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Benefits of a Cosmetic Smile Makeover With Dental Sedation

Posted in Sedation Dentistry

Posted on March, 15 2023 by Gerald M. Marlin, DMD, MSD
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A cosmetic smile makeover can transform your appearance and give you the beautiful smile you have always wanted. Whether you are interested in dental veneers, dental implants, teeth whitening, crowns, or a combination of treatments, cosmetic dentistry changes your smile for the better.

Dental sedation may be worth considering if you need multiple cosmetic treatments, as is often the case in cosmetic smile makeovers, or if you experience difficulty relaxing during dental treatments. Dental sedation at Elite Prosthetic Dentistry involves the use of medications to help you relax during your procedures.

Sedation dentistry is safe, effective, and has minimal side effects. What are the other benefits of getting a cosmetic smile makeover with dental sedation?

Potentially Shorter Treatment Time

Dental sedation allows patients to complete multiple procedures in just a few appointments. So, if you need a significant amount of cosmetic work, you can potentially get the dental work you need in less time with sedation [1].

This is because dental sedation improves your tolerance for treatments with multiple steps. Since you will be relaxed and pain-free, our dental team can complete numerous procedures, so you will not have to wait weeks between treatments and schedule multiple appointments.

Since dental sedation helps make treatment more comfortable and efficient for both you and your care team, you can start enjoying your beautiful new smile sooner.

Reduced Anxiety and Stress

Dental sedation can help reduce preoperative anxiety, allowing patients to get the care they need without worry [2]. Elite Prosthetic Dentistry always aims to provide gentle care in a relaxing environment; however, sedation dentistry is an option for those who would like additional support.

Dr. Marlin and Dr. Talmazov will work with you to design the sedation treatment plan that best suits your needs. We offer multiple types of sedation dentistry, from light to moderate to deep sedation.

For example, you can be consciously sedated, meaning you will remain awake and be able to respond to commands but may not remember much of your appointment. Or, you may want IV sedation, in which you will be asleep and not remember the procedure.
Regardless of which type of sedation you decide is best, our goal is to help you feel at ease in our practice when you receive the cosmetic dentistry services you need for your dream smile.

Less Post-Operative Pain

Another benefit of sedation dentistry is that it may result in less post-operative pain for patients [3]. There are multiple components that influence a patient’s experience of pain, and one of them is anxiety.

By helping to reduce anxiety, dental sedation may help patients experience less pain after a procedure. At Elite Prosthetic Dentistry, we provide presurgical medications even for those who do not opt for dental sedation to help reduce pain and discomfort after dental procedures.

Your comfort is our priority and we are committed to your care. Of course, we also prescribe stronger medications as needed to ensure any discomfort you experience is manageable.

Do You Qualify for Sedation Dentistry?

If you have dental anxiety and would like a smile makeover, dental sedation may be a good consideration. Our team at Elite Prosthetic Dentistry provides compassionate care for all of our dental services, including using sedation to help you remain comfortable. Contact us today to book a consultation with our award-winning prosthodontists and learn more about your sedation dentistry options.


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