Cosmetic, Implant, and General Dentistry - Wolfeboro
42 Lehner Street
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire 03894
(603) 569-9250
 



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Your first visit to Silva Family Dentistry involves a few special steps so that we can get to know you. To understand what to expect, please read through this page. You'll find all the practical information you need, such as a map and directions to our office, practice hours, payment policies and more. There's also background information about our committed staff and our first visit procedures. You can also save some time by printing out and completing the patient forms in advance of your appointment.



Patient Forms
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WE WELCOME ALL PATIENTS!

What To Expect
Your first visit with us should be a favorable experience. Once you arrive, we will listen carefully to your concerns and answer any questions you may have. We will use this visit as a 'fact finding' visit. We will complete any necessary diagnostic screenings and x-rays to help form a diagnosis. We want our patients to make choices on treatment that will best suit their needs, so we will always try to give more than one treatment option. We will help you thoroughly understand your dental choices so you can make the best decisions possible.  When making your new patient appointment, we will ask you some questions during a phone interview to help us make appropriate preparations to make your time spent with us efficient and comfortable. Before arriving for your appointment, please consider the following gudielines for care so that we best meet your goals.  It is not uncommon for people to begin at one level and progress to higher levels when they are ready.  We are here to help you discover what is right for you so your teeth, smile and mouth remain as healthy as they can be for life based upon your goals.  We look forward to meeting you!

LEVEL 1: URGENT CARE  Patients at this level choose treatment only when they experience a crisis such as pain, swelling or bleeding that requires immediate treatment.  Urgent care patients are generally not focused on taking steps to ensure future urgencies do not occur.  They come in when they know they have a major problem to deal with and the condition has developed to a point of urgency in order to control pain or save the tooth.

LEVEL 2: REMEDIAL CARE:  Patients at this level choose treatment for obvious problems such as a broken or cracked tooth, cavities, sensitivity, discomfort or concerns that are creating issues in the mouth right now.  Remedial care patients are usually not focused on taking steps to prevent new concerns or improve their health over time.  They only wish to deal with concerns that have already developed into conditions that require treatment to remove existing disease or repair teeth back to most basic level of health.

LEVEL 3:  PROACTIVE CARE:  Patients at this level seek treatment for existing concerns just like the remedial care patients BUT are also concerned about conditions that may create problems in the near future.  These patients generally want to maintain the health of each tooth at a basic level so they do what they can to prevent new concerns from developing.  When treatment is recommended, proactive care patients usually prioritize their treatment to manage their costs but still take care of things soon enough so known concerns are less likely to develop in to major problems.

LEVEL 4:  COMPLETE DENTISTRY:  Patients at this level are concerned about the current conditions in their mouth, the causes of dental disease and their long term health.  They want to know their full treatment options so they can become and remain as healthy as they can be, thereby minimizing their long term dental costs.  These patients often choose a step by step master plan focused on restoring their health combined with prevention and regular care to achieve steady long term dental health and improved appearance with a beautiful new smile over time.

LEVEL 5:  OPTIMAL DENTISTRY:  Just like complete dentistry, patients at this level are focused on long term dental health and prevention, BUT they also want their teeth and smile to look great.  Patients at this level are interested in treatment options to correct all dental concerns for a lifelong optimal function and appearance.  For some patients, enhancing their appearance with a beautiful new smile is very important.