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By Progressive Dental Group
December 24, 2018
Category: Dental Appliances

Dental ImplantsWhen it comes to replacing missing natural teeth, dental implants not only look great, but take advantage of the body's natural functions to be the most preferred dental restoration available today. For these reasons and more, Dr. David Salah of Progressive Dental Group in Novi, MI, recommends dental implants to his patients who have missing teeth. Learn more about the benefits of dental implants here!

Securely stable

The stability of dental implants is what sets them apart from other tooth restorations. The post, which Dr. Salah implants during a quick procedure at Progressive Dental Group in Novi, will eventually become part of your anatomy as the jawbone grows back around it. This unique feature replicates the structure of natural teeth and ensures that the teeth you still have won't shift out of place.

Altogether attractive

Smiling and talking can be challenging when you're missing a tooth. But dental implants from your Novi dentist not only restore your smile, they also restore your confidence by filling in the spaces from missing teeth with realistic, beautiful restorations. Each crown - the tooth-shaped, visible portion of your implant - is expertly shaped, painted, and polished to look exactly like a natural tooth, and yours will be carefully matched to the color of your own teeth.

Fully functional

Dental implants are so low-maintenance, you may forget that you even have them! Once your Novi dentist has attached the crown, your dental implants are completely done and won't require any extra maintenance. You'll be able to eat what you want and can treat them just like regular teeth; daily brushing and flossing to keep the gums healthy will ensure that they'll last many years, even a lifetime.

Are you ready to see your teeth in a whole new light? Contact Progressive Dental in Novi, MI, to schedule a dental implant consultation with Dr. David Salah and welcome the new year with a renewed smile!

By Progressive Dental Group
July 24, 2017
Category: Dental Appliances
Tags: invisalign  

Straightening your teeth can seem like a monumental task. However, it is not only your teeth that change. During treatment, traditionalinvisalign braces require that you wear them permanently affixed to your teeth for months or even years, compromising your look for your end result. Luckily, you can avoid all of this with Invisalign. Learn more about Invisalign orthodontic treatment with Dr. David Salah at Progressive Dental in Novi, MI.

What can Invisalign do for me? 
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment which focuses on straightening the teeth and correcting a bad bite, known as malocclusion. Some of the most common conditions that Invisalign treats include:

  • misaligned teeth
  • overcrowding (overlaps)
  • under crowding (gaps)
  • uneven teeth
  • overbite
  • underbite
  • cross bite
  • open bite

How does Invisalign work? 
Unlike traditional braces which use metal brackets and wires permanently affixed to the teeth, Invisalign depends on clear, plastic aligner trays to move the teeth and correct the bite. The same gentle pressure placed onto the teeth by traditional braces’ brackets and wires helps move the teeth along a predetermined path slowly and steadily until they reach their final positions in the mouth. However, Invisalign’s aligner trays are clear, comfortable, and removable, allowing patients to correct their smile discreetly and without altering their look. Additionally, patients remove Invisalign’s trays to eat and brush their teeth, making these daily tasks easier and less time-consuming than with traditional braces.

Invisalign Treatment in Novi, MI 
Dental issues like tooth decay or gum disease can cause longer treatment times and other complications. Therefore, it is important to your orthodontic treatment to prevent these conditions from happening. You can achieve this by brushing twice daily and flossing once a day. Be sure to brush for at least two minutes to effectively remove the plaque and bacteria on the teeth. Additionally, you should commit to your regular orthodontic check ups every six weeks to ensure that your dentist finds and catches these problems early before they begin affecting your treatment.

For more information on Invisalign, please contact Dr. David Salah at Progressive Dental in Novi, MI. Call 248-349-7560 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Salah today!