Missing Teeth

Dental Implants – the ultimate tooth replacement solution

If you’ve been living with failing, damaged or missing teeth, or have been suffering from ill-fitting and loose dentures, now is the time to take back control and regain your confidence with dental implant treatment at Brickfields Dental Care.

With a comprehensive range of state-of-the-art implant treatment options, coupled with a dynamic and expert team of highly-skilled dentists, we can give you back the healthy, youthful, and natural-looking smile you deserve.

Think you could benefit from Dental Implants?

Fixing restorative prosthetics through dental implants is a long-lasting, comfortable, and natural-looking solution to many issues associated with missing teeth, including:

  • Fixing unsightly gaps in your dentition
  • Restoring natural function, particularly if you have difficulty chewing as a result of wobbly prosthetics
  • Remedies affected speech from loose dentures
  • Stops existing teeth from moving unwantedly into spaces left by missing teeth
  • Eliminates the need for inconvenient and messy denture adhesives, ensuring a fixed and secure position at all times
  • Reduces gum and mouth irritations from ill-fitted and uncomfortable dentures

How does Dental Implant treatment work?

Dental implants are long-lasting substitute roots for missing teeth, which act as an anchor for a set of natural-looking replacement teeth or crown. Our implant treatment process is carried out in four steps:

Step 1

Consultation and planning

Your dedicated implant surgeon will carry out a thorough assessment to examine your dental needs, determine your options, and discuss the best course of action with you.

Step 2

Placement of the implant

A titanium post is anchored to the jawbone under the gum as a strong and durable replacement for your natural tooth root.

Step 3

The ‘nursing period’

As it’s analogous namesake suggests, in this period we wait for your gums and bone to fully heal around your new implant.

Step 4

Permanent crowning

Once the soft tissue has healed, your dentist will adhere the metal ceramic prosthesis (or crown) to the implant using secure fixtures or dental cement.

At Brickfields Dental Care in Essex, the implant team are steadfast in their sympathetic and detailed approach to your dental care.

We see your implant journey as a collaborative, team effort between you and your dentist. Our treatment plans are fully bespoke and tailored to meet your needs, dependent on your specific conditions and chosen implant options.

Full arch dental implants and ‘teeth in a day’

If you’re missing most or all of your teeth and are tired of wearing uncomfortable and loose dentures, a full-arch fixed dental implant solution could be the right treatment for you.

The full-arch dental implant procedure is growing in popularity amongst our Chelmsford dental patient base due to the main procedure taking only one day to complete under local anaesthetic. This ‘teeth-in-a-day’ approach does not require the conventional bone grafting sometimes needed for traditional dental implant procedures. You can leave the practice on the same day of your appointment with either upper or lower arch of teeth permanently replaced and restored.

Implant-retained Removable Full-Arch solutions

The Brickfields clinicians can also secure a full-arch denture with dental implants meaning that the abutments hold the prosthesis securely in place, but the plates can also be easily removed for cleaning.

This implant-stabilised approach is a cost-effective way of replacing all the teeth either on the lower or upper jaw and eliminates the loose and irritating problems that traditional dentures sometimes afford.

Why choose dental implants over dentures or bridges?

Aesthetically, no other restorative treatment compares to the look and feel of a dental implant, and no one will be able to tell that you have a replacement tooth! Dental implants integrate into the structure of your jawbone, preventing the bone loss and gum recession that often accompanies removable bridgework and dentures.

Dental implants are in-fact, tooth-saving. They won’t sacrifice the quality of the remaining, neighbouring teeth because they aren’t altered to support the implant, as is the case for bridges. At Brickfields Dental Care, we aim to preserve and enhance your natural smile with the support of implant technology, providing a significant and long-term benefit to your oral health!

Why choose Brickfields for your Dental Implant treatment?

With a first-class dental team, unrivalled expertise, and superior patient aftercare, at Brickfields Dental Care we pride ourselves on providing our South Woodham Ferrers patients’ with the utmost in dental excellence.

Our Implant Surgeons, Dr Amit Patel and Dr TC Patel, carry out Implant and Cosmetic dentistry on referred patients, as well as those that self-refer. They have both undertaken numerous postgraduate courses, are highly experienced dental surgeons having placed over 5000 implants combined, and have accrued a national reputation as leaders in their field.

