South West Implant Centre

Missing Several Teeth.

Illustration of a smiling mouth with 3 titanium implanted bolts and crowns replacing incisor teeth. Causes problems

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

Implant-supported tooth

    Click for photos. Illustration of titanium bolts implanted into a jaw and crowns to replace missing teeth
      • 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 a removable partial denture.
      • 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.
      • Prosthesis wear.

Fixed partial bridge.

    Illustration of a fixed partial bridge.
      • Fixed.
      • Well-known treatment.
      • Aesthetic.
      • Damages adjacent healthy teeth.
      • Relatively expensive.
      • Increases tisk of caries.
      • Aesthetic risk over time, due to receding gum.
      • Cement may dissolve.
      • Risk of bone resorption.
      • Not permanent.


A Centre of Excellence in Dentistry


South West
Implant Centre,

37 Badminton Road,
Bristol BS16 6BP


07731 579 726



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