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 artificial replacements for tooth roots that have been lost through injury, decay or trauma. They are made from titanium and can be connected to dental bridges, crowns or dentures to replace single or multiple missing teeth.

If you have a missing tooth or a number of missing teeth and you are looking for a long-term solution that offers functionality and incredible aesthetics, let us tell you more about dental implants.

About dental implants

Dental implants are titanium screw-shaped posts, which are fixed into pre-drilled sockets in the jaw bone. They are designed to blend into the jaw bone tissue through a process called osseointegration. Once the implants have healed, they can be attached to a single crown, dental bridge or denture and the new teeth will be secured in place in the same way as natural teeth are anchored by the tooth roots.

Dental implants are beneficial for a wide range of patients. They can be beneficial for patients of all ages and they provide a solution for people with one or several missing teeth.

How long does treatment take?

The exact duration of treatment varies according to the number of implants you are having and the location of the implants. Typically, treatment is complete within three to nine months. We will be able to give you an accurate idea of treatment time during the consultation stage.

The procedure involves two key phases. During the first stage, the implants are fitted and during the second stage, the restorations are attached. Before treatment begins, we will examine the mouth and carry out the necessary diagnostic tests to make sure that you are suitable for dental implant treatment.

How long do implants last?

Implants are designed to provide a long-term solution for missing teeth and they should last for at least 15-20 years provided that they are cared for well. For more information contact our reception team at Advance Dental Clinic in the heart of Chelmsford.

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.

We offer advanced dental implants solutions to replace missing teeth in a single day. If you thought you had to wait days, even months, for new teeth, think again! With our incredible range of treatments, we can restore your smile and your confidence in a single session.

We offer three innovative same-day implant treatments, including: All-on-4, Implant-supported bridges and implant-retained dentures.


All-on-4 is a same-day implant treatment, which has revolutionised tooth replacement treatment. This system uses just four implants to support a full arch of new teeth and the entire process can be completed in one day. Two of the implants are placed at the front of the mouth, with the other two sitting at the back; the back implants are placed at 45 degree angles, while the front implants are placed at 90 degree angles. The position of the implants assures maximum stability for the new teeth. With All-on-4, you can enjoy the same level of functionality as you could with healthy natural teeth and you can smile with confidence.

Implant-retained dentures

Implant-retained dentures are dentures that are stabilised by dental implants; they provide a more secure alternative to traditional dentures and prevent slipping and sliding. Implants support the denture, enabling you to enjoy enhanced tooth function, increasing the range of foods available to you and giving you a natural looking, attractive smile. You can also enjoy peace of mind that your dentures won’t become loose or cause irritation and soreness.

Implant-retained bridges

Dental bridges are a popular solution for missing teeth and we are able to provide implants to stabilise the bridge to provide you with better aesthetics and tooth function. It usually takes 6-8 implants to secure the bridge and we can make the bridge using porcelain for a seamless look.




Dental implants have made a real splash in the world of tooth replacement and now we are proud to offer implant-retained dentures to solve all your denture-related woes and give you a beautiful, functional smile. Implant-retained dentures are dentures, which are held firmly in place by dental implants. Usually, a denture is supported solely y the natural suction power of the gums and this can contribute to issues with looseness and anxiety about eating and speaking in public. If the denture doesn’t fit properly, this can contribute to soreness and irritation and the denture may slip when you are chewing food. With implant-retained dentures, there is absolutely no risk of a denture slipping or becoming loose, as the denture is anchored by implants, which are secured into sockets in the jaw bone. With All-on-4 dental implants, you can enjoy all the security and functionality of a full arch of healthy natural teeth and you can prepare to showcase a stunning, natural looking smile. This system uses just 4 dental implants to support a new arch of teeth. In most cases, between 6 and 10 implants are required to anchor a full arch; however, this treatment makes use of the dense bone tissue at the front of the jaw and the angle of the rear implants maximizes security and power. Traditionally, implants are placed at 90 degree angles, but in this case, the two implants at the back of the jaw are placed at 45 degree angles. All-on-4 is also hugely beneficial because it offers same-day treatment; gone are the days of waiting months to enjoy your new smile! If you’ve had problems with dentures in the past or you are looking for a long-term solution to tooth loss, which offers a host of benefits, look no further than All-on-4 implant-retained dentures; they really could change your life!



Dental implants are an effective and innovative solution for many patients with missing teeth. Whether you’ve lost a tooth through injury or you have been missing several teeth for a long time, we can help. Implants are a versatile treatment, which are suitable for most patients and they offer a wide range of benefits.

About implant treatment

Dental implants have taken the world by storm and thousands of patients are enjoying greater confidence and an amazing new smile as a result of implant treatment. Dental implants are small posts, which are made from titanium; they are secured into sockets in the jaw bone and left to integrate into the supporting bone structure through a process known as osseointegration.

Once the implant or implants have integrated, they can be attached to new restorations, including crowns, dental bridges and dentures, to restore the aesthetic of the smile and enable the patient to enjoy excellent oral function. With implant treatment, patients can enjoy speaking and eating and no foods are off-limits!

Implant treatment usually takes between 3 and 9 months in total from the initial planning stage to the final session when the permanent restoration is placed.

Benefits of implants

Implants offer the best of both worlds: they not only produce amazing, natural looking smiles, but they also give you the same level of oral function as natural teeth. Without your natural teeth, speech may be affected, your overall facial aesthetic may be altered and you may find it hard to chew your food properly. With implants, all these issues are resolved and you can enjoy a healthy mouth and a radiant smile for many years to come.

Implants can also help to lower the risk of bone loss or shrinkage and they are built to last a lifetime. You can also enjoy your new smile without having to worry about taking the implants in and out, cleaning them and keeping them in a safe place; once the implants are secured, all you have to do is go about your daily oral hygiene regime in the normal way.