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.
How 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.