Category: Dental Implants

Nervous patients and dental implants in North London

Want to replace your missing teeth with dental implants but feeling a bit afraid? Fear of the dentist, a condition also known as dental phobia, means different things to different people. Some patients have specific fears about certain types of treatment or pain, others do not like the idea of being under the control of the dentist, while some patients worry about stories they have heard from friends and family.

The good news is that the dentists at Adams Dental understand your fears and can do a great deal to make you feel comfortable in the dental chair. We know that, above all, nervous patients want to be listened to and not rushed. For this reason, we take our time and explain all aspects of dental implant treatment. We also offer sedation options, such as oral sedation and IV sedation, to patients who are afraid of having dental implants in North London.

Dental Implants in North LondonOral sedation

Oral sedation is quite simple and involves taking a tablet a few hours prior to the operation (usually the same morning). The sedative medicine can be taken at the dental practice or at home and in addition to the sedation, a local anaesthetic is used as required. As soon as the medicine starts to kick in, you will feel relaxed, while you will still be able to communicate with your dentist.

The effects of the sedation can take some time to wear off, therefore you must bring someone with you who can take you home and stay with you for the rest of the day.

IV sedation

In contrast to oral sedation, IV (intravenous) sedation is administered with an injection. This makes patients feel relaxed and drowsy. Many patients remember little about the treatment they receive whilst sedated in this way. As with oral sedation, patients are awake throughout the procedure and can talk to the dental staff at all times. This method works well for all types of anxiety and is ideal for patients who are afraid of the discomfort associated with implant surgery.

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To learn more about dental implants in North London and explore sedation options for nervous patients, please contact our friendly team today.

Barriers to dental implants and how to overcome them

At Adams Dental, we are committed to helping every patient who wants dental implants in North London to achieve this goal. There are several common barriers that people often feel might prevent them from getting dental implants, and we have experience dealing with each of them.

Whatever your circumstances, you can discuss them with a member of our team who will do their best to get you the treatment you want.

Dental Implants in North LodonLow jawbone density

Dental implants are inserted into the jawbone. They need to be able to withstand the forces of chewing and they rely on the support of the jawbone to do that.

If your jawbone has suffered any deterioration, you may need a bone graft of some kind to build it back up again. This is a fairly common procedure where bone is taken from elsewhere in your body, a donor or an animal source, and added to the existing jawbone. It knits into place over time and, if successful, your dental implants can then be fitted. This does add some time to the process, but it makes dental implants an option for lots of people.


It is natural to feel apprehensive about dental treatment. If this is what is standing in the way of treatment for you, then please come and see us to talk about options for getting dental implants in North London with Adams Dental. We may be able to offer sedation options to help you get through treatment and restore your smile.

Sedation dentistry means that you are awake during your procedure, but very relaxed and unlikely to remember it afterwards. For some people, this is a better option than considering full general anaesthetic.

Financial concerns

It is true that dental implants are not a low-budget solution. This is due to the work involved and the high quality and longevity of the results. At Adams Dental, we want dental implants to be accessible to as many people as possible. Patients who are over the age of 18 may be able to take advantage of finance plans (subject to status) in order to spread the cost. We can offer you further information on this when you visit us for dental implants in North London.

Invest in a better quality of life

Having to be constantly vigilant about your false teeth can be exhausting, and, these days, putting yourself through years of hassle, discomfort, and constant potential embarrassment is also unnecessary. There is life beyond dentures with dental implants in North London.

At Adams Dental, we can use fixed bridges secured onto dental implants in North London. Having your false teeth securely fixed to your jawbone rather than just sitting on your gums will have an incredible effect on your quality of life.

Dental Implants in North LondonLife-changing effects

First and foremost, you will once again be able to eat whatever you like without having to worry that chewy or sticky foods will pull your teeth out of place, or that your teeth will bite into the food and stay in it. With dental implants, you get your full chewing force back, and with that, access to food with a higher nutrient content. With more nutrients going into your body, your overall health will also improve.

Secondly, you will be able to relax in a way you may not have experienced for some time. A burden you may have forgotten you were carrying – the fear of your false teeth embarrassing you – will be gone, forever. You will find yourself being able to be more spontaneous than you have in years.

Thirdly, your jawbone will be healthier because it will once again be receiving the stimulation it needs, via vibrations in the implants caused by chewing and biting, that your bone cells need to renew themselves. When you have no tooth roots your jawbone starts to shrink and you look older before your time.

Better food, better health, more spontaneity, and a younger-looking face. These are the benefits of dental implants, the tooth replacement option that will last as long as you do. What’s not to like?

If you are a nervous dental patient, don’t let your fear stop you getting dental implants in North London. At Adams Dental, we have oral or intravenous sedation, a calm environment, and dentists and staff specially trained to get you through your implant procedure in a relaxed, positive way. Give us a call to find out how we can help you transform your life.