Alongside a passion for industry-leading implant treatment, TC and Amit also have a special interest in restorative and cosmetic dentistry. TC holds the Advanced Implant Diploma from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and has a national reputation in implant dentistry, providing dental implants for over 15 years.

Both dentists have completed the Diploma in Implant Dentistry (Dip Imp Dent RCS Eng) with the Royal College of Surgeons, London. This qualification is considered to be the ‘gold standard’ in implant training and demonstrates the highest level of clinical practice.

TC and Amit are also lecturers in implantology and active mentors for dentists practicing the surgical and restorative phases of implant care.

Principal Dentist

TC Patel

BDS (Newscastle 1983), DGDP RCS (Eng 1994), DRDP (Lon 2003), DipImpDent RCS (Eng) Adv Cert, CAPP Dent, FF GDP (UK) FICD
GDC Registration : 57765

T.C. has 29 years experience in the dental profession and has recently been made Fellow of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (FFGDP) by examination which recognises his commitment to postgraduate professional development. It also marks his ability to deliver the highest standard of patient care and dental competence.

His interests are Smile Design Cosmetic Dentistry, implants and orthodontics.

He has postgraduate qualifications in Restorative Clinical Practice from the Eastman Hospital and in June 2007 and he achieved Specialist Diploma in Dental Implantology (Advanced Certificate) at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He has also held the post of Senior Clinical Assistant in Orthodontics at Southend General Hospital for 25 years.

He is a member of the Clinical Performance Committee and the chairman of South East Essex orthodontic study group. Member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and Association of Dental Implantologists and Course Tutor in Diploma in Implant Dentistry at Leeds Dental Institute.

He is also a mentor on the Ankylos Implant System for Dentsply.

His hobbies are playing golf, pilates and skiing.

Principal Dentist

Amit Patel

BChD MJDF RCS (ENG), Dip Imp Dent RCS (ENG), MClinDent Fixed & Removable Prosthodontics Dist. (Lon)
GDC Registration : 244708

Thank you for choosing me as your Dentist. Our goal for all our patients here is to provide you with the highest level of care we can so that you can keep your teeth in optimal health whilst keeping them looking fantastic.

My aim is to provide high quality dentistry in an ethical and comfortable manner. I take pride in listening to your concerns and finding a suitable way to meet your personal needs. The treatment you receive will always be bespoke to yourself.

I graduated from the University of Leeds with a Merit of Distinction in the Examination of Clinical Dental Practice. I have also completed the postgraduate Membership of Joint Dental Faculties examinations and the prestigious Diploma in Implant Dentistry with the Royal College of Surgeons England. I undertook the 1-year Foundation in Implant Dentistry supported by the International Team for Implantology and also completed a four years masters programme in fixed and removable prosthodontics to further my passion for restorative dentistry. I am an Educational Supervisor for East of England and train newly qualified dentists.

I previously held a surgical role as a part-time Speciality Doctor in Oral Surgery at Broomfield Hospital and n 2014, was shortlisted as a finalist in the Best Young Dentist category at the Dentistry Awards. In 2015 I won Highly Commended Best Young Dentist South Region and In 2017, I won Young Dentist of the Year at the Dental Awards. I also write many articles for well-known publications with dentistry.

I have interests in Dental Implants, Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry and Minimally Invasive where possible.

Looking for a removable solution to missing teeth?

At Brickfields Dental Centre, we offer functional, natural-looking and comfortable solutions to missing teeth, including a wide range of removable denture options:

  • Metal dentures
  • Acrylic dentures
  • Immediate dentures
  • Complete dentures

Do you have an unwanted gap in your smile?

Our Essex dentists also offer bespoke, restorative crown and bridge treatment to support the natural, remaining teeth and complete your smile. Browse our range of crown and bridge prosthetics:


  • All-ceramic crowns
  • Metal ceramic crowns
  • All-Zirconium crowns
  • Gold crowns


  • Conventional Bridge
  • Cantilever Bridge
  • Adhesive Bridge

Smile gallery

Take a look at our latest smile creations with real before and after patient photos available through our Smile Gallery.

