I want dental implants but I’m scared

Fear of the dentist is very common and can stem from bad experiences that our patients may have had in the past. No matter how severe your dental fear and anxiety may be, you can be sure that your dentist at Adams Dental will go the extra mile to help you to overcome your fears and put you at your ease as you are fitted with dental implants in North London.

You’ll notice the safe, caring and relaxed atmosphere from the moment you walk into our North London dental practice. Our staff are trained to the highest standards to ensure your dental journey with us is as smooth and safe as possible.

Dental Implants in North LondonSedation dentistry

We recognise that some of our patients will be more nervous than others when they visit the dentist and that not everyone can overcome dental phobia without some extra help in the form of sedation techniques. We offer safe, modern intravenous sedation so that you can remain conscious – but pleasantly relaxed – throughout the entirety of your dental implants in North London. Many of our patients don’t even remember having their treatment and some even say that intravenous sedation felt as though they had just simply drifted off to sleep.

What is involved in intravenous sedation?

Intravenous sedation is a sedative liquid injected into the back of the hand. It very quickly makes you feel drowsy and pleasantly relaxed, but don’t worry, you will still be able to co-operate with your dentist. This can help our patients gain confidence in the dental chair for their dental implants in North London.

Is it safe?

This technique is proven to be safe. You will be monitored throughout by an experienced dentist and the other members of our highly qualified team. Adams Dental has been established for over 30 years; this has been possible through our many returning happy patients who recommend us for dental implants in North London.

Can I benefit from sedation?

An assessment is required to determine your suitability for sedation as it can depend on several factors, but sedation is generally suitable for many of our patients.

Dental implants in North London could change your life forever

If you have lost a single tooth, multiple teeth or all of your teeth, there could be a solution for you with dental implants. Here in North London, dental implants are recommended in the event of tooth loss because they can provide a permanent, long lasting solution, allowing you to enjoy your favourite foods and smile with confidence.

The implant procedure involves careful planning of exactly where your implant be placed to best support your replacement teeth. A big advantage of implants is that integrate with the jawbone, as new bone meshes around them. This provides superior stability when compared with dentures.

What is involved in getting dental implants in North London?

Dental Implants in North LondonImplant treatment involves a minor surgical procedure that can be performed under local anaesthetic or for nervous dental patients, with sedation too. Our professional implant surgeon will make you feel as comfortable as possible during the whole procedure.

A titanium screw is inserted into your jawbone, creating a stable anchor for a crown, bridge or even dentures to be attached. Once your implant has been given time to settle and heal, many patients can´t tell which teeth are their own and which are in fact implants.

The benefits of dental implants

Implants can provide you with a long lasting solution for any amount of missing teeth. Dentists will stress the importance of getting teeth replaced as soon as possible if you have lost one or more in accident or injury. This is because when you have a missing tooth, the rest of your natural teeth are put at risk of damage as they bear the additional strain and uneven wear. This can lead to cracking, chipping or other damage.

When you lose a tooth, your gums and jawbone start to recede and shrink, leaving teeth neighbouring the missing tooth more vulnerable to tilting and toppling. This is because your jawbone needs the stimulation usually provided by the root of your tooth to maintain its shape and strength. Dental implants act as artificial tooth roots and in this way are able to ensure that the jawbone receives this much needed stimulation.

Nervous patients and dental implants in North London: your sedation options

If you have lost one, several or all of your natural teeth, dental implants are designed to provide a permanent foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. However, dental implants require minor surgery in order to be fixed into the mouth, the idea of which can put nervous dental patients off. For patients who are very anxious, there are a number of effective ways to counter the anxiety.

At Adams Dental, we appreciate that many people suffer from dental phobia. Whether the result of a bad experience in the past or fear of pain, we are here to help you overcome your anxiety. Our goal is to provide you with dental implants in North London while keeping you completely relaxed throughout the procedure – from the moment you walk in the door to the time you leave. Alongside our highly experienced dentists, we also have a team of specially trained dentists and medics who can administer sedation in our practice.

Dental Implants in North LondonOral sedation

Our dental practice offers oral sedation dentistry for patients who wish to have dental implants in North London. Oral sedation is entirely safe, effective and allows the patient to communicate with the dentist throughout the operation. About an hour prior to the operation, you will be asked to take a small pill that will make you feel drowsy. By the time of your appointment, you will feel entirely comfortable and relaxed. Once the treatment is finished, you will be able to leave straight away, accompanied.

