Our case of the month for November 2017 is one of our favourite treatments. This technique can completely transform your smile without the need for cutting teeth, without any injections, without any pain and it is affordable. We call it ABC.
A is for alignment. Aligning teeth into the correct position is essential for cosmetic dentistry. Without correct alignment, a great smile cannot be achieved. We use a number of teeth alignment systems. In this case, a Social 6 lingual brace was used. This is an amazin… READ MORE
A common question we are asked is what is cosmetic bonding? The term itself does not mean a great deal and is not self-explanatory. Well, I will try to explain as best as I can in simple terms and how the treatment is actually completed.…
One of our favourite treatments is cosmetic bonding. We can create stunning smiles in just one appointment, without drilling your teeth, without needles and without any pain. What's more, the treatment is far more affordable than porcelain veneers for example.
What is involved?
Cosmetic bonding can be explained in 5 simple steps:
Full clinical examination (of course!!)
Photographs and possibly a diagnostic wax up of the proposed new shape of your teeth
Mock up to visualise the end result
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Our case of the month for August is one involving cosmetic bonding. In this case, the edges of the central front teeth were worn, chipped and almost transparent.
Cosmetic bonding is a technique that can repair fractured, uneven, chipped and spaced teeth using a non invasive adhesive process. There is virtually no drilling required, no need for needles and no pain!
What's more is that we have recently improved our bonding process using fluid abrasion. The bond strength using fluid abrasion prio… READ MORE
Our case study today is on cosmetic bonding. For those of you who are unaware of the process of cosmetic bonding, here is a recap:
1. It is a completely NON invasive treatment for chipped, fractured, spaced and uneven teeth.
2. It is additive i.e we bond to the natural tooth surface
3. There is no need for any drilling of the underlying tooth
4. There is no need for any needles or injections
5. It is far more affordable than traditional treatments such as porcelain veneers
6. It is easy to maintain
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Modern day cosmetic dentistry is a million miles away from cosmetic dentistry of the past. We now hate to use the dental drill if at all possible and preserve as much tooth enamel as possible. Enamel is the hardest tissue in the human body for a good reason, it is not meant to be drilled away!
In the old days, if you wanted your crooked teeth corrected, they were drilled down for crowns or veneers. Although an instant fix, the long term damage is unknown and a life time of maintenance ensues.
Today, we ca… READ MORE
We are now well into 2015 and what better way to start the year than taking the first steps to a new smile. Our preferred smile makeover is as simple as ABC:
A is for alignment- straighten teeth using discreet or invisible braces
B is for bleaching- whiten teeth using or brand new Philips LED whitening system
C is for cosmetic bonding- create symmetry by bonding the latest cosmetic composites to uneven edges, short or fractured teeth
This technique is totally NON INVASIVE! We do not need to drill your t… READ MORE
Our case of the month for November involves cosmetic bonding of a front tooth. The tooth in question was treated after orthodontic teeth straightening. Once the teeth were nice and straight, the smile was significantly enhanced with our minimally invasive technique of cosmetic bonding.
A brief overview of the technique:
1. The tooth is cleaned and polished. Any old composite filling material must be removed and any sharp edges smoothed.
2. Washing and drying with an etching gel.
3. Coating the tooth wit… READ MORE
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
We strongly believe in the non invasive dentistry wherever possible. There are many benefits to a minimal approach such as:
1. Less invasion leads to healthier teeth and gums
2. Less biological damage
3. Less risk of complications
4. Maintenance is simple and cost effective
5. Less costly!
6. Natural results
For example, just look at our case below with regards to a non invasive smile makeover:
This smile was created WITHOUT any drilling, any needles or injections and was entirely pain free.
This… READ MORE