E-Consultation

What is an e-consultation in Stevenage?

Adapting with the times

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At Smilecraft, we recognise that the face of conventional dentistry is changing. In the past, patients only typically sought out any dental treatments through their dentist when it became unavoidably evident that help was required. Toothaches, breaks and chips were the bread and butter of most local dental practices. Today however, things have changed and people from all ages and social demographics are actively seeking out cosmetic dentistry procedures as a way of improving the way their smiles look and how they feel about themselves. In order to adapt to this new wave of patients, here at Smilecraft, we can provide patients with a e-consultation in Stevenage to allow those who need it to complete a consultation over the internet.

What is an e-consultation?

An e-consultation in Stevenage is a new and adaptable strategy which we operate here at Smilecraft. The basis behind an e-consultation in Stevenage is to allow patients who cannot attend the practice physically to have their dental concerns and issues listened to by a professional. Nowadays, an increasing amount of our patients do not work within the standard parameters of nine till five, and as such sometimes find it difficult to arrange a physical consultation with one of our professionals at Smilecraft. Another reason as to why a patient may wish to book an e-consultation rather than a physical, in-practice consultation, is that the patient may suffer from a varying degree of dental phobia or anxiety, and may feel more comfortable carrying out the initial stages of arranging a treatment plan from the confines of their own home.

Why are consultations important?

Consultations, whether digital or physical, are arguably one of the most critical and crucial stages of every patient’s dental journey through us here at Smilecraft. The reason for consultations playing such a vital role in a patient’s treatment journey, is that they mark the beginning point from which any and all treatments are carried out. Another reason for the importance of consultations and their value, is that they are essential to determine whether or not a patient is dentally healthy enough to carry out a certain procedure. Before almost every dental procedure that we carry out here at Smilecraft begins, one of our experts will take stock of the health level of the patient’s gum tissue and teeth. This is essential, as if the patient’s gums are in poor health and signs of periodontal (gum) disease are evident, then the patient may not be dentally fit enough to carry through with the procedure. As such, it is essential that any signs of gingivitis or periodontal disease are recognised during a consultation, prior to beginning any course of treatment. Another reason as to why consultations are a vital stage in any treatment process here at Smilecraft, is that they let the patient familiarise themselves with both the procedure which they are planning, as well as the practitioners and staff here at Smilecraft. By meeting and speaking with our expert practitioners, digitally or physically, patients typically feel more included throughout the process and therefore more comfortable with what they can expect from treatment and the timescale therein.

What happens in an e-consultation?

Sometimes you just don’t have time to get to the dentist, but you have something about your teeth that is beginning to worry you. Maybe it feels like a crown or a filling is coming loose. Or is that toothache a symptom of an infection? Or perhaps it feels like you’ve got a chip or a crack.

Dental E-Consultation

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to consult the dentist here at Smilecraft in Stevenage without having to take time off work? Well, there is with the e-consultation on our website.

The e-consultation is a quick way to find out if you need to come in for further investigation. All you have to do is fill in the form here, telling us your name and contact details. Then you upload a selfie of your mouth, making sure that the picture features a clear image of what’s wrong, and then fill in the box describing what the issue is.

Our principal dentist, Dr Bradley Abrahams can then take a look at the picture and your information and get back to you with a quick idea of what’s going on and whether you need treatment.

Who can use the e-consultation?

Any of our patients are welcome to use the e-consultation facility. We find it works really well for those who have a long way to travel to see us, as well as for those who are very busy.

It’s also a great way for nervous patients to make first contact with us. We will get back to you and let you know if you need to come in for treatment, and we can also talk to you about options to make sure that you are able to relax as much as possible when you do come in.

Want a smile upgrade?

E-consultations are also a great way to find out if you would benefit from cosmetic dental treatments. Just send us a selfie of your smile, tell us what you’re unhappy about it, and we’ll send back a few suggestions of ways to improve how your smile looks.

Don’t forget, an e-consultation does not replace the face-to-face consultation and you will have to have one before we move onto treatment.

Looking after your teeth in a digital age

Sometimes, it might be that you feel like your busy schedule allows just enough to work, eat, drink and sleep, let alone taking the time to take care of yourself. But it is important to dedicate some time to your wellbeing, and that includes making sure that you are maintaining good oral health and feel confident with your teeth when you smile.

 Dental E-ConsultationIn our digital age, technology gives us increased flexibility and accessibility for services and products – you can now have a virtual dental appointment at Smilecraft in Stevenage. What is an e-consultation? If you are concerned about your oral health or the way that your teeth look, you don’t necessarily have to drag yourself down to our dental practice. It might be that the dentist makes you feel anxious and you would rather be in an environment that is familiar, like home. This sort of consultation means you can describe why you are unhappy with your smile and what you would like to change about it, either in the online form on our website or by email.

The perks of technology

E-consultation is ideal if you don’t want to make the trip to the dentist just yet. By reviewing your concerns, the dentist can then decide whether or not you need to make an in-person appointment. As great as it would be, thorough examinations of your mouth cannot take place over email or a live feed. What is does do is eliminate your concerns if you simply want to ask a question and save yourself the bother of coming in.

Whatever you concern, it is worth seeking advice from us at Smilecraft. It might be that you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your teeth, and if they are crooked or gappy, we could recommend cosmetic dentistry like invisible braces. Or it could be that you have recently lost a tooth and are considering which route to take. In which case, we might recommend the reliable solution of dental implants, which are serve as natural-functioning replacements.

If you need advice from a dentist but don’t feel as though you need to visit just yet, have a go at our e-consultation and join the digital age.

A consultation to suit you

Choosing the right dentist is an important decision and at Smilecraft in Stevenage we want you to be totally happy with your choice. Years ago, you might have settled on the closest dentist but we are all much more mobile now and there is a huge choice. Our practice attracts a lot of people through personal recommendation and we are proud of the reviews our patients give us. In many cases, our services are marked as 10 out of 10. We are confident that you will be impressed by the friendly and professional approach that has inspired trust in generations of patients for more than 25 years. But you do not have to take our word for it. You can gain an insight into our work, with an e-consultation.

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The first stage is a simple form which you can fill in on our website. This gives us your contact information as well as a brief description of the way in which you are unhappy with your smile and how you would like to improve it. You can also upload photographs so we can see for ourselves what the issue is. When we have reviewed this initial information, one of our experienced team will be in touch to find out more about you and talk through potential treatment options with you. If you are happy with what we are offering and would like to proceed, then we can book you in for an appointment at our practice.

Why have an e-consultation?

The pace of life today means that most people do not have hours to spend visiting dentists to find the right one. For many of our new patients, an e-consultation is a great way of making initial enquiries at a time that suits them. You will not have to travel and can consider your options without even leaving the comfort of your home. Some people are nervous about visiting a new dentist, but we often find that contacting us first in this way puts their mind at rest.

Starting an e-consultation today is simple, quick and free from obligation so you can find out whether we can help at your convenience.