IV sedation

IV (also known as intravenous) sedation is more powerful than oral sedation because it requires the administration of sedative directly into the bloodstream. Our experienced dentists and doctors will administer the sedative carefully and monitor your vital signs throughout the procedure to ensure your health and safety. Unlike general anaesthesia, IV sedation allows patients to stay awake and conscious throughout the procedure. As with oral sedation, patients who have undergone IV sedation need to be accompanied home after the procedure.

Please contact our practice to schedule a consultation, learn more about sedation dentistry, and find out which sedation dentistry method may be right for you.

Nervous patients and dental implants in North London

You are thinking about getting dental implants, or perhaps you have already made the decision to have one or more. What happens now? To some people, the mere thought of oral surgery is very intimidating and scary. It doesn’t have to be. Regardless of the number of implants you need in order to replace your teeth, oral sedation can provide soothing and comfortable relaxation for nervous dental patients.

At Adams Dental, we appreciate that some people are nervous about undergoing dental treatment. We are here to help create a relaxed and pain-free experience for you. For patients who are very nervous or suffer a high degree of anxiety, there a number of effective ways to have dental implants in North London without experiencing any pain or discomfort.

Dental Implants in North LondonOral sedation

Oral sedation is quite easy to administer as it uses pills to deliver the sedative medications. Oral sedation is quite light but effective to aid the patient feel relaxed throughout the implant surgery. Patients who opt for oral sedation remain conscious throughout the procedure, yet feel very comfortable and experience no pain at all.

IV sedation

Intravenous sedation (commonly known as IV sedation) is recommended for patients who suffer a high degree of anxiety and require a more controlled way in order to maintain comfort and relaxation. IV sedation is injected directly into the bloodstream. Unlike total anaesthesia, the patient remains conscious throughout the treatment and can communicate with the dentist if needed.

As IV sedation is a much stronger form of sedation, at Adams Dental, we have a special team of dentists who administer this treatment for our patients. With IV sedation, we also use a normal dental local anaesthetic around the dental implant sites.

What do you have to do before a sedation treatment?

For all surgical procedures needing either oral sedation or IV sedation, you will have some pre- and post-surgery instructions, which your dentist will provide well in advance. In both cases, you are advised to arrive and leave the dental practice accompanied.

Are you a nervous patient interested in dental implants in North London? Contact our dental practice today to learn more about our sedation options.

It’s ok to be anxious about dental implants in North London

If you read up on dental implant surgery on the internet, you will find article after article telling you that this is a simple operation in a part of your face that does not have many nerve endings and it doesn’t hurt very much. What we know at Adams Dental, is that, very often, people who want dental implants in North London are pretty daunted by the idea of what they have to undergo in order to get them fitted.

In North London, dental implants require surgery that involves cutting open the gum and then drilling an artificial socket into the jawbone. The jawbone doesn’t have as many nerve endings as the teeth, which is why, pain-wise all it really needs is a local anaesthetic to adequately numb the area. However, the drilling requires several goes, as the dentist has to start off with a narrow drill bit and then widen the hole a couple of times. It’s done like this so as not to crack the bone. In a simple insertion procedure, dental implants in North London take about an hour to put in place.

Dental Implants in North LondonAn hour can be a very long time in the dentist’s chair, and it’s no wonder that people baulk at the idea of any treatment that has them at their most vulnerable, lying back with their mouths open, that is going to take an hour. That’s why at Adams Dental, we make a point of offering anxious patients dental sedation treatment for implants.

Oral sedation

Oral sedation comes in tablet form. You take it on the morning of your treatment, before you leave home. Halcion, a member of the Valium family, takes about an hour to kick in. It will make you groggy and you may even fall asleep, but can be awoken with a gentle shake of the arm. Oral sedation is lighter than intravenous sedation.

Intravenous sedation

This goes straight into your bloodstream, either through the back of your hand or into your arm, and the levels can be adjusted throughout treatment. Once again, you may fall asleep, but can be easily awoken and able to understand and communicate.

