The critical role of sedation dentistry in dental implants procedures

Since its introduction in dental care, sedation dentistry has offered patients a worry free dental experience. At PDC Dental Implants we use intravenous sedation techniques for dental implants in South Yorkshire. Patients suffering from dental phobias find the benefits particularly advantageous. Whether the treatment is for same day implants, All on 4 implants or denture implants, the administration of intravenous sedation now means that patients no longer have to avoid seeking dental care due to their fears.

Dental Implants in South YorkshireImplants are often necessary to protect the integrity of mouth functions, from replacing missing teeth to restoring broken bridges or strengthen loose dentures. To insert these implants into the gum and jaw, dental practitioners have to carry out surgical procedures (often minor). Previously this would be a frightening prospect for anxious patients, but no longer.

How does intravenous sedation work?

The anaesthetic is injected so it is effective immediately, other methods can take up to an hour for them to work. This means that anxiety while waiting for the sedative effect is also eliminated. The patient rarely remembers the procedure at all as he or she is placed in a semi-conscious state.

5 Benefits of intravenous sedation

Dental implants in South Yorkshire are an excellent option to replace natural teeth but it does mean patients have to undergo a surgical procedure. With the following benefits of intravenous sedation, patients can achieve better oral health.

  1. Fosters a positive dentist/patient relationship

Fear and stress of undergoing a dental procedure is eliminated, thus allowing a patient to develop a more positive relationship with the dental practitioner and towards his or her dental health.

  1. Complex dental treatments are made comfortable

One of the priorities at our dental clinic is the comfort of our patients. By offering intravenous sedation we can minimise the discomfort and anxieties typically associated with implant treatments.

  1. Deepest state of calm and peacefulness

While there is a range of sedation dentistry techniques available, we have found that the intravenous technique of administering sedatives offers patients the deepest state of calm. Often patients are asleep throughout dental procedures. This is a particularly useful technique for patients who experience moderate to severe dental phobia symptoms.

  1. Anaesthetic offered under controlled conditions

Another difference to oral medication is that intravenous sedation is administered under constantly controlled conditions and the dental practitioner can adjust the doses as required – cut off feed if no longer required or provide further doses until the patient is completely relaxed.

  1. More than one treatment can be carried out

Sometimes in order to provide patients with optimal oral health, more than one type of treatment is required. With such an effective sedation technique available that completely relaxes patients, dental practitioners can perform multiple treatments in one session saving the patient from having to schedule several further appointments.

PDC Dental Implants offers safe and proven sedation techniques to ensure patients who experience any type of dental fear, from fear of needles to gagging, are comfortable and relaxed when receiving treatment. Have a question regarding our methods of sedation? Schedule a consultation with one of our dental practitioners and we will put your fears to rest.

Everything you should know about dental implants in Barnsley

For most of your adult life, you may not have had problems with your teeth, but now, as you grow older, tooth loss due to decay and severe periodontal disease are fast becoming a reality.

Dental Implants in BarnsleyWhilst losing teeth is no doubt traumatic, stressful, and for some, shameful, the introduction and continuous development of artificial teeth have made living a normal life possible.

Dental implantology is a popular treatment choice for various reasons. However big or small your issue is, several different types and techniques on the market will help you regain your smile. Consult with our experts at PDC Dental Implants and restore your quality of life starting today!

The basics

The primary reason people are choosing dental implants in Barnsley and switching over from dentures is that the tooth is restored at the root using a metal post embedded into your jawbone. Over time, the post fuses with the bone during a natural process called ossification, meaning the artificial tooth becomes part of the mouth. As a result, you can eat, talk and perform your daily tasks without struggle, because the tooth functions like a real one.

Put to rest your concerns about loose dentures and broken bridges, because we securely fit the implant into your mouth. Eat the foods you like and smile widely without fear that your prosthetic teeth will crack or accidentally slip out of place at inopportune moments.

Different options with dental implantology

Regular dental implants are not for everyone. If you do not have enough jawbone, bone graft surgery might be recommended for you – which adds time to your recovery period and takes more money out of your wallet.

