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MAR 19
We are delighted to have been selected by Three Best Rated as one of the three best dentists in London.  They are a ratings company which   check business's reviews, reputation, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, nearness, trust, cost and general excellence using a 50 point inspection. This award follows on from our selection for one of three best dentists in Fulham, London, SW6.

Considering how many dental practices there are in London, we consider this to be a great honour and is testament to our incredibly hard working and dedicated staff.

As our name suggests, we are progressive in nature and strive to improve day on day, year on year. This involves investing the latest technology, staff training, continual professional education, undertaking audits and peer review.

We have exciting announcements coming up for Easter, so please watch this space!

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FEB 19
Our case of the month for February involves the replacement of a single front tooth crown. Although this may seem a simple process, the technical skill involved in achieving a great match to the adjacent teeth is incredibly high.

A dental crown is often needed if a tooth is badly broken, decayed or has had root canal treatment. Heavily damaged teeth will not be able to withstand the everyday forces of eating, chewing or grinding and may split or fracture. If the fracture is below the gum level or between the roots, the only option will then be removal of the tooth.

The process involved with a crown has changed now that we use a fully digital approach. The only physical impression we need is a small one of the tooth to be able to make a temporary crown. The tooth in question will be prepared to approximately 0.8mm-1.2mm all around with a taper of 6-12 degrees. A vital aspect is something called a 'ferule'. This is where the preparation ends on tooth surface rather than a filling material. If a ferule of 1-3mm can be achieved, the retention and resistance form is very high leading to a long lasting treatment. Your dentist will be able to tell you if this has been achieved.

Once the tooth has been prepared, it is usual for some level of gum 'retraction' using either pastes, cord or a combination of both. This is important so that the margin of the preparation is clear. This is where the crown will sit and hence if the margin is clear, a good fit will be the end result.

We will then take a digital scan of the tooth and surrounding areas including how you bite. There is no need for messy, sticky impressions! On the software we can check that there is enough space, check the margin, shade test the adjacent teeth and check the angulation/ taper.

Then it is time to make the temporary crown. This is usually from a bis acryl composite material and seated with a soft  cement. Our labs will ask for 10 working days in most cases where the scans will be printed and the new crown designed, milled, characterised and glazed ready for fitting.

The fitting appointment is usually straight forward with perhaps a slight adjustment. Once fitted, the crown will take a few days to get used to. After that, it will feel part of your mouth.

Here are the photos of our case:

The left lateral tooth is the one in question. The crown is like a block of porcelain, unaesthetic and very obvious.

The new crown blends seamlessly with the adjacent teeth with characterisation and natural contours.

Needless to say, our patient was delighted.

Treatment completed by Dr Nissit Patel, lab work by Estetica Dental Lab.

Photos may not be reproduced for any reason without strict permission from Dr Nissit Patel.
FEB 19
We are a bit late for the January case but it is well worth waiting for. The case involves one of our favourite treatments; ABC. As you may well, we believe in MI dentistry. Minimally invasive. We can create stunning smiles without having to drill away your teeth; we simply enhance what you already have.

Our case involves straightening initially using full mouth lingual braces. Lingual braces are the only braces that can be said to be 'invisible'. They are placed behind the teeth so that no one will know that you are having your teeth straightened. Of course, we can use alternative systems such as conventional outside braces or Invisalign also. There are many choices available, long gone are the days of metal train tracks as the only option.

After we achieved a beautiful straight smile, tooth whitening was done using our in chair Phillips ZOOM whitening and take home kit. This was followed by cosmetic bonding to create symmetry of otherwise uneven and asymmetrical teeth.

The results are simply awesome and this is a case of a true smile transformation. Please take a look at the before and after photos:


Before treatment.

After ABC- the Progressive Dentistry smile transformation. What a difference.

Light and day. Chalk and cheese. WOW.

Treatment completed by Dr Nissit Patel. Photographs are the sole property of Dr Nissit Patel and cannot be reproduced with strict permission.

If you are considering transforming your smile this year, call us today. It could changed your smile, confidence and approach to life.
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