For patients struggling with the loss of one or more teeth, dental implants provide a comfortable, natural looking and long term solution that can not only change their smile but their lives.

Having revolutionised the practice of dentistry over the past 30 years, dental implants provide patients with a secure and reliable replacement which unlike temporary teeth or dentures they don’t have to worry about coming loose or fixing into place. A successful implant will be configured with the existing teeth and both aesthetically and functionally will act and look just like a regular tooth.

At our Essex based practice, Sharrow Dentals expert clinicians deliver safe, affordable and long lasting dental implant treatments to help our patients recover the smile they’ve lost.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are an innovative solution used to support one or more false teeth. The implant is a titanium screw that can replace the root of a tooth when it fails.

Dental implants are a comfortable and natural-looking alternative to traditional prosthetic appliances such as dentures and bridges. They have the added advantage that when appropriately planned they will not cause harm to the adjacent teeth and have better longevity than any other dental appliance which can mean that implants are actually very cost-effective for patients, contrary to popular opinion.

Am I a Suitable Candidate for Dental Implants?

For patients who have experienced single or multiple tooth loss, dental implant treatment in Essex can be an excellent long term solution that not only provides realistic tooth replacement but restores confidence.

However, dental implants are not a suitable treatment option for every patient and a full oral health assessment covering things such as occlusion, teeth, jawbone and gums will all be carried out prior to treatment.

Ideally a patient will be over 21 years of age with healthy gums but there are some general health factors that will be taken into account which can affect suitability such as;

  • Pre-existing loss of bone volume
  • Medication
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes

Are Dental Implants Safe and How Long Will They Last?

Dental implants are a safe and well-established treatment in the dental industry. The implants will last for as long as you care for them, so it’s important to regularly book in for maintenance appointments to ensure they are healthy. If you do not look after your implants, they will develop a coating like natural teeth which if left untreated can lead to gum infection, bleeding, soreness and general discomfort.

What Does the Treatment Involve?

Our dental implant treatment will involve:

  • A free consultation to answer any questions you have about the procedure and to get an initial understanding of whether it is a suitable treatment for your dental needs.
  • A thorough, clinical examination including a scan to identify any potential issues, assess the quality and density of the bone and to build up a comprehensive picture of your oral health.
  • We will compile a detailed treatment plan, taking into account your unique dental needs and the results from our examinations and scans. We can then discuss all of our findings with you and help you make an informed decision on how you wish to proceed.
  • If you decided to go ahead with your dental implant procedure, then we will get you booked in to commence treatment.
  • The implant surgery is a simple procedure that will take place under local anaesthetic to gently prepare the bone for the titanium implant. The gum will then be closed by stitching or grafting, and then it is left to heal.
  • It takes around 2 months for the implant to fully ‘bond’ with the bone and during the healing process a temporary replacement tooth can be fitted.
  • After the integration and healing is complete, the permanent replacement tooth can be fitted to the implant.

Dental implants are considered to be the most stable tooth replacement solution available and for patients suffering from tooth loss it is the closest thing to having the real tooth back again.

Are you dissatisfied or unhappy with your dentures?

If implant crowns are unaffordable, you can in fact retain your dentures. These remain removable, but this can be a cheaper alternative and significantly increase your satisfaction with your dentures. Leaving you able to eat and function without having to worry about those awkward foods.

Dental Implants Essex

If you are looking for a dental implant surgeon in Essex, at Sharrow Dental we are lucky to have 4 dentists with a great deal experience in bone augmentation (grafting) procedures, placing and restoring implants as well as other members of the team who are proficient at restoring implants. In combination with traditional restorative approaches, implants create new avenues for patients to realise a true smile makeover that can change the way that they look and give people a great deal more confidence in their smile.

Our team enjoy a fantastic and long-standing relationship with Straumann dental implants, the world leader in implant technology. Thanks to Straumann’s commitment to research and development and the skills and knowledge of our team at Sharrow we are able to produce excellent results for patients who require dental implant treatment in Essex.

Book an Appointment Today

If you are interested in dental implants Chelmsford then contact us today and we will be happy to book you in for a consultation. Our experienced implant dentists will be able to discuss your treatment options in full and help you to achieve the smile you deserve.


