Bexleyheath Dental Practice Remains Open- National Lockdown Announcement 31st October 2020

This evening Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a second national lockdown due to the rising number of cases of Covid-19.

Bexleyheath Dental Practice will still be open. There are no restrictions with regards to medical treatment and you are actively encouraged to keep your appointments. At Bexleyheath Dental Practice we have all the necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and will continue to follow our high standards in cross infection control.

What next?

Please continue to attend your appointments. We have excellent infection control procedures along with a robust triaging policy to ensure the safety of both patients and staff.

If you are worried about your attendance please contact us to discuss your concerns and we can always postpone your treatment till a later date.

We continue to recommend that patients in the high-risk category delay non-essential treatment until further guidance has been given by the relevant authorities.

When you arrive:

We advise that you wear a mask at all times while inside the dental practice and only remove your mask at the request of the dental professional. We will continue to check your temperature and if this is above 37.8C, you will be advised to rebook your treatment and to follow government guidelines. Please do not arrive more than 5 minutes early for an appointment due to social distancing guidelines.

As you enter the building you will need to use the alcohol disinfectant rub to disinfectant your hands.

The treatment rooms will be prepared prior to your appointment with all surfaces disinfected after each patient. The air purification/exchange units will continue to be used throughout the day in each surgery. We have sourced PPE and unlike the start of the Pandemic (March 2020 in the UK), there is no shortage. Please rest assured we continue to maintain high standards of cross infection control to keep you safe.

Stay safe and please contact us if you have any questions.

Kind regards,

Bexleyheath Dental Practice Team

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Lesley - Key Case Study
'All On Six Dental Implants'
Lesley came in to see us for a consultation complaining of loose, broken and discoloured teeth with generalised gum problems. She was having problems with her partial denture and very embarrassed about her "smile". Lesley found it very difficult when chewing and therefore wasn’t enjoying food as much as she could.

Before Treatment

After Treatment

Consultation

When Lesley came to have her initial consultation we were pleased to see her as we instantly knew we could help. We took X-rays and a CT scan and we discussed her treatment options. We offered the choice of removal of all of the remaining teeth with either a full upper and lower denture or the option of a system called "all on four" or "all on six" (4 or 6 implants upper and lower with fixed implant bridges replacing 12 teeth). Lesley opted for "all on four".

Treatment

Under sedation, we removed all of the remaining upper and lower teeth and we placed 4 implants into the lower jaw and 4 implants into the upper jaw, followed by placement of fixed temporary 12 unit bridges on the same day.

We then waited for the implants to integrate within the jaw bone for approximately 3-4 months, before we made the permanent teeth for Lesley in conjunction with the laboratory.

Aftercare

We asked Lesley to come back after a couple weeks following the implant placement for a review, to check the healing of the implants. Following a period of healing, arrangements were made for impressions to construct the permanent fixed bridges that were fitted a few weeks later.

We also asked Lesley to come in to have 2 hygienist appointments during the first year after implants and then she had yearly followup reviews.

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Contact Details

Tel:
02083034077

Email:
reception@bexleyheathdental.co.uk

Address:
Bexleyheath Dental Practice, 306 Broadway Bexleyheath, Kent DA6 8AA

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