Full-Arch Implants 2

Full-Arch Implants 1

Dental Implants 5

Dental Implants 4

Dental Implants 3

Dental Implants 2


How painful is it to have a dental implant fitted?

Your Brickfields Dental Care implant team will conduct your treatment under local anaesthetic to numb the gums and surrounding tissue so you shouldn’t feel anything throughout the procedure. Slight pain and swelling is common after the surgery and can be managed through over-the-counter pain killers.

Are dental implants available through the NHS?

Though implants are usually only available through private dental care, there are a few circumstances where they may be available on the NHS i.e. to replace teeth lost as a result of mouth cancer. Our dental team will be happy to talk through your options with you should you think you may be eligible for this.

How long does the dental implant process take?

This varies from patient to patient, however, the average treatment time is 3-9 months. Should you require additional preparatory treatment such as bone grafts or extractions, treatment time may be extended. 

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Based on 192 reviews
I have always received a warm welcome from the moment I've set foot in the door. Ahmit and his colleagues are extremely professional whilst reassuring during all the treatment I have received. I would 100% recommend to anyone!
Fiona J.
Fiona J.
Very pleasant and professional receptionists and hygienist excellent. Professional all round.
Rosemary S.
Rosemary S.
Excellent treatment and amazing staff. Would highly recommend. Have been a patient here since 1996 and would not go anywhere else.Mya the trainee dental nurse is very gentle and professional and a delightful addition to the Surgery.
Fantastic care received by my 11 year old son this morning.
Gemma C.
Gemma C.
Always very professional many thanks
Karen B.
Karen B.
Have been coming here a few years now. Nice friendly staff, good service made me feel at ease with the treatment I received.
Excellent friendly informative service. Always a pleasure to visit.
Maureen P.
Maureen P.
Always an excellent friendly service. Great staff who make you feel relaxed & more of a friend than just a patient.
Graeme B.
Graeme B.
Probably the best dentist in SWF and surrounding areas. Staff are always friendly, helpful and professional.
Oguz A.
Oguz A.
Excellent , polite, friendly, professional treatment who I would heartily recommend
So pleased to have been recommended for a consultation for dental work at Brickfields. Time was taken by Mr. Patel to explain in detail what dental treatment was required for me. I left well informed, and confident in his ability to treat me. Thank you.
Jenni H.
Jenni H.
Fantastic service from everyone, but special thanks to Amit Patel & Toni Johnson, thank you for everything.
Glenn C.
Glenn C.
A superb dentalPractice second to none
Gillian H.
Gillian H.
Beth was lovely and friendly and made my whole experience enjoyable. She explained what she was doing at every step of the way and gave me tips for at home. Thank you!
Lillie-Mae F.
Lillie-Mae F.
First visit to Hygienist (Beth). Excellent explanation of all she did and education of how to brush properly.
Jeremy B.
Jeremy B.
I went into Brickfields Dentist Surgery today with out a Smile, And I wanted to let you know , I was so Happy with the treatment I had.😊I can't remember the Gentleman's name and his Assistant, but he was Absolutely Fantastic He listened and was caring. and went above and beyond to fix me a Smile.😄Just wanted to say Thankyou so much.
Julie N.
Julie N.
Warm, informative and welcoming staff. The practice is spacious and well presented.
steven T.
steven T.
I couldn't be in better hands at Brickfields. Thank you all for helping with the Tooth extraction that didn't want to play ball! Xxx
Zoe G.
Zoe G.
I have just completed root canal treatment and I cannot fault the highly competent dentist Mitul, who completed the procedure, and Toni who assisted. The atmosphere was extremely professional and the rapport between Mitul and Toni was great which made for an easy atmosphere and consequently put any nerves at ease. The procedure was as pleasant as root canal treatment can be and apart from the initial numbing injection, was completely pain free.I would also like to add that the Covid procedures at Brickfields are excellent and you feel safe at all times.
Avril N.
Avril N.
Have had a lot of appointments with Rohit & Erin, they've made me feel really comfortable and when having a wisdom tooth out helped me feel at ease when they could see I was really nervous. Really happy with the service they have provided and would recommend
kayla P.
kayla P.