Can you remember the last time you saw the dentist? If the answer to that question is a definite, “No,” then chances are you have dental phobia or anxiety. The Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS Education) estimates that some 30 percent of American adults do not see the dentist as often as they should because they are fearful. If you count yourself among this population, then you have nothing to be ashamed of; after all, everyone is afraid of something. Sugar Land, TX, sedation dentist Dr. Davey and his team at Texas Got Smile understand and want to help. Our practice offers two types of sedation dentistry to help patients overcome their fears and have the dental care they need.
If you have misshaped, discolored or uneven teeth, dental veneers may be a great option to improve the appearance of your smile. Veneers are a shell or thin layer of tooth colored porcelain or composite resin that can be placed over the surface of your teeth. Veneers can either be made by a dental technician in laboratory or by your dentist directly on your teeth during your appointment. If you have a severe case of dullness, wear, discoloration, extensive chipping, cracking, spacing or uneven teeth, then porcelain veneers may be your best option. Veneers protect the surface of your damaged teeth and may eliminate the need for more extensive treatments. Veneers are extremely durable, and don’t’ require disruption of tooth structure as do crowns. If you want to repair your smile, contact Dr. Davey’s Sugar Land, TX dentist office today for an appointment.
Veneers and Bonding
Bonding refers to direct composite veneers. This is an inexpensive yet effective way to fix small chips, cracks and discoloration in your teeth. The dentist may perform a diagnostic examination before giving dental veneer treatment to identify any oral health concerns that must be addressed before veneer placement. The dentist will work with you to select the best tooth color for you from a special shading chart. Imaging technologies can also provide you with a preview of your new smile.
The Veneers Process
First, your dentist will likely administer a local anesthetic to make you more comfortable during the tooth preparation phase and placement of the veneer. Your natural tooth is then prepared by minimally reshaping it with a small handheld rotational cutting device called a bur. If you are getting direct composite resin veneers, the dentist then apply the chosen shade of composite to your teeth, shape the material and then harden it using a high intensity light. The dentist may then need to apply additional layers of composite to achieve the desired shape, length and form of your smile. When the entire composite is placed, the veneers will be finished and polished. If you are receiving porcelain veneers, the dentist will make an impression of your teeth from which a mold of your mouth will be made. This impression may then be sent to an outside laboratory where the veneers will be fabricated.
Quality Veneers in Sugar Land, TX
If you are considering restorative procedures such as veneers or bonding, the first step is to make an appointment with Dr. Davey to discuss which options are best for your individual circumstances. Dr. Davey will first ensure that your teeth are healthy and ready for cosmetic procedures. Dr. Davey proudly serves resident throughout Sugar Land, TX, Houston, Richmond, Katy and surrounding communities.
There are many aspects to a person’s personality and appearance that make them unique, and one thing that makes someone unique are their fears. Some have a fear of heights while others have a fear of spiders, but the common denominator is a fear that people feel as though they may not be able to overcome. One fear that many people share is a fear of the dentist. Having a fear of the dentist can be mild, while other cases are so crippling that patients may refuse to get any sort of dental work done. Because Dr. Paul Davey understands the fear that many people have, he is able to keep his most fearful patients calm by offering sedation dentistry at his Sugar Land, TX dental office.
One way we are able to keep you worry-free during your appointment with Dr. Davey is by offering oral conscious sedation. With this form of sedation, you will be prescribed a pill to take before your appointment. With oral conscious sedation, you are able to stay awake during your appointment, but you will feel sleepy and calm while feeling absolutely no pain. We will take this opportunity to work on your smile, making it healthy!
Another form of sedation we offer is IV sedation. This is for our patients who experience high anxiety when in a dentist’s chair. With this type of sedation, and anesthesiologist will administer the sedative into your bloodstream, and we will be able to monitor all of your vital signs while your dental work is being performed. With both types of sedation, it is very important to keep in mind that the effects of the sedative will still be in effect when your appointment is over, so it is crucial to get a trusted loved one to bring you home after your appointment. If you feel as though Dr. Davey is able to help you overcome your fear of the dentist with sedation dentistry, contact our office today!
Dr. Paul Davey’s Sugar Land, TX dental office provides exceptional cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry, and neuromuscular dentistry services to patients from Sugar Land, Houston, Richmond, and Katy. Give us a call to schedule your next appointment.
Do you suffer from dental anxiety? Have you been delaying or avoiding necessary dental appointments because you just don’t like visiting the dentist? Sedation dentistry is a great way to help Sugar Land, Houston, Richmond or Katy area patients relax enough to receive the dentistry they need for a healthy smile.
There are several different methods of sedation dentistry to help your dentist meet the needs of all Sugar Land, Houston, Richmond or Katy patients. Today we will discuss oral conscious sedation and IV sedation.
Oral conscious sedation is a great solution for mild anxiety. You’ll be prescribed a sedative that you’ll take prior to your appointment, leaving you awake, relaxed and comfortable during treatment. This method requires that a friend or family member drive you to or from your appointment.
If you’re having a complex procedure or oral surgery, IV sedation is the best solution. This method dispenses the sedative directly in your bloodstream through an IV, so your dentist can tailor the dosage to exactly meet your needs. You will be unconscious during the procedure, and your vital signs will be carefully monitored to ensure your health. Also, you’ll need a ride home from this treatment while the effects of the drugs wear off.
Sedation dentistry is a great way to deal with dental anxiety and comfortable undergo several or extensive dental procedures in one visit. Call your Sugar Land, Houston, Richmond or Katy area dentist to learn more about sedation dentistry or to schedule a consultation.
Dr. Paul Davey’s Sugar Land, TX dental office provides exceptional cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry, and neuromuscular dentistry services to patients from Sugar Land, Houston, Richmond and Katy.