14 Nov Barriers to dental implants and how to overcome them
At Dental Beauty Islington, 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.
Low 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 Dental Beauty Islington. 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.
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 Dental Beauty Islington, 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.