A new life awaits you

There is a common misconception that courage is the absence of fear. In fact, courage is doing something even though you are afraid. Medals are awarded for bravery because the person pushed through their fear to do something. Very few people indeed never feel afraid, the rest of us do whatever we need to do even though we are scared, and if we can, we get help with it.

At Adams Dental, we want to do everything we can to help you get the dental implants in North London that you need to improve the quality of your life, and that includes being able to offer a choice of sedation to our nervous dental patients.

Dental Implants in North LondonDentistry comes with a long history of scared patients going through difficult procedures, and so it’s no surprise really that dentophobia is a recognised condition, and that ways have been developed to treat it.

The dental implant procedure can produce real anxiety in some of our patients, making it impossible for them to relax through the treatment, which involves cutting through the gum to carefully drill an artificial socket into the jawbone.

Although this is not a particularly painful procedure, as there are far fewer nerve endings in the jawbone than in the teeth, it does seem to be up there in the top ten treatments that scare people. So, even though all this treatment needs in terms of pain management is a local anaesthetic, we also offer sedation so that you are fully relaxed, possibly even drift off, during this treatment to place dental implants in North London.

Oral sedation

This is a tablet that you swallow about an hour before your treatment. It will deeply relax you but you will stay awake and be able to respond to the dentist if you need to.

Intravenous sedation

Sedation straight into your bloodstream has an immediate and powerful effect. You may well drift off, but if you are spoken to, you will be able to respond.

Please ask us if you want to know about which sedation to choose with dental implants in North London.

Relax with dental implants

If you are thinking about having dental implants in North London, you are probably also wondering about much of an ordeal having them put in will be. The answer is if you come to Adams Dental: not much of an ordeal at all.

At Adams Dental, we understand that some people find visiting the dentist even for a check-up to be enough to induce a strong state of anxiety in their bodies. Such a state is called dentophobia. It’s a recognised phobia and there are ways to deal with it, so that you can get your teeth fixed without going through hell and back.

Dental Implants in North LondonThe treatment journey

In North London, dental implants do require minor oral surgery where our dentists have to drill into your jawbone to create artificial tooth sockets into which to insert the titanium implants. This sounds more ghastly than it actually is. Teeth are in fact far more sensitive, with more nerve endings, than the jawbone. We find that a local anaesthetic is plenty to numb the pain.

However, being told that dental implants in North London aren’t going to hurt is not enough, if you are a nervous dental patient. Your anxiety is triggered by things beyond facts, such as past experiences at the dentist, and reassurances alone may well not be enough to get you relaxed.

That is why we offer you sedation along with a local anaesthetic. There are two kinds of sedation: oral and intravenous.

Oral sedation

This comes in tablet form. You take the tablet about an hour before the surgery so that by the time we are ready for you, you will be nicely relaxed. You will still be aware, and you will be able to respond if we need you to, but you will float gently through the surgery.

Intravenous sedation

This goes straight into your bloodstream, usually through the back of your hand, and is more immediate and powerful than oral sedation. You won’t be knocked out, but you might well sleep through the surgery. We will be able to rouse you if we need to, and you might be groggy for a little while afterwards.

Is your mouth missing something?

Losing your teeth is more than simply inconvenient. It can affect your appearance, knock your confidence and make everyday activities, such as eating and speaking, difficult. Many people tell us at Adams Dental that they have tried dentures, but found them hard to get used to or unreliable. If you are tired of worrying about how you look and miss being able to enjoy your favourite foods, then you may like to consider dental implants. For our patients in North London, dental implants provide a permanent option for replacing your teeth whether you need a single tooth, several teeth or a full mouth restoration.

Dental Implants in North LondonWhat is the procedure?

Dental implants are small metal screws that are placed into the jaw during a minor operation. As the blood vessels and tissues in your jaw mesh around them, they become stable and provide a secure base for replacement teeth, bridges or dentures. Having dental implants in North London is normally very comfortable, as we use local anaesthetic and your mouth should settle down quickly. However, if you are nervous, we offer a range of options to ensure that you can get the treatment you need.

Your implants require the same care as ordinary teeth to avoid plaque accumulation and gum disease. Patients who have had dental implants in North London have found that they can last for decades if they are looked after correctly.

What happens if I am scared of going to the dentist?

We pride ourselves on offering a service that suits nervous or even phobic patients. When you choose us to fit your dental implants in North London, you can rest be confident that you are in safe hands and that we will answer any questions you might have throughout the process. This is reassuring for many people and we also offer a very comfortable environment. We combine this with techniques to distract you during treatment, as well as hypnosis and sedation. There is no need to let anxiety prevent you from having dental implants in North London. We also accept referrals from other practices.

Restore your smile and quality of life and talk to us about how having dental implants in North London could help you.

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.