Dental implants in North London

Dental implants have been taking the world by storm since they were first used in dental practices in the 1980s. This is because they are one of the most effective types of dental restoration. And even though they have been around for more than 30 years, many patients still haven’t heard of this stable, permanent solution to the problem of missing teeth.

At Adams Dental in North London, dental implants can be used to replace any number of missing teeth – from a single tooth to a whole set of dentures.

Dental Implants in North LondonSupporting natural teeth with dental implants

In North London, dental implants can also protect the rest of your natural teeth. This is because they provide the stimulation that your jawbone needs to remain stable and in shape.

Our jawbone needs high bone density to support teeth effectively. When we lose a natural tooth, the stimulation that’s usually provided by the root stops and the bone and gums begin to recede and change shape. This can put the rest of your natural teeth at risk as they can begin to drift into the gap left by the lost tooth.

How dental implants are fitted

A dental implant is fitted during minor surgery. A small hole is drilled in the jawbone to allow the implant to be fitted. The implant itself is a titanium screw that integrates with the bone over a period of several weeks. Once the implant is secured in place, your dentist can fit a replacement crown onto it.

How many teeth can be replaced with dental implants in North London?

Dental implants are very versatile and can support a wide range of different tooth replacement options. One of the beauties of implants is that you don’t usually require one implant per replacement tooth. A single implant can support up to three replacement teeth. The number of teeth supported by a single implant depends on the bone density and stability of the implant upon insertion.

Implants can also secure loose dentures, bringing a new lease of life to old, worn out dentures. This means you can enjoy all kinds of food again and laugh and smile without inhibition.

You’re in safe hands

If you find going to the dentist pretty scary at the best of times, you may laugh a hollow laugh at the idea of having dental implants fitted. After all, this treatment absolutely requires the use of the drill and takes a while to carry out. But don’t write off having dental implants in North London because if you come to Adams Dental, you will be in safe hands.

We understand just how frightening it can be to go to the dentist, lie back in a pretty vulnerable position and give up all control. Actually, suffering from dental phobia is more common than you think. It shouldn’t be a barrier to having life-changing treatments though. And in North London, dental implants really can change lives for the better.

Dental Implants in North LondonIf you have already lost a few teeth, you will have noticed that it’s getting harder to eat and also to speak clearly. That will only get worse with each tooth you lose.

However, getting dental implants in North London can give you back all your food choices, making speaking clearly easy again and save you from any embarrassing wobbles that you may experience with dentures. Dental implants mimic Nature by giving you roots as well as teeth and it is the roots, which are firmly embedded into the jawbone, that make all the difference. However, in order to get back your life, you will have to go through implant surgery and the drill.

But don’t worry because at Adams Dental, we are happy to supply you with sedation if you are a nervous patient. Sedation comes in two forms: intravenous or oral.

Oral sedation

This is a tablet that you take about an hour before surgery. It will make you very relaxed and drowsy, but you will still able to respond if we need to talk to you.

Intravenous sedation

This goes straight into your bloodstream, usually via the back of your hand. It is pretty instant in its effects and will make you very drowsy. You may even sleep through your treatment, but you can be roused if needs be.

Float through implant dentistry

Are you in need of replacement teeth? Perhaps you are about to lose another tooth, or have already lost so many that you can no longer pretend that something doesn’t need to be done about the gaps in your mouth. Or perhaps you have just lost one or two teeth but they are right at the front of your mouth and you now have unsightly gaps. Whatever the reason for needing replacement teeth, at Adams Dental in North London, dental implants can restore your smile and your mouth function.

Dental Implants in North LondonIf you have already been thinking about getting dental implants in North London, then you may have read up about the procedure, and it may be scaring you a little, or maybe it’s making you feel too anxious to contemplate going through with it. After all, there’s drilling involved and many people feel anxious about having drilling done.

At Adams Dental, we understand how anxiety-inducing the idea of having dental implants in North London can be, but we also know the life-changing transformations that can occur when people get them fitted. That’s why we are very happy to give you sedation. And that’s why we also want you to understand the implant process and that, because there are fewer nerve endings in the jawbone than in the teeth, getting dental implants fitted is a lot less painful than, say, having root canal therapy.

Sedation options

We have two forms of sedation here at Adams Dental, and will talk you through both of them during your consultation.

