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Portmore Dental and Weybridge Dental Implant Clinic eZine Issue 6 - June 2015

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  • N01932 855 011 mreception@portmoredental.co.uk wportmoredental.co.uk

    ROADWAY HOUSE, 35 MONUMENT HILL, WEYBRIDGE, SURREY KT13 8RN

    Portmore eZineCREATING BEAUTIFUL SMILES FOR LIFE

    ISSUE#6June 2015

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    ROADWAY HOUSE, 35 MONUMENT HILL, WEYBRIDGE, SURREY KT13 8RN

    IVE NEVER SEEN A SMILING FACE THAT WAS NOT BEAUTIFUL

    AUTHOR UNKNOWN

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    2 NEWS & EVENTS

    3 SPECIAL OFFER

    4 PRGF (Plasma Rich in Growth Factors)

    5 TEAM Q&A: Meet Mandy Wells

    6 HYGIENE SPA: Brushing & Oral Health

    8 ASK US ABOUT Bone Augmentation

    10 A 21ST CENTURY SOLUTION TO DENTAL IMPLANTS

    Welcome

    IN THIS MONTHS ISSUE

    Summer is fast approaching and our lovely patients are getting ready for holidays, weddings and are enjoying life outdoors in general.

    A really simple and quick way to achieving a whiter smile is with our fabulous

    Diamond Shine hygiene treatment. The Diamond Shine cosmetic treatment is a

    little like microdermabrasion for teeth, it delivers very fine micro-crystals onto the front surface of your teeth at very high pressure. These micro-crystals simply remove tough, ugly staining from teeth with ease, this is followed by a high gloss

    polish with specialised diamond polishing paste which creates a very lustrous

    finish that actually sparkles.

    The treatment is perfect for those patients looking for a quick pick me up as the

    results are actually quite dramatic and fairly long lasting. Perfect for heavy smokers,

    or patients that have very difficult to remove stains from the dyes in food or red wine.

    Many patients choose to have a Diamond Shine as part of their regular self-maintenance, in the same way that we might choose to visit the hairdressers or

    beauty salon. And why not? At only 49 it is extremely good value for money and

    an instant route to a whiter, glossier smile.

    Nikki B BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

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    NEWSHow lovely it is to wake

    up and return home from

    work to light mornings and

    evenings, summer is slowly

    on its way. Its time to pack

    away the bulky coats, hats,

    gloves and scarves and brush

    the cobwebs off the BBQ,

    garden furniture and replace

    last years sun tan lotion.

    The season for weddings,

    garden parties and outdoor

    music venues is upon us,

    so why not pop in to

    Portmore and book a

    hygiene Spa, tooth whitening

    or wrinkle relaxation!

    As you are aware, we are

    committed to enhancing

    training for our staff. This

    month, 3 staff members

    will be travelling to the BTI

    headquarters in Bilbao to

    learn more about implants

    and a new procedure called

    Plasma Rich in Growth

    Factors (PRGF).

    PRGF helps speed up healing

    and transforms the way

    dentists carry out treatment

    forever. Naomi, Katie and

    Lorraine are all very keen

    to further their careers in

    Dentistry. It is our belief that

    in order for us to continue

    to provide our patients

    with the highest standard

    of care, we should nurture

    our staff to undertake any

    relevant training courses

    and seminars.

    National Smile Month continues until

    18 June, and we will be promoting this

    event at the practice. In addition, we will be

    outside the dental office and Morrisons

    on 27 MAY between 3.30pm5pm, with a

    special appearance from Tilly the tooth fairy.

    Weybridge station on 9 JUNE is our next

    venue between 8am9.30am. Pop along,

    say hello and claim a free goody bag.

    19 JUNE Visit Year 4 pupils at St Charles

    Borromeo Catholic Primary School by Gemma

    and Dayle (our Hygiene Therapists )

    21/22/23 JUNE PRGF training in Spain for

    Naomi, Lorraine and Katie. 2 day workshop at

    BTI headquarters in Bilbao.

    24 JUNE Digital Dentistry Show

    at Twickenham Rugby Club

    19 JULY Portmore team day

    25 SEPTEMBER Macmillan coffee morning

    join us at Portmore for coffee & home-made

    cakes and help us to raise money for charity.

    Events

  • For the month of June we are offering a

    25% DISCOUNT on all VIP Fresh and White appointments with our hygienists

    RRP is 499.00 Subject to T&Cs

    This offer is available to existing patients who book a consultation in June so dont delay call today and book

    your appointment for instantly whiter teeth and leave the practice with a gleaming Hollywood smile.

    Because youre worth it!

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  • Imagine a process, which sped up healing

    and transformed the way dentists carried

    out treatment, forever. Sounds great,

    right? This is now a reality, and you can

    benefit from this new procedure today

    called PRGF, which stands for Plasma

    Rich in Growth Factors.