Zygomatic implants and All on 4 implants are more suitable procedures for you if you have experienced significant tooth and bone loss and do not want to endure further surgeries if you can help it.

Unlike conventional implants drilled into the jawbone, we anchor zygomatic implants to the cheekbone or zygoma bone. The bone’s strength, density and size results in successful implantation, therefore eliminating the need for bone grafts.

People incorrectly think that a single implant replaces a single tooth, but this is not true. If you have several missing teeth on your upper or lower jaw, All on 4 implants might be the answer to recovering your smile by embedding only four implants for an entire set of teeth. The need to undergo bone grafting is again made redundant because we replace the dental implants in Barnsley in whatever bone is available.

The healing period takes approximately six months. If you are self-conscious about your missing teeth during recovery, we can place special abutment to your implants to secure temporary, same day implants. You can walk out of our clinic with a full set of teeth with friends and family being none the wiser!

Ageing can be hard on your teeth. If a life of neglect has left you with decay beyond repair and consequently rows of missing teeth, you do not have to live with unsightly gaps. Enjoy the many conveniences of dental implants and enjoy the rest of your life unhindered by your teeth (or lack thereof).

Dental implants in Barnsley: how this revolutionary dental procedure can fix your smile

As you age, you are more likely to lose your natural teeth from wear and tear, or prolonged and untreated tooth decay. Thanks to the invention of artificial teeth, you no longer have to live with a gap in your teeth or a gummy mouth that makes you feel self-conscious.

Dental Implants in BarnsleyFixed or partial dentures and bridgework have laid the foundation for prosthetic teeth, but Dental Implants in Barnsley have revolutionised it entirely, offering distinct advantages and conveniences that others do not.

Enjoy your tooth or teeth that look and function as normal. Eat the food you enjoy without worrying about cracking your denture, and speak freely, giving no thought to how a loose denture impedes your speech.

If you want to switch over to implants because of a failed denture or a failed bridge, or have recently undergone a mouth trauma that has left you toothless, consult with us, PDC Dental Implants today!

Know your options

Standard dental implantology does have its setbacks for candidates who face ill health. You need to have enough bone so that we can securely embed an implant in your jawbone. If there is not enough bone, or if it is weak and porous, you are required to undergo bone graft surgery – a procedure which includes a six month recovery period.

We design zygomatic implants for patients who do not have a healthy bone structure and do not want bone grafts. The time it takes to complete the procedure, from initial consultation to implanting, is four months – two months less than if you were to consider bone grafts.

What are they?

These types of implants, like the regular kinds, are screws made from titanium that replaces the missing tooth or teeth at the root.  Titanium is regularly used in surgeries because the body does not see it as a foreign object, but as part of its organism. Over time, the implant bonds to the upper jaw and becomes part of the mouth.

The only differences are, that they are longer than traditional implants, and their positioning in your mouth.

How they work

Instead of drilling on the jawbone, we place the implant close to the cheekbone or zygoma bone. The zygoma bone is dense and thick, which makes anchoring the implant to the bone possible.

Another reason to smile: All-On-Four Implants

We design these implants for people who already have dentures and many missing teeth, and want to better their quality of life. Replace your upper or lower set of teeth quickly and comfortably, thanks to the advances made in dental implantology.

The most convenient fact about a restoration of this kind is that you do not need an implant per missing tooth – just four implants can replace all your top or bottom teeth at once.

We can also promise to restore your smile before leaving our offices with temporary same day implants – identical to natural teeth – people will think they are real.

A consequence of losing your teeth is a dramatic change in facial appearance as your bones become weak and brittle from lack of use, making you appear older. Replacing your teeth at the root with this treatment will transform your look for the better by stimulating the necessary muscles, thus preventing atrophy and bone deterioration.

Losing teeth is nothing to be ashamed of and can be treated quickly and comfortably with our dental implants in Barnsley. Make an appointment with us to discuss your options!

Tired of your loose bridge or denture?

