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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
Jul 2018
4th
 

Dental implant to replace a missing premolar tooth- an article for dentists

Dental implants are the best way to replace a single missing tooth; at present there is no alternative that can offer the same benefits as dental implants. These include: A fixed tooth to replace the missing one The adjacent teeth do not need cutting down Preservation of the bone and gum tissue Restoring function to that of the natural tooth Excellent aesthetics as the new tooth emerges from the gum line Dental implants cannot decay Longer lasting than traditional alternatives such as dentures … 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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