Why should nervous patients in Marylebone choose David Madruga?

Here, at David Madruga, we understand that visiting a dentist can be a scary prospect and that you’d rather not have to!  You can rest assured though, that at David Madruga, nervous patients in Marylebone are our priority. We consistently strive to support you in having teeth to be proud of in a comforting and caring environment.

Nervous Patients in MaryleboneFor our patients here at David Madruga, we offer conscious sedation for stress-free treatment. We don’t believe in letting any fear or phobia of having dental treatment prevent you from having the relevant treatment in order to achieve your best smile!

Conscious sedation means that you can access your required treatment without experiencing the fear of pain or whatever other fear may be holding you back. Maybe you’ve had a bad experience with dental treatment in the past or have a specific phobia related to dental treatment or suffer from general anxiety. Whatever the reason, we can help!

Our highly experienced team regularly use conscious sedation to help our patients receive the treatment they need without experiencing any stress and anxiety. We have successfully helped to develop referral clinics for conscious sedation across the UK and believe the comfort of our patients is of primary importance.

What is conscious sedation?

Conscious sedation for nervous patients in Marylebone is a simple process using either oral or intravenous sedation. It means that during your treatment you will be awake, but totally unaware of what is happening. You will not experience any pain or feel any discomfort or nervousness. Instead, you will experience a feeling of calm relaxation whilst we perform your necessary dental procedures and you probably won’t even remember a thing about it afterwards!

Conscious sedation has been well tested and has proven very safe to use. Here, at David Madruga, our practitioners are highly experienced in using conscious sedation for our patients to help them through their treatment.

Having conscious sedation means that you won’t be able to drive after treatment due to the drugs still being in your system and you will probably still feel under the influence of the drugs for a little while after. Therefore, you will need to bring a friend or family member with you whilst you have your treatment so that they can take you safely home afterwards.

Before your treatment you will receive all pre- and post-operative instructions and information and we are always here to answer any concerns or queries you may have.

Who is conscious sedation for?

Conscious sedation is available to any of our patients who feel that it could help them with their dental treatment. Don’t let nerves stop you from having a healthy set of teeth or that smile of your dreams! Simply get in touch with us here at David Madruga and we will be happy to talk you through the options available to you at an initial consultation.

Here, at David Madruga, we value our patients’ comfort and are here to help you receive the very best possible care and treatment for all your dental needs whilst experiencing complete relaxation.

Give Yourself A Full Smile Makeover in Marylebone

Whether you’re looking for that impressive smile for Instagram or a face full of pearly whites to plaster on Facebook, why not have a makeover and give that grin a little improvement.

Smile Makeover in MaryleboneThere are a number of ways that you can manage this, but one we recommend you look into is Implants. Here’s a few key facts about them to help clear a few things up.

What are dental implants?

If you’ve never experienced this treatment then don’t worry, it’s fairly straightforward and involves the fixing of a prosthetic tooth to your gum line to give you a more natural smile. It’s usually recommended for patients with large gaps caused by missing teeth or if there’s substantial damage or cracks that warrant removal of a tooth and the insertion of a false replacement.

How does the process work?

Here at David Madruga Implants we believe in keeping the implantation process simple and stress free for all our patients. When you first come in for your appointment for a full smile makeover in Marylebone your Dentist will evaluate how many treatments are required and what the next steps will be.

From there you will be fitted with a Porcelain implant that’s attached to a sterile Titanium screw which will be inserted into your jawbone. Then over time the bone will regrow around the implant to create a stable base for the tooth and provide you with that natural look we mentioned above.

The benefits of implants

If you’re still unsure about coming in for a full smile makeover in Marylebone, here are a few benefits behind the treatment that might change your mind.

First, the process doesn’t normally take too long. Most patients will be in the chair for around 30 minutes to an hour, so you won’t have to commit too much time out of your day for a fitting. Although, depending on how many implants are being fitted at one time it could take a little longer, but your Dentist will normally advise you on how long it will take for you.

Another benefit is that the implant is easy to clean. Just brush it as you would any other tooth but be careful to not press too hard as you could dislodge the tooth or damage the implant. The same applies for flossing, try not to dig too deep and avoid pressing the floss hard against your teeth.

Post-implant advice

Perhaps one of the most important tips we can give you after the treatment is to make sure your transport home has been arranged for you. Since you’re still going to be under the influence of an anaesthetic your ability to drive will be impacted, so arrange a lift or a taxi.

Hopefully this helped to clear up a few things about implants and the fitting process. This treatment is a good way to help you improve your smile so ask your Dentist about it on your next visit.

Modern dentistry at its finest; same day teeth in Marylebone

It sounds like something out of a science fiction film set in the distant future. Imagine you have lost all your natural teeth in an accident or due to illness. You walk into a dental surgery and leave with a complete set of new teeth in the same day.

