Forward-thinking dentistry – some of the biggest advancements in dentistry to date

Here at Cliftonville we strive to offer our patients the best possible treatment and this includes embracing the best technology that dentistry has to offer. Below, we explore some of the most significant advancements in dentistry to date, all of which we offer patients here at the practice. 

Invisalign system
Invisible brace types are arguably one of the most significant advancements in orthodontics to date, offering patients a more discreet brace system. Invisalign is a series of clear aligners that are replaced by the patients at home every 2 weeks. The fact that they are removable give patients the freedom to eat what they like without compromising  their treatment and as they are to be worn 22 hours a day, this gives patients 2 hours a day in which to eat, and brush their teeth. Invisalign are favoured by working professionals who work in client-facing situations as

CEREC crowns
Imagine walking into your dental practice and leaving with a brand new tooth on the same day…. With the CEREC system, it’s now possible. If you have a damaged, decayed, broken, chipped, decayed or cracked tooth, you may be eligible for CEREC crowns.  We are very proud to say that Cliftonville are one of the only practices in the Northampton area to offer the CEREC milling machine to patients.

Digital impressions
Once upon a time, if your dentist had to take impressions of your teeth, it was done manually using putty which was uncomfortable and commonly induced a gag reflex. This is no longer the case, as impressions can be taken digitally with the iTero scanner – no nonsense and no need to wait for the moulds to come back from the dental lab. For this reason, CEREC crowns can be created and fitted over a single appointment, saving your valuable time. Once we have taken the impressions, the tooth can be milled on the premises whilst you wait in the waiting room. CEREC crowns are a custom solution, created for your exact tooth measurements and structure.

IV sedation
1 in 4 people in the UK have admitted to some form of dental phobia but with the advancements in pain-free technology, patients are beginning to feel more at ease about their treatment. IV sedation induces a relaxed and amnesic state and you will be able to co-operate with your dentist throughout the procedure. IV sedation is administered via a canula on the back of your hand (small plastic tube) and the effects will be fast-acting, relaxing you from the very start of the procedure.


If you would like to find out more about the treatments we offer here at Cliftonville, please get in touch and we will be happy to advise you.

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