Sedation Sleep Dentistry Melbourne

At The Smile Designer Dental Studio in Melbourne, we offer Sleep Dentistry to help relieve your dental anxiety and overcome any dental fear.The longer our dental problems are left untreated, the worse it will become over time. One of the major reasons why people don’t visit the dentist is because of dental fear and anxiety. Our aim is to provide a relaxing environment where our patients are listened to so we can provide options to overcome these issues. Our well-located dental studio is on the border of Thornbury and South Preston, and is easily accessible from surrounding suburbs like Brunswick, Northcote and Heidelberg.

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Sedation Sleep Dentistry In Melbourne

Sedation sleep dentistry is perfect for when you need a complicated or nerve-wracking procedure done, but you aren’t too comfortable with the process. At The Smile Designer, we utilise the latest technology to bring you high-quality sleep dentistry and sedation dentistry in Melbourne. Sedation dentistry allows for a more pain-free and quicker experience as you’re put to sleep while the procedure takes place – ensuring that you don’t feel any pressure and wake up to your treatment fully completed. We understand that past experiences may be an issue when it comes to dental procedures. General anxieties and fears may be sparked when needing to undergo a complicated dental treatment, and therefore, we offer reliable sedation sleep dentistry for patients who need it most. Sedation dentistry is tailored towards the individual as well as the treatment is completed. The method of administration is personalised, which means you will receive a level of sedation dentistry that will guarantee a comfortable, stress-free dental experience. Although sedation dentistry and sleep dentistry are extremely similar, there are small differences between the two and how they work. Sedation Dentistry – Sedation dentistry refers to the administration of medications that cause deep relaxation and drowsiness. The patient will not go to sleep, but instead, will feel extremely relaxed. This means that they will be awake throughout the entire procedure, however, won’t feel any anxiety over it and in some cases, won’t actually remember it. Sedation dentistry is perfect for when you don’t want to be put to sleep but want to alleviate some of the worries and stresses that come hand in hand with a complex dental procedure or operation. Sleep Dentistry – Sleep dentistry is the alternative to sedation dentistry and is when the patient is put to sleep under general anaesthesia. Usually, sleep dentistry is utilised in procedures that are longer and much more complicated or for patients who have extreme cases of anxiety. At The Smile Designer, our professional team of dentists will help you understand the difference between sleep dentistry and sedation dentistry and will determine which pathway is the right option for you. For more information on sedation sleep dentistry, contact our experts today.

Why Should I Use Sleep Dentistry?

The biggest and most popular reason to use sleep dentistry is to overcome dental fear. The idea of pain and post-operation recovery can be tormenting and cause us to constantly overthink. With sleep dentistry, you can bypass all this by relying on our dentists to keep you safe while undergoing your procedure. With sleep dentistry, you get the desired outcome without the hard yards – it’s perfect for overcoming dental fear and ensuring a comfortable process, for both you and our dentists.

What Are My Sleep Dentistry Options?

Together, we will decide how we can overcome your dental fear and anxiety. Our dentists at The Smile Designer have been treatment anxious patients for a long time, and are experienced in helping you overcome these fears. We will go through options such as inhalation sedation, in-house twilight sedation, and general anaesthetic options.

How Can The Smile Designer Help?

The starting point to getting to understand you is your first initial consultation. A full examination with all the relevant x-ray’s and imaging are taken, to get a clear understanding of what needs to be done. We will sit down and listen to all your concerns, gain an understanding of what our goals are for treatment and the desired outcome we want to achieve. We will also go through costs and work around your budget with payment plan options if needed.

Do You Offer Payment Plans?

Yes, we will go through all your options, set up a budget that suits your needs, and work through payment solutions with you. Most people find that after the initial consultation, the proposed treatment solutions are not what they had initially thought and their experience at the dentists have changed for the better. So contact us now at The Smile Designer Dental Studio.

FAQ’S About Sleep Dentistry

How much does sleep dentistry cost?

The cost of sleep dentistry is completely dependent on the individual case. In some instances, sleep dentistry can be quite costly if the procedure is quite complex. However, other times, the cost may be low if the procedure isn’t incredibly time-consuming. At The Smile Designer, we try to keep our prices low so that everyone has the option of attaining high-quality dental case when it matters most. For more information on prices, contact us today, and we’ll discuss your needs in detail.

What is sleep dentistry?