Same day teeth in Marylebone are now a reality at our dental surgery, thanks to our dedicated team of implant surgeons and is considered a form of advanced dentistry across all fields.

Same Day Teeth in MaryleboneHow does it work?

To have dental implants fitted, many patients must undertake multiple visits to their chosen dentist, which can be spread over several weeks or even months. This is to allow the implants that are placed in the jaw to integrate to the surrounding bone before the teeth are fitted.

Same day teeth in Marylebone usually comprise of putting 4 implants into your jawline and then the placing of a bridge or denture set on top. This provides you with an instant set of teeth that you can walk out with on the same day. These new teeth will not slip and cannot be removed, leaving you with a natural looking smile. Please be aware that your suitability for this procedure will be discussed at your first consultation.

Benefits of same day teeth

Aside from the obvious cosmetic benefits to having teeth fitted in one day, there are other advantages that should not be overlooked too.

Friction

A common complaint amongst those who have worn dentures is that of painful friction and rubbing. Although dentures can replace an entire set of teeth instantly and are fitted to shape your jawline, many users still report painful rubbing and even sore spots forming on their jaw.

Same day teeth are fitted to your jaw directly, so even though they may be a set of dentures, they will not cause friction, sore spots or ulcers.

Less invasive

When customers have multiple, single implants fitted, they may require several dental trips to have the initial screws fitted, this can be very time consuming and many customers state that it can feel quite invasive.

When you choose to have teeth fitted on the same day, the entire procedure is done there and then, no more invasive examinations and no time wasted with further appointments.

Food

With this type of dental work, there is no need to avoid certain foods or drinks and it also eliminates the worry of food becoming trapped under or between teeth, so you can take your new set of teeth out for meal right after you have had them fitted!

When you arrange your initial appointment with us, we will need to undertake a series of detailed diagnostics with you in order to prepare you for this procedure. These include X-rays, CT scans and dental impressions to get a clear picture of your bone structure and to determine if you will require any extractions. To acquire same day teeth in Marylebone call us today for more information.

Do you need a new smile and same day teeth in Marylebone?

Does your self-esteem need a boost due to a lack of confidence when you are in social situations? If the answer is a BIG yes then it may be time to ask us at David Madruga for a little smile boosting help!  One of the procedures which we offer is that of dental implants, we may suggest this option is good for you if you have lost some of your natural teeth, either through tooth decay or possibly an accident or sports injury.  Incredibly, this does not mean a long laborious array of treatments, you could be in and out quickly for same day teeth in Marylebone!

Same Day Teeth in MaryleboneHow quickly ??!

Yes, you heard that correctly, modern technology is now so advanced that you can have your implants placed in a day…..how amazing is that!  But how can this be?  We hear you ask… Well, dental procedures have come a long way since the 1970s and it is indeed possible to have fully functioning implants and new teeth attached within this one-day time frame, easily and safely.

How does this work?

Same day teeth are different from traditional implants, as they do not need the extra time it takes between placing the implant and placing the final artificial teeth. Our revolutionary Same Day Teeth service allows the teeth to be fixed permanently, ensuring that you leave our dental practice with new teeth and a boost in your self-esteem intact!

After an x-ray from us, our technician will craft a bespoke denture bridge and then it will be attached and fixed securely for you on the same day.

As with traditional implants, you may also have a number of artificial teeth attached in one day through us attaching more than one replacement tooth to a single implant, providing normal functioning teeth and a happy smile straight away!!

The benefits of same day teeth

This one day procedure is perfect for those that have a very important event coming up soon, such as a wedding.  After you have had your implants, you will be able to function as normal, but most importantly, you will get your confidence back!  Never again will you have to be without your teeth and this, in turn, will help to lower any anxiety levels.

Get back your joie de vivre

Two of the loveliest things about being a human being is being able to laugh and smile, a good natter doesn’t go amiss either, so when we can’t do any of these things it can be soul destroying.  But thanks to the amazing benefits of modern dental innovations, there is no need to suffer in silence anymore.

So now is the time to grab this opportunity with both hands and chat to us about what we can offer you.  Say goodbye to traditional dental implants that can take weeks or months to obtain your perfect smile and say hello to quick and easy brand new teeth in one day!

Looking after your dental implants

While dental implants are much easier to look after than other kinds of restorations such as dentures, this does not mean that once they are in and fused with your jawbone, you can forget all about them.

Dental Implants in MaryleboneDental implants are made of titanium, a strong, lightweight material that does not rust or corrode. The porcelain crowns cannot decay. But there is one mortal enemy of dental implants and that is gum disease. Gum disease is caused by a build-up of plaque, which gives off acids that attack the gums and then the bone underneath the gums if it is left uncontrolled.

