Our case of the month for February 2022 is one involving 2 dental implants to replace 3 missing back teeth. Dental implants are considered the gold standard to replace missing teeth but what are dental implants? Well, essentially implants are the replacements for the roots of the missing teeth. They provide the foundation to allow us to place new teeth on top. Simple? Not really! Dental implant treatment is complicated and requires a huge amount of training, experience and ongoing education. Of course, some…
Our case of the month for October was a simple yet effective one involving three of our favourite techniques: Invisalign, tooth whitening and cosmetic bonding.
Crowding of teeth is so common, we would probably say the majority of the population suffer some form of mis alignment of some sort. Luckily, modern day treatments mean that teeth straightening is actually a simply and pain free process. In our case, we used Invisalign Lite which is the 'middle of the road' version which typically takes less than 6 …
Our case of the month for September 2021 was a simply stunning one using ultra minimally invasive E max veneers. Our client disliked her front teeth composite bonding which had discoloured, worn and chipped over time. Although teeth bonding is a superb treatment, there are disadvantages compared to porcelain such as those mentioned above. Porcelain will not stain or change colour and it is far more durable than composite. However, in the past, porcelain needed considerable preparation to create space for th…
Dental implants are the best way to replace a single missing premolar tooth; at present there is no alternative that can offer the same benefits as dental implants. These include: 1. A fixed tooth to replace the missing one2. The adjacent teeth do not need cutting down3. Preservation of the bone and gum tissue4. Restoring function to that of the natural tooth5. Excellent aesthetics as the new tooth emerges from the gum line6. Dental implants cannot decay7. Longer lasting than traditional alternatives such a…
We love transforming smiles; it is what we do and we are the best around! In this modern day and age, we need to be familiar with all of the latest dental techniques, technology and materials to be able to provide stunning smiles.
For example, fifteen years ago, dental implants were a rare thing and hardly done. Nowadays, every dental practice on the high street offers dental teeth implants and there are over 400 hundred systems available worldwide, if not more!
Of course, it would make sense if the major… READ MORE
It is absolutely freezing outside and the snow is still falling. Beast from the East meets Storm Emma and chaos ensues.
However, we at Progressive Dentistry plough on as normal helping you to achieve the smile of your dreams and maintain a healthy mouth. We love creating new smiles that transform your outlook, give you greater confidence, radiate warmth no matter how cold outside!
Our case study involves teeth straightening using a ceramic outside brace, followed by tooth whitening and cosmetic bonding. … READ MORE
We forgot to post our case of the month for December! With the excitement of Christmas, this completely slipped our mind.
Well here it is. A dental implant case which involves replacing missing back teeth. Although not a cosmetic issue as such, replacing missing back teeth can have a major impact on ones lifestyle. Being able to eat properly should not be underestimated. After all, eating is one of life's great joys.
Dental implants are the next best thing to natural teeth. If you have lost one, several … READ MORE
There are only 5 sleeps until Christmas! It's not too late. Give the best present you can to your loved one or yourself- teeth whitening.
A white, bright, healthy smile is for everyone and not just for Hollywood Stars. Here are our 5 top tips to achieve great tooth whitening:
Visit the dental hygienist regularly. Plaque is bacteria and yellow in colour. Stains can readily form from normal diets. Even some mouthwashes can cause discolouration. Corsodyl for example is used long term. Our dental hygienist wil… READ MORE
Eating your favourite foods is one of life's great joys. Perhaps a medium rare steak, crusty bread, raw vegetables or a crunchy apple? Most of us take eating for granted. However, for those with missing teeth, eating may be limited to certain foods only and this certainly is not much fun.
There is an answer and they are called dental implants. In simple terms, dental implants are titanium cylinders that are inserted into the jaw bone. A phenomenon called 'osseointegration' where bone grows and fuses aroun… READ MORE
Fibroepithelial polyps are commonly seen in the mouth on the lip, cheek, gum line and tongue. There are a small mass of tissue that usually form in response to trauma such as lip biting or cheek chewing. Although, in the main, polyps are pain free and benign, they can be irritating especially if you keep catching them whilst eating which could cause ulcers or inflammation.
Here is a common appearance of a fibroepithelial polyp on the lip:
A soft mass of pink tissue on the lip.
Although these can be left… READ MORE