At Adams Dental, North London, dental implants are a treatment that we offer to our patients who have missing teeth. We discuss the process in detail with you so that you can make a decision about whether they are right for you.
When you have an initial consultation with us, we check your suitability for dental implants. If you are in a good general state of health and have the required jawbone thickness and height then there is a good chance that you will be eligible for the treatment.
There are a few lifestyle factors that we check as well such as whether you are a smoker or have had certain medications. It is important that you talk to us about your history and habits frankly so that we can give you the best advice and information.
What will happen?
We will make a plan for your treatment with you. This might include preparatory work such as a bone graft or some extraction work. You will then have your dental implants fitted. The surgery itself takes a few hours.
What will I feel?
During the surgery, you will have a local anaesthetic. In rare cases, a general anaesthetic is required or requested by a patient. In either situation, you should not feel any pain during the procedure. For some patients, this reassurance does not alleviate the anxiety that they feel when they consider dental procedures. If this is you, do not let it stand in the way of having a life-changing treatment. Talk to us at Adams Dental and we might be able to offer you sedation dentistry options alongside normal anaesthesia.
How about afterwards?
When you have dental implants in North London with us, we continue to monitor your progress in the coming weeks and months. You may feel a little sore and swollen after the procedure which is perfectly normal and this will fade. Getting rest is a good idea and taking it easy for a few days afterwards is also advisable. You can begin to resume a normal schedule as the days go by, and if you feel up to it. This includes beginning to introduce more and more solid foods, as advised by your dental practitioner.