We bet you are. Literally. Having a prosthesis that doesn’t do its job can be frustrating as well as tiring. Your mouth is constantly having to work extra hard to process your food and to keep the bridge or denture in place.

Dental Implants in South YorkshireEven when you’re not eating, you’re constantly aware that your bridge or denture doesn’t fit properly. It’s an effort not to play with it and thus draw everyone’s attention to the fact that these are not your real teeth.

You can move on from all that frustration and embarrassment by getting dental implants in South Yorkshire from PDC Dental Implants.

Dental implants in South Yorkshire are incredibly versatile. We can use them to replace lost single teeth, or groups of teeth, even entire arches of teeth.

Dental implants consist of 3 components:

  • the implant, a post or screw inserted into the jawbone
  • the abutment, a connecting piece that sits above the gum
  • the crown, which is made from dental porcelain.

The implant goes in first, and it used to be that everyone would have to wait several months for it to integrate with the jawbone before the crowns could be attached. However, it’s one thing to wait with a small gap, but to go without crowns for several months when you are having all your teeth replaced seems a bit cruel.

That’s why we also do same day teeth for people who are having entire arches replaced. These are temporary crowns and the permanent ones are fitted once the implants have integrated with the jawbone.

Everyone needs to wait for integration to take place before they can eat whatever they like. Start chewing on great steaks and toffee apples too early and you risk damaging your jawbone and loosening the implants. Stick to soft foods until you get the go-ahead from your dentist here at PDC Dental Implants.

Find out more

If you’d like to know more about dental implants in South Yorkshire, then call us and come in for a chat. We can set up a consultation to find out if you can go straight ahead with treatment or whether you will need some preparatory treatment, such as a bone graft or sinus lift, first.

Bridge implants – your questions answered

Dental implants in South Yorkshire are versatile tools. They can be used in a number of ways including as support for a bridge. This is an option you may wish to consider if your normal bridge is not working for you or you want to reduce the number of implants that you have in your mouth. After your initial assessment with PDC Dental Implants, we will talk to you about whether bridge implants might be appropriate for your circumstances.

Dental Implants in South YorkshireWhat are bridge implants?

Dental implants in South Yorkshire are like false tooth roots that are made from titanium. In some cases, one implant is used per tooth that needs replacing. Sometimes this is not possible or preferable. There may not be enough jawbone density in one area of the mouth to support a dental implant. In this case, implants can be placed on either side of the weak area, supporting a bridge between them.

Are bridge implants better than a normal bridge?

Every dental treatment has its pros and cons. Normal bridges can be a really useful tooth for multiple tooth replacement. One problem with them is that they are usually supported on the surrounding teeth. This means that they place extra pressure on these teeth. This could mean that they wear down more quickly.

Dental implants in South Yorkshire offer a really solid basis for a bridge. This means that you can often bite and chew foods that are trickier with other tooth replacement methods.

How do you get bridge implants?

As with all dental implants in South Yorkshire, the first step is to book an appointment with PDC Dental for a consultation. We provide unique treatment plans for every patient based on our experience and skill as well as the personal data we gather from you at your consultation. Steps might include preparatory work, fitting and aftercare. We also offer lots of tips on how to prepare your home and schedule for your procedure so that you are well prepared for this life-enhancing journey.

We look forward to supporting you during your tooth replacement and providing a full, functional smile for you soon.

Replacing broken bridges and dentures

If you have been wearing a bridge or dentures for some time, you may well know how easily they can come loose, get damaged or even break. Some people find they have to get their dentures relined every year to get them to stay in place. Others have had to ban themselves from various foods in order to preserve their restorations.

Dental Implants in BarnsleyEnough is enough. It’s time to find another, more robust and long-lasting way to replace lost teeth. It’s time to explore dental implants in Barnsley from PDC Dental Implants.

In Barnsley, dental implants are a versatile way to replace lost teeth and unsatisfactory restorations such as loose and failed dentures and bridges.

