If you are planning extensive cosmetic dental work, you may be wondering whether to do it all at once or one procedure at a time over an extended period. Here are some factors to consider:
In the long run, it is less expensive to do it all at once. At Jeff Gray DDS in La Mesa, we are able to complete several procedures in one visit. We know that complete smile transformations are a significant investment for most California residents. We would be happy to discuss affordable dentistry financing options. Call us at 619-337-7700 to schedule a no-pressure consultation.
With the latest materials and cosmetic dental techniques, healing times are shorter than ever before. However, some procedures such as bone grafting, soft tissue grafting, root canals, and dental implants often require a short healing period.
It is easier physically and psychologically to have the fewest possible visits to your La Mesa dentist. You should also consider how your dental visits and necessary healing periods will impact your employment and family life. You will have less down time if you receive several procedures at once.
While we routinely achieve great outcomes when doing a smile makeover in steps, porcelain restorations are best fabricated in the same “batch” for the most precise color matching.
When you come in for a smile analysis, we can discuss oral sedation dentistry. Many California cosmetic dental patients benefit from this safe and effective solution for pain and anxiety management. Conscious sedation is especially helpful for procedures such as multiple wisdom teeth extractions and dental implant placement.
Dr. Jeff Gray DDS
8555 Fletcher Parkway, Suite 102
La Mesa, California