Sleep dentistry is where the patient is put to sleep under a general anaesthetic. This ensures that the patient doesn’t feel any pain as the procedure takes place. Sleep dentistry is mainly used in treatments and operations that are time-consuming or more complicated. It is also helpful for patients who are extremely anxious or have a bad case of dental fear. For more information on sleep dentistry and how it works, contact our team of experts at The Smile Designer.

Where is your dental clinic located?

We are located in Melbourne at 118-120 High street, Thornbury. We are on the border of Thornbury and South Preston, close to Bell Street, and just a stones throw away from surrounding suburbs like Northcote, Brunswick, Preston and Heidelberg.

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Why Choose The Smile Designer

We have helped numerous people in Melbourne and the surrounding suburbs with our high-quality care and superior service to achieve optimal results. Our dentists take great pride in not only restoring your smile and keeping it healthy, but also educating our patients about their oral health. It is important to us that we create the best foundation in ensuring our patients have full clarity and transparency in understanding their treatment plans.We have invested in state of the art technology to provide you with quality and peace of mind. Cosmetic dentistry has become increasingly popular. Ultimately who doesn’t want a smile that shines with confidence? Being at the forefront of cosmetic dentistry, we combine advanced technology, an artistic eye with extensive experience alongside ethical practice to ensure you are in the most capable and experienced hands. When you choose the Smile Designer, our dental clinic offers renowned dentistry because of the following:



At our dental studio, we are dedicated to providing a superior experience to every patient. We value our patients as if they were part of our own community, and we believe this is evident in the authentic feedback we receive.

