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Mar 2022
2nd
 

2 Dental Implants to Replace 3 Missing Teeth

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… READ MORE
Feb 2022
2nd
 

Replace A Missing Front Tooth Using A Dental Implant

Thankfully January is over! Longer days are on the horizon and Spring time not too far away. Our case of the month for January involved quite a complex one to replace a missing front tooth using a dental implant. Unfortunately, our patient had an accident causing severe trauma to his front tooth. The tooth could not be saved and required removal. This is a nightmare scenario for most of us but thankfully we have the technology and options available to replace the tooth with a long term solution- a dental im… READ MORE
Jan 2022
17th
 

Case of the Month December 2021- Porcelain Veneers

Our case of the month for December was a stunning one involving the replacement of old porcelain veneers and a dental implant crown for a front tooth. Porcelain veneers are a great way to improve overall aesthetics and are considered to be the most beautiful of all dental restorations for front teeth. However, as with anything in life, they will not last forever! Replacement veneers will often be needed every 10-15 years due to normal wear and tear. There is also the issue of gum recession over time which c… READ MORE
Sep 2018
20th
 

Case of the month September 2018

Our case of the month for September involves a dental implant to replace a missing molar tooth. Initially, the tooth was lost due to extensive tooth decay that was not treatable. This resulted in a space which affected eating. Although back teeth are not particularly visible, it is important to replace them for a number of reasons: Restore the bite Prevent movement of the adjacent teeth Prevent movement of the opposite teeth Preserve the jaw bone Aesthetics if visible on smiling In our case, the mi… READ MORE
Dec 2016
30th
 

Case of the Month December 2016

Our case of the month for December involves the replacement of a missing lower front tooth using a dental implant. Dental implants are the best way to restore lost teeth; modern day techniques are minimally invasive, quick and virtually pain free. In our case, a lower front tooth was lost due to trauma. As you can see from the photographs, the tooth has been replaced with a virtually identical new dental implant crown. Before dental implant- missing lower front tooth After dental implant- life like and a… READ MORE
Sep 2016
21st
 

Dental implants- what to expect

If you are missing teeth, then you have probably already done some research into dental implants. However, unless you have already undergone treatment you may be unaware of what the process involves. Well , we can simply it for you in 10 simple steps: Full diagnostic planning- a full clinical examination, x rays, photographs and study models CT scan of the area Digital planning on specialist software Fabrication of surgical stent if required Place dental implant(s) Allow healing of 12 weeks Ta… READ MORE
May 2015
28th
 

Dental Implants at Progressive Dentistry

We have recently been asked which dental implant systems we use at Progressive Dentistry. The answer is: 1. Nobel Biocare 2. Astra Tech 3. Implant Direct 4. Ankylos 5. Southern Implants We also have restorative capability for Straumann implants. However, we are happy to accommodate any implant system. If you have a problem with your dental implants and need some help, contact us. We will not simply dismiss your case because we do not use that particular implant.… READ MORE
May 2014
16th
 

Dental implants to replace a single missing tooth

Dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth. Fact. So if you have missing teeth, your first choice should be a dental implant. The most common scenario we encounter is a single missing tooth. Why replace the tooth? There are a number of reasons: 1. For aesthetics especially if it is a front tooth! 2. To restore function 3. To prevent any further bone loss 4. To prevent drifting of the adjacent and opposing teeth- yes they can move! 5. To maintain the bite 6. For psychological well being… READ MORE
 

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