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.

While the idea of dental implants can be worrying for some, implants are actually one of the safest, most effective and most widely-used methods to replace missing teeth in the world today – restoring the smiles of millions across the globe.

If you’ve been researching dental implant solutions, 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, effectively replacing missing teeth. Each dental implant can usually be used to support up to two false teeth.

One major advantage of a dental implant procedure 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 and helping the bone to continue to grow naturally.

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. This can be especially effective for patients with busy schedules or demanding personal commitments.

Dental Implant Cases

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Case 17 After


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 Chelmsford.

before dental implant


After dental implants


Who is suitable for dental implants?

If you are over the age of eighteen, chances are you will be quickly considered for dental implants if your dentist determines they’re necessary. If you are permanently missing one or multiple teeth, at first glance, you would appear to be the perfect candidate to receive dental implants in Essex at our clinic. However, certain factors may deter a dentist from offering you dental implants, as they may not be the best option for you if your mouth is not in the best of health.

To receive dental implants, Essex patients at our clinic are generally expected to have already healthy gums and stable bone structure in the jaw. Without these two factors, the dental implant procedure may not work and the implant may not hold in the mouth, causing even more issues. Heavy smokers, those with gum disease, diabetics and radiotherapy patients may be offered alternative treatments to solve their missing teeth woes. 

But if you are in overall good health and none of the mentioned problems apply,  you should be suitable for dental implants. If you’re concerned you may not be suitable for our dental implants in Essex, speak to a member of the Advance Dental team and we’ll be happy to offer guidance.

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. Alternatively, your dentist will discuss other viable options with you, to help restore your smile another way.

before dental implants Chelmsford


After dental implants Chelmsford


The benefits of dental implants

Upon receiving dental implants, Essex patients at Advance Dental Clinic can expect to enjoy a host of benefits, including but not limited to:

Improved smile 

The main goal of countless dental implant patients the world over is the “reappearance” of missing teeth. After the dental implant procedure your smile will feel full and bright again, offering the resurgence of confidence and happiness you’ve been looking for.

Better mouthfeel

If teeth have only been missing for a short while, and you’ve been used to having a full mouth of teeth for many years, it can be quite a foreign feeling for one or more to suddenly disappear. The insertion of dental implants can help restore the mouthfeel you’re used to, helping you enjoy more of your day-to-day without getting distracted by the unusual sensation.

Easier speaking and eating

Our teeth are more than just an aesthetic piece; they’re a practical tool necessary for proper speaking and eating. If your missing teeth have changed the way you chew your food and the way you sound when talking, dental implants in Essex could help turn back the clock and make things feel just as they did before.


Unlike many other solutions for missing teeth, dental implants can be a very long-lasting addition. Maintaining their function for upwards of twenty years in some cases (assuming they’re cared for properly) patients can potentially enjoy decades of their new smile without the need for updates or further procedures.

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.

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after dental veneers


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. However, at Advance Dental Clinic, we are happy to offer appealing finance packages for those who wish to spread the cost of their treatment, rather than paying a single lump sum upfront. This can help ease the strain on your bank account while also allowing you to leave Advance Dental Clinic worry-free, with the smile you’ve always wanted. To find out more about our finance packages, and whether or not you would be eligible, click the link here.

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