Replacement teeth with a natural look and feel

At Adams Dental in North London, dental implants are a clinically-proven way of bringing confidence and stability back to your teeth. They look as good as they feel, they’re easy to clean, and they help maintain the overall health of your jawbone.

Adaptable and durable

You might have one or two gaps in your smile which you don’t like to look at, or over time you might have lost quite a few teeth, making chewing and biting difficult. Whatever the extent of your tooth loss, you are at risk of poor oral hygiene and a weakened jawbone. The safe and stable solution of dental implants in North London is delivered by Adams Dental in two stages:

1) Small titanium tubes are fitted into the jaw, in the gaps left by the missing teeth;

2) Crowns, bridges, or dentures are fixed onto the titanium, creating a long-lasting and reliable replacement.

Dental Implants in North LondonHealth benefits

Understandably, nervous dental patients sometimes wonder how much better these implants are than normal, removable dentures. But this advance in modern dentistry has clear advantages.

Dental implants prevent bone loss. This is because the jawbone is stimulated to grow around the small metal posts, as if they were the roots of the missing teeth.

The natural appearance of the face is maintained. The ‘sunken’ look often associated with people who wear removable dentures is avoided because the jawbone structure retains its natural shape.

You can eat with confidence. Instead of having to cautiously opt for soft or mushy foods in North London, dental implants provide the structural durability you need to enjoy your natural range of foods.

What’s the procedure?

The process begins with an in-depth assessment of your teeth. Dental implants can only be fitted when you have good overall oral health, so it may be that you undertake a short course of treatments to resolve any underlying dental health issues. We’ll then explain exactly what the process of fitting your customised implants will involve, including the appropriate level of sedation. Dental professionals will be available to answer your questions at every stage of this dependable, natural-feeling solution.

Feel the fear and do it anyway

In North London, dental implants have been transforming people’s lives, giving them back the ability to eat foods they have had to avoid because of wearing dentures or bridges. These are often the nutritious foods we need to maintain a healthy body: crunchy vegetables and salads, fruits, nuts, and meats. Being able to eat properly again, as well as speak and laugh without worrying about mishaps, and to no longer have the hassles associated with denture care, can be a huge liberation.

And yet, people who would greatly benefit from dental implants in North London are choosing not to have them because they find going to the dentist is a very challenging experience.

Dental Implants in North LondonFear of the dentist is a very real and complex phenomemon. Its medical name is dentophobia. Sufferers will go years without a check-up, and lose teeth rather than go through the anxiety and dread that dental visits bring up for them.

At Adams Dental, we understand how nervous dental visits can make people. That’s why we never rush appointments, and will always take the time to listen to your concerns before we start treatment.

The surgery for inserting dental implants in North London is not particularly painful. Indeed, there are fewer nerve endings in the jawbone than in the teeth, so the procedure can easily be managed under local anaesthetic. However, we appreciate that the idea of it is daunting and that is why we offer two kinds of sedation.

IV sedation

This is administered through a drip into the bloodstream. The advantage of this is it goes to work almost immediately and it can be monitored and managed as the surgery goes along. IV sedation makes you pretty heavily sedated, so you will be fully relaxed and can float through the treatment, but you will still be able to respond if the dentist speaks to you.

Inhalation sedation

This is great for those who don’t like needles. You inhale nitrous oxide and oxygen through a small mask over your nose and will be awake but deeply peaceful as we work on you.

We can make dental implants in North London a positive experience, so don’t let your fear stop you having them put in.

You can do it, we can help

In North London, dental implants have been giving people their lives back for quite a while now. These mini miracles of dental engineering have the power to transform lives because they are the only tooth replacement option that gives full functionality back to the wearer.

Dental implants in North London do this by replacing the whole tooth and not just the crown. Having a root to your teeth is the only way to get the stability you need to be able to chew properly. Dentures cannot give you back all the grip and chewing power you had before because they rely on the gums for suction to stay in place. Typically, dentures can withstand about 50lbs of pressure, which is about a quarter of the human bite pressure. Dental implants can withstand about 200lbs.

Dental Implants in North LondonHow do they work?

Dental implants get around all the hassles and inconvenience associated with other replacement teeth systems by being firmly anchored into the jawbone with biocompatible titanium posts. These are inserted into the jawbone during a minor surgical procedure, which is performed under local anaesthetic.

