COVID-19: NOTICE TO ALL PATIENTS

As a result of guidance by the British dental association, Local dental Committee and our Chief Dental officer for England. We will be running a limited service for our patients as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

We are remaining open with an emphasis on emergency and urgent care only.

This is not a decision we have taken lightly but we feel it is our responsibility to protect our patients, staff and our families as well as the community as a whole.

Our telephones and e-mails are still being manned during selected hours:

Monday – Saturday 9am till 5.30pm.

If you have a routine appointment booked in the next few weeks, one of our reception team will call you to postpone. Please note we are NOT currently booking routine examinations. – Please visit our website regularly for updates. We would ask that you call back to arrange this once our service is normalised.

We understand this is inconvenient and it may mean that treatment timelines are extended. We will do all we can to catch up once it is safe to do so.

If you have a dental emergency

We will be accepting calls for triaging from 9 till 5.30pm, patients who are deemed to require urgent dental care will be invited to attend the surgery at an allocated appointment time. Member of staff will open the at the scheduled appointment time only. Please do not attend with additional family members so that we may have minimal people on-site. PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE AT THE PRACTICE UNANNOUNCED

If you are in isolation or you suspect you may be infected with COVID-19, PLEASE CALL NHS 111

If you are concerned about your treatment with us please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Email: reception@thesandford.com

Telephone: 020 8303 7051

Please be assured of our best intentions at this rather difficult time.
- THE MANAGEMENT


Additional Information for Orthodontic Patients
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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020 8303 7051

Email:
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Address:
The Sandford, 306 Broadway Bexleyheath, Kent DA6 8AA

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