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.

Do you worry about missing teeth?

If you have lost your teeth then you may feel insecure about your appearance or experience difficulties with everyday activities such as eating and speaking. In the past, options for replacing teeth used to involve removeable appliances which were sometimes loose, inconvenient to clean, or uncomfortable. If you are starting to feel that you may never have a full set of teeth again, you might like to hear about dental implants. North London is home to Adams Dental where dental implants are an established technique for replacing teeth. We have used this technology to restore quality of life to hundreds of patients.

Dental Implants in North LondonI am terrified of having dental work done

Our experienced team at Adams Dental receive training to care for nervous dental patients having dental implants. In fact, we often have people referred to us from other practices, as we have built up a very good reputation. We are proud of the safe and comfortable atmosphere we provide and have a range of options available, from techniques to distract you during treatment to hypnosis or sedation. When you choose us to fit your dental implants in North London, you can rest assured that you are in safe hands and that we will be on hand to answer any questions you might have throughout the process.

How do they work?

Having dental implants in North London involves a minor operation in which small metal screws are placed into the jaw. The bones and tiny blood vessels of the jaw mesh around the metal, holding it securely in place. When they have settled, they are used as a secure base to support a replacement tooth, a whole set of dentures, crowns or bridges. The implants are completely hidden and the restorations are carefully made to match the shape and tone of any remaining teeth, so the effect is very natural. For our patients in North London, dental implants have given them a whole new lease of life as they start to enjoy their smiles and interacting with others again.

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

Dental implants…don’t worry, relax

Does the thought of the dentist and their drill send shivers down your spine? Do you tremble with terror at the image of an injection needle poised over your helpless, gaping mouth? If those two sentences made you break out in a cold sweat, you may be one of the many people who suffers from dentophobia.

It’s a real phobia and at Adams Dental, we take it seriously. We know this phobia and its many triggers, stops people coming for regular check-ups. Problems that could have been so easily prevented, develop and grow, and before you know it, your gums are infected and your teeth are falling out. If that’s what has happened to you, don’t let your fear stop you from the greatest advance in dentistry in North London: dental implants.

Dental Implants in North LondonWhat are dental implants?

These little beauties can give you your life back after you’ve lost teeth, but you have to go through minor oral surgery to get them. That’s because in order for us to fit dental implants in North London, we need to drill into your jawbone to create new sockets. Implants don’t just replace the crowns of your teeth, they replace the root as well.

Having roots makes all the difference to teeth, just as it does to trees. When a tree falls over in a wooded hillside, leaving a big hole, over time the surrounding trees can tip into that hole. Teeth do likewise. Sockets without teeth are an open invitation to surrounding teeth to fall into them. Not only that, but your jawbone, with no roots jiggling imperceptibly around in their sockets saying ‘I’m here!’, thinks it’s not needed anymore and starts to dissolve itself.

Dentures can’t stop that happening. Bridges can’t either. The only thing that can save you from an increasingly collapsed saggy face is new roots. And that’s what dental implants in North London do. Please, don’t be scared. Come in and let us use our sedation dental techniques on you. We will fully relax you so that you don’t feel a thing and you are not lying back full of fear. A whole new life awaits you. Come and get it.


F.E.A.R. Forget everything and run. Face everything and recover. These 2 acronyms get bandied about in certain circles as a way to name that horrible feeling that can stop us achieving so much in life.

Our teeth are so important to our quality of life, and yet, many people, who are scared of going to the dentist, would rather their lives diminished than receive the help they need to have healthy teeth and gums.

Dental Implants in North LondonIf you are one of those people and are now at the point of needing to replace your teeth, please don’t let your fear of the dentist stop you reaping the enormous benefits that come with dental implants in North London.

At Adams Dental in North London, we firmly believe that fear should never be allowed to stop you, but we also understand that dentophobia is a very real condition that affects many people.

Here to help

If you are a nervous dental patient, please don’t let that put you off having dental implants in North London with us. We have been trained in helping nervous patients and have created a practice environment to help soothe you from the moment you step in the door.

We have various ways to help you overcome your fears, from being able to talk to us about them, to hypnotherapy and coaching, to oral and intravenous dental sedation.

When you have dental implants in North London, they are fitted under local anaesthetic. This helps numb any pain. However, it’s still oral surgery and you may choose to have sedation.

Oral sedation is a tablet that you take in the morning before you come to the surgery for your procedure. It will relax you but not fully sedate you, and you will be able to leave under your own steam afterwards.

Intravenous sedation delivers the drug straight into your bloodstream, either into your arm or the back of your hand. This fully relaxes you almost instantly, and while you will be able to respond to the dentist, you will find you don’t remember much about the procedure afterwards. You’ll also need someone to drive you home.

Float through implant surgery

If you are a nervous dental patient, you know how easy it is to put off going to the dentist. Perhaps it is the noise of the drill that sets your anxiety rising. Maybe it’s the injections that the unnecessary adrenaline coursing through your veins. Did you have a terrifying ogre for a dentist when you were a kid and now, no matter how you try to use logic, every dentist’s face starts to morph into theirs? Whatever the reason for your fear of the dentist, please don’t join the legions of people suffering in silence as their teeth and gums succumb to disease and their quality of life diminishes as a result.

Dental Implants in North LondonHere at Adams Dental, we have several ways to help you regain your calm, and so open up avenues that you may have thought would always be closed to you, such as having dental implants. In North London, this method is becoming the go-to solution for missing teeth. This is because dental implants get rid of the added inconveniences that come with traditional teeth replacement systems, namely bridges and dentures.

The problem for nervous dental patients is that to have dental implants in North London, you have to undergo minor oral surgery, under local anaesthetic, with a drill. See, it’s the ‘D’ word isn’t it? Hear that word and people start imagining unimaginable pain. But here at Adams Dental, it doesn’t have to be that way.

We can offer you either oral or intravenous sedation to help you fully relax throughout your treatment with dental implants in North London.

Oral sedation

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

Intravenous sedation

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