Dental Services

Dental Digital X-rays in Mill Creek, WA

Using the most advanced dental technology possible is just as important as staying up-to-date on the latest treatment techniques. Because our practice is dedicated to providing you with the safest and most convenient treatment options available, we utilize advanced digital X-ray technology in our office.

Digital X-rays provide several advanced imaging options designed to save time, and provide clearer dental photos.  With our digital imaging system, your exposure to X-ray radiation is minimal with a decreased exposure by 90%, in addition we store your digital images in our computer system for a quick transfer to other specialists or insurance companies if needed.

Our practice is focused on making your dental experience as comfortable as possible.

Laser Dentistry in Mill Creek, WA

Laser therapy in dentistry provides patients with a more comfortable dental treatment experience. With the help of laser dentistry, your dentist is able to deliver more precise treatment while providing more stunning results.

Benefits of laser therapy

Laser dentistry is an important part of the care offered at Progressive Dental. Our office utilizes the NV Laser, the leader in laser dental technology. Lasers reduce the need of anesthesia and make many procedures more efficient and comfortable for patients.

Progressive Dental patients benefit from the use of laser dentistry in the following procedures:

  • Cold Sore Treatment
  • Aphthous ulcer (canker sore) treatment
  • Laser soft tissue contouring, making it easier for the Doctor to proceed with treatment

Intraoral Camera

A Clear Vision of Your Dental Health

We understand the importance
of prevention when it comes to your dental health, therefore we are always looking for new and improved ways to help you achieve a healthy smile for life. While X-rays provide valuable information, they do not give a complete view of everything that is going on inside your mouth. With the use of an intraoral camera, we can see every aspect of your teeth with incredible detail, uncovering cracked teeth, plaque deposits, cavities, and excessive wear allowing you to make a more informed decision regarding your treatment options. When oral problems are detected early, dental treatment becomes less invasive and more cost effective.

Oral Cancer Screening in Mill Creek, WA

Our office is not only dedicated to your smile, but also dedicated to your overall wellness. We take a holistic approach to your dental care, which includes an oral cancer screening as a part of your regular exam. Like many kinds of cancer, oral cancer can be life-threatening if not diagnosed and treated early.

We have the skills and tools to ensure that early signs and symptoms of oral cancer and pre-cancerous conditions are identified. While these symptoms may be caused by other, less serious problems, it is very important to visit our office to rule out the possibility of oral cancer. The most common symptoms of oral cancer include:

  • Red or white spots or sores anywhere in the oral cavity
  • A sore that bleeds easily or does not heal
  • A lump, thickening, or rough spot
  • Pain, tenderness, or numbness anywhere in the mouth or lips
  • Difficulty chewing, swallowing, speaking, or moving the jaw or tongue

Our team is trained in a simple, quick screening that involves an examination of your oral cavity as a whole to detect cancerous and precancerous conditions. Besides a visual examination of your mouth, we will also feel the tissue of your mouth to detect any abnormalities. If we find an area of concern, we will perform a simple test and refer you to an oral surgeon to further diagnose any suspicious areas.  If this test comes back atypical or positive, we then recommend a biopsy by an oral surgeon.

Aside from receiving an oral cancer screening during your checkup at our office, there are many things you can do to help prevent oral cancer.

  • The best way to prevent oral cancer is to avoid all tobacco products and drink alcohol in moderation
  • Maintain a healthy, balanced diet
  • Limit your exposure to the sun and always wear UV-A/B-blocking, sun-protective lotions on your skin as well as your lips
  • During your next dental appointment, ask your dentist to perform an oral exam. Early detection of oral cancer can improve the chance of successful treatment.

Mill Creek, WA Teeth Whitening at Progressive Dental Group

​Your smile is important. It’s one of the first things you notice when you meet someone. A whiter, brighter smile is beautiful – it can help you feel better about yourself and make a memorable impression. Your lifestyle and the aging process can stain and darken your teeth. Many things we do on a regular basis can contribute to stained teeth, such as drinking coffee, tea, soda, red wine, and smoking. In office and at-home whitening systems in addition to regular cleanings can keep your smile looking its best.

There are many products and techniques available for patients who want to achieve a brighter smile, including Phillips Zoom!  With so many options available, it can be difficult to choose the method that is right for you. The best way to begin any teeth-whitening regimen is to schedule an appointment and talk to your doctor about the differences between in-office professional whitening and at-home whitening.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

The first professional option is commonly referred to as in-office whitening. This procedure is performed in a dental office. During an appointment, your dental professional will apply a whitening gel to the surface of your teeth. The entire office visit generally takes one to two hours and you will be able to see results immediately.

At-Home Teeth Whitening

Tray bleaching is a type of professional whitening that uses custom-made trays and whitening gel that you apply at home. The whitening gel is placed in custom-fitted trays that fit perfectly over your teeth. As the peroxide in the gel breaks down, hydroxyradicals help whiten stained teeth. Unlike strips, this process whitens all your natural teeth and may contain ingredients intended to provide maximum comfort.

If you would like to learn more about teeth whitening, please contact our practice to schedule an appointment.

CEREC® Single-visit Tooth Restorations in Mill Creek, WA

We are your local CEREC dentist for single-visit tooth restorations. Why go to the dentist a second time if you don’t have to?

What is CEREC?

CEREC is a technology for restoring damaged teeth, and this restoration can be completed in a single visit to the doctor’s office. It makes your teeth stronger and more beautiful, all while keeping your teeth looking natural. The restoration is metal-free, and the high-grade ceramic material is compatible with the natural tissue found in your mouth.  At the heart of the system is the innovative technology.

The CEREC Process

During your appointment, you and your doctor will discuss the details of the procedure and your doctor will answer any questions you may have. Your doctor will then apply a thin layer of reflective powder onto your tooth and will use a special 3D imaging camera to take a photo of your tooth. Using CEREC’s proprietary software, your restoration will be designed according to your tooth’s appropriate form and function. Then, CEREC will use diamond burs to create your restoration out of a piece of ceramic. Finally, the ceramic restoration is bonded to your tooth using state-of-the-art adhesive dentistry.

Why Choose CEREC?

There are many advantages of using CEREC over traditional crown technology.

Time: CEREC crowns are made in one visit, saving you considerable time away from your job and family.

Comfort: With CEREC, there is no need for a temporary crown, eliminating significant potential discomfort.

Aesthetics: The strong, tooth-colored ceramic materials of CEREC restore your teeth to their natural strength, beauty, and function, and closely match the composition of your natural tooth structure.

Strength: Milled ceramic is stronger than the traditional method of layering and pressing, so your smile will stay beautiful for years!

Fillings: CEREC material and technology can also be used for fillings. Since these fillings are made out of porcelain, they are more durable than white composite fillings.