For many years, the standard way of fixing a missing tooth (or teeth) was either a fixed bridge or partial dentures. A bridge was installed by first reducing the teeth on one side of the area formerly filled by the extracted teeth, and then attaching an interconnected sequence of crowns with glue on the reduced supporting teeth.

The disadvantages of a dental bridge were that two, sometimes more perfectly healthy teeth had to be lowered to accommodate the remaining crowns supporting the bridge, and because the bridge is made up of a series of interconnected crowns, it was difficult to maintain the beauty of the supporting teeth, which often resulted in the decay of the supporting teeth and the premature loss of the bridge.

These concerns have thankfully been eliminated because of advanced technology and contemporary dentistry, and dental implants today provide much better options.

For affordable dental implants in Essex, visit or call Simply Teeth Essex today!

What exactly is a dental implant?

A dental implant, simply put, is a tiny cylinder that is surgically implanted into the space previously occupied by the excised tooth’s root(s). After a few months, the bone grows around the implant and anchors it in the jawbone. The oral surgeon surgically exposed the implant and made the top accessible after the cure was complete. This allows the repair dentist to install a post and crown on the implant.

The end result resembles a real, natural-looking tooth and the implant serves as the tooth’s root. This is the most natural, conservative, and straightforward method of replacing lost teeth ever devised! Implants can be used to secure loose full dentures, particularly lower dentures that have little or no preservation.

Where to find affordable dental implant treatment in Essex

At Simply Teeth Essex we offer affordable implant dentistry and treatment to all individuals in the area. We offer a comprehensive solution to our clients, placing the implant in the jawbone and then placing the false tooth on top of it. This is done at our Ilford clinic under local anaesthesia. In addition, we provide our patients with sedatives to relax them during the dental implant treatment.

Dental implants are generally used to fill in the gaps left by lost teeth and the implant blends in with the rest of your teeth. These are technologically advanced (titanium) posts that provide a long-term answer to your dental problems. Our skilled dental staff will conduct a consultation to determine whether you are a good candidate for implants, which are appropriate for most individuals with healthy gums and good overall health.

Dental implants are, however, not appropriate for children under the age of 18 years since their bones are still growing, but we can do a general examination and cleaning of their teeth to ensure that proper dental healthcare is maintained. Call us or come in now to make an appointment for your dental care.