When this happens to dental implants, we call the condition peri-implantitis. It is something you want to avoid and the best way to do this is to have a diligent oral healthcare routine at home.

When you have your dental implants fitted at David Madruga in Marylebone, you will be given specific instructions on how to take care of them and what your oral healthcare routine should now be. It is important that you follow these instructions.

Part of the instructions are to come back for regular hygienist sessions to remove plaque, and check-ups to make sure all is well with your dental implants.

It can sneak up on you

Peri-implantitis can sneak up on you, just like gum disease. You may not register any pain, or feel any unusual lumps or bumps with your tongue during the early stages. But by the time you do feel pain or can feel anything with your tongue, you could be in trouble.

Check-ups

At David Madruga, we will keep an eye on your dental implants with examinations that will include the use of x-rays so that we can see what is going on under the gums.

If there is a problem, and we catch it early, we can normally solve it with some minor remedial treatment.

We may update your healthcare instructions after each check-up, so please stick to the new instructions.

If you stay true to your cleaning routines and check-up schedules, there’s no reason why your dental implants should not last for at least 15 years, and maybe for decades.

A second opinion on dental implants

When people lose their teeth, they can replace them with fixed bridgework, full or partial dentures and dental implants. Dental implants have become the option that most people choose first.

Dental Implants in MaryleboneThis is because they give better chewing power without compromising any other remaining teeth. They will never slip or slide in the mouth and people can relax, knowing that their replacement teeth will look and behave exactly as their natural teeth did.

However, sometimes patients are told that they cannot have dental implants because their jawbone has deteriorated and will not be able to grip onto the implants firmly enough. Jawbones deteriorate after tooth loss because they no longer receive impact signals when the teeth from upper and lower jaws meet together. These impact signals indicate that they are still in use and without them, the bone starts to resorb, quickly becoming smaller and less dense.

If you have been told you cannot have dental implants, it is worth coming to David Madruga in Marylebone for a second opinion. David has been fitting people with dental implants for many years and is skilled in using the various techniques that enhance jawbones to accept dental implants.

One of these is sinus lifts. Let’s take a look at it in more detail.

Sinus lifts

When the teeth have been missing from your upper back jaw for some length of time, the sinus cavity in the bone gets bigger and there is less bone below it to make a channel to hold a dental implant. If the dentist put one in, the end of it would be wiggling around in thin air. It would not be able to withstand the forces created by chewing, which, on the average male can be as much as 220lbs or 97kg.

At David Madruga, we can solve this by gently pushing up sinus cavity lining and then putting bone graft material into the space created between the bone and the sinus cavity lining. The bone graft can be taken from elsewhere in your body, or from an animal source.

After several weeks of integration, you can then get your implants put in.

Why not give us a call to find out more?

Relax, you’re at the dentist

Being scared of going to the dentist can have consequences for your oral health. If you put off going to the dentist because you are scared of the pain, the noise, the needles, then you could be going about not having to experience these things the wrong way.

Nervous Patients in MaryleboneThe best way to avoid having to have any dental treatment is to turn up to twice-yearly check-ups and make sure you also get your twice-yearly deep cleans with the hygienist.

That’s great advice if you have not already been putting off going for a check-up for some time, in which case it’s not much help at all.

What might help however, is to know that at David Madruga in Marylebone, we are very experienced in dealing with nervous patients and do all in our power to make your experience with us as relaxing as possible.

When you come to see us, you will find yourself in a friendly, calm environment where the staff will take care of you.

If you have never been to us before, it can help to pop in and meet us for a chat before having any treatment so that you can get used to being here. Next time you come, it won’t seem so daunting.

We will always take the time to discuss your treatment with you so that you understand what is going to happen and are satisfied that all your questions have been answered.

If, at any time, you need to stop your treatment to take a break, that is fine. You just need to let us know that you need a breather.

If you want, you can also have conscious sedation, which is a way to deeply relax you without giving you a general anaesthetic. You can have either oral or intravenous sedation.

Oral sedation is a tablet that you take about an hour before your appointment. It will wear off pretty quickly after your treatment is over.

Intravenous sedation goes straight into your bloodstream and is more immediate. You might be groggy for a while after treatment.

Both forms will relax you really deeply, but you will still be able to answer questions if we need to talk to you.

Why make it any harder?

We all need to eat. We all need to smile, to talk, laugh and yawn. When you have all your teeth in place and in good working order, you probably never even consider how hard life might be if being able to do any or all of these things became hard, or even impossible.

