3170978_blogIf you have a missing tooth or a number of gaps in your smile, your Chelmsford Dentist may suggest tooth replacement options. Replacing missing teeth is not just beneficial for your confidence because it creates a beautiful aesthetic. It’s also good for your oral health, and it will enable you to eat and speak normally. If you’re thinking about tooth replacement treatment, you may be urged to consider dental implants. Here are just some of the reasons so many people are choosing dental implants.

Implants are a long-term solution: many patients who have missing teeth would prefer a long-term solution to a stop-gap. Implants are built to last, and they are incredibly durable. They will last much longer than both bridges and dentures.

Implants give you everything that a healthy natural tooth does: dental implants are designed to take on the role of your missing tooth root. Once the implant is in place, it provides levels of stability comparable only to those offered by a natural healthy root. You can eat what you like, and there’s absolutely no risk of your new tooth slipping out of position.

Implants reduce bone loss: as you get older, you may be at risk of bone loss in the jawbone. Dental implants actually help to reduce the risk of bone loss.

Implants produce stunning smiles: for most people, a beautiful smile is the most important consideration when shopping around for tooth replacement options. Bridges and dentures may look incredibly lifelike, but dental implants have the edge. Once treatment is complete, you won’t be able to tell the difference between the new teeth and your natural teeth.

Implant treatment is versatile: if you have missing teeth, there’s every chance that you could benefit from implant treatment. Implants are compatible with bridges, dentures and crowns, which means that they’re suitable for patients with a single gap or multiple missing teeth. In some cases, implants may not be viable, for example if you’re a very heavy smoker or you have weak bone tissue, but in the vast majority of cases, this is an excellent choice.

Losing a tooth can cause a number of problems, including discomfort when eating, the movement of surrounding teeth and damage to the appearance of a smile. However, losing a tooth doesn’t have to be the end of the world, as today’s dental technology has an ace up its sleeve: dental implants.

What are dental implants and what can they do for me?

Dental implants are basically false teeth that not only replace a missing tooth, but also the tooth root. Dental implants are comprised of a metal titanium post, which is fitted into the jawbone and left to fuse. Once your implant is solidly in place, an abutment can be attached, to which a false tooth or teeth is finally fitted.

What does the procedure for dental implants involve?

Firstly, you will be assessed to see if you are suitable for implants. If you are suffering with bone density problems, you may have to undergo a bone graft, which is used to strengthen your jawbone. Once your jaw is pronounced fit for implantation, the gum tissue around the jawbone the implant is to be fitted is lifted and a small hole is made, into which the implant is inserted. The gum tissue will then be stitched over the implant and your gum will be left to heal for around three to six months. After this time, the tissue over the implant will be lifted and an abutment will be fitted, to which your new tooth or teeth are then fixed.

How many teeth can I replace with dental implants?

Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth (in which can a crown will be attached), several teeth (a bridge will be used in this instance) or a whole arch of teeth (several implants and dentures will be used in this case).  Contact the team at Advance Dental Clinic in the heart of Chelmsford for more information.

Dental implants are the most innovative tooth replacement treatment on the market and we are proud to offer our clients high quality implants.

About dental implants

Dental implants are a long-term solution for missing teeth. Implants are made from titanium and they are secured in small holes in the jaw bone. Once they have been fitted, they are able to integrate into the bone tissue through a process called osseointegration. Once this process is complete, a new restoration is attached and the tooth will look like a healthy, natural tooth. Implants take on the roles of the tooth root and provide stability for crowns, dental bridges and dentures.

Benefits of dental implants

If you’ve had a denture in the past and you’ve had trouble with fit or function, you may be thinking about other options. Dental implants last longer than dentures, they are easy to maintain and they provide all the functionality of a natural tooth. Implants also give you peace of mind, as they are securely anchored into the bone tissue and there is no risk of an implant slipping. With implants, your speech will be better, you can eat what you like and you can enjoy an amazing new smile.

Dental implants can be very demanding on the body of the patient. The amount of trauma the gums and jawbone experience mean that there are a number of standards that must be met.

Most dental implants involve the implant being fused with the jawbone. This is often achieved by inserting the implant through the gum.

