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 236 reviews
I have received outstanding care (as an NHS and a private patient) from all the staff at this dental practice and can’t thank them enough. They are a professional and extremely caring team - even phoning me to check on my well- being after a procedure. I wish I’d discovered Brickfields much sooner - I would not have the dental problems I have had to live with for much of my life, but I’m so happy to know I’m in safe and professional hands now. My gum health has improved so much and other issues are in the process of being cared for.Thank you to this amazing team!
Jenny H
Jenny H
For a very nervous patient I was really apprehensive to go through substantial dental cosmetic treatment. I did not need to worry as everyone treated me with care and consideration. Amit was superb with his patience and professionalism, as was his nurse.. I’m sorry I didn’t know your name! The end result couldn’t have been better and I now have the smile that I have always wanted. Thank you to everyone at Brickfields… you have all been fantastic!
I had an appointment with Rohip and Zoe today as I needed to have impressions made.I was very nervous over this because I have a very sensitive gag reflex. Rohip and Zoe made me feel comfortable and immediately put my fears to rest and said I could have a scan instead.I felt at ease and in good hands. Rohip was very professional, explained everything to me at every step. I felt like he was looking after my best interests and didn’t want me to worry.Zoe also could see I was nervous and began having a conversation with me which calmed me down. I relaxed and of course the procedure was over before I knew it. I’ve been on a bit of journey with several trips to the dentist, Rohip referred me to the specialist in the first place and he has continued to support me and I have no doubt in my mind this will continue. I’m in good hands.Thanks for today Rohip and Zoe. I’m extremely grateful.Kind regardsRob
Rob B.
Rob B.
I always have a pleasant experience when visiting Brickfields Dental. All of the staff are professional, friendly and always happy to help.Most recently I have been having treatment with Rohit with Erin assisting him. They have both been absolutely amazing.Rohit did a filling for me a few weeks ago and I can honestly say it is the best filling I have ever had. It doesn’t feel like a filling at all. It looks and feels like a real tooth. Rohit always talks me through the process and makes me feel at ease. He is an amazing dentist.Thank you Rohit and Erin for your amazing work and for being so professional and helpful.9th December 2021Another huge thank you to Rohit who fitted a crown for me today. I’m so impressed, it looks and feels amazing.Such a professional dentist who clearly takes pride in all of his work.Thank you Rohit!
Kelly M.
Kelly M.
Chris is the best Dentist I have had, Brickfields is highly recommended 👌
Andrew W.
Andrew W.
Was very worried to have orthodontic treatment at the age of 39 but the friendly staff and the amazing dentist TC has changed my smile already and it’s not even finished. TC removed 3 wisdom teeth as part of ongoing treatment and I didn’t feel a thing. Really helpful ladies on reception a really lovely practice thank you 😊
Olivia G.
Olivia G.
Very glad to have found this dental practice. They have been attentive to my various dental problems and treated them well. Practice is clean and Covid compliant. The receptionists are lovely as are the dental nurses who held my hand on more than one occasion (as I am not the bravest of patients). Dentist himself was very professional and knew straight away what needed doing and kept me informed throughoutIn all very happy dental patient and can now smile with confidence. Thank you to you all
Eve G.
Eve G.
I have just completed implant surgery and once again I cannot fault this practice. TC, the owner and my dentist today, is a highly competent professional, who is a perfectionist and someone who his staff say would trust him with their lives, you can’t get better praise than that. On this occasion, even the initial local anaesthetic was pain free.The receptionists are always very professional, friendly and very competent. I cannot praise this practice enough. Highly recommended.
Avril N.
Avril N.
Visit today was excellent be as usual. Fixed chipped tooth during routine check up. Staff friendly and helpful as usual.
Kim P.
Kim P.
Felt completely safe with Covid-19 protocols in place. Staff were as friendly and helpful as usual. Great practice.
Always happy with the service and care at Brickfields Dental Care.
Kerry G.
Kerry G.
Well organised and COVID Secure. Have had a make over and looks very professional.
Amanda H.
Amanda H.
Very disappointed that no time was given for the lidocaine to work before they tried to pull a tooth. Sure that’s not normal practice, staff really nice, good clean practice.
An excellent dental practice with amazing staff. I can’t say enough good things about the practice. If you’re a new patient try and get Dr Amit Patel, he’s my dentist and what a dentist he is and he’s an amazing person he is too.
Emergency appointment for a lost filling, fitted me in with 20 mins notice. Very polite and efficient, thank you!
Dave C.
Dave C.
The staff are so accommodating and helpful, they will always go the extra mile if and when they can.
Brenda A.
Brenda A.
They are very gentle and caring
Marilyn H.
Marilyn H.
Absolute fantastic dentist, made to feel relaxed and all procedures explained, would highly recommend
Greg S.
Greg S.
After not going to the dentist for over 10 years, having had a bad experience, I was extremely nervous and anxious. All the staff are amazing from the reception ladies through to the dentist, they explained and reassured me about everything they are doing. My treatment is on going through the next month and I have no concerns. Definitely recommend
Lisa G.
Lisa G.
Thank you to everyone at Brickfields for the large filling I had today and for the hygienist appointment yesterday.Everyone gave me clear information and expert treatment.
Richard F.
Richard F.