South West Implant Centre

Advantages of Dental Implants Over Conventional Treatment.

When you lose a tooth, you often lose a lot more.

Maybe it's your natural smile, maybe it's your ability to munch on certain foods, and it's almost certainly your confidence and usual exuberance. You may also experience pain, muscle strain, headaches and find it difficult to speak clearly. The effects of tooth loss are individual and dependent on exactly what you have lost.

If you have lost the crown, you have lost the visible part of your tooth, but you will still be able to have a new artifical crown fixed to your natural root. If however, you have lost the root as well, you have also lost the unseen part of your tooth.

For years, full or partial dentures and bridges have been the conventional types of tooth replacement; but most people who are missing one or more teeth find that this is a far cry from the ideal solution.

Illustration of the stages of a dental implant repair. The development of Nobel Biocare Dental Impants is one of the most significant advances in dentistry. These state-of-the-art medical devices restore the function and appearance of your missing teeth, all the way from the crown down to the root.

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that will provide the support a tooth crown needs to withstand the pressures of chewing - pressures that are greater than one might imagine.

With modern dental technology, the shape and colour of an implant-supported crown can be custom-made to look just like your natural teeth. There is no telling the difference.

Conventional Treatment Dental Implants
  • Not aesthetic
  • Visible ageing of your face is accelerated
  • You may experience pain, sore spots and "denture breath"
  • Uncomfortable, can pinch your gums, may move or fall out
  • Speech problems
  • You may be unable to eat certain foods
  • Risk of accelerated bone loss
  • Risk of mis-fitting
  • Must be realigned as bone melts away - often requires adhesive
  • Damaging adjacent healthy teeth
  • Must be replaced after some time
  • Not permanent
  • Look, feel and function like natural teeth
  • Mean lifelong tooth replacement for many people
  • Replace your tooth roots
  • Preserve the bone
  • Do not damage adjacent teeth
  • Are stable as the crown is firmly attched to the implant
  • Restore your natural chewing capacity
  • Restore your ability to taste food


A Centre of Excellence in Dentistry


South West
Implant Centre,

37 Badminton Road,
Bristol BS16 6BP


07731 579 726



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