How long will my appointment take?
The first appointment for a new patient is 30 to 45 minutes. We will do a thorough examination of the teeth, gums and soft tissues, check the bite and aesthetics, and where there is a presenting problem, try to alleviate pain or discomfort at that first visit. If needed, we will also take X-rays to develop a treatment plan. This plan will outline what needs to be done either in one or two appointments or in a staged approach to get the ideal result over time to fit in with finances. Alternatives to the ideal will also be discussed and costed, with item numbers so health fund benefits can be obtained.