The benefits of cosmetic dentistry are well-known to both its patients and those who primarily utilize other dental services. That’s because its popularity has blossomed over the last 30 years. This rise in the profile of cosmetic procedures is due to many factors, but among the strongest influences on the increase in demand is an increase in availability and a decrease in cost over time. One persistent issue that every cosmetic dentist has wrestled with is how to make these procedures more accessible to patients with dental anxiety. Luckily, sedation dentistry can be safely used for cosmetic procedures, allowing more patients than ever the chance to access the smile of their dreams.
How Sedation Works for Cosmetic Dentistry
Sedation options range from full anesthesia to light sedatives designed to minimize anxiety. Depending on the patient’s comfort level and the kind of procedure, the options will vary. For patients with pronounced anxiety, conscious intravenous sedation provides the option of a sedative that allows one to follow basic directions during the procedure while forming no memory of the event. Full anesthesia is also available when conscious I.V. is not recommended. The result? You wake up with the smile you’ve been dreaming about, and you never realize whether you were awake the entire time or not.
Sedation dentistry can be used for the following cosmetic procedures at our practice.
- Veneer placement
Don’t let dental anxiety deprive you of the smile you’ve always wanted. Whatever your needs, there are options to provide you with a path to the smile of your dreams. The first step is a consultation with Dr. Walden about your needs. The two of you can review your history and plans and decide on a path forward that fits all your needs.
For more information on sedation dentistry in Chandler, AZ, contact our office today. Associates can make consultation appointments at any time during regular business hours, so don’t wait.