Dental Treatment and COVID-19

Dear Patients,

On 25th March 2020 Sara Hurley (Chief Dental Officer England) and Matt Neligan (Director of Primary Care and System transformation) released their latest statement on the rapidly developing COVID-19 pandemic.

We would like to update you on how this will affect our service provision at Dentalcare Group. The guidance is clear that all routine, non-urgent dental care, including orthodontic treatments must be deferred until advised otherwise. We are still here to support you and your dental needs through this unprecedented time.

We want to take this opportunity to reassure all our patients that we take the spread of the COVID-19 in the UK very seriously. The health and safety of our patients, staff and visitors to our dental practice is our main priority.

Here at Dentalcare Group we will be providing all our patients with a remote service during normal working hours. Our dentists will perform telephone triaging for: advice; analgesia; and antimicrobials (if appropriate) . We will not be able to see you at the practice.

If it is not possible to manage your symptoms remotely, you will have to be referred to a Local Urgent Dental Care Centre. Details of these are currently being established in our area and we will update you as soon as we have further information.

We will use our best professional judgement in the triaging process and work collaboratively with our Local Urgent Care system, possibly volunteering our expertise where necessary to help meet the demands imposed on this new emergency service.

Please click below for our regular updates:

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You can also check the following websites for further advice:

www.gov.uk/coronavirus

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19

We would like to thank you for your support and cooperation in the interest of our patient’s health and safety. We will closely monitor this situation and will update all patients accordingly.

Stay safe.
Kind Regards,
Dentalcare Group Team

Dental Implants

at Langley Dental

What are Dental Implants?

If you have missing teeth or teeth in very bad condition, you can opt to replace them with dental implants. Dental implants are a permanent form of false teeth which are gently inserted into your gums to look and act just like your usual teeth. Hundreds of patients are realising they no longer need to put up with missing teeth or need to wear uncomfortable dentures; dental implants are a permanent solution.

Dental implants are made up of 3 parts. The implant itself is gently embedded under local anaesthetic into your jawbone and this acts as the new tooth root. A titanium post joins on to this which then connects the final part – the crown which sits on top and is the visible tooth that you can see in your mouth.

Types of Dental Implants in Langley

Generally, the type of dental implant that you have will depend upon how many missing or failing teeth that you have and how many you want to replace. We recommend that you book a consultation with one of our knowledgeable team to discuss which option might be best for you.

 

Single dental implant

If you are missing a single tooth or have just one failing tooth, then a single dental implant is best for you. The implant will be fitted into your jawbone using a local anaesthetic and then a temporary crown or new tooth is fitted on top until we custom make your final crown. Sometimes this whole process can be offered in the space of one appointment which means you get same day teeth.

 

All-on-4 dental implants

If you have many missing teeth or not teeth at all, then all-on-4 dental implants are worth considering. Using just 4 implants inserted into your top or bottom jaw will support a full set of natural looking teeth. This option may sound dramatic, but it is a cost-effective way to replace missing teeth rather than having several individual implants. All-on-4 dental implants also has a faster healing time than having several individual implants.

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Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants are worth considering if you: 

  • Have one or more missing teeth and are embarrassed to smile 
  • Don’t want to wear or cannot get on with wearing dentures 
  • Are looking for a more permanent solution for missing teeth 
  • Would like to eat all your favourite foods and talk naturally 
  • Want a completely natural looking replacement for failing or missing teeth  
  • Would like to smile again with confidence  
  • Want to protect the health of your rest of your teeth as well as the health of your gums 

At Langley Dental, you can be assured that dental implant treatment will be tailored to you and your unique situation. We use the latest technology to analyse your teeth and create a solution that works for you. Our dedicated dental implants coordinator is on hand to offer support at every step. 

Book a consultation at Langley Dental and find out more about dental implants. 

Frequently asked questions about Dental Implants

Do dental implants hurt?

Dental implants do involve a form of surgery and as with any form of surgery, you may notice that you feel a bit sore once the local anaesethic has worn off. During the procedure itself, you will not feel anything at all as the anaesthetic numbs the area being treated. Once the soreness has gone, you will back to your usual self. You will not feel the dental implants in your mouth at all. 

How long do dental implants last?

This will vary according to each patient, but most patients find that their dental implants last for many years. You can help to promote the longevity of your dental implants by following a thorough dental care routine with regular brushing and trips to the dentist and hygienist. 

If I have a tooth removed will I be left with a gap?

It is possible to have a dental implant placed directly after having a tooth extracted, but we would need to assess the health of your gums before doing so. We would need to wait to see if there are any signs of infection in the gum. We would not leave you with a gap in your teeth, we can offer several temporary solutions before starting the dental implant process.