Bone density

Bone density is a major concern to dentists when performing an implant procedure, since it is required that the implant must be inserted into the jawbone where it will fuse. The jawbone is required to be dense enough to facilitate and hold the implant screw. If the dentist believes the bone is not dense enough they can recommend a bone graph or a less demanding implant procedure.

Gum disease

Gum disease can be very detrimental to anyone who is looking to have implants. Not only must the gums be healthy enough to withstand the procedure but also infection and disease will possibly spread and be detrimental to the implants if oral hygiene is poor.


It has been documented on how smokers have a higher failure rate when it comes to implants. As with nearly all procedures, smoking can create complications in operations. The general health of a person is required to be at a good level when undergoing these sorts of procedures. If you are a regular smoker your Essex dentist may need to decide whether you smoke too much to give you implants.

If you have lost a tooth, or a number of teeth, it is comforting to know that with the use of a dental implants you can replace the tooth with a complete restoration.

What are dental implants?

They are small metal screws which act as replacement roots and can be used to support single restorations, dentures or dental bridges. They will either be tapped into place in the jaw bone or screwed in. This helps prevent bone loss and gives a secure anchor for the restorations.

How long do implants last for?

On average you can expect an implant to last somewhere between 15 to 20 years. They can be used to replace a single tooth or a series of teeth.

How long does the treatment take and when will I be able to have my new teeth?

The average treatment time for implants is 3 months. The implants can usually be fitted the same day as an extraction, however it takes time for the implants to integrate into the jaw bone. This process can take anywhere from 6 to 10 weeks and will vary from patient to patient. Only once the dentist is satisfied that the implant is securely bedded in the jaw bone will they fit the restoration.

If the implants are being used to secure dentures, they can be used immediately.

What if the implant doesn’t integrate?

It is very rare for an implant to fail, however if this does happen it can be re-inserted. If this does not work then a dental bridge will be the next recommended step.

How do I clean the implants?

If the implants have been fitted to help secure a set of dentures then they will need to be cleaned in the same manner as natural teeth. If they are used to anchor a restoration they will not be cleaned directly as the restoration can only be removed by the dentist.

At Advance Dental Clinic we offer a range of tooth replacement treatments, including natural-looking dental implants.

Dental implants represent a long-term solution for lost teeth and they enable you to enjoy all the same benefits of a strong and healthy natural tooth.

All about dental implants

Dental implants are made from titanium and their purpose is to replace the root of a missing tooth. The implant sits in a socket in the jaw bone and it is able to become part of the bone tissue thanks to a process called osseointegration.

Once the process is complete, a new restoration can be attached and this replaces the crown section of the tooth. One of the many benefits of dental implants is that they are compatible with a range of different restorations and this means that they are suitable for most patients.

Dental Implants treatment takes between 3 and 9 months and the result is a natural looking, strong and functional new tooth or set of teeth.

What are the advantages of dental implants?

Dental implants are the best long-term option for replacing missing teeth and they also offer many additional benefits, including excellent aesthetics, enhanced bite power and durability. Implants are easy to maintain and they act like natural teeth, so you have complete peace of mind and can enjoy eating and socialising with confidence. Implants also help to reduce bone loss and can be fitted to crowns, dentures or a dental bridge, making them hugely versatile.

Dental implants have revolutionised the world of dentistry. If you’re looking for a long-term replacement for a lost natural tooth, implants could be just what you’ve been searching for.

What exactly are dental implants?

Dental implants are small titanium prostheses designed to replace the root of a missing tooth. They are placed inside openings in the jaw bone and once they have integrated into the bone tissue by means of a process called osseointegration, they can then be connected to a bridge, denture or dental bridge. Once an implant and the new prosthetic tooth are in place, the tooth will look exactly like a natural tooth and you will be able to enjoy the same level of functionality.

What does implant treatment involve?

Dental implant treatment involves 3 key stages: the first stage is to plan your treatment. Your dentist at Advance Dental  Clinic will use their expertise in combination with modern technology to determine if implant treatment is suitable for you and to identify the optimum site for your new implants. The second stage of treatment is to place the implants. This can be done under anaesthetic or sedation. It involves making an incision in the gum tissue and lifting the gum flap to access the jaw bone. A socket is drilled into the bone and the implant is secured. As the implant is made from titanium, which is a biocompatible material, it is able to integrate into the bone tissue. This is called osseointegration and it takes around 3-8 months. The final stage of treatment, which occurs once osseointegration is complete, is the placement of the new tooth or teeth. Once this is complete, your smile will look amazing for years to come!

