NEWS - NOTHING BUT THE TOOTH - October 2014

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Oct 2014
22nd
 

Child tooth decay on the increase

Please read the following, which was taken from a BBC report into child tooth decay and gum disease. This is a worrying report which not be swept under the carpet. Action must be taken now as tooth decay and gum disease are on the whole, preventable.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-29712453 At Progressive Dentistry, we are more than happy to provide tooth brushing clinics in school, nurseries and care homes. Prevention is better than cure and we would be glad to help. If you would like us to arrange a vis… READ MORE
Oct 2014
21st
 

Case of the month- October 2014

Our case of the month for October involves cosmetic bonding of the lower front teeth which were heavily worn and using a principle called the Dahl technique.This technique is not very well known but it is fantastic method for treating worn down teeth where there is no space to restore them. For example, when your front teeth wear down due to grinding, acid erosion, bad habits (biting pens, nails etc), there is often little space to restore the teeth using conventional fillings. In the old days, the teeth m… READ MORE
Oct 2014
16th
 

For dentists- Marginal fitting of indirect restorations

For those dentists out there who are curious about what is acceptable when fitting your indirect restorations such as crowns, bridges, implant crowns and bridges, inlays and onlays, here are some useful facts on marginal fitting: Quality ratings for marginal fitting: 1. Clinically excellent: no gap; smooth transition between margin and tooth; probe does not catch 2. Clinically acceptable: space of 150 µm; slight probe catching 3. Clinically unsatisfactory: space > 150 µm - 250 µm; probe penetrates in… READ MORE
Oct 2014
8th
 

Advanced dental implants

We are constantly striving to improve our services and use the the very best in modern technology and materials. Dental implants is a field where technology is constantly improving and the materials are evolving at a rapid rate. It is important to keep up to date, as not only will modern methods achieve great results but will also allow us dentists to treat cases that were not previously possible. On such example is when there is very compromised bone quality to place a dental implant. This could be the ca… READ MORE
Oct 2014
3rd
 

The complete smile makeover- no pain, no drilling, no needles, no brainer!

At Progressive Dentistry, we are advocates of non invasive treatment to produce the very best results. We believe that treatments kind to the teeth and gums will produce longer lasting, natural results yet still highly aesthetic. For example, this week in the Daily Mail, a double page spread on celebrities who have had their teeth done. This included Simon Cowell, Noel Gallagher, Cheryl Cole (sorry Fernandez Versini), Tom Cruise, David Bowie, Catherine Zeta Jones, Gordon Brown (yes, our ex Prime Minister),… READ MORE
 

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