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.

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 is a 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 procedure in Chelmsford will involve:

  • A thorough examination to identify any signs of gum disease and assess the quality of the bone.
  • A scan to assess the quality and density of the patient’s bone to check the area before any work takes place.
  • A procedure under 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.

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.

Dental Implants 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 our patients.

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:


Why am I in pain after a tooth extraction?

Generally, any discomfort after an extraction does not last for long and can easily be controlled by the painkillers you would normally take for a headache. If it lasts any longer than 48 hours you should go back to your dental team for advice.

Sometimes pain may occur 2-4 days after the extraction when a blood clot has not formed properly in the extraction socket and the bone becomes infected – something called a ‘dry socket’. You will need to go back to your dentist, who will dress the socket for you to give you some relief. This can slow down the healing process and might require several visits to settle down completely.

If you have facial swelling, this could indicate that you have an infection. You will need to see a dentist as you may need some antibiotics in addition to urgent dental work to relieve the symptoms of this infection.

If you are in the UK and do not have a regular dentist, you can find the details of the nearest emergency dentist by contacting the NHS 111 service. if you are based in Chelmsford or Essex, then call us on 01245 354046 as we are open 365 days a year to handle dental emergencies.

We understand that privacy is important. If you would rather give your details to us in confidence, please tell reception. We will arrange to use a side room to deal with anything confidential.

We appreciate that there is only limited onsite parking at the practice. We have recently invested in staff parking elsewhere to free up some spaces for patients of the practice. Alternatively, street parking is available with some exclusions that apply locally between 9am – 11am.

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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