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Chingford Mount Dental Practice
35 Hall Lane,
Chingford,
London E4 8HH
Email: info@chingfordmountdp.co.uk
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Re: Urgent. Covid-19

The COVID-19 pandemic presents a significant risk to individuals especially if they are older (over 70) or have a pre-existing medical condition. As it is caught by person to person contact, we as dentists are at risk because we see lots of patients and are in very close contact with the mouth and nose where the virus incubates. In this pre-symptomatic phase, we are also highly contagious to others if we already have the virus.

In the last few weeks, with disease prevalence in the community being low, we have maintained our service to patients taking sensible precautions such as screening temperatures and increased disinfection measures. We have been ahead of many clinics in this respect and reflecting the excellence of our team and service.

Unfortunately, the disease prevalence in the community is now rising steeply and so the risk to ourselves, our colleagues, our patients and others is also increasing. This is not a linear rise but an exponential one.
Should you get infected then you will almost certainly recover and may even have a very mild illness. However, you will infect others during this process adding to the pandemic. A small percentage (higher in elderly and medical conditions) of infected individuals will require hospitalisation and ventilation.

Having considered the current risk of infection to our team members and patients, and our risk of contributing to community infection, (and balancing the risk of not providing a service), I have decided that our clinical service at Chingford Mount Dental Practice will be drastically cut down from Tuesday 24th March.

We will have staff answering the telephone and operate a skeleton service for strict acute emergencies only 9.15am - 1pm for this week only. We will then be closing the practice completely until further notice , but expected to be at least 8 weeks.

We will keep patients informed through notices on our website, on our answering machine, via a further newsletter, on Facebook and on Instagram.
Otherwise , patients are advised to call NHS 111 for assistance because emergency dental treatment centres are currently being set up.
We are sorry if this lack of service causes inconvenience to any of our clients.
May I wish all of you and your families good health in the months ahead.

Prosthetics

A dramatic loss of teeth can be distressing and difficult to deal with, so for many people, a full set of dentures can be the most appropriate option. As well as restoring the functionality of teeth, good dentures can restore and enhance self-esteem. Dentures can also improve facial health as tooth loss can result in decreased support of facial muscles and the eventual degeneration of the jawbone, leading to a saggy, more aged appearance.

With recent advances, dentures have become far more comfortable and natural-looking and can now be precisely designed and moulded to fit a mouth.

There are various ways that dentures can be held in place and these are shown in the animation to the right. The most common is to have a denture which fits closely over the gums. However, it is now possible to have dentures which are secured by a small number of implants, several implants with a bar fixing or a larger number of Implants onto which a set of teeth can be permanently fitted.

Replacing one or a few missing teeth also offers both cosmetic and oral health benefits. In particular, to avoid further dental problems such as shifting teeth, damaged gum tissue and tooth decay.

A custom-designed partial denture will fill in the gaps left by missing teeth to create a fully restored smile. Partial removable dentures allow for comfortable chewing, improved speech and a more stable facial structure. They are a high-quality alternative to dental bridges or dental implants and we can ensure that you receive well-fitting partial dentures to give you a smile that you can be proud of.

If you are considering dentures, you should aim to find a dentist with extensive training and expertise in prosthodontics. Please Contact Us if you would like to schedule a consultation.

Although not a good choice for highly visible teeth, metal dental crowns can be ideal for repairing decayed or damaged back teeth. They can also be used to anchor a dental bridge or to cap a dental implant post. Metal Crowns are extremely durable and can be made of various materials, including gold alloy, palladium, nickel alloy, or chromium alloy.

Your dentist will recommend the most suitable type of material for you. If you would like more information about metal crowns, please Contact Us today. 

Our clinical director, Dr. Raj Gogna has thirty years experience in dentistry and has been accredited as a Specialist in Prosthodontics in 2002 and has been providing exceptional dental care.