Denture Implants & Repairs

These days a lost tooth can be replaced and gaps in your smile can easily be avoided. Modern dentures have a more natural appearance and are much more comfortable to wear and for those who have lost teeth prematurely – don’t worry.

The good news is that the quality and the fit of dentures have never been better. Our experts can explain your treatment options in detail and discuss fitting dentures, or partial dentures and how they can be used to transform your oral hygiene. Of course, by consulting a dentist there is the opportunity to discuss in detail your needs, wishes, and any questions you’d like to ask.

Best possible fit

Your dentist will carry out a thorough examination of your gums and bone structure and your treatment will involve having an impression taken of your gums. This means that you’ll get the best possible fit ensuring comfort and aesthetic appearance.

Dentures are no longer something reserved for the elderly or the infirm and we understand that your teeth undergo daily wear and tear. A good set of dentures can make all the difference, making eating and using your mouth a much more pleasant experience.

Enjoy everyday life

Good teeth give you the ability to enjoy everyday life, the freedom to smile, bite, and chew without giving it a second thought. Remember to visit the dentist regularly to avoid unnecessary tooth decay and loss but also to be aware of any adjustments to your dentures that need addressing. Your dentist will maintain the maximum amount of comfort and security possible ensuring a better smile and a happier, easier interaction with the day-to-day.

Your teeth are important and you should protect them as well as you can. Any tooth loss can appear unsightly and for many it will impact negatively on their overall self-esteem. Book an appointment with the Cheshire Dental Centre today and find out what we can do to put that sparkle back in your smile.

Covid-19 and your care

We have now received clear guidance as to what dental procedures we can safely carry out and at what stages during the pandemic.

Below is a summary of the guidance as we understand it, although this may modify over the next few days as some small inconsistencies are clarified.

The government has set five different risk levels for the pandemic 1-5 (low to high), although this changes on a daily basis.

The treatments that we can carry out safely in dental practice will change with the risk level.

Treatments are significantly limited at level 4.

During the next few weeks, we will attempt to contact each patient that has contacted us with a significant dental problem during lockdown, and we hope to book an assessment appointment for those patients in the week commencing 8th June.

Practice doors will be locked at level 3, 4 and 5. Entry to the practice will be limited to pre-booked appointments.

There will be very clear criteria provided in due course as what is required before arriving at the practice, and what the procedure will be upon arrival. We will endeavour to ensure that each person knows exactly what to expect at their visit as this will be quite different to what you have been used to.

The appointment diary will be structured to take into consideration those patients who are shielding, may have underlying medical issues and so on.

The first week is expected to be a slow start as we ensure that the new protocols are working effectively for everyone’s safety. These protocols will be audited and modified until required.

At level 4 we should be able to carry out the following:

Dental assessment (initially restricted to patients who have current urgent need, or did and contacted us during lockdown).

X rays but only for patients who tolerate them well.

TEMPORARY re cementation of crowns. (We cannot dry the tooth effectively enough to cement a crown permanently with the restrictions we face).

Fabrication or repair of removable dentures.

Simple dental extractions. If a tooth breaks, it is probable we will have to leave the roots in place until we are at a lower level of risk. Naturally, we will assess the risk very carefully prior to treatment.

Tightening of loose dental implants if possible, without using a high-speed handpiece (drill).

Temporary fillings.

Draining of a swelling/abscess.

Provision of antibiotics.

Trimming of sharp orthodontic wires (not reliable re cementation of loose brackets, or replacement of missing brackets).

Treatment is only to be offered after careful assessment.

Cosmetic orthodontics

Cheshire Dental Centre provide many of these treatments. We may now be able to progress some of our Quick Straight Teeth cases. We will be in touch with each patient shortly, but please allow us to contact you; we hope that it is understandable that we will be prioritising patients with urgent dental need.

The PPE (personal protective equipment) requirements for the above are not too onerous, and we will not look too different to normal. As you are aware, the cross-infection control at Cheshire Dental Centre has always been exemplary and one of our top priorities.

Although we have been organised with the new PPE guidelines well in advance there may be the occasional time where we are awaiting stock. All practices are attempting to source the necessary PPE we need to keep you and us safe, but supplies are scarce and consequently very expensive.