If you’re eager to find out more about dental implants treatment or would like to see if you’re a good candidate for treatment, why not give us a call and book a consultation? Implant treatment is suitable for the majority of people who have missing teeth.

If missing teeth have been holding you back and you’ve been dreaming of a beautiful smile for as long as you can remember, now is the time to consider dental implant treatment. Dental implants are a modern solution for tooth loss and they can transform your smile, as well as your confidence. Implants are actually designed to replace the root section of the missing tooth and they are connected to other restorations in order to complete the restoration. The implants are made from titanium and they look similar to small screws. The implant is placed inside an opening in the jawbone and it is left there to integrate into the tissue. This process is called osseointegration and it enables the implant to provide support for the new restoration. One of the best things about dental implants is their versatility; they are compatible with different types of tooth restoration and this means that they are suitable for patients of all ages with varying dental needs. Whether you’ve lost a single tooth playing sport or you’ve been missing multiple teeth for several years, implants can help. Once an implant has settled into the jawbone, it can then be attached to a crown, denture or dental bridge and your tooth or teeth will look completely natural. You will also be able to enjoy the same level of functionality as you would if you had a full set of healthy natural teeth. With implants, tasks, which used to be troublesome, such as public speaking or eating out, become easy and hassle-free and you can enjoy greater confidence when you smile. Implants are a long-term solution and they are built to last and they are also easy to look after and they help to reduce the risk of bone loss in the jaw joint. If you like the sound of our incredible implants, why not call us and arrange a consultation to find out more and see if you are a good match for dental implants in Essex?

Missing teeth don’t just affect the look of your smile, they can also have negative implications for your confidence and oral health, as well as making it difficult to eat and speak clearly. With dental implants, you can regain your beautiful smile and your confidence and you don’t have to worry about replacing implants or spending hours taking care of them. Dental implants are a relatively new discovery in the world of tooth replacement and they are fast becoming the treatment of choice for patients with missing teeth. Implants are very popular because they offer a long-term solution for tooth loss and they are also versatile, as they are compatible with a range of different restorations. A dental implant is a small screw-like device made from titanium, which is inserted into a socket in the jaw bone to become a substitute for the lost tooth root. Like a root, the implant integrates into the bone, becoming part of the jaw tissue and this creates amazing stability. Once the implant has completely integrated, it is then attached to a new restoration, which may be a crown, a dental bridge or a denture. As implants are secure in the jaw bone, they anchor the new tooth with the same level of support as a natural tooth root and this greatly enhances the performance and functionality of the tooth. With implants, you can do everything you used to do with your natural teeth and you also get to enjoy a stunning new smile. If you have a single missing tooth, a few lost teeth or even a full arch of missing teeth, implants could be just the treatment you’ve been searching for. Call us today to make an appointment to meet with our amazing dentists and find out more about dental implants.


Dental implants are one of the best dental inventions of the last decade. Before dental implants the only option for those with tooth loss was dentures, bridges or plates, none of which felt, looked or truly behaved like a real tooth or teeth. Dental implants differ dramatically as they not only replace the missing tooth or teeth, but also the missing tooth root. The root of a tooth is one of the most important aspects for good dental health. They provide structure and foundation not only for your teeth but the surrounding gum tissue and jawbone. Without the tooth root teeth are likely to drift and jawbone strength soon deteriorates, which ironically can lead to further tooth loss. A dental implant halts any such process and encourages the restrengthening of gum and bone tissues after tooth loss. A dental implant consists of a titanium post, which is fitted into your jaw. Once this implant has fused with your natural bone an abutment and then replacement tooth or teeth can be fitted. Dental implants can be used to hold a number of dental prosthetics, such as dentures, bridges and plates. Dental implants can not only make a world of difference to the health of your mouth, but also your mental health, as no embarrassment and worry ever need occur because of concerns about loose dentures or wobbly fixtures. With dental implants you can eat, smile and laugh as normal, without the need for any messy paste or fixative. Whether you are currently missing one tooth, several or have sadly suffered entire tooth loss there is the possibility that dental implants could be the answer to your problem. If you would like to hear more we would love to hear from you to get your started on your tooth renewal journey.