Full Mouth Rehabilitation in MaryleboneBut start to lose your teeth and you soon find out. Lose most or all of them and, even if you have dentures, these simple and important tasks can become unbearable. You may find yourself turning down dinner invitations because you don’t want to try crunchy or chewy foods. You may find yourself smiling with lips tightly shut, if at all, and as for bursting out laughing, forget it. There is so much fundamental pleasure tied up with eating and yawning, laughing and chatting, that when you’re more worried about making a twit of yourself because of your teeth, pleasure and confidence drain away.

If this is how your life has been for a while, maybe now is the time to invest in improving your quality of life with a full mouth rehabilitation here with David Madruga in Marylebone.

With a full mouth rehabilitation, we replace all of your teeth with dental implants. This may mean having to remove your remaining teeth, which are already on the way out.

This gives us a blank canvas on which to rebuild your smile so that it looks great and works well too.

The great thing about dental implants is that one implant can support several teeth on a bridge, so you won’t need to have 32 of them. We do a great treatment called All-on-4 that allows us to replace an entire arch of teeth on just 4-6 dental implants.

We will fit you with temporary dentures while your implants are given time (somewhere from 2-6 months, depending on your individual rate of healing) to fuse with your jawbone. Then we fit you with custom-made crowns that are designed to look like your own teeth. These are permanently fixed in place, so there’s no need to worry about wobbling. You just treat them as carefully as your own natural teeth and they can last for decades.

The skinny on replacing missing teeth

If you are about to lose some teeth, or if you have already lost some, you need to start thinking about how you are going to replace them. It’s important not to leave yourself with gaps in your teeth for any length of time, for 2 reasons:

Replace Missing Teeth in MaryleboneLoss of jawbone

When you lose a tooth the jawbone in the area where it used to be is no longer stimulated by the vibrations that used to come down through the tooth into the root every time it met with the tooth on the opposite jaw. The lack of vibration is interpreted as the bone no longer being in use and the bone cells start to dissolve themselves, making the jawbone smaller and less dense in that area. When you have lost all your teeth, the whole jawbone shrinks away, leaving you looking very pointy-chinned and your face collapsing inwards.

Destabilisation of remaining teeth

When you have a gap in your teeth, the neighbouring teeth are no longer securely held in place and can start to drift around and even topple into the gap.

Dental implants for replacing missing teeth

The most effective way to replace missing teeth is with dental implants. This is because they replace the tooth roots. Having replacement tooth roots means the jaw stays strong and healthy because it is receiving the stimulation it needs to keep renewing itself.

Tooth roots also provide stability when you eat, so replacement roots give you the freedom to eat whatever you like. Dentures only provide about 25% of the chewing power of natural teeth. Fixed bridgework is more stable, but it means sacrificing 2 perfectly healthy teeth, which need to be ground down to act as buttress crowns for the bridge.

Here at David Madruga in Marylebone, we can replace a single tooth, a few teeth or even all your teeth with dental implants. You don’t have to have an implant for every lost tooth. One implant can support up to 3 crowns on a bridge. And we can replace an entire arch on just 4-6 implants.

Why not make an appointment for a consultation to find out how we can help you?

The dental implant process

Getting dental implants is not just a quick in and out and Bob’s your uncle. If you decide to go for this method of tooth replacement, you are looking at a series of appointments stretching out over a matter of months rather than one simple appointment.

Dental Implants in MaryleboneThe consultation

The first stage when you decide to get dental implants in Marylebone with David Madruga is to come in for a consultation. David will make a thorough examination of your teeth and jaw, including beneath the gums to find out what condition your jawbone is in. This means x-rays and scans. If your jawbone is strong and healthy, David will go ahead and put together a careful plan to site the implants, avoiding any nerves or blood vessels.

Preparatory treatments

If your jawbone needs help before you can have implants, David can carry out a bone graft or a sinus lift. Both treatments add extra bone material into the jawbone to strengthen it and get it back to renewing itself rather than being in a process of resorption. This can add several weeks to your treatment time.

Implant surgery

This is carried out under local anaesthetic, and if you are nervous, you can also have either oral or intravenous sedation to help you deeply relax throughout the surgery. Placing the implants involves opening up the gum and creating new implant channels in the jawbone. This has to be done carefully.

Osseointegration

This is a crucial part of the dental implant process. It takes 2-6 months, depending on your body’s healing speed, for your jawbone to bond with the implants by growing new tissue all over them. By the end of the process, the 2 will be fused together. During this time, you will gradually move from a liquid diet to a soft food diet.

New crowns

When osseointegration is complete, you can have new handmade porcelain crowns fitted. These will match your other teeth in size, shape and colour.

Maintenance

Twice daily brushing, daily flossing, regular hygienist cleanings. This is all you need to do to maintain your dental implants. Do this diligently and they could last for decades.