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520-624-8535

1710 W. Valencia Rd., Suite 190 | Tucson, Arizona 85746

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I schedule an appointment?

ANSWER:

To schedule an appointment that meets your scheduling needs, please call our office:

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We are open:

Monday through Friday: 8 am to 5 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
How long does it take to get an appointment?

ANSWER:

Most patients can get an appointment within a week or two.

What if I have an emergency?

ANSWER:

First Dental Center has emergency appointments daily. If you experience an emergency situation (pain, bleeding or swelling), call ASAP.

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What if I need to reschedule an appointment?

ANSWER:

Please call First Dental Center as soon as your plans change to reschedule your dental appointment. If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice, a missed appointment fee may be charged. By giving us advance notice, we can try to schedule another patient for that time.

How long does it take to get a single implant, a full mouth restoration, dentures?

ANSWER:

The typical treatment timelines:

For a single implant:  You come in to have the tooth extracted and the implant placed.  The healing time is a few months, then you’ll receive the crown.

For a full mouth restoration with crowns:  Most cases can be done in 2-3 appointments, usually in less than 1 month.

For a full mouth restoration with dental implants:  In most cases, you will have a fully-functioning beautiful attached bridge during your healing phase.  A few months later, you will receive you permanent Zirconia (Porcelain) bridge.

For dentures: At First Dental, we have what we call, Immediate Dentures.  You walk out the day of your extractions with your new teeth.

How much is a denture?

ANSWER:

It is important to us to disclose the cost up front for services.  We have low fees and we want everyone to know before they come to see us what the fees will be.  Please visit the Services page to find prices for First Dental treatments.

How do I get to your office?

ANSWER:

First Dental Center is near the VA hospital.  We are on Ajo Way between 6th and 12th avenue. If you get lost, please give us a call at 520-624-8535 or visit our Contact page.

What can I expect at my first visit?

ANSWER:

During your first visit to our office, you will receive a thorough dental examination that includes X-rays and comprehensive risk assessments. We will provide a Personal Treatment Plan based upon your immediate needs, current dental health and long-term oral health goals. This individual plan will include recommendations for cleanings, restorations and preventive treatments. Most patients will receive a cleaning at their first visit, based on the assessment and recommendation.

Can I get major work done right away?

ANSWER:

Our first priority is to diagnose and treat any urgent conditions that pose an immediate threat to your oral health. Our next priority is prevention, which means controlling the disease process, promoting wellness, and helping you maintain good overall oral health. This is important to make sure that any major restorative work is successful in the long term. Once you have achieved a satisfactory state of oral health and your teeth and supporting structures are stabilized, then we can proceed with major restorative work that builds on this healthy foundation.

Do you treat families?

ANSWER:

Our office is a full service center.  We treat all dental problems, patients of all ages and complete families.

Do you have payment plans?

ANSWER:

Yes we do.  At First Dental we have payment plans we can discuss when you come in for your first visit.  We work to make treatment affordable for you.

Who do I call if I need more information?

ANSWER:

If you have a question about scheduling or receiving treatment, contact the office.  For questions regarding treatment, you should also call the front desk and we can get you in touch with your First Dental dentist.

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