Smile Makovers

Your smile is an important part of who you are and you want it to be something that you’re proud of. It can be the first impression that you give a new friend, or just a part of you that your old friends know well.

Regardless, your smile should be natural and beaming, whether that’s at work or at home you should feel comfortable and relaxed in yourself.

Unfortunately many people aren’t happy with their teeth and their smile. This can really impact the way that you feel about yourself and your self-esteem can suffer. At Cheshire Dental Centre we provide a number of solutions to get your smile dazzling again.

We offer several options for smile makeovers so pop in and see how we can improve your smile. Even a small change for the better can make a big difference to your smile and your confidence levels. Remember that there’s always a number of ways that your dentist can help.

First step towards a perfect smile

The first step is to have your teeth and gums examined via a consultation. This lets your dentist assess the quality of your teeth and identify any potential problems. The dentist will recommend a treatment plan for you and help turn your smile around. Your dentist may suggest a simple polish, which will bring the shine back to your lovely white teeth, or they may suggest a dental implant. Whatever approach your dental practitioner suggests will help to transform your smile into something you want to beam at everyone.

Anyone wondering what steps are available for them should contact reception and arrange an appointment. The Smile Makeover treatment options at Cheshire Dental Center will help to increase your self-confidence, boost your self-esteem, and give you that elusive, pearly white, perfect 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.