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Feb 2013

White fillings- are they better than metal ones?

Following on from my previous article regarding metal fillings, I will now provide 10 reasons why white fillings are superior to metal fillings: 1. White fillings actually adhere to the tooth surface creating an excellent seal. 2. White fillings require less preparation of the tooth than metal fillings. 3. White fillings do not contain mercury. 4. They are easily repaired if damaged. 5. They can be used on front and back teeth. 6. The wear strength of the latest materials are far superior to previous generations and therefore similar to tooth enamel. 7. White fillings can be used to repair worn, chipped and fractured teeth in a procedure called cosmetic bonding. 8. They can be used as an intermediate restoration for complex cases. For example: tooth wear cases, temporary veneers and crowns 9. White fillings can be used to cure sensitive teeth. 10. White fillings look great and just like teeth! However, it is vital that white fillings are placed correctly. In 99% of cases, they must be placed under rubber dam. This is a special rubber sheet which isolates the tooth from moisture and bacteria. The technique must also be correct and follow a strict protocol. Failure to follow these guidelines will lead to failure. At Progressive Dentistry, I insist that we use the very best materials and techniques to ensure optimal results. Anything less will not do. If you are considering replacing metal fillings with white fillings, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our telephone number is 0207 7311162 or e mail us on info@progressivedentistry.co.uk


Mar 2021

Case of the Month February 2021

Our case of the month for last month is a stunning case which involves a smile transformation using three techniques:1. Lingual Braces2. Tooth whitening using a take home whitening kit 3. Cosmetic bonding We like to call this a Progressive Smile transformation as there is no drilling, no injections, no pain and the process is affordable and easy to maintain. In contrast to porcelain veneers or crowns which require drilling away of healthy tooth enamel to cover the teeth with the ceramic. Granted, this may l… READ MORE
Jun 2020

We have opened our dental practice in Fulham!

We are delighted to say that from the 8th June we have opened our dental practice after a huge amount of work behind the scenes to keep our staff and patients safe. We have made a major investment in our business including: Newly painted exterior and signage. No more black!New flooring internally with a lovely white oak effect vinyl which can be steam cleanedPPE for all staff including custom made washable gowns, masks, caps, half face respirator masks by 3M and full face visorsVirus Killer air filtration u… READ MORE
Apr 2020

Managing Orthodontic Emergencies at Home during Lockdown by Dr Nissit Patel

If you are undergoing orthodontic treatment at this present time, I can appreciate that it is probably quite a worry about when your next appointment may be. After all, orthodontic treatment is all about seeing progress for teeth straightening and it is unlikely the next adjustment or review appointment will be for some time yet.However, it is important to stay positive and remember the fact that things will return to some level of normality in the near future and that teeth can always be straightened despi… READ MORE
Dec 2019

Christmas Opening Hours

It's that time of year again, Christmas! We will be taking a short break over the festive period. Our opening hours are: Monday 23rd December 0900-1300 Christmas Eve Closed Christmas Day Closed Boxing Day Closed Friday 27th December Closed Saturday 28th Closed Monday 30th 1000-1500 New Years Eve Reception only 0900-1500 New Years Day Closed 2nd January Normal opening hours resume Should you have an emergency out of hours, please e mail info@progressivedentistry.co.uk and a dentist will respond as soon as… READ MORE


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