Dental implants are different from dentures and fixed bridgework because they rely on fusion to the jawbone for their stability. Being fixed into the jawbone creates an anchor so firm that no foods are off limits. You no longer have to worry about restorations coming loose and embarrassing you, and you no longer have to deal with complicated maintenance routines either.

One dental implant can hold up to 3 crowns on a bridge. We use this technology to create easy ways to replace entire arches of teeth. One technique called All-on-4 allows us to install an arch of teeth on just 4 (for the lower jaw) or 6 (for the upper jaw) implants. We use extra-long implants that go in at an angle from the back of the jawbone along to the front to create stability around the whole arch.

With this technique, we can put in temporary crowns, known as same day teeth, so that you can leave here looking great. When the dental implants in Barnsley have fused with your jawbone, we can then put in your permanent crowns and you can eat what you like.


To keep your implants in good shape, you need to follow a diligent cleaning routine to remove plaque. There’s no taking out. No soaking. Just brushing, flossing, and regular hygienist sessions.

Want to find out more? Come in for a consultation and we can explore how we can make your mouth a happier place.

Do you suffer from a loose denture?

If you have been wearing dentures for many years, you are probably aware that they are not as stable as time goes by. In fact, dentures tend to become loose over time because the jawbone deteriorates and the dentures need to be adjusted. Loose dentures can cause soreness, bite and speaking problems. Long-term denture wearers also find that denture maintenance can be quite expensive and time-consuming. Dental adhesives, relining and new dentures are not cheap and these expenses add up in the long run, making you wonder whether this was a good investment in the first place.

Dental Implants in BarnsleyIf you are fed up with your loose and uncomfortable dentures, our experienced PDC Dental Implants can help. What if we told you that you can enjoy the benefits of dental implants in Barnsley at the fraction of the cost without saying goodbye to your denture? If you wonder how is this possible, keep reading.

Dentures supported by dental implants?

While denture relining and adhesives can provide a provisional solution to loose dentures, dental implants in Barnsley are the ultimate solution. In short, if you want your denture to stay stable in your mouth and not be affected by the alterations in your jawbone, you can achieve this effect by supporting your denture on dental implants. Only a few dental implants are required for this process. Moreover, dental implants interact with the jawbone and regenerate bone tissue, therefore keeping your dentures strong and stable and restoring your oral function to a great extent. You can now eat, speak, bite and chew as you normally would without worrying about your dentures. Not to mention that you won’t need to buy adhesives any more. Implant-supported dentures are attached to the dental implants with special clip-on mechanisms that help keep your dentures safe in the mouth. Nothing compares to the great fit and security offered by dental implants in Barnsley.

Say goodbye to loose dentures

If you have enough of your loose denture, it’s time to look for a drastic solution. Get in touch, book a consultation appointment and we will guide you through your different options, eventually helping you choose the solution that best fits your individual needs.

Implant-supported bridges: uses and benefits

Have you ever heard of implant-supported bridges? Unlike regular bridges, these restorations are supported by dental implants and do not rely on your natural teeth for retention.

Dental Implants in South YorkshireAt PDC Dental Implants, bridges supported by dental implants in South Yorkshire are used to replace a few missing teeth in a row for an aesthetically pleasing and functional result. Instead of getting separate dental implants for each missing tooth involved, you can opt for this cost-effective and attractive replacement option.

How does it work?

The process for implant-supported bridges is not different from that of getting regular dental implants. Your dentist will still need to place the dental implants in the jawbone through a minor procedure for osseointegration to be achieved. Once the implants have fused to the jawbone, they can proceed to the last stage of this process, which is the fitting of the bridge on top of the dental implants. The number of dental implants required for this treatment varies from patient to patient and depends on the overall number of missing teeth. However, in most cases, each end of the bridge is supported by 2 dental implants, therefore that’s the minimum number required for this treatment to work.

What are the benefits of implant-supported bridges?