Vickie N.Vickie N. ★★★★★ Dr Nathan works dental magic! his expertise and attention to detail is fantastic . from the warm welcome to the flawless restoration process of my implant, every step was outstanding. He listened to my concerns, explained everything thoroughly, and ensured my comfort throughout. My my implant crown looks incredibly natural Dr. Nathan even followed up afterward. For excellent dental care, I highly recommend Dr. Nathan !Vee T.Vee T. ★★★★★ Today I had a wonderful experience at my appointment with Dr Gareth. I have been to the dentist many times in my life but still get those nerves going into any appointment. The second I walked in I was greeted by a lovely young lady who was so friendly and welcoming. My time with Dr Gareth was no different and he put me at ease quite quickly and answered all my questions with lots of information and care. Because of this I have decided to take further dental care with The Smile Designer. My experience with Mia after my appointment was warm, engaging, caring and most importantly very informative. Thank you to the team there and I very much look forward to my journey with Dr Gareth and for all my dental needs.ViDominic T.Dominic T. ★★★★★ I’ve been going to Dr. Gareth for 7 years and I had to go for an appointment with another dentist as he was on holiday… and I just don’t get the same standard as Gareth. He has the most gentle hands and always treats every one with respect and my teeth and gums always look so good! Sometimes I book an appointment to clean my teeth even though it’s always sparkling. Thanks for looking after my family and friends for such a long time.Peckham F.Peckham F. ★★★★★ I have seen Dr Gareth several now and always have received fantastic care. He is very detailed in his approach but won't do any treatment that is not needed, just to charge you. Most recent visit to have my tooth taken out. He knew I had bad experienece with another dentist prior to this, and made sure he was gentle, but at the same time did an amazing (and fast) extraction, talking to me the whole time. Subsequent care was excellent as well, with follow up calls. I would highly recommend the whole practice, and especially Dr Gareth.Jenny Y.Jenny Y. ★★★★★ Dr. Gareth Huang's dental care exceeded expectations during my recent visit to The Smile Designer. His meticulous approach and genuine concern for patient comfort stood out. The clinic's cleanliness and the staff's professionalism further enhanced the experience. I highly recommend Dr. Huang for his exceptional dental care.Elizabeth K.Elizabeth K. ★★★★★ The team at smile designer are so lovely! I had a clean and check up with Dr Nathan and he was super informative and honest with what I required and thorough in explanation throughout!If your looking for a dentist, look no further 🫶🏼Hayley JHayley J ★★★★★ Great experience. Receptionist were friendly and welcoming. I saw Dr.Nathan, and he was excellent. I often feel anxious before/during dental appointments, but Dr. Nathan was great. Most comfortable I've ever felt at a dentist.Josephine A.Josephine A. ★★★★★ I must say I believe I’m lucky that I have met such a wonderful amazing dental team that care so much about you and your teeth. I only wish I had met them so much earlier in my life than now as, they are the only dentist I would trust with my teeth compared to other dentists out there. Dr.Maddie is amazing she truly puts the effort, time and care for your teeth and doesn’t like her work not to be perfect is what I love about her. She really wants her patients to walk out happy. Maggie is so wonderful as well if you can’t make it to an appointment she makes sure you get the next best day or placed on the cute waiting list hehe 😛. Honestly, I don’t feel like I’m going to the dentist when I need to go to a dentist and that the experience we need out there. I would highly recommend this dental team if you want the best work for your teeth and good experience like me 🩷🩷katerina Kkaterina K ★★★★★ This place is so great! The girls at the front desk are so lovely and always check in on me after my appointments. The customer care is above and beyond! Dr. Madeline Duff is the best orthodontist I’ve seen. Her attention to detail is amazing and she always goes through everything so thoroughly. I always walk out of this place learning something new! My Invisalign treatment has been so quick and easy. It’s so nice to find a dentist you can trust. Highly recommend!!Sussan L.Sussan L. ★★★★★ Great team work ! Friendly and helpful from front desk to the treatment room!Highly recommend to anyone who needs dental care will definitely be cared for in the utmost professional level..🙏🙏👍Christie L.Christie L. ★★★★★ Since my dentist retired, I havnt found anyone that felt right until now. I can't speak more highly of Dev and his team. They embrace current best practice and technology. They are kind and wholistic in their approach to Dentistry. Highly recommend.Rob N.Rob N. ★★★★★ I have been a delighted patient of Dr. Madeleine and her incredible team at The Smile Designer since June , 2022, and I cannot express enough how positive and exceptional my experiences have been.From the moment I step into the clinic, the warm and welcoming atmosphere immediately puts me at ease. The reception staff are friendly and efficient.Dr. Madeleine takes the time to thoroughly explain procedures, answering any questions or concerns I may have. Her gentle and compassionate approach makes each visit a pleasant experience.I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Madeleine and the entire team at The Smile Designer.They are a dream team of dentistry.Taylah A.Taylah A. ★★★★★ I have been going to the smile designer for cosmetic treatment, Gareth is the best dentist and has completely transformed my smile. From an overbite with gaps between my teeth to a perfect smile in only 8 months! Everything was laid out from the start in a treatment plan for gum treatment, Invisalign and composite veneers, with no expectation or pressure to go ahead with the items. Plus the TV to watch friends definitely helps my anxiety for longer visits.The team genuinely care about their patients and have always gone the extra mile to make sure I am feeling confident in my smile. Especially Maggie is such a warm spirit to deal with. I will never miss a check up when going to the smile designer. 5 Stars!Taran S.Taran S. ★★★★★ I had a great experience at the Smile Designer. All the staff were very welcoming and friendly, everyone took the time to say hello.Dr Dev is extremely knowledgeable, takes a holistic approach to dentistry and puts the patient first. His approach was very professional yet personable, taking the time to get to know his patient. He, and the team, were able to make me feel very comfortable throughout.It's clear that the patient's health is the team's primary motivation,. I would highly recommend this practice.Fiona Persi B.Fiona Persi B. ★★★★★ I was highly recommended to visit the Smile Designer clinic and I must say that my experience with the Smile Designer clinic has been exceptionally brilliant. From the very first moment I walked in I was greeted by the wonderful receptionist at the front who was super friendly & attentive. I had a hygiene clean and check up with Dentist Nathan who made me feel very comfortable and explained the process of the treatment in such great detail. I was overall very pleased with the hygiene clean followed by the time Nathan took to sit me down and look over my before and after photos and focus on the treatment plan I have ahead. My next treatment I will be seeing Dev who is also a fabulous dentist to deal with, Dev always puts me at ease and gets the job done so professionally. He has actually cured my anxiety with dentists. Lastly I must add the aesthetics of this clinic are stunning, the cleanliness is terrific and I am glad that I can recommended my family and friends to a terrific team of dentists at the smile designer.Rebekah R.Rebekah R. ★★★★★ I had a great first consultation and clean at the smile designer. My dentist Maddie made me feel so comfortable, explaining everything and showing me photos of my teeth. All the staff were so friendly and the practice is beautifully designed to help you feel at ease. I would highly recommended this practice.js_loader
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Our Preston dental clinic remains open 5 days a week. We offer morning and evening appointments to cater to your busy lifestyle. We invite and welcome all new patients as well existing patients to our state-of-the-art clinic to experience a smile journey like no other.
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