The Chris Wood Dental Implant Blog

Why you shouldn't let anxiety stop you from seeking dental implant advice

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Chris Wood

We understand that the thought of getting dental implants can be a source of anxiety, but we’d encourage you not to let your worries stop you from seeking potentially life-changing advice.

Our experienced and professional team are there to support you throughout the process, from your initial consultation to your aftercare program.

Here are a few reasons why you shouldn’t let your anxiety stop you from contacting us for dental implant advice.

Chris Wood’s reassuring demeanour will ease your worries

Chris Wood has over 30 years of experience in dentistry, 14 years’ experience in implant dentistry, and was one of the first people to qualify with a Diploma in Advanced Implant Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons London in 2006. This wealth of experience, along with his warm, reassuring manner, has earnt him a reputation for being a capable and trustworthy source for dental implants.


There’ll be no pain during the procedure

It’s common for those considering dental implants to feel concerned about the pain and discomfort, both during the procedure and afterwards.

This worry is often unfounded however, as typically a local anaesthetic is administered to ensure you feel no pain, and afterwards pain relief medication will be provided for you to use as and when required.

Although the recovery process may be uncomfortable while the incision heals and you adjust to the implants, we will ensure you have the necessary support and knowledge to care for yourself and your implants effectively.

You could be missing out on life-changing results

The results of receiving dental implants can be life-changing in terms of your confidence and quality of life. Having one or several missing teeth can change your facial features, giving you sunken cheeks and making you look older than your true age. It can also make chewing difficult, affect your speech and make you feel self-conscious about your smile.

Dental implants are a long-term solution to these issues, providing natural looking and strong tooth replacements to give you back your natural smile, facial structure, and chewing and speech abilities.

These benefits alone will hugely improve your quality of life, not to mention the fact that dental implants will eliminate the psychological stress of feeling self-conscious. But don't just take our word for it - read our patient testimonials

Dental implants can help avoid damage to other areas of your mouth

Jaw bone

When a tooth is lost, jaw bone mass is also lost from the section where the tooth was situated, as when that area of the jaw bone is no longer being stimulated by chewing resportion occurs. This can make it more difficult to fit dental implants later down the line should you decide you want them.

Remaining teeth

Damage to your remaining teeth can occur when a tooth is lost, as they’re having to do more work in terms of chewing, and now lack the structural support the missing tooth provided. Your remaining teeth also tend to shift in an attempt to fill the gap, and which can result in them ending up crooked.

To gain all the benefits that dental implants provide and avoid risking further damage to your mouth, get in contact with us to book your free consultation, or alternatively to receive a call back to discuss your needs.