Oral sedation

This is a tablet that you take about an hour before surgery. It will make you very relaxed and floaty and it will gradually wear off after surgery.

Intravenous sedation

Administered through the back of the hand straight into your bloodstream, this sedation method is more powerful and can also be adjusted as we work on you, should it need to be. You will be deeply relaxed and may even fall asleep, but we will be able to rouse you if we need to talk to you.

You will need someone to take you home after having dental implants fitted.

Sedation: the key for nervous dental patients

Let’s face it, if you are terrified of the dentist, and have tried the usual routes of self-soothing in the dental chair. You’ve had the hypnotherapy, the deep breathing techniques, the many other techniques that may help reduce your levels of fear, and nothing has worked, then sedation is the next step.

Here at Adams Dental, we have natural methods on hand, such as hypnotherapy and being able to talk to the dentists. We have dentists fully trained in how to treat people in order to calm them. We always do our utmost to make getting dental implants in North London with us as easy as possible for all our patients.

Dental Implants in North LondonBut, if you are terrified, you may be so worried that none of this is going to make a jot of difference. So much so that you’d prefer to go without, despite the incredible benefits of dental implants in North London when it comes to treating tooth loss.

That’s why, we are very willing to offer you some form of medical sedation. We have two to choose from, both very effective, but one does involve needles. So, if you have a phobia of needles, and lots of people do, you may be better off opting for oral sedation.

Oral sedation

This form of sedation comes in the form of a tablet. You swallow this about an hour before your surgical appointment and the sedation effect will slowly seep through as the medicine enters your bloodstream gently through the lining of your gut. Your sense will be much less alert and you will feel much less discomfort or pain. Oral sedation is an accompaniment to local anaesthetic. You probably won’t remember much about your treatment afterwards.

Intravenous sedation

This requires a needle, usually into the back of the hand, to deliver the sedation medicine straight into your bloodstream. It takes immediate effect. You will be very relaxed during treatment and groggy afterwards.

When you come to us for dental implants in North London, we always recommend that someone drive you home afterwards. Why not come and talk to us and start the ball rolling for a new life with teeth that actually work?

We can help you

If you have lost or are losing teeth, you need to replace them as soon as possible in order to ensure the health of your jawbone. But, if you are also a nervous dental patient, you may think that getting dental implants in North London will be too traumatic to even contemplate.

At Adams Dental, we take pride in the way we help people who are scared of the dentist to get dental implants in North London. This is one of our flagship treatments and we make sure that everything is done to make dental implant surgery as relaxing as possible to have done.

Dental Implants in North LondonPutting you at ease

We understand dental phobia and are happy to spend time working at a pace that you can cope with.

Unfortunately having dental implants cannot avoid the use of drills, as we have to make holes in your jawbone in which to insert the implants, which act as replacement tooth roots.

This sounds terribly painful, but in fact, it is less so than having work done on the teeth because there are far fewer nerve endings in the jawbone than in the teeth.

It is well worth getting dental implants because they are the only method of tooth replacement that can give you back full functionality of your teeth. And, although the idea of going through implant surgery may seem beyond you, we do our utmost to make you comfortable. What’s more, once the implants are in, provided you stick to a good oral healthcare routine, they should never need replacing.

Far better that you come in and have one our methods of sedation, than you settle for a less traumatic but also less efficient and less durable form of tooth replacement, or even none at all.

When you come to us for dental implants in North London, we can offer you either oral or intravenous sedation.

Oral sedation involves taking a tablet about an hour before surgery. You will be deeply relaxed throughout, but still able to respond. Intravenous sedation is immediate but requires a needle into the back of the hand. Why not come and talk to us to find out more?

Why you shouldn’t be afraid of dental implants in North London

In recent years, sedation has become less of an exception, and more of a rule when it comes to more complicated dental treatments such as dental implants. Patients’ requests influenced this development in our practice more than anything else, since patient comfort is highly valued by most dentists.

At Adams Dental, we appreciate that the thought of implant surgery can distress many patients. For this reason, we offer a variety of sedation options for you to choose from. Above all, your comfort, health and safety are our primary concerns when we recommend a sedation method. Restoring your smile to its natural beauty with dental implants in North London has never been more comfortable.

