Melbourne Dental Practice

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

IF YOU REQUIRE ADVICE REGARDING A DENTAL EMERGENCY PLEASE RING THE PRACTICE BETWEEN 9AM AND 11-30AM, THANK YOU.

Your appointment after we reopen.

As you will have probably heard the Government has given us an advisory date of 8th of June to start to plan the return phase to work.

During the lockdown time and while we have been offering telephone triage we have:

We are now training hard to ensure the dental environment is truly safe for both our patients and staff.

The last pieces of PPE will be with us shortly and we are still waiting for clarification of how we will need to work- again we are promised this soon.

During the lockdown we have now got a list of patients that need our urgent help. Understandably we will be giving our first attention to those that need us most, but rest assured we will be getting to you as soon as we can- our computer system has you safely logged. If you develop an urgent problem, please give us a ring.

When we reopen, we and the practice will look quite different, don't worry, its still US under all the funny looking costumes and we will fully explain how you will move through the practice before you come. This will involve us checking your COVID status on arrival, and also checking your temperature as well.

If you have any questions please contact us on 01332 862942.

We thank you all for your patience and understanding at this most extra-ordinary of times.

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General Dental Treatment

Dental TreatmentThe Practice provides all aspects of modern dental treatment. Prevention is also very important, as having healthy teeth and gums are essential, not only for a beautiful smile also to help you eat and talk with comfort.

Although too many to mention here fully, treatments include fillings, root canal treatment, crowns (caps), bridges and dentures.

  • Fillings. Fillings can be either the conventional silver fillings or if suitable they can be white fillings instead.
  • Crowns. When a tooth is fractured, has a large, old filling, or is severely damaged by decay, the placement of a crown (or cap) may be recommended. Crowns strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure and can improve the appearance of your smile. Types of crowns include the full porcelain crown, the porcelain-fused-to-metal crown and the all-metal crown. The procedure is usually take place over two visits.
  • Bridges. When tooth loss occurs, your dentist may recommend the placement of a bridge. When one or more teeth are missing, the remaining teeth can drift out of position, which can lead to a change in the bite, food traps, the loss of additional teeth, decay and gum disease. A bridge is one or more replacement teeth anchored by one or more crowns on each side
  • Root canal treatment. Root canal treatment is a means of saving a tooth that has been damaged by infection or deep decay. The purpose of treatment is to restore the tooth so that it can function properly inside your mouth.
  • Dentures. These are often called 'plates'. They replace the missing teeth, but are removable for ease of cleaning.