South West Implant Centre

Missing one tooth

Illustration of a mouth with a dental implant bolt and tooth overlaid showing repair of a gap between incisors Causes problems

      • Aesthetic problem.
      • Functional problem.
      • Causes neighbouring teeth to drift.
      • Erupts opposing tooth.
      • Bone resorption.

Implant-supported tooth

    Click for photos. Illustration of a dental repair with bolt and crown.
      • Fixed.
      • Aesthetic.
      • No damage to adjacent teeth.
      • Fully functional.
      • Reliable and stable.
      • Stops bone resorption.
      • Well documented treatment.
      • Long term solution.

 

Conventional treatment

Removable partial denture.

    Illustration of an incisor tooth gap with a partial denture treatment.
      • Relatively low cost.
      • Long-known treatment.
      • Poor aesthetics.
      • Can be socially embarrassing.
      • Removability.
      • Uncomfortable.
      • Difficult to speak normally.
      • Difficult to chew certain foods.
      • Alters the taste of food.
      • Can be difficult to adjust to.
      • Increases risk of caries.
      • Risk of bone resorption.
      • Wires may damage teeth.

Resin-retained fixed partial denture.

    Illustration of an incisor tooth gap with a resin-fixed partial denture treatment.
      • Fixed.
      • Relatively low cost.
      • Short treatment time.
      • Poor aesthetics as metal may show through.
      • May loosen.
      • May irritate gums.
      • Increases risk of caries.
      • Risk of bone resorption.
      • Risk of fracture to restoration.

Fixed partial bridge.

    Illustration of an incisor tooth gap with a fixed partial bridge treatment.
      • Aesthetic.
      • Fixed.
      • Well-known treatment.
      • Damage to healthy adjacent teeth.
      • Relatively expensive.
      • Increases tisk of caries.
      • Aesthetic risk over time, due to receding gum.
      • Cement may dissolve.
      • Risk of bone resorption.

 

A Centre of Excellence in Dentistry

Address

South West
Implant Centre,

37 Badminton Road,
Downend,
Bristol BS16 6BP

Telephone

07731 579 726

Email

nigel.reynolds
@oasis-healthcare
.com

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