Dental Implants in North LondonOral sedation

Oral sedation does not require special preparation. Patients get one or two sedative pills one hour before the operation, helping them relax both physically and psychologically. With oral sedation, the patient may be sleepy but can be roused if necessary, and can respond to simple commands. Please be aware that you will need assistance to get home after the end of the operation.

IV sedation

This type of sedation involves medication that is inserted directly into your bloodstream for fast-acting relaxation. IV sedation is more profound than oral sedation in that our medical team has more control over the depth of sedation delivered. Moreover, it tends to work more quickly, as the medication enters directly into a vein.

With IV sedation, your level of comfort can easily be adjusted and you may well sleep throughout the treatment. After the operation, you may not remember much about the procedure. As with oral sedation, you will need assistance to get home. Patients may also need to stay for a short observation after the operation has been completed.

Not to be taken lightly

Oral and IV sedation are safe – but as with any medicine, there are risk factors. To ensure your safety, sedation should only be administered by those with suitable training. Your dentist will consider your health background when choosing the best sedation option for you.

Get in touch

To learn more about dental implants in North London and your sedation options, call us today.

Nervous about dental implants in North London?

Dental phobia is a serious condition that can stop many people making enough visits to the dentist. As a result, they let their oral health deteriorate. When it comes to dental implants, patients erroneously think that implant operation is a very painful procedure, and so would rather not have any teeth at all or less effective replacement methods.

At Adams Dental, we aim to make your operation for dental implants in North London as easy as possible. If you are nervous or afraid that it is going to be painful, then sedation might be the option for you. Sedation will allow you to relax and while you will be awake throughout the procedure, you will not remember anything about the treatment, and time will seem to pass very quickly.

Dental Implants in North LondonYour sedation options

There are several ways in which we will try to help you overcome your fear of dental implants, and many things that you yourself can do. We offer sedation techniques to help anxious patients cope with having dental implants in North London.

Oral sedation involves taking a medication (usually a pill) a few hours before the operation. The medication will put you in a relaxed state, where you will still be awake, but you won’t feel any pain of discomfort.

IV (intravenous) sedation, on the other hand, is a more complex procedure that involves the administration of the sedative through the bloodstream with an injection. IV sedation will make you feel sleepy and relaxed and you will remember little or nothing about the procedure.

Both types of sedation are administered by our experienced and well-trained dentists. Your vital signs will be carefully monitored throughout the procedure, and after the treatment you will be required to stay at the practice for a short time until your dentist is satisfied that you are safe to return home accompanied by a responsible adult. Sedation will be completely worn off after 24 hours and you will be able to resume your daily activities.

Get in touch

If you are having dental implants in North London and you would like to explore your sedation options, give us a call today.

Dental implants in North London – oral sedation options

There are many patients who would rather do anything but visit the dentist. Even simple routine procedures present serious emotional challenges and the thought of having dental implants may seem impossible. In some cases, dental anxiety triggered from childhood experiences or simply from an irrational fear of the dentist, can be so great that further assistance is needed.

At Adams Dental, our approach is simple and we believe in offering the best in personalised dental care set in the comfort of a relaxed and safe environment. All our dentists are sufficiently trained and qualified to treat patients who do not necessarily feel comfortable about dental implants in North London. We understand that oral sedation and IV sedation may be helpful options if you are worried.

Dental Implants in North LondonOral sedation

Oral sedation is quite straightforward since it involves taking a tablet or capsule a few hours prior to the implant operation. This medication dampens down your senses and makes you less susceptible to pain or discomfort. It will also cause a mild case of amnesia and it is likely that you will not remember much about your treatment afterwards. Oral sedation should always be accompanied by a local anaesthetic and while it is suitable for every patient, you are advised to ask someone to drive you home afterwards.

IV sedation

IV (intravenous) sedation, is one of the fastest and most effective ways to reduce nerves, pain and anxiety during any dental treatment. This medication, which is injected straight into your bloodstream, induces a state of relaxation that will take your mind off the dental implant surgery. However, you will still be able to communicate with the dentist throughout the procedure. Sometimes patients feel groggy and sleepy when the IV sedatives are withdrawn and this is why it is really important to bring someone to drive you back home safely.

Leave your fears behind

Sedation isn’t the only way in which we can support nervous patients. By taking a kind and caring approach, and understanding the individual fears and concerns you face, we can help you reduce or overcome any anxieties related to dental implants in North London.

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.

Contact us

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.

Anxiety

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.