Dentures 

Your Dentures

If you have missing teeth, you may require dentures to replace the missing teeth for both cosmetic and functional purposes. A denture is a removable fixture, made from metal or plastic. Dentures typically replace all (complete) or several teeth in an arch (partial) and may be needed to improve chewing, speech, sagging of facial muscles and cosmetic reasons.

If you need dentures fitted, you will require several appointments. Accurate impressions (moulds) of your mouth are necessary to create the complete or partial denture. Follow-up appointments will be scheduled to ensure shape, colour and fit are right before the final fitting. You may initially experience soreness, speech and chewing difficulties or an increased production of saliva. These symptoms will diminish once you are used to the new denture.

Complete dentures are removable for cleaning. You can brush partial dentures at the same time as your natural teeth.

If you need dentures or are having a problem with your dentures, click here to contact us or call us at 01403 252646.

 

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COVID-19 Update

Worthing Road Dental Practice is open. However, we may prioritise the vulnerable or those with the most urgent need. Get in touch with the practice if you need any advice.

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

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.

Before you arrive:

According to NHS England Standard Operating Procedures, all patients now have to complete a COVID-19 Health Screening form before arriving for every appointment. We will also ask you to update your medical history, personal details, complete an oral health survey, etc. Therefore, we will email or text you a link, where you can complete all the forms. No need to print or sent anything back to us, it is all electronically uploaded.

You must 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. We have sourced PPE and unlike the start of the Pandemic (March 2020 in the UK), there is no shortage.

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

Kind regards

Worthing Road Dental Practice Team

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