During insertion, the dentist drills new sockets into the jawbone. It takes about an afternoon, depending on how many you have inserted. The dentist has to go slowly, starting with a tiny drill and widening the socket with increasingly larger ones. This is so that the jawbone doesn’t crack.

The prospect of such a treatment may seem daunting, and for some people, downright impossible to go through. It sounds terribly painful, but it isn’t. There are far fewer nerve endings in the jawbone than there are in the teeth, so a local anaesthetic can easily numb the area.

Still, knowing this does not necessarily stop anxious patients feeling anxious before and during the procedure, and that is not what we at Adams Dental want. We appreciate that dentophobia is a very real condition, and we would hate fear to be the reason that someone doesn’t choose dental implants in North London and all the benefits they bring.

That is why we offer two kinds of sedation. Dental patients can opt either for inhalation sedation or intravenous sedation, both of which will keep you deeply relaxed and peaceful throughout the surgery.

Feel the fear and do it anyway

If you are a sufferer of dentophobia, please don’t let your fear stop you from enjoying the vastly improved life that comes from having dental implants in North London.

These mini-miracles of engineering have been transforming lives for over 30 years and in the 21st century they have become the go-to replacement for missing teeth. The reason is simple: they give you back the full function of your teeth, unlike bridges and dentures.

Dental Implants in North LondonHowever, in North London dental implants have to be fitted during a minor surgical procedure and the thought of it can be enough to put some nervous patients off. Instead, they go for tooth restoration solutions that don’t require the drill, but also don’t give the long-term stability that implants do.

Helping you with dental implants

At Adams Dental, in North London, dental implant surgery is tailored to your needs. When you come to us for a consultation, we will talk you through your options. If you are anxious about the implant procedure, or any procedures you need to make your jawbones ready to receive implants, we can make sure that you receive enough sedation that you will float through the procedures fully relaxed, yet able to respond to the dentist if needs be.

For nervous dental patients, we offer a choice of two kinds of sedation. Oral sedation comes in tablet form. You take the tablet on the morning of your procedure. The oral sedation option will make you comfortable and relaxed during your implant surgery, but you will not be fully sedated. For that you will need intravenous (IV) sedation. This means that the sedative drugs go straight into your bloodstream, via a needle either in your arm or the back of your hand. The effect is much quicker, almost instantaneous deep relaxation. This is a much stronger form of sedation, so it is administered by trained anaesthetists. Your levels of sedation can be monitored, and altered if necessary, throughout the surgery. You will need someone to drive you home afterwards.

There is never any need to avoid the dentist for fear of being in pain. Do not let your fear deprive you of life-enhancing treatments.

Restoring your natural strength

As a way of replacing lost teeth, dental implants are the most effective and durable method modern dentistry has to offer. In North London, dental implants from Adams Dental will safely restore the form and function of your missing teeth. Whether you have just one small gap in your front teeth that makes you reluctant to smile, or a couple of spaces in the back of the mouth that you are worried about trying to keep clean, or even if you’ve lost the whole set, our dentists can provide you with a solution that will last a lifetime.

Dental Implants in North LondonWhat we do when fitting dental implants in North London

The reason this solution lasts so long is that we replace the root of the tooth in the jaw, as well as the visible part above the gums. There are two components, the implant itself and the replacement tooth.

Dental implant treatment begins with the careful insertion of a tiny titanium post into the space left by the missing root. The bone of the jaw gradually bonds with the titanium, making a strong base for the next stage of the implant: a crown, bridge, or denture, securely attached to the titanium post that holds it firmly in place.

The benefits

As well as renewed reliability in biting and chewing, making you less nervous, dental implants will look and feel natural. The replacement teeth are easy to clean, which helps the overall health of your mouth. Plus, the shape of your face is maintained as the implant encourages your jawbone to maintain its structure, which otherwise often deteriorates after tooth loss. This means that you can avoid the ‘sunken-faced’ look so common among those who have lost some teeth and are lifelong denture users.

A customised procedure

If you think you would like dental implants in North London, Adams Dental will carry out a detailed assessment of your mouth and the surrounding bone structure, making sure that you have enough healthy jawbone to support the titanium implants. Healthy gums are also a requirement, and we may recommend that you first have some treatment to overcome issues such as gum disease.

Whatever your situation, our team will be happy to discuss how we can best restore your missing teeth.