    PRGF is a breakthrough treatment in the field

    of healing that can be applied to dentistry,

    which is proven to greatly accelerate the

    healing process, leaving patients comfortable

    much more quickly following a procedure.

    Traditionally, it can take people a while to heal

    following any dental implant procedure, which

    often deters patients from taking proactive

    steps to enhancing their appearance for fear

    that they wont be able to eat, or would be

    too uncomfortable. However, the benefit

    of the PRGF system means that treatment

    can be undertaken with minimal disruption

    to the patients normal routine, making it

    more convenient, simpler to undertake, and

    much more comfortable straight after the

    treatment has been completed.

    The treatment works by taking a small

    amount of blood from the patient before

    treatment begins. This sample is then placed

    in a centrifuge-spinning device, which isolates

    a type of protein from the sample. These

    proteins are used by our bodies naturally

    as a part of the healing process from injury,

    and help tissue to regenerate and wounds

    to repair. By then applying this protein to the

    area where treatment has been undertaken,

    the patients are able to benefit from their

    own natural process for healing.

    SPEEDING UP RECOVERY

    TO FIND OUT MORE OR TO SEE IF THIS IS SUITABLE FOR YOU, PLEASE CONTACT US

    AND BOOK A CONSULTATION TO SEE JOHANN.

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  • TEAM Q&A

    Q1: What is your role at

    Portmore, what do you do

    on a day to day basis?

    I am receptionist aka

    Director of first impressions!

    My main role is to meet and

    greet our lovely patients

    and hopefully make them

    feel welcome and of course

    answering the phones and

    generally helping towards

    to smooth running of the

    Portmore day!

    Q2: What is your favourite

    aspect of your role?

    In all honestly its really

    difficult to identify one

    aspect but I think its

    seeing patients at the end

    of a lengthy treatment

    plan that may have

    involved such treatments

    as implants, crowns or

    veneers, who are absolutely

    delighted with the result

    that has been achieved,

    sometimes exceeding their

    expectations a really

    good feeling! Q3: If I wasnt working at

    Portmore I would be?

    Spending my time equally

    between my home here in

    Weybridge and somewhere

    hot where I could lay on the

    beach and have barbecues

    with exotic food prepared

    for me while I sip on a very

    long cocktail!

    Q4: My guilty pleasure is

    A designer handbag but then

    of course you need the purse

    to match (and possible the key

    fob and phone case!) I also like

    a drop of ice cold Champagne!

    Q5: Outside of work I love

    Spending time with my

    partner, we are continuing

    to refurbish our cottage

    which takes up a lot of our

    time, although he has now

    discovered gardening!

    Catching up with family and

    friends especially my Mum!

    Q6: What Ill be doing in 2015

    Looking forward to my

    holiday in September, our

    Portmore day out planned

    for July and a colleagues

    wedding in September its

    going to be AMAZING!! My

    eldest niece is due to give

    birth any day now so Im

    looking forward to welcoming

    him or her into the world!

    NAME: Mandy Wells

    ROLE: Receptionist and Front of House

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  • As it is National Smile month there is lots

    of chatter about keeping those pearly

    whites healthy.

    A good brushing technique is vital to

    maintaining a healthy smile. The brushing

    technique that is used and recommended

    by those at Portmore is the modified bass

    technique. The modified bass technique

    consists of:

    Tooth brush bristles at a 45 degree angle

    into the gum line with bristles contacting

    both gum and tooth

    Small circular movements are then use,

    moving at a steady speed from tooth to

    tooth

    This is followed for the inside surfaces,

    keeping a 45 degree angle into the gumline

    by the tongue and roof of the mouth

    The toothbrush is held vertically behind

    the lower front teeth and the upper front

    teeth- this ensures the gumline is brushed

    And dont forget to brush the biting

    surface of the teeth.

    The following pictures can be used to

    demonstrate the modified bass technique:

    HYGIENESpaBRUSHING & ORAL HEALTH

    Place bristles along the gumline at 45 angle. Bristles should contact both the tooth surface and the gumline.

    Gently brush the outer surfaces of 23 teeth using a vibrating back, forth & rolling motion. Move brush to the next group of 23 teeth and repeat.

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  • It is recommended that you change your

    manual toothbrush or the head of your electric

    toothbrush every 3 months; after this time

    bacteria builds up on the toothbrush bristles-

    you will be brushing with a dirty toothbrush!

