Dentists in Derby, Derbyshire 44 Main Street, Etwall, Derby, Derbyshire DE65 6LP
If you have lost most or all of your natural teeth, your dentist may recommend a partial or full denture. Dentures can restore your confidence in social and professional settings, improve your speech, ability to chew, facial volume and enhance your smile.
Dentures are designed to look and function as natural teeth.
Etwall Dental Practice offers full or partial dentures which are removable replacements for missing teeth.
A partial denture rests against the roof or floor of your mouth and is typically secured using stainless steel clasps that attach to some of your remaining natural teeth.
Full dentures can restore one or both of your arches, providing a complete set of prosthetic teeth.
A full denture adheres directly to the gums using suction. Some patients also supplement this with denture adhesive for a more stable and comfortable fit.
Your dentist will take an impression of your teeth and gums. We send the impressions to a dental laboratory. At the lab technicians manufacture a bespoke set of full or partial dentures customised to the shape of your mouth and gums.
Before fitting a full denture, your dentist may need to extract remaining teeth. This is done under a local anaesthetic and after your gums have healed your dentures are fitted.
As your gums heal following your extractions, they may change shape. If that happens, your dentures may need to be realigned for the best fit.
If you are getting a partial denture, no extraction is necessary, and your dentures can be fitted immediately.
Your denture can be removed for cleaning. Take your dentures out after each meal and clean away any food particles using a soft brush and a specialist denture cleansing solution. While you sleep, soak your denture in an antibacterial solution.
Many of you will be aware that during the latest Covid 19 update dental practices have been given the green light to re-open the surgery from 8th June. Whilst this is good news, there are a number of procedures that we have being putting in place to make treatment safe for our patients and staff, as we are sure you will appreciate, this is taking some time to set up.
Our intention is, if at all possible to commence opening on the 8th June but this is entirely dependent on our ability to obtain training and appropriate PPE which as you know there is a great shortage of. This equipment will be essential for us to be able to operate.
From 8th- 29th of June we will be prioritising the most urgent of cases including those who have been experiencing problems during this lockdown period. We will contact you directly to arrange an appointment. This period may be extended if required.
Rest assured we are trying our utmost to source this PPE as soon as possible to enable us to extend our treatment further to include fillings, crown/bridge work, root treatments and surgical extractions, scale & polish ect.
We anticipate that it will be several weeks before we will be able to commence these more advanced procedures.
This is a rapidly changing environment which we are adapting to as quickly as we possibly can. We really appreciate your patience and understanding throughout this difficult period and look forward to welcoming you back to the practice soon.
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