duration and availability of various treatments to discussing cost factors and additional records that may be needed, we’ve got you covered.

In this article, we’ll make everything clear by talking about the top four things people usually want to know before booking a dental consultation. We’ll cover how long you might need to wait for an appointment and how long treatments take, the costs involved, any extra tests or records you might need, and what you can expect from different treatment plans. Our goal is to give you all the information you need to feel confident about taking the first step toward a better smile.

1. Duration and Availability: How Long Does it Take and When Can I Schedule It?

One of the first questions that often come to mind when considering a cosmetic dental consultation is, “How long will it take, and when can I schedule it?” These questions help you plan your visit and understand your dental makeover journey. During this appointment, you will have the opportunity to sit down with skilled professionals.

A typical cosmetic dental consultation at NYC Smile Design takes an hour. This time is completely dedicated to you. Dr. Mello, Dr. Tabib, and their team use this period to discuss your dental concerns, examine any records you bring in, and sometimes take additional records the very same day.

As for availability, practices may differ, but at NYC Smile Design, every effort is made to accommodate your schedule. A consultation appointment allows you to start your journey towards achieving that perfect smile without unnecessary delays. 

2. Cost Factor: Is There a Fee for the Consultation?

When considering a cosmetic dental consultation, one of the practical questions that often arises is, “Is there a fee for this service?” It’s important to have a clear understanding of the financial aspect before embarking on your journey to a dazzling smile at NYC Smile Design.

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The answer is yes, there is a fee for a cosmetic dental consultation at our practice. NYC Smile Design charges $350 for the hour-long session. This fee is collected before your visit and is exclusively for an hour of the doctor’s time.

The good news is that this fee isn’t a standalone charge—it is applied to your treatment if you decide to proceed. So, you can consider it more of an advance on your investment in a beautiful smile.

It’s crucial to recognize that the fee for the consultation reflects the expertise and dedication of the NYC Smile Design team. Dr. Elisa Mello and Dr. Ramin Tabib, along with their skilled associates, invest their time, knowledge, and experience in evaluating your dental needs and crafting a personalized treatment plan.

3. Additional Records: What If More Information Is Needed?

Sometimes, during a cosmetic dental consultation, the dental team may discover that the dental issue is more complex or extensive than initially anticipated. In such cases, additional records such as a scan of your teeth or a video of your jaw movement may be necessary to gain a comprehensive understanding of your oral health and to formulate the most effective treatment plan. 

To ensure that every aspect of your dental health and goals are addressed, it’s crucial to understand your dental condition. This is where additional records come into play. During your consultation, if the dental team deems it necessary, they may recommend the use of advanced tools. These can include three-dimensional X-rays (commonly known as CBCT scans) or teeth scanning technologies. These tools provide in-depth insights into your oral anatomy, allowing for a more accurate assessment of your dental situation.

If additional records are needed, we will discuss the associated fees with you before proceeding. The fees for additional records can vary depending on the specific diagnostic tools needed. On average, these costs can range from $750 to $1,200. The insights gained from these records can ultimately lead to better outcomes and a more confident smile. It’s important to note that the $350 consultation fee you paid for your consultation would be applied toward these additional records.

4. Expectations and Treatment Plans: What Can I Really Achieve?

When patients walk through the doors of NYC Smile Design for a cosmetic dental consultation, many of them come with limited expectations. Often, they may not fully grasp the possibilities that cosmetic dentistry can offer. 

One of the primary goals of your consultation with Dr. Elisa Mello and Dr. Ramin Tabib is to help you broaden your vision so we can reach beyond your dental goals. It’s common for individuals to underestimate the transformative potential of cosmetic dentistry. With their combined 35 years of experience, the dental team at NYC Smile Design is well-equipped to guide you through what’s achievable and what may not be within the scope of your dental goals.

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Once your dental assessment is complete, the next step is creating a personalized treatment plan. If a treatment plan can be agreed upon during the same day as your consultation, we will provide you with all the necessary details. This includes a breakdown of the associated fees and a timeline for your treatment. Having this information allows you to not only make informed decisions but also budget both your time and finances effectively.

Conquering Fears and Looking Ahead

A consultation is more than just an information exchange; it’s a safe space for you to express any concerns or fears you might have. Dental anxiety is common, and at NYC Smile Design, various levels of sedation are available to make you comfortable when your treatment begins.

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NYC Smile Design encourages you to face your fears head-on. Don’t let anxiety become an obstacle to achieving the dream smile you’ve always wanted. Remember, the whole point of a consultation is to establish trust and make informed decisions.

A cosmetic dental consultation is an indispensable step on your path to a better smile. Knowing what to expect can alleviate many concerns, making the process smoother and more comfortable for you. With the experienced guidance of the NYC Smile Design team, you are in safe hands. Take that first step and schedule your consultation today!