Dental Implants have proven to be the answer to many patients’ dental problems, both functional and aesthetic. Whether it’s replacing just one tooth or a full arch reconstruction, they enable the restoration of a natural smile, improving patient comfort and confidence.
If you’ve been researching dental implants in Essex are excellent options for you to consider, thanks to the experts at Advance Dental Clinic.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a titanium rod that is gently placed directly into the jawbone to act as an anchor to support one or more crowns or a denture. Each dental implant can usually be used to support up to two false teeth.
One major advantage of a dental implant is that it avoids the need to drill down the teeth on either side of the “gap”, which would normally be necessary in preparation for a conventional bridge. The dental implants also provide a stimulus to the bone, reducing further shrinkage.
Our dental implants in Essex can also be used as anchors to improve the stability and retention of loose dentures. Alongside increased comfort and renewed confidence, patients find great improvements during speech and eating. We can often remove the tooth and fit a dental implant at the same appointment, saving patients a lot of time and effort.
Dental Implant Cases
If you’re considering dental implants in Essex our dental experts are here for you
At Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford, we use a state-of-the-art CT scanner to measure the amount of bone available for the placement of your dental implants in Essex. This low-dose scanner, imported from the USA, can measure the bone in 3D to the nearest 100th of a millimetre.
Our dedication to the latest technology helps ensure we only offer dental implants patients can be proud of.
The implantology team uses pre-surgical imaging to indicate the following:
- Where each implant should go
- How long and wide it should be
- At what angle it should be inserted
- Whether the bone quality (e.g. its density) is sufficient
- Where the sensitive anatomy is located
Who can have dental implants in Essex?
Dr Andrew Moore will carry out a thorough examination taking appropriate X-rays, to see if your case is suitable. Suitability can be dependent on the condition of the bone in the area of the planned implants. Occasionally, there is not enough bone or it is not healthy enough, and it may not be possible to proceed without additional treatment.
Dr Moore is our Practice Principal and is highly experienced in delivering dental implants in Essex that patients are thrilled with at Advance Dental Clinic. One of the first dentists to be awarded a Diploma in Implant Dentistry, he has also undertaken an intensive year-long Implantology course at the Centre for Reconstructive Surgery, so you can rest assured you’ll be in excellent hands when you visit us for your dental implants in Chelsmford.
What does the treatment involve?
Your dental implants in Essex will be placed at our professional dental practice. It involves a simple operation which is carried out under a normal local anaesthetic. The after-effects are similar to having a tooth extracted – i.e. you may feel mild discomfort due to the normal healing processes.
The implant must be allowed to bond (integrate) with the bone. This can take from 3 to 6 months depending on the individual case. During this time it is possible to make a temporary replacement for your missing teeth. Once healing and integration have occurred, the permanent replacement is made and fitted.
How successful are dental implants in Essex?
Modern dental implants show a success rate of 95-98% over 15-20 years. On the rare occasion that integration does not occur and the implant is loosening, then it can be easily removed and the site allowed to heal, with the placement of another implant at a later stage.
How do you clean dental implants?
Being implanted into the bone, as with your natural teeth, implants require thorough cleaning. If this is not carried out then you may experience problems similar to that of gum disease with infection around the implant resulting in bone loss, loosening and failure. Cleaning around the implants is no more difficult than cleaning your natural teeth and we will strongly advise all patients to see the dental Hygienists on a regular basis to maintain the healthy status of the implant and the rest of the teeth and gums.
Andrew is a member of the Association of Dental Implantology and has undertaken extensive training in the UK and Germany. He is currently a tutor on the Diploma in Implant Dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons of London. He uses the Ankylos implant system and teaches other dentists advanced techniques including dental implants in Chelmsford, Essex.
How much do dental implants in Essex cost?
Andrew will assess your suitability and fully explain your treatment options, the stages of treatment and all the estimated costs. As a guide, a single tooth implant with a completed porcelain tooth costs in the region of £2450.
If you have any questions regarding dental implant treatments or any other enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us at our dedicated Chelmsford Dental Implant Clinic to make an appointment for a consultation.
Are dental implants safe?
Worried about the safety of our dental implants in Chelmsford? You don’t need to be… Dental implants have been used for many years to help people restore their smile and oral health. Because the rods used in dental implants are made from high-quality titanium, they’re more than suitable to be used in dental applications. Titanium is a biocompatible material, meaning it won’t be rejected by the body when used in dental or surgical scenarios - this is why many major bone replacements are made from titanium. But if you have any more questions about our dental implants in Chelmsford, feel free to get in touch with Advance Dental today.
Are dental implants painful?
As with any major dental treatment, some mild discomfort is perfectly natural and you shouldn’t panic if you experience some pain in and around the treated area. Usually, this pain can be treated with simple paracetamol or ibuprofen and should calm down as you progress through your recovery process. However, should you experience any serious pain after your dental implants in Chelmsford are fitted that can’t be managed with over-the-counter medication, reach out to Advance Dental Clinic so we can assist you.
Are dental implants available on the NHS?
Dental implants are rarely available on the NHS and, when they are, they’re usually reserved for the few people with serious facial damage or those who have lost teeth due to mouth cancer or a similar affliction. This is why people seeking to fix their smiles with dental implants need to visit private dental clinics to have the work done. But at Advance Dental Clinic, our years of combined experience make us a top choice if you’re seeking dental implants in Chelmsford - speak to a member of the team today to find out more.
Can I pay for my dental implants in Chelmsford on finance?
At Advance Dental Clinic, we understand that not everyone can afford to pay for top-class dental treatments like dental implants all at once. That’s why we offer an attractive finance package that allows our patients to break down the cost of their treatment with us into more manageable monthly chunks, instead of needing to pay one large lump sum upfront. With our finance option, you can borrow between £350 and £25,000 - all you need to do is ask a member of staff and the Advance Dental team will put together a price breakdown for you.