Traditional bridges can last for a specific amount of years and tend to wear and become loose over time. Moreover, traditional bridges require the grinding of your healthy teeth in order to be supported and this can lead to irreversible damage. Moreover, bone loss can make them more mobile and uncomfortable. Bridges supported with dental implants in South Yorkshire, on the other hand, are more stable and comfortable and do not compromise the health of your neighbouring teeth. They are very long lasting and, since they rely on dental implants, they are also more secure and less likely to move around your mouth. Replacing your missing teeth with a bridge supported by dental implants in South Yorkshire will preserve the natural spacing of your teeth and will encourage the healthy development of your jawbone over time.

To learn more about our implant-supported bridges, contact us today.

Denture stabilisation with dental implants in Barnsley explained

For some people, removable dentures are the only solution because of the extent of their tooth loss. However, despite their benefits and ease of use, removable dentures can become loose over time because they do not interact with the jawbone and cannot prevent its deterioration. If you have had enough of your dentures and you want to try something new, maybe it’s time to consider denture stabilisation with dental implants.

Dental Implants in BarnsleyAt PDC Dental, we offer a wide range of implant solutions to patients of all ages. Denture stabilisation with dental implants in Barnsley is a popular solution because it’s easy and cost effective. Why opt for regular dental implants, when you can stabilise your denture in your mouth for half the cost? To learn more about this procedure, continue reading.

What are implant-supported dentures?

Implant-supported dentures are a viable solution to loose dentures. These dentures are supported by and attached to dental implants. Both the implants and the dentures come with special attachments than help keep the implants in place once in the mouth, preventing movement and improving your overall oral function and chewing ability. Dentures supported with dental implants in Barnsley can be fitted to either jaw, but they are particularly beneficial in the lower jaw, where regular dentures tend to be less sturdy.

Is this treatment suitable for me?

Implant-supported dentures are ideal for patients who have lost many teeth in their upper or lower jawbone (or both), but don’t want to replace them with regular dental implants. Age is not an impediment to this treatment, but you will need to be in good oral and general health and must not smoke in order to have dentures fitted on dental implants. Just like regular dental implants, implant-supported dentures require great oral care in order to be maintained.

What can I expect from my implant-supported dentures?

Implant-supported dentures are more stable than regular dentures and will not move when they are in your mouth. Patients find it easier to smile, eat, speak and bite with implant-supported dentures. Not to mention that these dentures are much more comfortable, because no suction is required to keep them in place.

Bringing back your smile

In South Yorkshire, dental implants are providing a new lease of life for worn-out and uneven smiles. Here at PDC Dental in Barnsley, many of our patients come in to see us in a bit of a deflated state. Damaged and missing teeth can be painful and put a crimp on your day. It affects the way you laugh, smile, eat and maintain your teeth, and can really knock your confidence. Anyone who’s held back a smile or suppressed a laugh because of a less than perfect smile will understand this.

Dental Implants in South YorkshireWe also know how beneficial dental implants in South Yorkshire can be, and how they can help restore smiles to their former glory. While a standalone crown, bridge or denture is a fine way to replacing missing teeth, implants provide an array of extra benefits.

Stable and secure

Implants provide a strong foundation for a replacement tooth. This is because they are fixed directly into the jawbone and are the only restoration method that provides a replacement root as well as a crown.

This means that you get back your full chewing power; there’s no need to be on a soft food diet or to cut out nutritious crunchy and chewy foods.

Built to last

Implants are made from titanium, a light but hard-wearing metal that is also biocompatible. This means that it bonds with the natural structures of the body and is held in place by bone tissue and blood vessels. This makes dental implants in South Yorkshire as secure as natural tooth roots. Your dental implants in South Yorkshire will also last for a long time, up to 15 years with proper care.

Easy to maintain

Because dental implants in South Yorkshire behave like natural teeth, you clean them just like your natural teeth. Twice-daily brushing and flossing plus bi-annual check-ups and scale and polish cleanings will keep your implants in good condition for years to come.

Find out more

We provide dental implants in South Yorkshire for a range of different conditions; whether you need same day implants, zygomatic implants (fitted into the cheekbone), a single implant, bridge implants or implant supported dentures, we can help.