Choosing to have your missing teeth replaced with dental implants in North London is a big decision. It’s also a big commitment of time and resources. Naturally, you want to know that your choice of both treatment, and provider, is a good one.
At Adam’s Dental, that’s why when you come to us for your initial consultation, we will listen very carefully to your issues and how you want to resolve them. We will thoroughly examine your mouth to make sure that we can fulfil your wishes, and also that your jaw is strong and healthy enough to support dental implants. We may make digital x-rays to get an accurate picture of your jaw, and also to make sure that you have no other hidden oral health issues that we need to clear up before we can begin implant treatment.
The treatment for dental implants in North London itself is carried out in several stages. The first requires a surgical procedure whereby we create new sockets in your jawbone and insert the dental implants into them. A local anaesthetic is usually enough for this procedure. Nervous patients are also offered sedation. The implants are tiny posts made of titanium, which have especially rough, usually sand-blasted surfaces. Once these are inserted, they are covered with a cap for protection during the second stage of the process.
Stage two is several weeks to months of healing. Most people find that over-the-counter painkillers are strong enough to get them through the first few days of discomfort after surgery. During the following weeks, the jawbone grows new tissue and blood vessels around the dental implants, fusing with their roughened surfaces to hold them in place just as if they were natural teeth. This fusion provides great stability. Implants are rarely dislodged, even with all the hard chewing action that we put our mouths through.
Finally, you return to us for the final part of your treatment for dental implants in North London and our dentist fits an abutment, or internal screw, to your implant. Onto this is fixed either a custom-made artificial tooth, or a bridge, or even a whole set of upper or lower dentures.