Book an Appointment Today

If you are interested in dental implants Chelmsford then contact us today and we will be happy to book you in for a consultation. Our experienced implant dentists will be able to discuss your treatment options in full and help you to achieve the smile you deserve.

For more advice and solutions on a recent Post Extraction or Tooth loss, please check out our care leaflet below.

Post Extraction Care Leaflet

Our general dental services include the following services:


What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a metal rod or screw which is surgically placed in the jawbone under the gums to be used as a mounting post that artificial teeth, crowns and bridges can be secured to. Over several months the implant will become fused and anchored to the bone through something known as osteointegration which helps to provide a stable support for the attachment. Because of this patients not only benefit from the pleasing aesthetics of their new tooth, but the function is as close as you can get to that of real teeth.

At Sharrow Dental, our dental implants are a great, hard wearing, long term solution for one or more missing teeth that can deliver natural results, restore your confidence and allow you to enjoy all of the foods you have missed out on.

Dental implants are considered a long term, permanent tooth loss solution and have the potential to last around 20-30 years or more if they are properly maintained. However, as with most things the longevity of your dental implants will depend on a variety of factors such as;

  • Oral hygiene – maintaining good oral health with regular brushing, tooth cleaning and dentist visits is crucial.
  • Bad habits – biting or chewing hard items or using your teeth for things you shouldn’t, can damage the implant.
  • Your dentist – the experience and competence of your dentist, how they placed the implant, and their follow up care can affect the implants lifespan.
  • The implants location within the mouth – implants at the back of the mouth can have a tendency to fail more quickly as a result of frequent chewing.
  • Overall health and lifestyle -smokers, heavy drinkers and those with generally unhealthy lifestyles will be more likely to experience implant failure.

Dental implants are a great solution for patients who have lost one or more teeth to decay, dental trauma or gum disease.

Some of the many benefits of dental implants include;

  • The implants are securely fixed in place which means no unwanted, uncomfortable slippage or need for adhesives.
  • They look, feel and function just like real teeth.
  • Implants are considered to be a long term if not permanent solution that can last from 20-30 years or more.
  • Dental implants support the facial structure and preserve features that may otherwise appear sunken.
  • They can improve patients appearance and restore their confidence in their smile.
  • Implants can be extremely cost effective compared to other restorative treatments that will likely need to be replaced more frequently.
  • They don’t limit what you eat unlike dentures and make your bite effective and capable of eating everything from apples to steak.

Dental implants are easy to care for and require simple, regular tooth maintenance and routine dental check-ups.

Liv Rutland

Chelmsford, Essex

Sorry it has taken me this long to write a review but I just want to thank Ian so much for my teeth. I had a brace put on and I was quite nervous throughout the whole procedure as I don’t feel totally comfortable whenever I go to the dentist, however Ian was always so professional and confident that I knew I was in safe hands. He is also very honest so you know what result you can achieve and what you can’t which I think is really important. I am so pleased with my teeth now the brace is off and I would 100% recommend!! thank you Ian & Sharrow.

Emini Jaggan

Chelmsford, Essex

Sharrow has been very warm and welcoming – good services all round. Mr Clough has been very meticulous in his treatment – very patient. Taking his time with everything he has done. I have recommended several people to his clinic and I hope they take my advice. Happy and comfortable with the service and my mouth is back to normal! So far so good! Thank you

Roger Watling

Chelmsford, Essex

Truly great dentist, it’s no accident that my family, my daughter’s husband and now his family now go there. Having had bad experiences in my early life , I’m so glad I found them and can only deduce that they only take on dentist who are a. fantastic at their job, b. very empathetic to those who have had bad experiences.

Abbie Crabtree

Chelmsford, Essex

I’m a very nervous patient. I’m absolutely petrified of dentists but this one I feel so comfortable at. They are absolutely amazing with me and I’d recommend to anyone who’s also nervous this is the surgery for you. Everyone is so lovely and welcoming. Thank you so much sharrows. 10/10 x

Bernie Dawson

Chelmsford, Essex

Absolutely wonderful service!

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