    A good oral hygiene routine can help prevent

    gum disease and decay; here are some

    golden rules to help follow a good routine:

    Brush 2 x daily for 2 minutes with the

    modified bass technique

    Carry out inter-dental cleaning daily,

    either with floss or inter-dental brushes-

    your team at Portmore can help you to

    find out what works best for you

    Have regular hygiene appointments

    where your oral health will be assessed

    Maintain a 45 angle with bristles contacting the tooth surface and gumline. Gently brush using back, forth & rolling motion along all of the inner tooth surfaces.

    Tilt brush vertically behind the front teeth. Make several up & down strokes using the front half of the brush.

    Place the brush against the biting surface of the teeth & use a gentle back & forth scrubbing motion. Brush the tongue from back to front to remove odour-producting bacteria.

    Why not visit the hygiene spa during

    NATIONAL SMILE MONTH and

    have your very own tailor made oral

    hygiene routine developed?

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    NAME: Johann Styger

    POSITION: General dental practitioner

    Did you know?BONE AUGMENTATION CAN USE BONE FROM ANOTHER LOCATION AND/OR USING

    DONOR PROCESSED OR SYNTHETIC BONE

    MATERIALS

    BONE AUGMENTATION

    Ask us about

    What is Bone

    augmentation?

    Bone augmentation is

    indicated where the

    proposed site for implant

    placement doesnt have

    enough bone to provide

    a strong and sturdy

    foundation for implant

    supported teeth.

    Why do I need a bone

    augmentation?

    If you are considering

    having implants, and your

    CT scans shows there is

    not enough bone at the

    planned sites, then bone

    augmentation could provide

    a successful solution.

    Where does the bone

    come from?

    It can be your own bone

    from another location

    and/or using donor

    processed or synthetic

    bone materials. Often the

    bone can be obtained from

    inside your mouth.

    What is the preference

    at this dental office?

    We try to allow our patients

    to make an informed

    decision of the options

    available to them.

    The patients will have

    discussed these options

    with the implant surgeon

    and their restorative dentist

    and together choose the

    best option for them.

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    How long does the

    procedure take?

    Bone grafts are performed

    in a dedicated surgery

    using local anaesthetic to

    numb the treatment areas

    as involved. Intravenous

    sedation can be added

    to remove anxiety. The

    procedures typically takes

    from one to three hours

    depending on what is

    involved. Implant placement

    done at the same time as

    augmentation takes longer.

    What is PRGF?

    This is an acronym for

    plasma rich in growth

    factors. We use

    this technique to

    regenerate bone

    and soft tissue

    using a small

    amount of your

    blood. It also speeds

    up the healing process

    and help to reduce post-

    operative pain.

    How long does it take for

    the transplanted bone to

    grow enough new bone to

    support a dental implant?

    On average it takes about

    three to six months.

    Is there anything I need

    to do between the

    augmentation and the

    implant being fitted?

    No, this is when healing is

    taking place and the bone is

    forming into mature bone.

    Will I need follow up

    appointments and if so

    how many?

    Again it depends on the

    procedure. Usually it is one

    follow up appointment until

    the next stage of treatment.

    What is the success rate at

    this dental office?

    We have a very good

    success rate. With the high

    care and professionalism we

    provide it is about 96-98%.

    Did you know?BONE AUGMENTATION CAN USE BONE FROM ANOTHER LOCATION AND/OR USING

    DONOR PROCESSED OR SYNTHETIC BONE

    MATERIALS

  • If you wear a denture(s) or have failing

    teeth then All-On-Four Dental Implants

    could greatly improve your quality of

    life and restore your confidence.

    If you lack sufficient bone mass you may have

    previously been discouraged from implants

    or told you need to have bone grafting

    procedures prior to placing dental implants.

    With the All-on-4 practically anyone can

    have this procedure sometimes completed in

    a visit taking as little as 2.5 hours per arch.

    Like natural teeth, they are maintained

    in the same way, i.e. can be brushed and

    cleaned. Unlike dentures they do not

    have to be taken out nor do you need

    adhesives. Best of all for most patients

    there is no bone grafting required,

    which is something quite common with

    traditional implants.

    Once fitted, it will help to create a

    healthier mouth and a healthier body.

    How? You will be able to chew your food

    properly and enjoy every meal fully. Food

    digestion starts the moment you placed it

    in your mouth.

    A 21ST CENTURY SOLUTION TO DENTAL IMPLANTSIf you wear a denture(s) or have failing teeth then All-On-Four Dental Implants could greatly improve your quality of life and restore your confidence.

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  • In contrast to dentures, they are

    comfortable as there is no pressure on

    your gums, so no more coming back to the

    dentists to have a bit shaved off etc. The

    results are immediate!

    Unlike dentures, this technique uses

    four implants per arch, (compared to

    up to eight in traditional methods) and

    are placed at an angle, which allows for

    increased contact by using the natural

    support of your bone.

    You will be treated by Dr Johann Styger...